Quick Update

Thank you everyone for the outpouring of support and concern.  I  feel very loved and I've needed every ounce of support the last couple days.  Thanks also to my niece, UndomesticDiva who has been fielding questions on my well being from my readers, the blogosphere, and numerous friends via Twitter while I"ve been out of touch.

The surgery itself went well, or so I am told.  I have yet to see my breasts.  They are bound so tightly I appear to have NO breasts anymore.  My doc, however, told me I do, in fact, have size C breasts under all that binding and that they will be "very perky" and he thinks I will be quite happy with them.  More importantly, the reduction should help tremendously with my ongoing shoulder/arm problems.

What didn't go well, was my reaction to the anesthesia.  As you know, I've been through multiple surgeries since my car accident.  For some reason, this time my body flipped out from the drugs.  I have been horribly ill as a result.  The docs have been trying everything to get me feeling better, but at this point I've been puking my guts out since I woke up from surgery.

Puking is not good for all the obvious reasons, but it also causes more bleeding and a slower healing process.  In addition, I've not been able to take any pain killers so I'm trying to get through this cold turkey pain-wise.

Fortunately for me, a breast reduction is way less painful than my past surgeries.  The pain is uncomfortable, especially when I have to get up and move around but I am able to tolerate it.  I guess this is where my years of pain come in handy – I imagine the first few days post breast reduction for someone else would be pretty tough without any pain meds.

Today I get the drains removed from each breast.  Tomorrow I will be able to take my first shower.  I will feel so much more human after that shower.  Hopefully by the weekend the anesthesia will be out of my system and I will be able to tolerate some pain meds for the discomfort.

My posting might be sporadic until I'm feeling a little better.  Thank you for understanding and thank you for all your support!

© Twenty Four At Heart

96 Responses to “Quick Update”

  1. Joan

    Oh, glad to hear you are on the mend. We were starting to get worried! Sorry about the pukes. The worst is over now.

  2. Joan

    Oh, glad to hear you are on the mend. We were starting to get worried! Sorry about the pukes. The worst is over now.

  3. Joan

    Oh, glad to hear you are on the mend. We were starting to get worried! Sorry about the pukes. The worst is over now.

  4. Middle-Aged-Woman

    Many thoughts: I once had to use a suppository to get over the puking, but it worked almost instantly.
    I hope you are writing this stuff down (or taping it!)-I still hope to talk you into bookishness later this summer.
    Perky is good! Especially at our age! Well, mine, anyway, you’re what? 35?

  5. Middle-Aged-Woman

    Many thoughts: I once had to use a suppository to get over the puking, but it worked almost instantly.
    I hope you are writing this stuff down (or taping it!)-I still hope to talk you into bookishness later this summer.
    Perky is good! Especially at our age! Well, mine, anyway, you’re what? 35?

  6. Middle-Aged-Woman

    Many thoughts: I once had to use a suppository to get over the puking, but it worked almost instantly.
    I hope you are writing this stuff down (or taping it!)-I still hope to talk you into bookishness later this summer.
    Perky is good! Especially at our age! Well, mine, anyway, you’re what? 35?

  7. Kate

    I can relate to looking down and feeling like you are flat chested. Don’t worry they will be perky soon.
    So sorry about being sick. that really sucks.
    When they removed my bandages I almost passed out from the leftover anesthesia in my lungs who knew if you get bound up so type you don’t exhale all the anesthesia. Just be aware I couldn’t wash my hair myself for a week because it pulled at my chest area. But the shower will make you feel so much better.

  8. Kate

    I can relate to looking down and feeling like you are flat chested. Don’t worry they will be perky soon.
    So sorry about being sick. that really sucks.
    When they removed my bandages I almost passed out from the leftover anesthesia in my lungs who knew if you get bound up so type you don’t exhale all the anesthesia. Just be aware I couldn’t wash my hair myself for a week because it pulled at my chest area. But the shower will make you feel so much better.

  9. Kate

    I can relate to looking down and feeling like you are flat chested. Don’t worry they will be perky soon.
    So sorry about being sick. that really sucks.
    When they removed my bandages I almost passed out from the leftover anesthesia in my lungs who knew if you get bound up so type you don’t exhale all the anesthesia. Just be aware I couldn’t wash my hair myself for a week because it pulled at my chest area. But the shower will make you feel so much better.

