9 Days Post Op

I have an appointment today to get the sutures out. I think the wound is ready LOL From there, it’s straight on till I can go back to my usual physical activities…hopefully.

I am regaining sensation on my areola. Whenever I clean and put ointment, I can definitely feel something. Every now and then, a brief swoosh of soreness will happen. Happens in a split second or in three pulses. I read somewhere that these are the nerves trying to re-establish their network.

I started taking a bath last Tuesday but still trying to keep my nipples dry. What a relief! But I think one of the drain holes got infected or scarred more. My left drain hole is flat and undetectable now. The right one, however, bulked up sort of like a keloid. I think it may have been because I move my right arm too much.

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I am still binding with the Ace bandage. But it’s a very itchy experience every time. I did buy a compression vest yesterday so I should be receiving it on Monday. The Ace bandage is very dysphoric for me, especially since it is detectable under clothing. And if I have to do this everyday for at least 4 weeks, then I might as well forget having had the surgery.

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My nipples are looking dry and nice already. Sorry about the crusties, that’s from the ointment. And the reddish parts, pulling off the tape irritates everything LOL.

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And standing up, this is what it looks like 9 days post op. Can’t be happier 🙂

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