Things I wish I knew before I got my BA (10 days PO)

I thought I had done a lot of research. I thought I knew for the most part what to expect. I thought I had read enough of other people's stories, watched enough of other people's videos, asked enough questioned and was pretty well informed. Turns out I was wrong...

So here are a few things I learned since my BA 10 days ago that I wish I had known (plus a couple of tips).

 1) Bloating from surgery. We are all forwarned about the pain meds causing constipation, so be sure to follow your orders (which I didn't) and that was to start with the Miralax as soon as I got home. I waited. I didn't 'go' for 3 days, but the caffeine from the green tea I drink helped on the 3rd day after I okayed it with my med team.  Miralax didn't work for me. Neither did laxative tea (Smooth Move) or Fiber one bars. After the green tea, my bloating went down significantly, but it turns out all of the bloat is not caused by constipation. Part of it is liquids draining after surgery. Or something like that. This process can take weeks, and I haven't figured out ways up to this point to help it along. All I know is after the first 3 days I felt like I looked 7 months pregnant and now I look like I'm 4 (and I 'go' multiple times daily now). The lack of exercise and sitting around so much I'm sure doesn't help. I can't tell if my eating is drastically different, maybe. So don't feel bad if you get round about the torso. It's normal. 

2) Nausea. I didn't experience it (thank goodness) but a lot of people do. So here's a tip that I didn't even realize I was doing, and that's eat yogurt. I ate greek yogurt, multiple servings daily, simply because I like it and it was one of the few things that I could swallow easily. Apparently it helps. Throwing up is never pleasant, but I imagine it's even worse after having surgery. Laughing, coughing, yawning (a nice deep rewarding yawn) and sneezing will be challenging enough. Also, a nurse told us to stop by Chick Fit-A on the way home and get some food so I could start with my pain meds right away. But my throat was sore (they stick a tube down your throat while you're out to help you breathe... or something like that, but don't worry it didn't hurt just felt dry) so I couldn't get the food down. It felt like trying to swallow a towel. Also it made my voice scratchy for a day or two.

3) In the beginning you will definitely likely need someone to help you get up from sitting and laying. You can't really do it on your own. You don't realize how many times a day you sit down and lay down until you need someone to help you up. Every time. 

4) And. 'Morning Boob.' Every morning when you wake up, or when you lay down for longer periods of time, when you stand up and get on about things your boobs will initially feel like your muscles are tightening, and morphing into little rocks in your bra. This fades as you get up and move around a bit.  I learned the higher I elevated my breasts while sleeping/lying the less likely/severe it was. Morning boob fades over weeks. After a while you realize it just isn't happening anymore.

5) Opening pill caps. You won't be able to open child safety pill caps for all of your many meds. So I had my friend loosen them all. If it's possible, try to get easy open caps. Which leads me to TIP #2. Use goodrx.com to fill your prescription. I was estimated my meds costing around $200 or so, but using goodrx.com I paid under $40 for everything.

6) It is worth research and investment before your surgery to find some sort of contraption to make sleeping upwards and sleeping on your back comfortable. If you try one night you'll understand how uncomfortable sleeping upright can be and sleeping on your back every night if you aren't use to it. You will likely have to do this at least a week or two after surgery. Maybe longer. For me it's been two weeks so far. Propping pillows up is probably most people's default, but it's not so great. Sleeping in a recliner isn't always super comfortable either, although it did help me. While you're at it, it won't hurt to invest in some ice packs that are nice, soft and light weight. You can use them on the twins and also on your back. Update: This pillow looks absolutely amazing! Wish I had known about it!!  