  10. sometimessophia

    Glad to hear that you are on the mend. Last time I had surgery, I was given a patch behind my ear to counteract nausea. I’m surprised it wasn’t recommended to you.
    Take it easy. The prognosis sounds good!!

  11. sometimessophia

    Glad to hear that you are on the mend. Last time I had surgery, I was given a patch behind my ear to counteract nausea. I’m surprised it wasn’t recommended to you.
    Take it easy. The prognosis sounds good!!

  12. sometimessophia

    Glad to hear that you are on the mend. Last time I had surgery, I was given a patch behind my ear to counteract nausea. I’m surprised it wasn’t recommended to you.
    Take it easy. The prognosis sounds good!!

  13. Stella

    Said a prayer for you this am. Really hope that the nausea calms down today. Looking forward to your first post once you are back on your ‘perky’ feet.
    Take it easy.

  14. Stella

    Said a prayer for you this am. Really hope that the nausea calms down today. Looking forward to your first post once you are back on your ‘perky’ feet.
    Take it easy.

  15. Stella

    Said a prayer for you this am. Really hope that the nausea calms down today. Looking forward to your first post once you are back on your ‘perky’ feet.
    Take it easy.

  16. Karin

    Oh I am so glad you are doing well. I’ve been worried sick not hearing anything about how you’re doing. Shoot ask the doc for a shot of phenergan in the old tush – talk about quick reduction of the pukes! Worked wonders for me after 3 days of getting my kidneys to shut down because I couldn’t keep a single thing down.
    Can’t wait til you’re back to your perky self! We love and miss you!

  17. Karin

    Oh I am so glad you are doing well. I’ve been worried sick not hearing anything about how you’re doing. Shoot ask the doc for a shot of phenergan in the old tush – talk about quick reduction of the pukes! Worked wonders for me after 3 days of getting my kidneys to shut down because I couldn’t keep a single thing down.
    Can’t wait til you’re back to your perky self! We love and miss you!

  18. Karin

    Oh I am so glad you are doing well. I’ve been worried sick not hearing anything about how you’re doing. Shoot ask the doc for a shot of phenergan in the old tush – talk about quick reduction of the pukes! Worked wonders for me after 3 days of getting my kidneys to shut down because I couldn’t keep a single thing down.
    Can’t wait til you’re back to your perky self! We love and miss you!

  19. Linda

    Your Niece has been great about passing on info! We were all a little worried when the 10th hour past and no word!
    Will keep sending you good karma and love! Take it easy. We’ll be here when you get back:)

  20. Linda

    Your Niece has been great about passing on info! We were all a little worried when the 10th hour past and no word!
    Will keep sending you good karma and love! Take it easy. We’ll be here when you get back:)

  21. Linda

    Your Niece has been great about passing on info! We were all a little worried when the 10th hour past and no word!
    Will keep sending you good karma and love! Take it easy. We’ll be here when you get back:)

  22. Jenn in Tenn

    So glad to hear you are ok! Good luck and here’s hoping to keeping down some food in the very near future!! Take care.

  23. Jenn in Tenn

    So glad to hear you are ok! Good luck and here’s hoping to keeping down some food in the very near future!! Take care.

  24. Jenn in Tenn

    So glad to hear you are ok! Good luck and here’s hoping to keeping down some food in the very near future!! Take care.

  25. Kristan

    Oh wow, I’m sorry it’s rougher than it should be. Hope you feel better soon!!

  26. Kristan

    Oh wow, I’m sorry it’s rougher than it should be. Hope you feel better soon!!

  27. Kristan

    Oh wow, I’m sorry it’s rougher than it should be. Hope you feel better soon!!

  28. Grace

    Sorry to hear about your reaction to the drugs, but glad to hear that you’re home healing as comfortably as possible. I’m sure you’ll feel a whole heck of a lot better after you’re able to shower.

  29. Grace

    Sorry to hear about your reaction to the drugs, but glad to hear that you’re home healing as comfortably as possible. I’m sure you’ll feel a whole heck of a lot better after you’re able to shower.

