The Latest & Greatest

I appreciate all the emails, tweets, etc. I've been receiving.  Honestly, this will be my most boring post EVAH!

I am doing better.  The recovery itself has not been bad.  Getting kicked in the ass with a bad anesthesia reaction is what has made this into an ordeal.  It's like a bad week with the stomach flu, but throw in some physical pain along with it.  Getting sick so often has caused a ton of extra bleeding and bruising and my doc tells me it will slow my recovery down by at least a week.

I appreciate all the suggestions on anti-nausea meds.  I had a patch on prior to surgery and the doctors have given me every medication available.  Nothing has worked for me.  But, I think (?) the worst of the stomach stuff is now behind me.

The good news … I'm now able to eat a bite or two of mild food.  (Saltine crackers – ooh baby!)  The better news – when I manage to get some food down I can then take a pain pill which helps with the surgery discomfort.  The pain has not been too bad and I can handle it without any pain meds, but getting a little relief now and again helps my mental outlook tremendously.

Speaking of mental outlook … I weighed myself.  Why did I weigh myself?  I figured with a couple pounds of breast tissue cut off and the fact I haven't eaten since last Sunday, I probably lost a lot of weight.  All that puking must be good for something.  Wouldn't you think?  But no, my weight is UP five pounds.  If anyone can explain that to me, you're welcome to try. 

My big goal right now is just to make it through the next ten days.  I know I'll feel so much better physically once I hit the two week post-surgery point.  Right now it's hard for me to imagine getting through two graduation ceremonies next week.  (PR and RC graduate on the same day.)  Hopefully, I'll be much better by then.  I'm definitely stressing the most about those graduations and having to entertain my in-laws when they fly in for them.  

Gah!

(My in-laws don't know I just went through surgery and I'd rather not tell them.  However, right now I'm so weak from not eating that it's a major effort to get up and walk to the bathroom.  I need to be a whole lot better a week from now.)

The reduction itself has been very low pain compared to what I've been through the past few years.  I'd be fine and doing great if I hadn't had the adverse anesthesia reaction.  

On a positive note, the doc removed the drains from each breast and I didn't pass out when he did it.  Having those gone is a huge bonus.  I also am finally able to shower which makes me feel human again.  The stitches are starting to itch which is driving me crazy.  On the other hand, I finally got a glimpse of my new boobs and even bruised … they're fabulous!

© Twenty Four At Heart

78 Responses to “The Latest & Greatest”

  1. Hallie

    I am so damn happy for you that you are feeling pretty good. And I’m thrilled that the “girls” look so good!!
    Figure while you have all this free time just sitting around and healing, (hee hee) that you might help spread the word about my raffle.
    You have a large following and know tons of people, right? Maybe some of those people would be kind enough to enter the raffle. And they could even win one (or more) of the 25 kick ass prize packages!!
    http://www.firstgiving.com/hallietwomey
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give!!
    Keep on healing!!
    Hallie

  2. Hallie

    I am so damn happy for you that you are feeling pretty good. And I’m thrilled that the “girls” look so good!!
    Figure while you have all this free time just sitting around and healing, (hee hee) that you might help spread the word about my raffle.
    You have a large following and know tons of people, right? Maybe some of those people would be kind enough to enter the raffle. And they could even win one (or more) of the 25 kick ass prize packages!!
    http://www.firstgiving.com/hallietwomey
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give!!
    Keep on healing!!
    Hallie

  3. Hallie

    I am so damn happy for you that you are feeling pretty good. And I’m thrilled that the “girls” look so good!!
    Figure while you have all this free time just sitting around and healing, (hee hee) that you might help spread the word about my raffle.
    You have a large following and know tons of people, right? Maybe some of those people would be kind enough to enter the raffle. And they could even win one (or more) of the 25 kick ass prize packages!!
    http://www.firstgiving.com/hallietwomey
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give!!
    Keep on healing!!
    Hallie

  4. LPC

    Hooray for good boobs. Hooray for recovery. And boo to gaining weight. I bet it’s just water retention for swelling and that once you are done swelling you might even drop a few pounds to go with the new girls. Not that that’s the goal of course. So good to hear from you. Don’t waste even one iota of recovery energy on thinking about how to entertain us either…