QUEEN ROSE 55in Pregnancy Pillow... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B2Q3X75?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

7) Your boobs will look and feel odd for some time, especially the first few weeks. So much so that I'm going to emphasize it again. Your boobs will look strange immediately post op, and feel strange to you and to touch for weeks and maybe months after. That is a long time... a really, really, really seemingly infinite amount of time when all you can do is obsess about your new boobies.  It might even be disturbing how strange they look, be prepared. Before surgery I'd never seen freshly inserted implants. Yowsa. I never knew before how long it takes boobs to drop and fluff (aka start to look and feel normal). I had emotional ups and downs because of this. I'm always like 'yay, I have boobs!' but I have a hard time looking in the mirror because they are still healing and they look strange, square (?) oddly shaped...pointy... engorged, uneven... like little circle balloons stuck on my chest and way too big. Changing the tape on my scars totally weirded me out at first (although it's not bad at all, I actually look forward to it now). My nipples are like the size of raisins, always on alert and extra sensitive. Just understand, if you are not someone who has a super speedy easy recovery, then be prepared to be patient in the early stages of your new babies.

8) Chest and face acne, and yeast! Oh my! I'm updating this 3 months PO w/new info. My skin felt extra greasy at 10 days PO. My face seemed to have broken out a little (like little tiny heat bumps or something, only noticeable close up) and I'd spotted a couple of tiny whitehead looking zits on my chest.  As time progressed both my face and chest ended up 'breaking out' pretty badly. I thought it was just acne, although I had never had a problem with acne before. It wasn't until more than 10 weeks PO I read about another user who had the same issue who went to the doctor, who sent her to a dermatologist and found out it was basically a yeast infection of the skin.  Yikes! I quickly made the first appointment I could with a derm who said that it was probably caused by all of the antibiotics I had been on. Any time in the past a doc has put me on antibiotics they gave me a Diflucan (if they don't, I request it, never a problem). They didn't give me one this time, even though I requested it, they said it was nothing to worrry about and uncommon. BULLSH!!T!!!  I am sorry I wasn't more insistent, and was too uninformed to get my newly developed 'acne' checked out sooner by a dermatologist because at 3 months post op the 'acne' scars still haven't completely faded. It's MADDENING!!!! It was upsetting that this is actually a common thing, but there is not a whole lot of info you can find on it. Most people think it's just acne. Do yourself a favor if you notice a breakout after surgery, go see a derm right away. It may not be the same thing, but get on it as quickly as possible, because I was told it was an allergic reaction to the surgical tape, to use salacytic acid by my med staff, found suggestions of cortizone 10 online, tried using different kinds of acne creams and face washes on my own, and it just kept getting worse and this went on for weeks. This may be the worst experience I've had overall with my BA. My derm gave me a prescription for 2 Diflucans to take once a week for 2 weeks, and Nizoral (non prescription) shampoo, which you use on your skin in the shower, lather it up and let the foam sit 5 minutes and wash it off. It's been about a week and a half and new 'zits' have stopped developing, but the scars are taking their sweet time to fade. Eventually, I think it would have gone away on it's own, barring no other issues come up, but I had sex and that agitated me 'down there' more than it should have; that happened right before I read the other user's story and it all made perfect sense. I high tailed it to the doctor. I find it unacceptable to have to suffer from this in this day and age when we have an easy 1 pill solution! So don't wait it out, that could take months and months of suffering and damage of your beautiful skin; also things would like get worse before getting better. Be aware that this could happen, and do yourself a favor and get to a derm right away if it does. 

9) Diet and exercise. After some research I figured eating a wound healing diet (bone broth, protein, fruits, veggies, turmeric, onions, garlic, green tea, vitamin C and tons and tons of water) would help with recovery. My butt is turning to mashed potatoes as we speak and I've gotten pretty soft and puffy. That said I still fit into my clothes. If you are a workout-ter like most of us are, this will probably freak you out. I just tell myself I can go get as lean as I want after these initial couple of months and I never have to worry about my boobies getting flat again because of being lean. That makes it allllllll worth it.

