Friday, July 25, 2014

Operation Bigger Boob- You Down with O.B.B.?

Thanks for all the great thoughts and prayers today everybody!! Surgery was a success, and I'm feeling pretty good. No nausea this time from surgery because I requested that they avoid narcotics. But this was pretty painful by the time I got home, and every time I move, the incisions leak blood. From what I can tell, there are about 10-13 incisions, and think only two have stitches that I should get out next week. I'm bruised and swollen on my upper chest, stomach and hips, and upper and inner thighs. I have to wear Spanx for the next two weeks to help compress my skin back into shape.

So far so good with everything though!! I'm now off all pain meds, just 10 hours after surgery. I only had to take medicine once, which was only one Tramadol when I got home. I'm so relieved to be done with this step. And I'm thankful for my friend Shanna who got up at 5:15am with me this morning, and stayed by my side entertaining me.

The hospital staff was wonderful today, and we all had a great time. We joked, laughed and were all excited to do the procedure. As they were strapping me down to the operating table, I yelled out, "It's 50 Shades of Surgery!" and we all laughed hysterically. They quickly sedated me after that to have their way with my new boob.

Now that this is done, I'll be back to my plan of getting healthy. In just the past couple weeks, I've been able to ramp up my workouts to include the treadmill on full incline, workout tapes, resistance training, and I'm able to swim 30 laps at a time in an Olympic-sized pool. I'm eating low-carb and mostly organic straight from my garden. I'm taking my supplements every day, and my hair is growing so fast and thick. I'd say I'm in better health now than I was ten years ago. There's no stopping me now, and I'm not ever going back to cancer again.

This notarized statement from my doctor says it all for me. I may even have it framed....

And here are some pics from surgery today....

Before Surgery

On the way....

After I woke up


  1. I love you!! Thanks for sharing! !! I've been slack on my posting! I will hit the reset button! !! But take a pain pill!!! Lol ♡♡♡ my super O.B.B!!