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This blog is created to give you a central location to answer any questions you have about my current and upcoming treatments and reactions. It is also created to help me make Lemonade out of the Lemons I have been given, so I will keep this as positive as I can.







Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bionic Boobies

Well I am back to my Bionic Boobies. After several months of nursing my skin trying to give my body the best chance to accept the DIEP surgery, we gave up. I made the decision to just take it all out and start over fresh again but this time we won't rely on my bodies ability to heal and accept fat transfer, we will just do simple implants. Because of the months of stitches I lost a quite a bit of skin so we have to stretch the skin once more. Mostly on the right side since it had the hardest time healing and staying healed. So one week ago today I went in for surgery to get my Bionic Boobies. These are the implants that inflate and deflate on a whim with just the addition or subtraction of saline. :) Too bad they aren't comfortable enough and simple enough to inflate and deflate that I could change it multiple times in the day... I could be flat for sleeping, and have boobs for going out, if that was the case.... LOL Once a week or so will have to do so I can have the doc do it for me. :) One other fabulous bonus to my Bionic Boobies is that I don't need a bra.They stay put. The only reason to wear one now is if I care enough to make my chest look even. As it is, my left side looks normal and my right is not really big enough to need a training bra, unless you count the gauze that is covering my wounds. Most of the time I will not be bothering for the time being.
One other thing that happened with this surgery that hadn't happened with any of my prior surgeries was I got extreme bruising! A little bruising was all I ever really got before... nothing to write home about... but this time my right side nearly to my collarbone and down to my belly button is bruised... the worst of it is from my ribcage up, for obvious reasons, but my tummy has that lovely Yellow Hue as well. The doc said that this is because some of the tissue that he had to remove was stuck pretty firmly and took a lot of work to get it out of there. Things got really beat up to get to where I am today. Thankfully the bruises don't hurt to much they are totally livable.
As usual I do not like having the drains in, and luckily I only needed to have 2 in for less than a week. I got the one out of my left side yesterday and he plans to get the one out of my right side on Monday so I just have to live with this one for a few more days. I can't be happier about that. Once this is healed up then I can be more normal for a while. I will just have the occasional visit to change my size. :) So Here comes the fun time of picking my size. :) Who else gets that choice?