  30. Grace

    Sorry to hear about your reaction to the drugs, but glad to hear that you’re home healing as comfortably as possible. I’m sure you’ll feel a whole heck of a lot better after you’re able to shower.

  31. Cute~Ella

    Sweetie, don’t worry about us, just feel better! You’re tough, you can do this too.
    I’m a little jealous though that you have perky Cs. I haven’t seen that since highschool.

  32. Cute~Ella

    Sweetie, don’t worry about us, just feel better! You’re tough, you can do this too.
    I’m a little jealous though that you have perky Cs. I haven’t seen that since highschool.

  33. Cute~Ella

    Sweetie, don’t worry about us, just feel better! You’re tough, you can do this too.
    I’m a little jealous though that you have perky Cs. I haven’t seen that since highschool.

  34. missy

    I know how you feel. When your body reacts that way to anesthesia sometimes all the anti-nausea shots (they gave me 3 different kinds) won’t touch it. You just have to get it out of your system. That sucks.
    Feel better soon and we all miss you.

  35. missy

    I know how you feel. When your body reacts that way to anesthesia sometimes all the anti-nausea shots (they gave me 3 different kinds) won’t touch it. You just have to get it out of your system. That sucks.
    Feel better soon and we all miss you.

  36. missy

    I know how you feel. When your body reacts that way to anesthesia sometimes all the anti-nausea shots (they gave me 3 different kinds) won’t touch it. You just have to get it out of your system. That sucks.
    Feel better soon and we all miss you.

  37. churchpunkmom

    Hang in there, babe. Rest up and recuperate! We’ll still be here when you get back, waiting patiently to see your new rack! LOL

  38. churchpunkmom

    Hang in there, babe. Rest up and recuperate! We’ll still be here when you get back, waiting patiently to see your new rack! LOL

  39. churchpunkmom

    Hang in there, babe. Rest up and recuperate! We’ll still be here when you get back, waiting patiently to see your new rack! LOL

  40. BeautifulWreck

    I hope you get to feeling better soon. I am sure when you see your perky C cup boobies you will be happy.

  41. BeautifulWreck

    I hope you get to feeling better soon. I am sure when you see your perky C cup boobies you will be happy.

  42. BeautifulWreck

    I hope you get to feeling better soon. I am sure when you see your perky C cup boobies you will be happy.

  43. Christine

    Puking, yuck! How lucky am I that I haven’t done that since I had a stomach bug when I was around 15? I hope that and the ill feeling in general goes away soon! Take it easy, 24!

  44. Christine

    Puking, yuck! How lucky am I that I haven’t done that since I had a stomach bug when I was around 15? I hope that and the ill feeling in general goes away soon! Take it easy, 24!

  45. Christine

    Puking, yuck! How lucky am I that I haven’t done that since I had a stomach bug when I was around 15? I hope that and the ill feeling in general goes away soon! Take it easy, 24!

  46. Sandra

    Oh no. Puking sucks. Feel better soon and like Cute~Ella said, don’t you worry about us. We do worry, but YOU are what matters.
    I’m very envious of your new boobage. Can’t wait to see them. (I know, you said we won’t get to but I’m optimistic)

  47. Sandra

    Oh no. Puking sucks. Feel better soon and like Cute~Ella said, don’t you worry about us. We do worry, but YOU are what matters.
    I’m very envious of your new boobage. Can’t wait to see them. (I know, you said we won’t get to but I’m optimistic)

  48. Sandra

    Oh no. Puking sucks. Feel better soon and like Cute~Ella said, don’t you worry about us. We do worry, but YOU are what matters.
    I’m very envious of your new boobage. Can’t wait to see them. (I know, you said we won’t get to but I’m optimistic)

  49. Julie @ Angry Julie Monday

    I’m soo happy to hear from you. I actually didn’t do any pain meds after mine. I know, I’m a freak.
    Good luck with the healing…
    oh and I must be snarky, puking = weightloss, hahahahahaha

  50. Julie @ Angry Julie Monday

    I’m soo happy to hear from you. I actually didn’t do any pain meds after mine. I know, I’m a freak.
    Good luck with the healing…
    oh and I must be snarky, puking = weightloss, hahahahahaha

