Friday, September 3, 2010

I Saw My New Boobs

Yesterday afternoon I took my shower like the papers said to do.  I was a little scared and nervous, because I didn't know what to expect.  I stood in the shower with my back to the water.  I slowly rotated to the front as the tape and gauze slowly came off.  I have steri-strips along the bottom of each breast.  There is a thick circle of a bandage that is stitched to each nipple.  Then, of course, the drains.  They are going to be the death of me yet !! 

The drains don't hurt.  They are just there.  They kind of pull on each side.  They get emptied every 4 hours.   There is a chart that we fill out.  It is for each breast and how many cc's we get out of each drain.  I don't have to get up and drain them in the middle of the night. 

The pain is very tolerable.  I only seem to be taking a pain pill in the evening and bed time.  I am feel really good so far and there is NO sign of infection, yet !!  I am still on antibiotics. 

I wish I would of done this many years ago.... but I am so happy I have had this done !!  :)  I really wish I was one month post op.  But, I will get there!


  1. Wow. I had to shower with a garbage bag over my bandages for like a week.

    I'm glad you're feeling good...I mailed out the book today, so hopefully you'll get it one day next week.

  2. I saw my little girls. :) They are soooo cute. I don't remember them being that little. I am so happy! Thanks for mailing the book. I need to start on a diet !!

  3. Oh, I'm so happy for you Miz Dawn! You're 'gonna love it!
    REST and don't LIFT Anything!!

  4. I have been resting! I went to bed last night and got up at 11:00 !! It did feel so good. I haven't lifted a thing. Well, I guess a glass of green tea and a can of coke zero, does that count !?!?!? lol

    Still doing the happy dance !! :)

  5. I am so happy for you! When you have the drains and nipple stitches removed, TAKE A PAIN PILL BEFORE! Lol... if you do it won't hurt at all, but I wasn't told that and it stung a bit. Just keep that in mind and you'll do great! I barely took my pain meds either. Be careful not to overdo yourself though.

  6. I was wondering how you were doing. And it sounds like things are going well. I'm so pleased for yolu

  7. Jeannette ~ Thanks for the tip of when the drains and the stitches come out for the pain pill. I have my post op tomorrow, so I am kind of excited to see what happens!

    Cassie ~ I am doing great!! I have not had any problems as of yet. No pain or anything. Should of had it done many years ago !! :)