I'm about 34 hrs post-op now. It's been a bit of a painful roller coaster as the pain moves around to different sites. The morphine drip allowed me to press it every 10 minutes, no sooner, so I couldn't overdose. However, we also began to connect the dots that the morphine might have been what was making my body itch like crazy, so we stopped it and introduced oral medications.
I have had three walks around the hospital floor thus far. Not an easy task at this stage. The hardest part is getting out of the bed to an upright position. Sitting up and having so much pressure on my chest is really hard and makes me whimper a bit. Once I'm up, it takes a bit to get adjusted and have everything settle into place around my bra and arms and tubes. Walking felt surreal. I knew I was walking, but I really didn't feel like it was me walking.
I'm in a binding surgical bra that I wear 24/7 for the next few weeks. It's very tight and causes some of my pain, especially near the drain sites. I'm on Percocet and a muscle relaxer to help ease the overall pain and to reduce the muscle spasms I have. Even typing this hurts. One thing I did not anticipate was the bloating from the surgery and medications.
My drains are producing less fluid at this point. Nope, still haven't looked at them. The catheter has been removed as well which means I have to stand up more to use the toilet. Again, more pain. However, even though I'm in pain, my spirits have been good so far.
As for the boobs, I haven't yet looked at them either. Everyone says they look great, but I'm not ready. The bra makes them feel huge, but I've been told that's due to the swelling and the padding in the bra as well. Dr. C confirmed he didn't go with the obvious boob job look and no size D for Jared. ;)
I've been lucky to have so many supporters behind me, especially my husband who still hasn't gone home to shower since the surgery!
I'll keep you all updated as I can.