Diary of Breast Reduction: Recovery

Michelle’s Patient Blog #6: My Recovery

Michelle writes: I stayed home from work on the 1st day following my surgery and I feel more awake today.  Lots of ice with water and just sitting around taking it easy as instructed. Again, not in pain.  The swelling stays at bay with the ice, and moving the ice is still is the most painful part. Since you have to stay in one position, and have the ice push on your breasts, for 20 minutes, and then move the ice bag and yourself….just that initial movement is painful.  But its nothing intolerable.

Day #2- I woke up feeling great.  The swelling seems  to be down a lot.  I am at home again. I “feel” like I can take on the world, but remember that Sandy told me not to overdo it, even though I think I can.  I am an A-type personality, so this is tough. But, I want my results to be good in the long run, so I want to follow my instructions.  I am on the couch, and ice for me. Again, no pain.  All in all, I would say this surgery and recovery thus far, is EXACTLY what everyone at Dr. Bashioum’s office said it would be. No surprises. Which actually surprises me!

Next time: Read my final thoughts and reflections about having breast reduction surgery here.

One Response to “Diary of Breast Reduction: Recovery”

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