Thursday, March 27, 2008

Surgery is OVER!!

My doc did end up being able to stay and do my surgery yesterday and I am so glad it is over with!! I was only under for about 2 hours and experienced no nausea, which was such a relief. It was a thousand times better than my last surgery and could even walk to the bathroom with some help right after I got out of recovery. The pain was way less intense than the last one. Don't get me wrong it still hurts a fair amount but nothing like last time. I stayed overnight at the hospital and as always had some awesome nurses. Today when Dr. Brewster came in to release me she showed me these displacement exercises where I have to move the implants around, pushing them up to my neck, together and down. This was very uncomfortable but is necessary so the scar tissues doesn't start forming a tight capsule around the implant. I did have to use a drain on my right side which hurts but is working well. The left side that doesn't have a drain you can tell is more swollen. When Dr. Brewster came out to talk to my mom and Jon after surgery she said that the expander on my right side was pushing into my ribs rather than stretching the radiated skin and that is probably why I was in so much pain from the expanders.
All and all I am happy with the results and SO glad to be done. Hopefully this is my last surgery. On Tuesday I couldn't find my wedding ring and still haven't found it. I am so upset I can't find it. I can't even remember where I had it last or took it off last. Sheesh! My mom came to pick me up this morning in the car since the truck was such an ordeal last time to get in and out of. It didn't hurt on the way home to turn corners or go over the railroad tracks like last time so that was also great. My chest feels so much better with the implants in since they are much more soft. I was even able to sleep on my side for awhile last night which was very uncomfortable with the expanders. Well I am off to bed. Just thought I would let everyone know I am doing alright!


Abbey Chase said...

I'm so glad to hear it went better than your last surgery! I was thinking about you tons and glad it's over with! Give me a call when you're feeling better!
Love Ya!

Toni said...

Yay, it's finally over! I'm so glad, and glad you're doing better than last time. I hope you find your wedding ring soon, I hate it when I lose mine!

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Michelle said...

I'm glad it went so well. I hope the recovery continues to be better than last time.

Stacie said...

Yeah, it's all done and I'm glad you are not in too much pain. Good luck with your wedding ring, I hope you find it soon. Hopefully I'll see you soon!

Robyn said...

Where have I been???? I am so glad that is finally over with. Now you can go on to the next step which is closer to being done for good. Hang in there!!