10) Post-op paranoia. Let me start by saying if you're anything like me, you have googled the fish out of everything about breast implants, including all of the things that could possibly go wrong (that likely won't). At some point you will probably think you have at least one (but probably more) of those things. Like capsular contracture. Even though there's a good chance that it won't occur. Yes, it happens, but if I could talk to my former self I would tell me to chill the heck out, because worrying about every little thing doesn't help. Always talk to your PS or nurse(s) when you have concerns, but every time I called them freaking out about some new thing, I was told 'give it 6 weeks' and 'it's too early to tell.' And at every appointment I was told I was healing beautifully. So what have I learned in all this? Trust the process.  And 6 weeks is the magic date (then 3 months and then on up to a year). 

11) I really underestimated both recovery time and the amount and intensity of discomfort (and pain) that I would be in. I know healing times and surgical methods vary by person, by procedure, doctor, etc., but I didn't expect to have to go through too much. I'm tough. I'm healthy. I have a high pain tolerance (so I thought). Then at times I felt like a big fat baby because I did have pain and I did struggle, and it was not a speedy process. It wasn't super easy. And this is totally normal. Not to scare you, but when I saw so many reports saying everything was fine by day 2 and talking about how breezy recovery was, it was a struggle to temper my anxiety and keep myself from having mental breakdowns and freaking out worrying something was wrong with me when I was in pain. I'm hoping this honest account helps you manage your expectations, prepare and get all the help and support you need from your loved ones, and not freak out like I sometimes did because my body didn't 'just snap back.' It is all tolerable, manageable and doable (otherwise so many people wouldn't pay so much to do it), but it is surgery. Healing from surgery is kind of a big deal.

Final thoughts...

I watched several videos to get an idea of what to expect, two in particular of two sisters who each under went breast enlargement. One said it was easy breezy no issues whatsoever, the other (who must have been more like me), said it was rough and she was in pain. I have encountered several videos of women who say it was easy, they were in no pain, they have some tightness and soreness but they are back to life as normal in a few short days. 

I can't wrap my head around this. For some people I guess it's easy (although I can't fathom this), or maybe their 'back to normal' is not the same as mine, but I think also because we are all so happy to finally have boobs maybe we block our memory of the challenges and make it sound like a cake walk when it's not. Let's just say it has been a lot tougher than I expected and 10 days PO I still don't feel back to normal, I still experience pain, I still don't feel comfortable doing a lot of things, and I anticipate I still have a little ways to go. But each day gets easier.

When I had my BA, I had a friend come out and stay with me because I am new to this city, don't have many close friends here, and I haven't really told anyone I was actually going through with it because I didn't want any negative or judgmental vibes. My surgery was October 2 (6:30am intake), my friend left October 4th late afternoon, and honestly I feel like I needed her in the minimum 10 days, ideally 14. 

So, granted, I am doing this alone (which I highly don't recommend), and that makes everything worse, the nurse told me I would be fine with her leaving on the 4th. I was not, and between pain, discomfort, inability to sleep, having to remember to take all of my pills when being foggy from pills and general feelings of oddness, limitations and loneliness from being stuck in the house not really able to move all day, those first few days after she left were miserable. Distractions like friends and family help you not obsess about every little thing. 

My timeline so far has been: day of surgery woke up feeling good, happy, high off pain meds... relaxed. Days 1 and 2 PO best sleep I had all year, no pain, feeling good, when pain creeped up, it was time to take my pain meds (2 Percocet every 4 hours). Day 3-4, I think I blocked. Pain, discomfort, grumpy, bloated, couldn't sleep, trying to get off pain meds because of the constipation, and just trying to make it through the days which was also a battle because of boredom, cabin fever and low energy. They were really tough both physically and mentally. I didn't cry or anything, it wasn't that, it was just a struggle. Having someone around would have made a HUGE difference. Day 5 HALLELUJAH, time for my 1 week Post-Op.

I should mention I was taped up (very very painfully tight, and tape kept getting tighter as I became more bloated) and I do believe that caused a large amount of my pain. That pain went down significantly after my PO appointment and that tape coming off, but I still had pain, discomfort, tightness, swelling, my new breasts felt like two baby elephants suckling from my teets, which caused me to hunch over and that horrible posture makes my back achy and feel like it's on fire. As well I couldn't do much (like drive). Plus I'm sore around my ribcage.

