Excited & Scared Silly!!

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Registered: 11-03-2010
Excited & Scared Silly!!
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Wed, 11-03-2010 - 7:50pm

Hello Ladies!

I would like to thank all of you for the great information that is posted on this board.

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Registered: 07-14-2004
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 10:56am

everyone on here said they were nervous, me inlcluded but i can tell you it was the best thing i could do for myself. it made me a happier person which in turn made my hubby and kids happier. just think of all the things you will be able to do. it is major surgery but it is truely an easier recovery than a c-section. i can vouch for that as i had 2 of them. and the pain is quite bearable. i wasnt as big as you and i thought too what if they are too small but they are very proportionate to my body. i am 5 3 and 140. now you can see all of me instead of just my boobs. i dont know what to say about the nausea because i had no problems in that area. just make sure you tell the docs and maybe they can give you something else for that. dont let anyone make you feel uncomfortable about yourself. i would go back to yoga. i heard exercising before surgery makes recovery eaiser. i woke up on my big day with a huge not in my stomach but just kept telling myself i wanted this for so long, i need this for my health. i just kept thinking happy thoughts and made it through. i am sure the surgery center is very well equipt. i had mine done in a hospital. it was the longest night of my life. i couldnt wait to get home. good luck with your big day. and just take deep breaths. oh and my neck and back pain have been gone since day one and have not returned! believe me you wont regret this one bit!!! hope this helps somewhat.

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Registered: 11-03-2010
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 11:23am
Oh Jackie....thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It sounds like you had a very good experience and I am going to take your advice and think happy thoughts!!!! I've been walking every day since my surgery date was set and have already started cutting out caffeine and as much salt as possible. I really want to be well prepared! I cannot wait to be able to post that it was the best decision I've ever made. I can't wait to get my body back. Thank you again and I will keep you all posted. Hope the next 30+ days pass quickly.
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Registered: 08-17-2010
Thu, 11-04-2010 - 5:28pm

I swear you just about copied my first post word for word!

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Registered: 04-05-2010
Fri, 11-05-2010 - 3:58pm

First of all breathe. It is a scary thing to go under, believe me I was scared beyond my whits. It really isn't that bad. The pain is extremely manageable. I got really sick after mine and like you was stuck in recovery for a long time. They maxed me out on my anti nausea meds and I still was getting ill. I am not telling you that to scare you, I am telling you that to let you know that you are not alone. I made it through that and am now 2 months post op and feel/look so good. Talk to your doctor about your problems that you had in the past. Talk to your anesthesiologist and let him/her know what went on. Believe me a couple hours of getting sick is so worth the results you will have in the long run.

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Registered: 07-27-2007
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 3:36pm

Hi!

As all the other ladies, said, it is very normal to be nervous and/or scared to death. I know I was also. I kept thinking I was putting myself and my family through the worry of surgery for selfish reasons. Luckily my hubby and friends all said, no it is for your health also. And they were right. I love to exercise, but with those huge beasts, that was very difficult, well, you know. But now, I do all kinds of exercise. I even did running for a while, stopping cause it bothered my knees but not my boobs!! They were well contained in a simple sport bra!!

ONe of the biggest things I noted after surgery was that I could cross my arms under my boobs and not just on top of them. I still marvel at this and see other big chested women who struggle with this simple task.

I did get sick a few times after surgery, but I didn't have any meds for it and felt better later that night. I agree, it isn't much fun, but really that and the constipation from the pain meds, were my worst problems. The pain from surgery was nothing. I felt uncomfortable, but I would never say I had pain. I was off the pain meds in a couple days and would just take Tylenol to take the uncomfortable edge off. I had mine in an outpatient place and felt they could not have been any more prepared or professional. The anesthesiologist was very thorough with everything.

You will have to be very careful the first few weeks of overusing your arms and lifting anything. You are lucky you have a great husband, and hopefully he will realize how serious it is to be extra careful those first weeks. I think when he sees the incisions, he will understand. They are not pretty at first, but honestly, I looked right past all that and saw beautiful smaller boobs and could have cried. My best girlfriend went with me and she said the same thing. The scars are very minimul now. I do see that one of my boobs is bigger than the other. Funny, it is the opposite of what it was before surgery, but it is only noticeable when you look directly at them in the mirror and really, no big deal!!

Good luck to you and can't wait til you are posting positive thoughts to others considering the surgery!! Stay in touch!

Nancy :)

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Registered: 08-17-2010
Tue, 11-30-2010 - 8:57pm

Your big day is coming up soon!

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Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 12-15-2010 - 1:35pm

Checking in with you to see how your surgery went and how you're doing with recovery.