  5. LPC

    Hooray for good boobs. Hooray for recovery. And boo to gaining weight. I bet it’s just water retention for swelling and that once you are done swelling you might even drop a few pounds to go with the new girls. Not that that’s the goal of course. So good to hear from you. Don’t waste even one iota of recovery energy on thinking about how to entertain us either…

  6. LPC

    Hooray for good boobs. Hooray for recovery. And boo to gaining weight. I bet it’s just water retention for swelling and that once you are done swelling you might even drop a few pounds to go with the new girls. Not that that’s the goal of course. So good to hear from you. Don’t waste even one iota of recovery energy on thinking about how to entertain us either…

  7. Lori

    I am sorry to hear that you have been so sick from the anesthesia. I too get sick from that so my heart really goes out to you. I would think that the weight gain has to do with fluid retention? I am glad that you are happy with the results from the surgury…that makes it worth all of this.
    I sure hope you are feeling much better in time for the graduations(congrats to your children!)and all the company. It is not fun to feel so miserable on top of the pain you already live with, when you are trying to celebrate something so wonderful. My prayers and thoughts will be with you to feel better. Take care of yourself! I sure have missed visiting here and getting my daily smile. I hope to catch up here in the near future! Hugs and love, Lori

  8. Lori

    I am sorry to hear that you have been so sick from the anesthesia. I too get sick from that so my heart really goes out to you. I would think that the weight gain has to do with fluid retention? I am glad that you are happy with the results from the surgury…that makes it worth all of this.
    I sure hope you are feeling much better in time for the graduations(congrats to your children!)and all the company. It is not fun to feel so miserable on top of the pain you already live with, when you are trying to celebrate something so wonderful. My prayers and thoughts will be with you to feel better. Take care of yourself! I sure have missed visiting here and getting my daily smile. I hope to catch up here in the near future! Hugs and love, Lori

  9. Lori

    I am sorry to hear that you have been so sick from the anesthesia. I too get sick from that so my heart really goes out to you. I would think that the weight gain has to do with fluid retention? I am glad that you are happy with the results from the surgury…that makes it worth all of this.
    I sure hope you are feeling much better in time for the graduations(congrats to your children!)and all the company. It is not fun to feel so miserable on top of the pain you already live with, when you are trying to celebrate something so wonderful. My prayers and thoughts will be with you to feel better. Take care of yourself! I sure have missed visiting here and getting my daily smile. I hope to catch up here in the near future! Hugs and love, Lori

  10. churchpunkmom

    Hooray for fabulous boobs!!
    Praying for a smooth and speedy recovery, despite the rocky start. *gentle hugs*

  11. churchpunkmom

    Hooray for fabulous boobs!!
    Praying for a smooth and speedy recovery, despite the rocky start. *gentle hugs*

  12. churchpunkmom

    Hooray for fabulous boobs!!
    Praying for a smooth and speedy recovery, despite the rocky start. *gentle hugs*

  13. Fragrant Liar

    Well shoot! Something so good in your life shouldn’t be stained by bad reactions and barfiness! I’m sure you’ll feel better real soon though, and maybe you can show before and after pictures (in your clothes), perv.

  14. Fragrant Liar

    Well shoot! Something so good in your life shouldn’t be stained by bad reactions and barfiness! I’m sure you’ll feel better real soon though, and maybe you can show before and after pictures (in your clothes), perv.

  15. Fragrant Liar

    Well shoot! Something so good in your life shouldn’t be stained by bad reactions and barfiness! I’m sure you’ll feel better real soon though, and maybe you can show before and after pictures (in your clothes), perv.

  16. Sandi

    I have been thinking of you daily since Monday. and even though the whole thing sucked a duck. The very best part is that you are happy with the result! YAY!!!

  17. Sandi

    I have been thinking of you daily since Monday. and even though the whole thing sucked a duck. The very best part is that you are happy with the result! YAY!!!

  18. Sandi

    I have been thinking of you daily since Monday. and even though the whole thing sucked a duck. The very best part is that you are happy with the result! YAY!!!

  19. steenky bee

    Oh dear! This is the first I’m hearing about this. Please know that I’m hoping you get feeling better. Sounds like you’re on the road to recovery.

  20. steenky bee

    Oh dear! This is the first I’m hearing about this. Please know that I’m hoping you get feeling better. Sounds like you’re on the road to recovery.

  21. steenky bee

    Oh dear! This is the first I’m hearing about this. Please know that I’m hoping you get feeling better. Sounds like you’re on the road to recovery.

