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21 February 2009 @ 09:00 am

I was in the car with some of my family; we had just finished doing some sightseeing.  "I have an announcement to make.” I said from the back seat, were I was sitting next to my Mom.  “I feel normal!"  Needless to say, no one knew what I was talking about. It may seem like a strange thing to say, but really, it's not.  

For the past 3 weeks I have been constantly aware of my chest. The feeling of tightness, soreness or feeling my expanders; perhaps not 'feeling' them, but always aware they were there, that ‘something’ was different.

In that moment, sitting there in the car; I felt nothing, was aware of nothing... I felt normal; like I used to before surgery. 

So feeling 'normal'.  It's a big deal.  I’m getting used to the new me. 


These photos were taken 4 wks post-op.  I have still only been for ONE expansion. (About 150cc's in each side)  You can see the changes since my last set of photos:  A lot of the swelling has gone down; there are a whole lot more wrinkles.  Also the incisions themselves look much better, most of the small scabs have fallen off and the incision appears to be completely closed.

I am anxious to see the Plastic Surgeon in 4 days.  I hope she will take out the stitches and the fill will go well.  Maybe fill out some of those wrinkles.  

I will also ask her about going to work.  I hope to go back at the end of next week.  That would be FIVE weeks post-op.  I feel good but I would like the OK from her.



As you can see in the tank-top; I do have a bit of shape in clothes.

So far I am very happy with how I am progressing.  I have no pain of any sort.  I still feel a bit tight across my chest at times but with my exercises I'm sure that will subside.