Saturday, August 15, 2009


Ok so I have been gone for a few weeks and this is why..

My vegetarian lifestyle had to be put on hold for medical reasons and I do plan on going back in about 2 more weeks. As I mentioned previously, I was looking into Breast surgery and because of this I had to put blogging on hold. I was visiting Doctors and going for pre op visits and then once things were finalized I was busy trying to set up life to make things easy for the following weeks.

Surgery was planned for August 12th and everything was going great. I had given up smoking after 9 years and the Dr had told me to resume my normal lifestyle and eating habits (meat included) for the time being. I wasn't supposed to make any drastic changes in my life before surgery considering my body would be going through a lot as it is. So I had to stop taking my vitamins, couldn't take any advil etc, wasn't allowed to eat fish, and mostly.. stopped smoking! I did amazing! The week before I spent trying to get things together. I did all my laundry, went food shopping , picked out my clothes for surgery and tried to simplify things. Monday in Pathmark, I get a call that said my date is pushed up to tomorrow! Thats one less day to get things done! After panicking for a bit, my friend Christine comes over and helps me relax and get myself ready.

I had made soup, stew, zucchini bread, and banana bread, washed more last minute clothes that I had bought to wear after surgery, got to the nail place to get my underarms waxed, set up my couch as my sleeping place for the next two weeks, and cleaned out my fridge. After staying up most of the night because of nerves, I woke up, got ready and went in to the hospital at 8 am. surgery should have started at 930 but due to delays. cause they're are always delays, I wasnt in until much later but I couldnt even tell you what time that was. My dad stayed with me most of the morning until finally at 930 I told him that if he went on his way and got his errands done, I would take a nap so he didnt feel bad leaving me. He did. I went in and saw Dr Cherofsky who I must say I LOVE!! We talked a bit and it was so casual. I felt comfortable, and very at ease.

Dr Cherofsky doesn't promise you what size you will be, he goes by what looks best on your body while you are on the table. We discussed what I wanted and the rest is in his hands. My main goal was fullness. I didnt care about size so much, although I made it clear that I didnt want to be any smaller! Right in the operating room he told me he had 15 size implants with him and 10 different sizers to play with to find the best ones. We spoke about trying a 500cc implant and I went to sleep with that number happily nested in my head.

5 hours later I woke up and my current reality set in.. tuesday night I was fine, I had so much morphine and percocets that nothing seemed to phase me. I had company and was just happy being there. When my Drs office called to check on me, the exact words the office manager used where "are you sure you got operated on?" The next day was a bit different, I woke up in the worst pain of my life.. I took the prescribed meds and fell asleep. I slept through most of the day. The past few days have been spend sleeping as well. Today was the first day I didnt have to take painkillers and I am really excited about it.

Thursday I went to the Doctors office to get the bandages changed and to see the "twins" (as a friend of mine calls them). It was one of the most amazing and most emotional times of my life. I have never seen my breast look the way they did at that moment. They were perky and full! Everything was perfect! I am now dealing with itchiness and having to be dependent..

God bless my boyfriend, Nick who has been nothing short of amazing during this process.. he has been waiting on me hand and foot and hasnt said no to anything. He is very on top of my needs and as much as I get mad sometimes that hes so concerned with everything, I do appreciate it. My friends are also increadible.. Who has brought food, dunkin, one friend has gone as far as to go shopping for white sports bras for me and I have to say I think she bought out Models! How many times I have fallen asleep on them.. (Sorry!)

I am currently healing and missing work, I cant just sit around without going crazy! I am looking forward to getting back on track with my healthy eating and although I am banned from the gym for 8 weeks (AHH) I cant wait to start walking outdoors. I have two weeks left to get the ok to go back to my life and then I will be back with my veggie ideas and thoughts as well as ways to lose weight with only walking!

So to quick healing I go..

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad things worked out for you the way you wanted them to! Take care of yourself and let your body heal - you have the rest of your life to sweat at the gym, lol. My brother has been waiting on you hand and foot??? I always knew you were the best thing that happened to him!