  22. Kristan

    The last sentence made me grin. I’m glad you can find the silver lining in the clouds. 😛

  23. Kristan

    The last sentence made me grin. I’m glad you can find the silver lining in the clouds. 😛

  24. Kristan

    The last sentence made me grin. I’m glad you can find the silver lining in the clouds. 😛

  25. Denise

    I’m thrilled for You! You’ve made it through to the other side. Does your surgeon do tummy tucks? I’ve been looking for a cute little wheel barrow to cart my stomach around in lately. Do you think I could get a freeby from TLC channel if I volunteer to let them video my operation?? LOL
    (Don’t worry, you’ll pee those bags of glucose out in the next couple of days)
    Hugs,
    Denise 🙂

  26. Denise

    I’m thrilled for You! You’ve made it through to the other side. Does your surgeon do tummy tucks? I’ve been looking for a cute little wheel barrow to cart my stomach around in lately. Do you think I could get a freeby from TLC channel if I volunteer to let them video my operation?? LOL
    (Don’t worry, you’ll pee those bags of glucose out in the next couple of days)
    Hugs,
    Denise 🙂

  27. Denise

    I’m thrilled for You! You’ve made it through to the other side. Does your surgeon do tummy tucks? I’ve been looking for a cute little wheel barrow to cart my stomach around in lately. Do you think I could get a freeby from TLC channel if I volunteer to let them video my operation?? LOL
    (Don’t worry, you’ll pee those bags of glucose out in the next couple of days)
    Hugs,
    Denise 🙂

  28. Cute~Ella

    Yay for fabulous boobs!! You’ll have to send pics to BoobEmancipation when you’re ready. 🙂
    I say the 5 lbs is water weight retained from the “shock”. Yup that’s my answer and I’m sticking to it!

  29. Cute~Ella

    Yay for fabulous boobs!! You’ll have to send pics to BoobEmancipation when you’re ready. 🙂
    I say the 5 lbs is water weight retained from the “shock”. Yup that’s my answer and I’m sticking to it!

  30. Cute~Ella

    Yay for fabulous boobs!! You’ll have to send pics to BoobEmancipation when you’re ready. 🙂
    I say the 5 lbs is water weight retained from the “shock”. Yup that’s my answer and I’m sticking to it!

  31. Helena

    I hope you feel better soon! Glad to hear that your new boobs look fabulous!!!

  32. Helena

    I hope you feel better soon! Glad to hear that your new boobs look fabulous!!!

  33. Helena

    I hope you feel better soon! Glad to hear that your new boobs look fabulous!!!

  34. stoneskin

    I’m glad you’re mending.
    And I can explain the phenomenon. Basically breasts, being the marvellous things that they are, are made of anti-matter. The larger the breasts the lighter the woman (male breasts are just normal matter).

  35. stoneskin

    I’m glad you’re mending.
    And I can explain the phenomenon. Basically breasts, being the marvellous things that they are, are made of anti-matter. The larger the breasts the lighter the woman (male breasts are just normal matter).

  36. stoneskin

    I’m glad you’re mending.
    And I can explain the phenomenon. Basically breasts, being the marvellous things that they are, are made of anti-matter. The larger the breasts the lighter the woman (male breasts are just normal matter).

  37. Karin

    I’m so glad you’re doing well – minus the pukefest! I bet perky c’s are a huge transition for you and boy will your in-laws be shocked that you aren’t the big tit daughter in law anymore! lol I can’t wait to hear how all this affects your shoulder after all the surgery pain is gone. I’m still saying litle prayers every day for you that you get to feeling better and quickly! You always have such a full plate and it will be much easier to keep it clean when you feel 100%!
    Much love!

  38. Karin

    I’m so glad you’re doing well – minus the pukefest! I bet perky c’s are a huge transition for you and boy will your in-laws be shocked that you aren’t the big tit daughter in law anymore! lol I can’t wait to hear how all this affects your shoulder after all the surgery pain is gone. I’m still saying litle prayers every day for you that you get to feeling better and quickly! You always have such a full plate and it will be much easier to keep it clean when you feel 100%!
    Much love!

  39. Karin

    I’m so glad you’re doing well – minus the pukefest! I bet perky c’s are a huge transition for you and boy will your in-laws be shocked that you aren’t the big tit daughter in law anymore! lol I can’t wait to hear how all this affects your shoulder after all the surgery pain is gone. I’m still saying litle prayers every day for you that you get to feeling better and quickly! You always have such a full plate and it will be much easier to keep it clean when you feel 100%!
    Much love!