Again, these things are all manageable, but I just wish I'd known so I could have been more prepared. I would imagine it's kind of like running a marathon. Maybe you'll be one of those lucky gals who breezes through, but it's nice for that to be a pleasant surprise rather than the other way around.

All in all it's worth it. Had I known what to expect, I would have still done it just would have gone in better armed, more mentally prepared and with a little more help. 

If you have had your surgery already and you're reading this, is there anything you wish you'd known prior? Especially what it was like for you going forward?

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  • Totally agree! I watched all the Vlogs that are out there on YouTube, went through every thread in multiple forums and still: both my preparation, my surgery, my recovery and my results are a totally individual story! I didn’t expect to be in that much pain at some points, like every movement kind of hurts and the pain killers wear off so fast.. but I got better quite fast. And although I still feel some discomfort as you said, I feel like I can at least get along fine as long as it doesn’t require heavy physical work :)

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  • Wondering if we used same PS. I was taped up after surgery and my surgical bra looks just like thatπŸ˜‚

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      • I have boobies now! Yay!
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      April Danita Haha, really? Are you in Atlanta? I went to the Swan Center and had Dr. Bauer. Did the tape hurt you? I feel like I must have moved funny one time, then a small piece of the tape must have dislodged under my ribcage and glued itself back on in a really painful way that kept pulling a little piece of my skin. It really hurt!! I could not WAIT to get that tape off. Although I trust it's purpose. How do you like it so far? 

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      DaJaun yes! I actually went to North Atlanta Plastic Surgery but I believe my Dr used to work at Swan😁. She now has an all female practice. Tape made it where I couldn’t straighten my back good so neck and shoulders hurt with that on. It was so nice getting all that off. I have been extremely happy with results so far

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    • Dani @Daj I’m going to the Swan Center on Thursday!! Wish me luck!!

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      I'm sitting here on day 3 and man this was on point! I went to the swan center too I had dr cat I took my first shower today and took the tape off and wow!! I'm having so much back pain I think that's the worst part besides that I have boobs pointing out like crazy. And I'm hunched over. I do feel better today being off of my pain meds I switched to Tylenol and ibuprofen last night! 

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      • Daj
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      carlycarr Hey girl! Hang in there. Just rereading this, lol, and remembering that post surgery experience. I had to give my own self a hug, lol!! It's not easy!  I was going through a lot of other heavy emotional stuff which makes me appreciate how tough we women are!!  That said, best wishes in your recovery. I hope this experience is pain/complication-free and your new babies bring you joy and happiness. I'm so excited for you! Keep us posted on your progress :)

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  • I didn’t experience bloat or nausea. But can relate to difficulty opening pill bottles! And odd movements like putting on a coat that hurt for about a month!

    I think I’m one of the lucky ones. I was always mobile on my own. Day after surgery my husband was at work, and I had my 4 year old. Two days after he went golfing and to the pub leaving me with our 3 kids- and he almost lost an appendage for that lol. I actually felt it harder to manage mentally than physically.

    I started driving and went to a meeting 4 days PO. Although didn’t use the full steering wheel, it’s a bit tough to turn! 

    I think it’s great to share everyone’s experience. Both tough and easy. I had a much easier experience than I had built it up to be, but appreciate that it’s a longer road of pain and recovery for others. 

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      Jen Lynn Wow! I don't have kids but I have a 4 year old nephew and bless your heart for dealing with that right after surgery. Definitely agree it being more of a mental challenge, because now that I look back on it, when my friend was around I was up and mobile with her, going to stores and walking about, but after she left I spent most of my time sitting and laying inside of my house. She also kind of pushed me to take my pain meds, and I stopped after she left. I honestly think the distraction and movement is better for you and helps you heal quicker as long as you don't do too much, listen to your gut and follow your doctors orders. I think it helps to feel like less of an invalid and do as much stuff from your 'normal' life as possible. Thank you for sharing your story, congrats on your new additions and good luck to you as you continue through recovery!

