Monday morning we arrived at the hospital just before 5… they prepped me for surgery, we said our prayers… and they gave me the happy juice as they wheeled me back. They’d had me scheduled to be completed by 3:25pm… Around 10pm I started to come to… They had me in a “warm room” and around 4am, I was finally wheeled into my room. I called my Mom and Darrell and received the details of the day…
They keep you updated via faces and the faces would turn colors and go back to the previous color… they were very worried for me…the only updates… “shes still in surgery”. And, finally around 8pm my doctor came out to tell them that all was fine… and that they might as well go home, I would be in a warm isolation room for a period of time. It was an incredibly long day for them…. very emotionally taxing.
3 doctors worked continuously on me… for 12+ hours. I look mutilated, honestly… it’s hard to believe that my breasts will ever look normal. The flaps are completely different, BUT… the blood flow is incredible and they are most definitely much bigger than my implants… My doctor will definitely have to make tweaks in the next phase of surgery which will not be for at least 6 months. Most of the work was making sure the blood vessels were healthy. What a difference it is between the implants…. and these flaps. My implants were always cold, because I had no breast tissue. These are most definitely warm and ample. Until the next phase I will have some lumps and bumps that will not look normal… this is definitely a phased surgery and the next phase will be much less invasive and it will be a day surgery with a week or so recovery.
Much of the work done, was on my rear end…. it’s hard to say how I will end up, but I literally have NO butt left. Even at my thinnest, I had plenty going on back there. From what I can tell… all of that looks amazing and will definitely be an improvement and different from anything I’ve ever had.
They did take the “cyst” and the tissue and I should have pathology on that this upcoming week. Since I was diagnosed and have eaten healthy I’ve had no issues body odor… until recently and only on the right side… I just found it this past Thursday evening during a routine breast exam. Ironically, since removed I’ve had ZERO issues with body odor. Even though sweating in bed for days… without showering!
I’ve been extremely sore and extremely tired from the pain medication. I was on a morphine pain pump and I hated how I felt on it so Wednesday they changed me to Dilaudid and Tramadol. A much better combination for me… It tires me out, but I can function… I’m doing well with getting up… although sore… I’m managing ok.
I’m staying at my Moms. I was released yesterday. Since I work at Ashley I got a sweet deal on an adjustable base for the room at her house, it’s a god send. My boss helped hook me up… and I’m so appreciative. My Mom is taking amazing care of me! I love being here… it’s very relaxing.
I decided to stay here because we sold our house and Darrell has so much going on with packing and getting everything ready for the move… this has been a great decision, he can focus… come visit and I can rest.
So… long recovery ahead. I will update regarding the “cyst”…
Thanks so much for the love! Thanks so much for the visits and texts… I’m very appreciative for you all!