  40. Sandra

    Dang, your weight went up? WTF? I’m sure it’s bloating and will go down at least 8 lbs soon enough.
    Yay for feeling more human. That’s always a good thing.
    Double Yay for FABULOUS!

  41. Sandra

    Dang, your weight went up? WTF? I’m sure it’s bloating and will go down at least 8 lbs soon enough.
    Yay for feeling more human. That’s always a good thing.
    Double Yay for FABULOUS!

  42. Sandra

    Dang, your weight went up? WTF? I’m sure it’s bloating and will go down at least 8 lbs soon enough.
    Yay for feeling more human. That’s always a good thing.
    Double Yay for FABULOUS!

  43. emmysuh

    Hopefully you’ve made it through the worst! I’m sorry you’re still feeling weak and sickly, but I’m sure you’re gonna think it was worth it in a few days!

  44. emmysuh

    Hopefully you’ve made it through the worst! I’m sorry you’re still feeling weak and sickly, but I’m sure you’re gonna think it was worth it in a few days!

  45. emmysuh

    Hopefully you’ve made it through the worst! I’m sorry you’re still feeling weak and sickly, but I’m sure you’re gonna think it was worth it in a few days!

  46. Cathi

    I am going to chime in on the weight gain part – and thought
    the same thing many times, but
    then realized that the saline
    solution that I was given
    had lots of sodium in it.
    I did have one 4 month stay
    in the hospital, and they didn’t
    notice, and I was too sick and
    weak to notice, but 30 lbs. were
    gone -(and back then I didn’t need to)

  47. Cathi

    I am going to chime in on the weight gain part – and thought
    the same thing many times, but
    then realized that the saline
    solution that I was given
    had lots of sodium in it.
    I did have one 4 month stay
    in the hospital, and they didn’t
    notice, and I was too sick and
    weak to notice, but 30 lbs. were
    gone -(and back then I didn’t need to)

  48. Cathi

    I am going to chime in on the weight gain part – and thought
    the same thing many times, but
    then realized that the saline
    solution that I was given
    had lots of sodium in it.
    I did have one 4 month stay
    in the hospital, and they didn’t
    notice, and I was too sick and
    weak to notice, but 30 lbs. were
    gone -(and back then I didn’t need to)

  49. Jason

    Still waiting for before and after pics here.
    Maybe the doctor left some really heavy surgical instruments inside you. That must be it.

  50. Jason

    Still waiting for before and after pics here.
    Maybe the doctor left some really heavy surgical instruments inside you. That must be it.

  51. Jason

    Still waiting for before and after pics here.
    Maybe the doctor left some really heavy surgical instruments inside you. That must be it.

  52. Pseudo

    Glad to hear you are healing well. Hope you are feeling much better soon.
    I’d say tell the in-laws. They might help out more.

  53. Pseudo

    Glad to hear you are healing well. Hope you are feeling much better soon.
    I’d say tell the in-laws. They might help out more.

  54. Pseudo

    Glad to hear you are healing well. Hope you are feeling much better soon.
    I’d say tell the in-laws. They might help out more.

  55. Tracy D

    I get very ill from anesthesia too, very. So (((hugs))) to you! As far as the weight gain, that’s just water retention from the surgery. When all is said and done you will see a loss :-))
    Hugs and Healing,
    Tracy

  56. Tracy D

    I get very ill from anesthesia too, very. So (((hugs))) to you! As far as the weight gain, that’s just water retention from the surgery. When all is said and done you will see a loss :-))
    Hugs and Healing,
    Tracy

  57. Tracy D

    I get very ill from anesthesia too, very. So (((hugs))) to you! As far as the weight gain, that’s just water retention from the surgery. When all is said and done you will see a loss :-))
    Hugs and Healing,
    Tracy

  58. Suz Broughton

    This isn’t boring at all! Yes, you make us laugh and tell us stories, but knowing how you are doing is good too. Take care.

  59. Suz Broughton

    This isn’t boring at all! Yes, you make us laugh and tell us stories, but knowing how you are doing is good too. Take care.

  60. Suz Broughton

    This isn’t boring at all! Yes, you make us laugh and tell us stories, but knowing how you are doing is good too. Take care.

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