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  • Thank you so much for this!! I go in 4 days and want to be mentally prepared so I don’t get discouraged!!

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      shannon c I'm sure you'll do great! Honestly, I think I shouldn't have been so adamant about getting off my meds quickly if I still needed them, and beyond that I think my biggest mistake has been toughing it out on my own, as after my friend left I'm sure that messed with me mentally. The meds really help you relax though, and honestly surgery day was so easy. You will be better prepared than me, and even if you aren't one of the 'lucky ones' it is all manageable and the best feeling ever is looking down after your surgery and seeing that you finally have the boobies you want πŸ˜‰ 

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  • Great share!  I think you totally nailed it by saying it is different for everyone and that people should be prepared for some struggles!  

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      Jax Thank you!😊

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  • Wow! This is so well written and on point! I took my pain meds longer than others so it made me feel like maybe I'm a whimp lol (I actually have a really high pain tolerance).

    And although I had read about the bloating, I hoped I'd be one of the "lucky ones." I'm not. So I find that part kind of depressing but I have these beautiful boobies that make up for it. I'm 2 weeks PO and find that every day gets better. I was super fortunate that except for one night, my sleep has been amazing which makes everything easier. 

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      Amber P I was the same way feeling like a wimp! I made myself stop taking the meds, but I probably shoulda kept for another day or two. Pain is distressing. You're not a wimp sister!! Sleep makes all the diff in the world for sure, and I had a mixed bag, but lately it's gotten better and honestly now each morning I wake up I for sure feel noticeably better. Onward and upward! Welcome to the club and congrats on week 2 πŸ˜€

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  • This is a great post. It's so interesting how varied everyone's experience/ response to surgery is! I had mine one week ago (10/5) and the day of was in a lot of pain and needed a lot of help. I figured I would just sleep all day on day 2 due to strong pain meds and told my husband to plan to work. Day 2 came & I asked him to cancel all his clients. By day 3 I felt like a new person! Still a little sore but not bad & day 4 went to work. I started slow move tea and a stool softener immediately based on all the recommendations and I believe it helped. I had a little bloating but not bad. Nausea day one & zero appetite for two days but ate a cracker or two before the meds. Hardest part for me was sleeping on my back the first few days. I used a wedge pillow in bed or a recliner.The one thing I kept reading was the sore throat from the tube, i didnt have any pain in my throat but it was a little hard to talk.

    I love my boobs already & cant wait for more drop and fluff. I went from deflated 34B to 34DD. 

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      Lisa Torma It is interesting, right? And thank you :) I guess beyond every patient being different it's also the doctor's technique that makes a big diff too. I never even heard of 'Rapid Recovery' until after my surgery when I got on Bust Mob. These ladies are doing everything by the next day! It blows my mind!! You are so so so so lucky with the bloating!! I tried on some clothes that I'm super excited about being able to wear now and I actually laughed at how my tummy looks, it's kind of funny. I don't notice it in the rest of my body (I don't think???) but I'm not sure if my diet is playing into my bloating as well (I'll ask my doc). I generally eat healthy for the most part, but also I want to make sure my body has what it needs to heal.  And I purposely have made myself literally sit and lie still during this second week after doc scolded me a little, but now I'm going to make more effort to move. I was a personal trainer for a while, and I strongly believe movement helps your body heal, so now it's time to get back to it. I guess at the end of the day you listen to your doc and follow your gut.  Thank you for sharing :) and congrats on making it through your 1st week!  Isn't it awesome??

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  • So awesome! Thank you for sharing! I’m pretty sure I’ll benone of those who has a long recovery! But it’s great to hear your experience 

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  • Thank you so much for sharing this reality for those of us who haven't had our BA yet!!

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  • DaJaun Yes! πŸ™ŒπŸ» All of this!

