I made it through surgery just fine!
My surgery started around 7:30 a.m. yesterday. I woke up in recovery round 11:00 a.m. I was definitely in pain. I told my nurse I was a 5 out of a 10 on the pain scale so she gave me some morphine which immediately made me throw up. They then gave me both a patch and meds for vomiting. I described the pain to my family as hot cattle branding irons being pushed on my breasts.
I could be wrong, but it seemed as though they didn’t give me anything for pain during the surgery, they just knocked me out with anesthesia. My guess is that they waited till I woke up to gauge how much pain I was in to know the level of pain killers to give me.
The surgery center released me at 11:30 a.m., we made it home at noon. During the ride home I was in a lot of pain and wouldn’t talk to anyone in the car or let them play music. I was quite the diva! The road was definitely much bumpier home than it was going to the surgery center.
When we got home I propped up on the couch. I wasn’t able to move much or talk because of the searing pain I was feeling. I asked for the nausea meds and of course the Hydrocodon. Finally, by 1:30 p.m. I felt relief from the hot pain. I was able to talk and move around to go to the bathroom.
I’ve been able to see my breasts since we have to unsnap my compression bra to insert new “panty-liners” to collect the little bit of blood and fluids. They’re amazingly firm and perky. The surgeon said that he removed 2.7 lbs, which amazes me that it wasn’t more, considering what the look like right now. It seems like more to me! I have no idea what cup size they are since I think some my size right now is due to swelling. When I go for my post-op appointment next week I’ll make sure to ask my surgeon what he thinks!
I’m trying my best to take it easy and let my husband and parents take care of me. Since I’m able to walk, it’s hard to not want to help them out around the house. I need to really take it easy, that’s what everyone that’s had this surgery has stressed.
Tomorrow I get to take a shower (yeah) and wash my compression bra which needs to be done because it has a few blood spots on it.
My family and friends have been great. My husband as been so awesome throughout this whole experience. I feel so proud and lucky to have him. He’s such a catch! Love that man!
That’s all for today! Looking forward to seeing these babies heal!