No, I have not been boating, or on vacation, or hiatus, or suffering from blogger burnout (in case you were wondering where I've been). I had surgery. So, for all of you sensitive readers and/or MEN OUT THERE, you may not want to read any further.
W A R N I N G - Sensitive material below
I debated on whether or not to share this information with the entire blogosphere, but then I thought what the heck. So, I apologize in advance to FW (my hubby). He knows that I can't keep secrets. He also knows that the type of surgery I had was body altering, so people who live near me and know me will notice something different about me. Plus, all my close friends and family already know. Plus, plus, everyone in my church knows too. God love my church family. Ever since the pastor (being the good pastor that he is) put me on the "Prayer List", I have had an out pouring of support from them.
So, where was I. Oh yeah, my surgery. On July 14, 2010, I had mammoplasty reduction surgery. Notice I said, "reduction". For those of you who do not know me personally, I was rather *ahem*, large busted throughout my teen years and into my adult life. Let's just say that I have always been unhappy with my breasts. Aside from being totally self conscious of their largeness on my 5'1 petite frame, they have continuously caused me neck and back pain for years. So, after losing 54 pounds in the last year (not one ounce was lost from my breasts), and after much thought and support from my husband, I finally decided with my Doc's recommendation to go under the knife.
It was a five hour long surgery and the surgeon was able to remove over 2 pounds of tissue! I was deathly ill from the anesthesia for two whole days. The headache and nauseousness did me in. So, on a positive note, I lost 7 whole pounds in 3 days! I really do feel lighter. It is like someone removed two bowling balls from my chest.
Today is day 5 following my surgery and I am feeling great. I saw the surgeon today so that she could remove the drains from the sides of my breasts. What a relief to not have to sleep on my back. I have a little bruising, but the surgeon said I was healing very well. I have been surviving soley on Extra Strength Tylenol.
I am very happy and pleased with the results, and contrary to what you may think, FW is too. Did I mention how supportive and loving and caring he has been through this? I am so blessed to have him in my life. My family and friends have also been very supportive in helping me with meals and the kids. I thank you all!!
I will be resting and recuperating at home the rest of this week. Again, I am so blessed to not have to work this week. It will be a 6 week full recovery and up to 6 months before my breasts are back to a "normal" state. *sigh*.