Thursday, May 15, 2008

lets talk about pain, shall we?

So pretty much everyone who reads this blog (all five of you) knows that I was scheduled for bilateral subpectoral augmentation mammoplasty yesterday. That's the official medical term for it. I called it getting new boobs.

Many of you also know that I have horrific migraines. The only thing that I've found that knocks out my migraines is Excedrin Migraine. Unfortunately, Excedrin Migraine contains aspirin, something I was not allowed to take before my surgery. It thins the blood out.

So what strikes THE NIGHT BEFORE my surgery? One of the worst migraines I've had in two years. Fucker. And I can't take anything for it! I got maybe 3 hours of sleep Tuesday night, and I'm sure I looked like death warmed over by the time I got to the surgery center.

The I.V. they gave me helped quite a bit with my sugar levels, but didn't get rid of the migraine. I spoke with the anesthesiologist when he came in, and he said that most patients who come in with a migraine do not have one when they wake up. They think it's because of the high concentrate of oxygen you get during surgery. And when I woke up, I didn't have migraine anymore! I was so very happy.

Honestly, I'm currently in quite a bit of pain, but it is NOTHING compared to my migraine. What's really weird is that most of the actual pain is right below my breast area, around my upper abdomen. It's also a bit swollen, but they said it would be because of sleeping on an incline like they wanted me too, so my actual breasts don't swell up.

I have a lot more arm movement than I thought I would, too. A lot of the women I know couldn't lift their arms up at all, and I have no issues. Of course, I'm moving around very slowly so as not to invite the pain, and I'm not lifting anything heavy, like my two-year old.

Tomorrow is my follow up appointment with my surgeon, and I should be able to take a nice hot shower when I get home. I can't wait for that!

Thanks for all the well-wishes, everyone. They really meant a lot to me.


A Librarian said...

I don't say this to just anyone but I can't wait to see your new boobs:)

Spyder said...

Boobies! Yeaaaa! Glad you're doing ok & no migraine afterwards.

Xavier Onassis said...

Actually, I do say this to almost everyone...I can't wait to see your boobs!

You should have seen the expression on Nightmare's face I said that to him.


Even more priceless was the expression on my face when he whipped those puppies out!

Waldo Oiseau said...

Glad to hear it all went well! Hang in there; you'll feel fantastic in no time at all.

Nuke said...

Glad you are recovering well. I hope you(Keith) get(s) to enjoy them soon!

Nightmare said...