It has been over 4 years since my surgery and I am still pleased with the results. I have been able to loose almost all of the weight that I wanted to and my girls still look good. They are not as high and tight as they once were so they even look more natural. The scars have faded considerably and the only thing I think I am going to do is have the tattoos redone to make them a little bigger. That would cover the circle scar around them. I have joined the group PALB2 warriors on Facebook and let people know about my blog. I do not receive any compensation for anything that I say here and wanted people to know that anything I say is just my opinion.
I will post pictures when I get the new tattoos and loose the final 10 lbs. Anyone considering this type of surgery can hopefully read this and realize that this surgery has improved so much in the 4.5 years since I had it. Many thoughts and prayers to everyone going through the process of deciding what to do with their positive PALB2 diagnosis.
I received a call from Sarah, Dr Habash’s PA and she said to come by the office so she can look at the wounds.
Just got back from the Dr and she said that it was a stitch on the small hole. She removed it and it should be better quickly. Now the other hole is another story. She gave me a silver kind of gauze to cut and put into the hole and hopefully it will be better soon.
Well as for being pain free that disapperaed this afternoon. OMG. Lipo will never be something I would ever consider again. Tylenol will not control so for the first time I will be taking Hydrocodone for longer than a day. The sites are now starting to swell so that contributes to the pain. I am wearing a compression bra and long line panties. Very uncomfortable but necessary. I have to sleep on my back and just moving sends pain down my sides. I know all of this is temporary and I will enjoy the results when I am all healed. Just the pain talking right now
Well I am home and in a lot of pain. Feels like I did 500 pushups and also have a sunburn. The tissue is burning and the muscle did the pushups. For the 1st time I have taken 2 pain pills. Very different for me since Tylenol usually works by itself. Hopefully tomorrow it will feel better.
Dr Habash drew lines all over where he would lipo and cut. The new cuts do not hurt at all, but are draining quite a bit. Back to pads in my bra and wait for them to close. Glad it is draining though. He was able to remove the scar from the original wound healing. Hopefully the new incisions will heal quickly, but if not I am real good at taking care of wounds now.
Off to bed since the pain pill is starting to work. So happy that I did this surgery
My tattoo’s are healing nicely. Since there is no feeling I can not tell if they are itching. Some of the tattoo flaked off the first night so I probably will have to have them touched up but I am so happy with the results. 18 weeks ago I would have never thought that I would be so pleased with the results. I catch myself looking at them and forgetting that they are not my original breasts. My new girls are wonderful.
I will have the rest of stage 2 hopefully the middle of June. Just a little off the side, remove the wound scar and lipo the missplaced fat on my tummy.
I do hope that this blog has helped others who are going through this same procedure or thinking of it. If you are around the Dallas, Ft Worth area I would highly recommend Dr Jennifer Snow and the wonderful Dr Nabil Habash. I could not have had a better team.
Well enough gushing about all of this. The pictures below show several days of the tattoo healing. Next week I will post the totally healed girls and probably not post again until the middle of June. Not much changes right now so I will sign off for now. Thank you everyone who has been keeping up with this blog or just looking at it by chance.