It has been a long day for me as you might imagine. Today was RE/RE day. In surgical terms that means reduce and replace. So you know I always come clean with you and this is no exception. I wrote yesterday that I was fed up with large implants and wished to change them. That is what I did today - well I didn't do it, my doc did. Here is how it went.
Undergoing surgery of course means anesthetic and that means eating nothing! After the sour cherries and the fresh blueberries yesterday at 9:00 pm I didn't eat a thing until 5:00 pm. That's 20 hours with no food which for a Clean Eating gal is torture. I was starving and thirsty! OOOh and a little bit cranky I must admit.
Anyway I arrived at the doctor's office and entered the surgical suites where I was prepped for surgery - the usual paper work had be signed and various questions were asked to assess my current state of health. The doc comes in and draws lines all over the breasts to give him guidelines of what he must do. He takes pictures. I had a frank discussion with him because my goal here was to have a moderate looking bustline not a show girl look. We made a decision to go from 225 cc's to 125 cc's. It wasn't long after that I walked over to the OR and was greeted by a team of nurses and the anesthesiologist. Would you believe it! One of the nurses knew who I was. I guess she got up close and personal with all my bits and this is why I am so honest about all of what I do. You can never get away with anything less!
Two hours later I was up and heading to the potty all by myself with brand new, smaller boobs. Would you believe I felt lighter already. I am so excited to see what they look like when the swelling goes down and the incisions heal. I am a good healer so I expect it won't take long. I am taking some naturopathic supplements as per Rachel's recommendations. For those of you who don't know she is my daughter who is studying to be a naturopath. I am taking arnica to reduce swelling, Co-Q10 for antioxidant power, Traumeel to encourage wound healing, MSM for healing and extra protein also for healing. Right now I feel tired and am heading for bed soon. I just wanted to share my experience with you.
Going forward my doctor insisted on my wearing a sports bra day and night. No underwires!! I am going to give all my bras to a second hand store because I won't need them anymore. Yeah! Away with the old and in with my pile of sports bras. I can't train for a week but that is perfect because Bob and I leave for our vacation to Paris to visit Kelsey-Lynn on Saturday. I am really going to take a break.