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Brnadebt
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   Posted 3/17/2007 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All
 
Just wanted to post and give a date for my next surgery. It is scheduled for April 12th...I really wanted it done alot sooner but that was the first available day. I had my one week checkup on Wednesday and I still have a drain UGH! My stitches for the delay are still there until next Wednesday too. I still feel great but I could do without this drain, it is such a pain trying to do things without pulling it out. The Dr said that my next surgery I will have 4 drains.....he said one would come out before I leave the hospital but not the other 3.  I will keep everyone posted. The reason for the 4th drain is because Im having a reduction and lift on my good breast. I will feel like a 20 year old when all of this is done!   LOL Well maybe a 30 year old.
 
L&H
Bernadette

Post Edited (Brnadebt) : 3/18/2007 1:02:14 AM (GMT-6)


barkyboys
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   Posted 3/18/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you're so excited about it, Bernadette. I remember when my good one got lifted. Dr. told me it would be "perky." It was "perky" all right. That was quite a few years ago, and it's back to being not so perky anymore, but I'm not so "perky" any more, myself!

Hope all goes well with the schedule.

Love and hugs...
BEV

Brnadebt
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   Posted 3/18/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bev

How long ago was your tram? Are you still satisfied with the results or has gravity gotten the best of you. I worried at first when he said it would be best to do a reduction/lift, I did not want to come out of it with B cups. Im not a small person...5'9 and I need to loose some weight so I would hate to come out alot smaller. The Dr reassured me that in order to keep them matching he would have to make the left side slightly smaller.

Thanks for the encouragment.

L&H
Bernadette
 
 


barkyboys
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   Posted 3/19/2007 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Bernadette...Mine was 12 years ago, so gravity has done its work! LOL Honestly, I didn't have all that much to begin with, but when they reduced/lifted the "good" side to match the TRAM, it actually looked like I had more than I started with. Like I said, it was PERKY!

The nice thing about the TRAM is that it loses weight with the rest of your body, so if you do lose some weight later, you won't be "mismatched."

I've had a lot of back problems that may be associated with the TRAM, but looks-wise, it's fine. I didn't have a good back to begin with, and messing with the support system was probably not the wisest choice for me. But hindsight is 20-20.

Again, hope all goes well with your surgery!

BEV

Candy
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   Posted 3/21/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about those pesky drains. But keep motion down to a minimum and they will come out sooner. I will be thinking about you on the 12th. My lift on the good side was perky too. But I am so glad that it is finally settling down and feeling like the pillow I was used to and happy with.

Hugs,

Candy
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


Brnadebt
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   Posted 3/22/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Candy

Yes I agee these drains are the absolute worst, I still have this one. I had an appointment yesterday and I have a little bit of an infection around the drain so I have one more week with it and a week on antibiotics (again) Did you have a tram also? I guess there ae alot of us that have done this. Im looking forward to my reduction and lift on my good side. My breast is not terrible saggy but Iam large breasted so every little bit helps. My date for the next surgery has been changed to the 17th so I have a few more days to get ready for being out of commision for awhile.

L&H
Bernadette
 
 


happyhanna
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   Posted 3/23/2007 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   

My PS told me that I would be the same size after my lift but it looks smaller to me. I was thinking maybe that was because I am still so swollen on my new side. She told me that it would be another month or two before all the swelling will be down and we can "finish" it. It will be interesting to see in the end. I LOVE my flat tummy! I haven't had a nice tummy since I had my very large babies 30 years ago. Please keep an eye on your infection. I ended up with staph infection after my mast and it was horrible. I also think it is a good idea that they are leaving your drain in. I had to have my "area" drained with a big needle 4 or 5 times after my surgery (before the staph set in) because it kept collecting fluid. That was no fun either. Did you go back to work? Let your body "talk to you" and don't do more than you should. I was really lucky in the regard that my work was really supportive and I had many "babysitters" who kept their eyes on if they thought I looked tired and needed to go home. Anyway, please please take care of yourself and really watch that infection. Thinking of you always even though I don't post often.

Kim

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