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  • This is great. Spot on. Im 9 days post op and have a 3 month bloated belly haha

    Also drove my manual car for first time last night and realised quickly i cant put it in 5th gear at all. It pulls on my implant and feels way to awkward. Drive around in 4th haha

    Also cant lift the cat litter tray as too heavy so my partner doing it now first time ever hahah that bit i like haha

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  • My experience was weird. I felt great 3 DPO and so happpy it was so easy for me but.... then I caught some sort of hellish stomach flu that lasted 3 days.... and so did my 3 kids (including a baby I had to pick up a lot) and husband. Well we all know what happens to men when they get sick so I was alone trying to clean up vomit and care for sick kids, all the while barley able to move, taking care of the baby’s diarrhea and taking care of my own illness. I don’t even remember those 3 days because they were so traumatizing. I’m now 3 weeks PO, feeling back to normal but I still worry that I did too much and messed something up with my surgery! I hope not! 

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      Erin Paige WOW! You poor thing! That sucks! I hope everything is okay! We women, we always give so much to everyone else, and quite often forget to take care of ourselves, don't we? You're definitely a trooper, you have my sympathy!

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  • I've heard that the bloat is one of the most uncomfortable parts. Not moving around is hard on your system (I've been dealing with this since starting a full-time desk job). Hoping that magnesium, sennakot, and some walking around will help me with that. Lol I've asked a friend to bring me something green from the juice bar when she comes by. Fingers crossed my pain isn't too bad. 3 days to go!

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      • Daj
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      C Bee Yes, the bloating suckkkks cause there's nothing you can do about it except attack it with some patience (and distraction helps). I had every intention of going to work out and loose a few pounds prior to surgery so that the weeks I'd be sitting around and unable to exercise would just bring me back to normal. But I was anticipating weight gain from sitting around, not from fluids being retained inside of my body because of surgery. I actually don't think I've gained weight from sitting around and eating. The best way to describe it for me is that I always feel full even when I'm starving, and when I do eat, no matter how much (and I can't eat a ton because it's uncomfortable) afterwards I feel like I'm pushing my stomach out as far as I can. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if after the bloating goes down, I have actually lost weight. Hey, there's some silver lining I hadn't thought about... ;) Do what you can to prevent the constipation, you can control that, the rest just consider it a boob right of passage..??? :)

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  • Not sure if someone said it but turmeric is a blood thinner - stay away from it pre and post op. Can cause bleeding. 

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      kmm Post op is not the same as pre-op (although I guess I should have clarified). I did ask my PS before I did anything (because green tea was off limits pre-op, too). Post-op is the rest of your life, though, so if you aren't sure I would ask the doc before making any assumptions or depriving yourself of things you want or that your body may benefit from unnecessarily. 

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    I wish there were a way to save this post!

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      Alicia So glad you ladies found it helpful! πŸ˜„

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  • Daj

    Love this. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to write this. I am so thankful to have this site! I feel like I am so much more mentally prepared for this journey because of ladies like you! Next Thursday dec 13 is my BA day!! I’m ready to do this.  I’m excited more than nervous at this point, I feel like that’s a good sign! I just can’t wait to get on the other side! 

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    • LetsGoBoobies!  i just found this post and was going to tag you! This girl is SPOT ON! 

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      LetsGoBoobies! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  • Daj THIS is the best post ever! I am 5 days post op. Your post had me laughing (which HURTS!) You are so spot on. Thank you for sharing and making me feel more normal.

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  • I’m scheduled for my BL & BA this Friday, thank you for posting this ☺️  

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      Lisa You're more than welcome! Glad it helped! :) 

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  • I wish I had read this before surgery! This is exactly what I am feeling now (4DPO). I relate to every single point! Hope you are feeling better now ❀️

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  • I’m really thankful you wrote this. I’m laying her on day 3 and I feel better knowing what I’m feeling is normal and a realistic timeline of when different pains may go away. 

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      M_sweetie_M So happy it helps! It gets better for sure!!!

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  • My ps didnt have me on antibiotics but giiiirrlll the tiny pimples all over my chest are no joke!! Happy to read someone else has experienced this

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