thanks everyone for the good vibes!
Well here is the details so far:
I went in yesterday at 12.15, they took my blood pressure etc, giving me a check over before the surgery. Dr came in and marked me up. I gave him my pics of boobs I like, natural, natural, natural. Not TOO big, I want proportionate. I guess I was lucky as 3/4 of the pics were from his website of boobs he'd enhanced lol. He said he'd take a couple of sizers in and see what they looked like, I trust him to give me good boobs
Then the anesthesiologist came in to double check details, then the nurse was back for the IV. Then few minutes later kissed hubby bye and I was off to the OR. Laid on table, they strapped me to the bed, and the anesthesiologist said he was gonna give me something to relax in th IV. The room went a little blurry and... zonk...
Next thing it was 1 1/2 hours later and I am in the recover room. I felt some pressure on my chest and some pain on my sternum but nothing other than that. Though I was still pretty out of it with the drugs still in my system. I heard the nurse call my husband and he came over. He said "they don't look huge" cos he knew I didn't want bazooka boobs
Dr came in to check me over and I got to drink some ginger ale, then 30 mins later they took the IV out, unhooked me, I got dressed and we went home.
Pretty much the rest of the day was a breeze. I felt a little nausea on the ride home but got home had some crackers and juice and that passed. I was just REALLY hungry!!! Spent some time watching TV and stretching every hour (Dr recommends pec stretches). Boobs themselves are numbed with meds still from the op and I have percocet for the pain (every 4 hours) and antibiotics to take (3x day). Other than that feeling good. I was reading, watching tv, and online surfing the web in the evening. Dr called to check on me around 9.30pm
Took 2 pain pills and went to bed around 11pm.
Sleeping was tough, not gonna lie. Mostly that was because I am usually a side/front sleeper and I have to sleep elevated on cushions for a few days, on my back. I seemed to wake every hour or 2 just because I was uncomfortable
hopefully that gets better. But then I have nothing else to do whilst recovering so midday naps are an option
Yesterday I was having a weird spacial awareness issue with my arms, Where I'd reach for something but my arm wouldn't behave. Put that ddown to the numbing meds cos that went away when the numbness wore off. Basically this morning I am back to normal
I feel good, just a little sore. Most of the pain right now is on my sternum and side of ribcage/bra line. Only having 1 pain pill it basically feels like the day after a tough chest workout. The stretching exercises help, just reaching arms behind my back and then overhead. Overhead hurts a little, but it's doable.
The Dr said he put in 350cc, which is a little more than the sizers I tried on at the pre-op but he said that going under the muscle takes a little off the projection, and that when he was "in there" the 350 gave me the look I was after comparing to the pics I bought it, whilst remainining within my breast width distance. I have a surgical bra on that I'm not allowed to remove yet, and so far the boobs are firm and feeling has returned as the numbing meds wore off, they are a little high, not square (if you've seen some post-op pics you'll know how they CAN look), they look like inflated versions of my previous boobs, or filled out version is probably more apt. As I head into recovery weeks they should 'drop' into the pocket and fill out a little more and soften up. Honestly they look better already even in their firm state. In clothes I look just like I did in the VS +2 sizes bra! So if you are looking for a comparrisson to get an idea those things are a good indication! Aside from the shape is a little different (VS bra tended to look like 2 torpedo's)
I have another appt today so the Dr can check on my surgery recovery then I should have another appt next week.
Will keep you all up to date! Feel free to ask questions
I am going to be open and honest about it all cos I know that it's hard for us to get REAL information about these things! I wish I'd had someone to talk to throughout this so I want to be that person for you guys. Like Karategrrl said I'd rather be here as the voice of someone who has been a small bustie but opted out and be able to provid us with information that just disappear!