  51. Julie @ Angry Julie Monday

    I’m soo happy to hear from you. I actually didn’t do any pain meds after mine. I know, I’m a freak.
    Good luck with the healing…
    oh and I must be snarky, puking = weightloss, hahahahahaha

  52. Christy

    I’m glad that you’re doing okay, although the reaction to the anesthesia sucks b/c I bet you could use some pain meds! I’m keeping you in my thoughts for a speedy recovery! 🙂

  53. Christy

    I’m glad that you’re doing okay, although the reaction to the anesthesia sucks b/c I bet you could use some pain meds! I’m keeping you in my thoughts for a speedy recovery! 🙂

  54. Christy

    I’m glad that you’re doing okay, although the reaction to the anesthesia sucks b/c I bet you could use some pain meds! I’m keeping you in my thoughts for a speedy recovery! 🙂

  55. Suz Broughton

    I’m glad it all went well. Don’t stress about posting, just when you have the energy and time. I hope you heal quickly and have time to relax too.

  56. Suz Broughton

    I’m glad it all went well. Don’t stress about posting, just when you have the energy and time. I hope you heal quickly and have time to relax too.

  57. Suz Broughton

    I’m glad it all went well. Don’t stress about posting, just when you have the energy and time. I hope you heal quickly and have time to relax too.

  58. Pseudo

    Hope you are feeling better soon 24. Sending get well thoughts.
    My gals are not big, but they would love to be perky again!

  59. Pseudo

    Hope you are feeling better soon 24. Sending get well thoughts.
    My gals are not big, but they would love to be perky again!

  60. Pseudo

    Hope you are feeling better soon 24. Sending get well thoughts.
    My gals are not big, but they would love to be perky again!

  61. Linda T.

    24- I am sending healing thoughts and Karma your way. Please know that many people care about you because you are brave enough to put yourself out there among us. I am one of the people who care. get well soon. (((((hugs)))) gentle hugs
    Linda T.

  62. Linda T.

    24- I am sending healing thoughts and Karma your way. Please know that many people care about you because you are brave enough to put yourself out there among us. I am one of the people who care. get well soon. (((((hugs)))) gentle hugs
    Linda T.

  63. Linda T.

    24- I am sending healing thoughts and Karma your way. Please know that many people care about you because you are brave enough to put yourself out there among us. I am one of the people who care. get well soon. (((((hugs)))) gentle hugs
    Linda T.

  64. Debrabby

    Have been checking in to see how you were doing. Am glad that the surgery went well. Hope you feel as perky as your new boobs very soon!

  65. Debrabby

    Have been checking in to see how you were doing. Am glad that the surgery went well. Hope you feel as perky as your new boobs very soon!

  66. Debrabby

    Have been checking in to see how you were doing. Am glad that the surgery went well. Hope you feel as perky as your new boobs very soon!

  67. Denise

    Puking? Shit….now you’ll be perky AND thin. Some girls have all the luck! LOL
    Seriously, I’ll keep you in my prayers that things will calm down and you will soon be BETTER than brand new.
    Hugs,
    Denise 😉

  68. Denise

    Puking? Shit….now you’ll be perky AND thin. Some girls have all the luck! LOL
    Seriously, I’ll keep you in my prayers that things will calm down and you will soon be BETTER than brand new.
    Hugs,
    Denise 😉

  69. Denise

    Puking? Shit….now you’ll be perky AND thin. Some girls have all the luck! LOL
    Seriously, I’ll keep you in my prayers that things will calm down and you will soon be BETTER than brand new.
    Hugs,
    Denise 😉

  70. Alan

    Glad to hear it all went well! Take some time off, get feeling better and let us know how you are doing! 🙂

  71. Alan

    Glad to hear it all went well! Take some time off, get feeling better and let us know how you are doing! 🙂

  72. Alan

    Glad to hear it all went well! Take some time off, get feeling better and let us know how you are doing! 🙂

  73. Trina

    So sorry you aren’t feeling well. Just a little piece of advise… when they take those drains out take a huge breath in and have them pull like hell. You wouldn’t think there could be so much tubing in your body as what they will pull out and God does it hurt and I had painkillers!! You are a extremely strong woman!

