I had to pretty much stay in the recliner once I got home. That's where I've been sleeping at night too. I have to sleep in a semi-up right position to decrease swelling. It was really hard to get in and out of the recliner the first few nights. My mom slept down on the couch with me and I had to have her help me get up every time I needed. The kitties were so sweet and cuddled me too :)
After the appointment we went to eat lunch and went to finish up buying stuff at Hobby Lobby for the bachelorette party invitations. Friday was the first day I actually felt good and not totally worn out!
John had made reservations for us to go to dinner at Ruth Chris for dinner for Houston Restaurant Week with my mom and his parents so it was nice to get out and have a nice dinner! My mom helped me shower and fixed my hair :) I had a hard time deciding what to wear because 1. I have bad bruising all over my arms and back and 2. I have to wear a sports bra.
I ended up going with this dress..
And seriously, check out this before and after in the same dress...
My mom also bought me my first pretty bra. I can't put it on yet because of the underwire, but I had to atleast pretend...
It's a C cup from Victoria's Secret! Which is what I had told the doctor I wanted :)
I can't wait to wear it for real!
My mom left Saturday morning and I was really sad. She helped me so much much during the week while John was busy working and I really wouldn't have been able to do it without her her. And I know John appreciated her being here too so he didn't have to do all the fresh bandage changes :)
After she left, I rested and slept most of the day.
Saturday night was the first Texas Tech football game so we went to a friends house to watch it. John helped me shower and even had to help comb my hair because I can't lift my arms enough yet to put it back in a pony tail. He is doing such a great job taking care of me since my mom left :)
Saturday night I got back in my recliner and John stayed downstairs with me until he fell asleep :)
I snuggled my kitties until I fell asleep. I'm going to attempt move to the bed tonight and just prop myself up on pillows. I hate not being able to sleep next to John even though I know he's probably enjoying having the bed to himself ;)
And here's another side view pic on Sunday. I can really tell a huge difference in my tank tops!
So, as far as what's left of the recovery, I go back on Tuesday to get my stitches out and I guess they will tell me more details about restrictions. I can go back to work on Tuesday but I am still sore so I know I won't be able to lift anything heavy. I have to wear their surgical sports bra until next Tuesday and then have to go to a regular bra with no underwire for another 4 weeks. They are definitely still swollen and abnormally shaped and different sizes. The swelling should go down within a few months and I will be able to tell exactly what they will look like. The scarring of course will always be there, but it will gradually get less and less visible. They made incisions around my areola (and made it smaller) then went vertical down my breast and then around the bottom. So it really looks like an anchor.
If any of you have any questions or want to see pictures or anything, just let me know. I've been really open about showing them off because, honestly, they don't really feel like MY boobs. In the past I've always been so modest about them, but now I just cant believe these are mine.
I know my life is going to change SO much over the next few months. It will definitely be an adjustment with trying to find new clothes, bras and swim suits, but I can't wait. It is going to be worth every penny and every ounce of pain I felt!
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