Papa Bear, that was beautiful!
Just an update for me. I am one week post-surgery. I had a real hard time heading into the surgery. Going into pre-op and having to put the gown on made it all very real and I started crying and couldn't stop. Then of course they missed my veins (twice) on the IV, which didn't help things. All that being said, after I came out of surgery, I just realized that it was over and no one was going to glue it back on! The next morning, the surgeon took all the bandages off and had me look at everything and explained everything to me. It actually made it so much better (not really sure why). Since then, I have been absolutely fine. Today was my first follow up with the surgeon and they were actually able to take both drains out! I was so happy. He said it is rare that they can do that so soon post-surgery, but I have done everything right and everything is healing really well. That being said, I have to do more of the same (nothing) for the next week - no driving or using my right arm. I think that will be tougher this week - with the drains out and feeling better, I feel like I should be able to do more. BUT, I have come this far and done what I need to do, so I am going to keep doing it. OH, and side information - apparently my muscles were very flexible and cooperative so he was able to inflate the expander more than he thought he would be able to. So the nice, new perky boobs are coming along!!