The Next Six Weeks

Alright, let’s just get this out of the way.

Ok, two of those things. Happy now, Kara?

My new lovely lady lumps should explain a lot of things that probably no one has noticed – like my complete lack of running, lighter lower-body only Crossfit workouts, and the mass quantity of books I’ve been reading. (I can’t run yet, but I can walk, so I read on the treadmill.)

I went in for surgery on June 14. Remember how nervous I was leading up to it? I am talking months of anxiety here. Well, the day before surgery I was ridiculously calm. I had finally reached boob acceptance – which I’m pretty sure is a thing. A few friends texted me that day to see how I was and ask if I was nervous. Nope. The nurse told me I could start taking one of my prescriptions the night before in case I couldn’t sleep. Didn’t have to and slept like a baby. My anxiety disappeared like that.

The day of surgery, I was still calm. So calm that I took a nap while I was waiting for the doctor to meet with me and do that plastic surgery drawing thing they do on your body. The only thing I was anxious about? Not being able to eat or drink after midnight the night before. Surgery was scheduled for 11:00 am and I didn’t know how it was possible to make it that many hours without shoving food in my face.

Hubs got to have breakfast before he took me to the surgery center though. That was fun to watch.

Besides the no eating and drinking thing, all went well. Once I was in the surgical room, I remember telling the anesthesiologist about my job when he asked and then I remember waking up three hours later.

The first three days of recovery were pretty miserable but not unbearable. It felt like I did a million push-ups and pull-ups, sort of like when you really overdo it at the gym. If I didn’t move, I was fine, but things sucked once I needed to do anything. You have no idea how often you use your chest muscles until you can’t use them. I needed help sitting up and reaching. Doing mundane things like opening the silverware drawer hurt. I even asked for help getting my pants down to go to the bathroom until this happened.

TWICE.

As if asking someone to pull your pants down isn’t bad enough, why you gotta pull them all the way to the ground like that? Honestly.

On the third day, I was able to take a shower. Seeing them for the first time was traumatic.

I mean, I knew what to expect. I read everything and talked to friends who went through the same thing. I knew they would be swollen, which I was fine with, but the skin was also really tight and it was such a change. I cried through my whole shower. I didn’t regret doing it but I guess it was just a lot to take in.

Now I’m three weeks into my six week recovery and I’m feeling almost back to normal. There are a few days when I still feel pressure and tightness that’s bothersome. I also have sensitivity in the nippular area that is super annoying, but it’s 90% better than it has been.

It’s also taken me three weeks to decide I like them. A lot. It’s just been a weird adjustment. It won’t be a weird adjustment for my best friend though. Our first meeting post-surgery went exactly like this:

So that’s what’s been going on. I started back with regular lower body Crossfit workouts last Friday and I’ll be back to upper body and running in three weeks. Hopefully sooner for running.

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43 Responses to The Next Six Weeks

  1. Melissa

    Congratulations on your new “purchase”

  2. Connie

    I promise you will never, ever regret your decision! And they look spectacular!!!

  3. Zenaida Arroyo

    Wow!

  4. Becky

    Congratulations! You look awesome!!!

  5. marisa

    Looking good! 🙂 Glad you’re happy!

  6. Nice rack! I’m glad you are loving your new boobs and you look great!
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  7. Alecia

    Wow, those look spectacular. I must confess I never liked boobs jobs, but it has always been out of pure jealousy. I have big boobs but they come with a little chunk around the rest of my body. Then science made it possible for skinny girls to get boobs, better boobs than mine!

    But I’m overcoming this prejudice, and seriously, you look bang’n with that rack!
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  8. Rachel

    They look great! Hope the next 3 weeks of recovery goes by quickly.

  9. They look very natural-looking and flattering. I’m glad you like them.
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  10. Congrats! I can say congrats for boobs right?
    You look super awesome! Its like they’ve been there all along.
    My best friend got boobs and I totally did the same thing. Oops. I couldnt help myself!
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  11. They are glorious. Please have a Wednesday Cleavage feature on your blog from now on.

  12. Tara

    Woohoo! Looking good lady. Best decision I ever made… well, maybe that’s taking it a little far. Are they making you do self massage?

  13. Mz. Teri

    Your new boobs make your waist look even tinier than before! Glad to hear you’re feeling better about them. 🙂

  14. Woo hoo, look at those bad boys! (or girls) 🙂 Glad to hear that you are recovering well 🙂
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  15. marilyn fluegel

    Congrats….you look good….I didnt realize you were to have a realigenment…………..<3 Pam

  16. You look beautiful, lady!
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  17. Why would anyone get lipo when they can get a boob job instead? I always thought you looked thin through the waist area but now your waist is non-existant. AND you get fun bags to boot. Win-win.

    So happy your recovery has been relatively smooth. Can’t wait to see the girls in person soon!
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  18. Ali

    So awesome. I’m so jealous of your hourglass figure. Your hips and boobs are so perfectly proportioned and your waist is so tiny! They look great!!

    /nohomo.

  19. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    Lol I’m glad Kara finally got her wish!
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  20. They look AMAZING! Funbag for the WIN!

  21. your hair looked amazing in the second pic. really fits you well.

  22. Amber K

    Looking great! Glad you’re so happy.

  23. I’m glad that you like them! I also really like that your brother commented on this post and said you had nice hair.
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  24. Julie16750

    They look great! Congrats! 🙂

  25. I’m so proud of you for posting about this. Did I say that on your last post about this? Well I meant to. I think your new chesties look fantastic. And also very natural! They perfectly balance out your bod. So glad you like your nungas!
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  26. Ananda

    Wow, lovely new silhouette. Congrats!!

  27. your boobs look amazing. that is all 🙂
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  28. Jennifer SS

    You look great! Is congratulations a weird thing to say?! Way to go on your new ta tas!!!!!

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  30. I’m happy to hear that you’re happy and you do look great. I did notice a lot less running and a lot more walking, but I figured you were trying to shame me into walking more instead of being so lazy. But I guess not EVERYTHING is about me. 😉
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  31. Dave

    How about their own Facebook page? 🙂

  32. Allyssa

    Your new shape looks great! I’m so jealous of the twins. Can I go pout like a child about how I want some now?

    The recovery sounds hard though. That always holds me back from seriously looking into it. Although, I’ve breastfed two children now (and hopefully a third in the future) so mine have had repeated stretching out of the skin…and the unfortunate shrinkage that follows when you stop making milk.

    • Thank you! I quite like them. The nurses told me that a lot of women say that recovery feels a lot like engorgement. I’m not sure if you’ve had that before. But trust me, if you’ve made it through child birth twice and would still like another, getting the ta-tas upgraded will be a walk in the park for you.

      • Allyssa

        I remember the feeling of engorgement well. That’s exactly what I imagined it feeling like when you described the lingering pressure and tightness. I doubt it’ll stop me from getting a pair someday when I’m for sure done with babies (because at this point I might as well wait until I’m done).

  33. Booooobbbsss! Awesome! So glad you like them, don’t regret getting them, and are adjusting well to them! This post cracked me up…funniest gif? The dog staring at the cupcakes. Lost it on that one. 🙂
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  34. Carolyn

    I got here from Michelle’s site and found this. You look great but the reason I am commenting is because this post got 40 comments. Lots to discuss when it comes to new boobs. Enjoy!

  35. Adrianna

    very happy for you! thanks for sharing this…it’s really nice to read the decision, recovery, etc as I’ve considered this for years, too.
    seriously, they look super fab!

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