Milestones During Week 1 Post-Op (GRAPHIC)

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It got really cold the other night.  Some might have described it as a tit bit nipply.  Strangely, it felt so to me.  Especially on my left boob.  *poke* *poke* *poke* Nope.  I did not spontaneously generate new nipples.  I now have phantom nipple feelings.  How goth.

In other news.  I ran out of marcaine in my pump, right on time, 5 days post-op.  Note my Buddha belly, not sure where that came from without eating very much actual food this week.

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Empty marcaine bag, lines still intact.

These lines are removed by myself.  I have to pull all of the sticky tape, ouch!

Tape all over the place.

Tape all over the place.

'soaker hose' lines that were distributing marcaine into my breast area.

‘soaker hose’ lines that were distributing marcaine into my breast area.

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Completely empty, deflated marcaine bag and handy-dandy fanny pack for hauling it around.

Pulling the lines would have been quick, but I could feel it inside moving through and that was a little gag worthy.  There was also a bit of tension every so often.  Without all the bulk of this, I can move a bit more freely, however, I still have the two drain lines coming down to contend with.  The size and shape of my temporary boobs continues to change every day too.  My dad tells me that the surgeon told them all that the expanders are filled about 2/3 full, I imagine about 500mL each then?  Either way, here’s how it’s starting to look, you can tell the swelling is subsiding.

5 Days Post-op, prophylactic bilateral mastectomies and stage 1 of reconstruction.

6 Days Post-op, prophylactic bilateral mastectomies and stage 1 of reconstruction.

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