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!
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