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10.17.2013
Happy Friday, love muffins! I feel like this week has flown by! It could be because I have spent the past 3 days on Oxycodone, muscle relaxers and antibiotics while curled up on my couch with my pillow and blanket. I realize that sounds odd. Let me explain...

Remember Tuesday when I said that "thing" was happening, but I couldn't talk about it just yet. Well I'm here to clear that up and give you the inside scoop. Tuesday morning I was in surgery getting breast implants - insert jaw drop here - that seems to be the common reaction. You are probably thinking why the heck is she putting this on the internet for all to see? Well, reason number one is because I had no boobs to begin with, so I am pretty dadgum sure that if anyone took a look at me now they would put two and two together. "Hmmm she has been MIA the past few days and now she has two lumps on her chest. Wonder what she did?" Yeah, I think people can figure that out so why try and hide it?

Reason number two is because I know there are other women out there who want more information on the subject of implants. And maybe hearing it from someone who has recently experienced it will help answer any questions they might have. And like I've said before, I am an open book.

Please keep in mind that I am writing this post while doped up. Not sure if it will affect my writing or not. Heck, it may make it better. I could only hope. I will say that it's taking me longer to write this post because I keep forgetting what the heck I'm talking about and I'm having to go back and reread every sentence. Not to mention that I keep dozing off mid sentence. That would be pretty dang annoying if I wasn't too doped up to care.

Why Implants?
My chest has always been my insecurity. At a young age all my friends around me were developing much faster than me and I was teased a lot because of it. Some called me "ant-hills" and jokes were made about my chest being as flat as my back. Kids can be so stupid. As I got older I became more frustrated with the fact that I felt like I didn't have a womanly shape. I couldn't fill out clothing that I loved or feel confident in a bathing suit. Once I got married I found it affected how I saw myself in Jon's eyes. He made it clear that he could care less what size chest I had. But for me it was always on my mind. An insecurity I just couldn't let go of. All this to say I've wanted this for a very long time.

Where? I had my surgery done by Dr. Ness in Gastonia. I highly recommend him. He listened to all my thoughts and answered all my questions. The whole office was pleasant and helpful and they just made the experience that much better.

What to expect. I got the "girls" on Tuesday and I've been in pain ever since. It has died down a little, but it's still uncomfortable. The worst part was coming off the anesthesia after my surgery and waking up to a shock of extreme pain. It was the most brutal pain I've ever experienced. I don't know which was worse, the sharp pains in my chest or the difficulty I had taking a deep breath. It was more abrasive than I ever imagined. I'm not telling you this to scare you if you are interested in getting implants. I'm telling you this to inform you of what to expect.

Recovery. I have spent the majority of my time on my couch falling in and out of sleep from the medications. I have no appetite. I'm extremely bloated from all the liquids I'm drinking to stay hydrated. The medication is causing constipation (sorry, I warned you I'm an open book). I can't put normal clothes on so I'm living in yoga pants and an easy access zip-up jacket. I have an icepack on my chest at all times. I have a compression band wrapped around my chest to keep the "girls" from riding up underneath my chin. And I can't shower or use the restroom without the help of my husband. #pitiful

The details. I had my incision in my armpit because I didn't want to have a visible scar. If we were going to pay a few grand for implants, they better look good. I had my implants placed under the muscle because it supposedly has a more natural look and also there is less of a complication to breastfeed when the time comes. I chose saline over silicone because if they happen to leak, saline is just salt water so it's not toxic to my body.

As of now. I have not tried on any clothing or gone out to buy new bras yet because I still can't lift my arms over my head. I'm extremely tight and uncomfortable. But the upside is that it's getting better. I'm noticing a slight difference everyday that I wake up. Slowly but surely I'm getting there. Recovery is really different for every person. Some friends I've spoken to were out on the town 2 days after their surgery. Me? I can't imagine the thought of going into public right now. I can barely stand up straight much less look normal enough in public that people won't stare at me. Besides they say your implants won't drop for awhile so the cup size may change.

If you have any questions regarding implants, feel free to ask. I know I had a lot of questions once I scheduled my surgery and thankfully I have a few friends who have them and were able to give me advice and details of what to expect. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Well I wrote much more than I thought I could. It only took me 3 hours... I may or may not have nodded off somewhere in the middle there. #medsarekickingmybutt



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14 comments on "Where I've Been."
  1. Thanks for sharing your story, it's interesting to learn about. Wishing you a speedy recovery!! Feel better!

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  2. Hope you start feeling better soon! You're beautiful, inside and out, and I'm happy that you did something FOR YOU and to make YOU feel better about YOURself! :)

    xo fal // falfindshappiness.blogspot.com

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  3. Hope the rest of your recovery goes smoothly! Good for you for doing something you've always wanted to do! So many of us just wish about these things and never act on it so props to you!! Happy Friday!

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  4. Oh my! Here's to a speedy recovery! Congrats on the new addition! ;)

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  5. Good luck with the recovery!!!! And I think its great you shared this with us there are I'm sure others out there are interested in doing similar. My cousin implants, she has always been small like AA small and they look so natural now you can't even really tell :)

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  6. That is awesome! I've considered wanting some...but never too seriously. Didn't know if that much pain would be worth the moola. Good luck on a speedy recovery!

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  7. Girl, ain't nothin wrong with that. But I definitely could've just shared some of mine ;) haha. I hope you start feeling better soon. You deserve that much! <3

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  8. Hope you have a speedy & good recovery!! :)

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  9. I came to check on your blog again today and realized I forgot to tell you, I LOVE the new design. It's so clean but so cute and YOU! <3

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  10. I've had 3 c-sections, and breast implant surgery is the most painful thing I've EVER gone through. I've also been in a car accident... Love my boobs though! Wouldn't change it. Have fun!

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  11. I somehow ended up at your blog and am enjoying it - and I commend you for posting openly about your surgery! I hope you have lots of fun shopping when you are feeling up to it :) And yeah, I am definitely getting mine lifted and perked up a bit after kids, lol

    jess
    Quaintrelle

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  12. Crap, where have I been?? I'm sure once your all healed up your wonderful new ta-tas will be completely worth it.. Take care of yourself!!

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