  74. Trina

    So sorry you aren’t feeling well. Just a little piece of advise… when they take those drains out take a huge breath in and have them pull like hell. You wouldn’t think there could be so much tubing in your body as what they will pull out and God does it hurt and I had painkillers!! You are a extremely strong woman!

  75. Trina

    So sorry you aren’t feeling well. Just a little piece of advise… when they take those drains out take a huge breath in and have them pull like hell. You wouldn’t think there could be so much tubing in your body as what they will pull out and God does it hurt and I had painkillers!! You are a extremely strong woman!

  76. Lo

    YIKES. my girlfriend just had her boobs made BIGGER but she too had the drain pipe hose thingies, eeeep. i had to help her drain and keep track of the fluid (ahem, BLOOD loss) but she said that when the time came to ‘snake them out’ (as i liked to say, and she would go i am not a toilet, i do not need to be snaked!!) she said she felt nothing. nada. zip. hopefully it will be this way with you too. and hey, you get to see the perky girls this weekend!

  77. Lo

    YIKES. my girlfriend just had her boobs made BIGGER but she too had the drain pipe hose thingies, eeeep. i had to help her drain and keep track of the fluid (ahem, BLOOD loss) but she said that when the time came to ‘snake them out’ (as i liked to say, and she would go i am not a toilet, i do not need to be snaked!!) she said she felt nothing. nada. zip. hopefully it will be this way with you too. and hey, you get to see the perky girls this weekend!

  78. Lo

    YIKES. my girlfriend just had her boobs made BIGGER but she too had the drain pipe hose thingies, eeeep. i had to help her drain and keep track of the fluid (ahem, BLOOD loss) but she said that when the time came to ‘snake them out’ (as i liked to say, and she would go i am not a toilet, i do not need to be snaked!!) she said she felt nothing. nada. zip. hopefully it will be this way with you too. and hey, you get to see the perky girls this weekend!

  79. Kelly

    Hugs to you. So sorry you’ve been so ill. Praying you feel better soon. Take a few days to rest. You deserve it.

  80. Kelly

    Hugs to you. So sorry you’ve been so ill. Praying you feel better soon. Take a few days to rest. You deserve it.

  81. Kelly

    Hugs to you. So sorry you’ve been so ill. Praying you feel better soon. Take a few days to rest. You deserve it.

  82. Maura/MoBurns67

    Yay indeed for perky boobies! The not being able to take pain meds sucks, and I hope you get the stuff out of your system quickly so you can concentrate on healing.

  83. Maura/MoBurns67

    Yay indeed for perky boobies! The not being able to take pain meds sucks, and I hope you get the stuff out of your system quickly so you can concentrate on healing.

  84. Maura/MoBurns67

    Yay indeed for perky boobies! The not being able to take pain meds sucks, and I hope you get the stuff out of your system quickly so you can concentrate on healing.

  85. Joanne

    at least you wont have to join the IBTC. For all your suffering I hope they are GORGEOUS! maybe you should return to the torturer braless! that would stir up the torturer’s OC fan club

  86. Joanne

    at least you wont have to join the IBTC. For all your suffering I hope they are GORGEOUS! maybe you should return to the torturer braless! that would stir up the torturer’s OC fan club

  87. Joanne

    at least you wont have to join the IBTC. For all your suffering I hope they are GORGEOUS! maybe you should return to the torturer braless! that would stir up the torturer’s OC fan club

  88. Croneandbearit

    I simply can’t imagine going through anything requiring drains put in your body – and here I thought I had it bad 5 months recovering from my accident – at least I’m able to take pain meds. Enjoy that shower sweetie and every day will get better and better and you will be so happy you did this. Hugs (light ones) 🙂

  89. Croneandbearit

    I simply can’t imagine going through anything requiring drains put in your body – and here I thought I had it bad 5 months recovering from my accident – at least I’m able to take pain meds. Enjoy that shower sweetie and every day will get better and better and you will be so happy you did this. Hugs (light ones) 🙂

  90. Croneandbearit

    I simply can’t imagine going through anything requiring drains put in your body – and here I thought I had it bad 5 months recovering from my accident – at least I’m able to take pain meds. Enjoy that shower sweetie and every day will get better and better and you will be so happy you did this. Hugs (light ones) 🙂

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