So I have had the surgery a few days ago. Everything went smoothly. I was awake for the whole thing, which made me really nervous before he started but my nerves calmed down pretty quick. Dr.Fielding and the nurse that was helping him were very social which helps you relax more and we all joked around quite a bit which also kept me relaxed throughout the surgery.
So basically, I woke up early in the mourning (mainly because I couldn't sleep) and stayed awake for quite a bit and made myself some breakfast around 8am. I packed some snacks and juice (what Leslie had told me to bring for after the surgery), printed off a map showing me how to get to St.Josephs from downtown (where I am living). Went to Metro, got some cash back incase worse came to worse and I needed to taxi instead of use ttc. Went to follow the directions I had printed out and realize the streetcar I am supposed to take was taking way too long, then realize there was a notice on a pole saying some crap about that streetcar area is under maintance, just my luck. There was a map there showing where a bus takes you instead and where you get back on the streetcar that you were supposed to use in the first place. So since my surgery was for 10am, I figured I had time I'll walk to where the streetcar runs and get on so that I can walk off some of my nerves and whatnot. So I start walking and a lot of time goes by and I see that I have 30mins left and I am not even close, so I guess worse came to worse lol, flagged down a taxi
Got to St.Josephs, registered and whatnot and was in the waiting room, waiting to be called. I finally get called to walk down the hall and wait in another waiting area that's for minor surgeries. Dr. Fielding walked in and took a sheet I had from registering and left for a brief moment and then a nurse called me into one of the rooms. Dr.Fielding asked me to take my shirt off and made markings on my chest, then had me lay down. He gave me multiple shots of the "freezing stuff" (not sure what its called lol), which weren't exactly pleasant, especially how it was like 4 on each side, but it was bearable. He asked me to tell him when I was numb so I said okay, not really thinking since my nerves were just starting to settle lol. And he replied "just kidding", I looked down and he had already started lmao. So I was said "well I guess Im frozen", jokes began and relaxation also began lol.
Him and the nurse finished up in what felt like around 45mins. Dr.Fielding told me there was a little more than he had expected but its out now. Finished stitching me up and the nurse put some guaze and some sticky cover over top. They let me know that I can remove the guaze and adhesive cover in two days but to leave the stitches and little slip over the stitches alone since they will dissolve into the skin by itself. Also told me I can shower after those 2 days as well. I picked up my prescription of tylenol 2 from across the hall and was on my way.
Took a taxi back from the start, didnt want to go through that bs again ahaha. Got back with extra time before class. Went to class later on and half way through I felt my left nipple starting to hurt, that freezing lasted quite sometime though. So I took a t2 (would have taken too but they make you drowsy and it was the first time taking that so I didn't know how I'de respond lol. By the end of the 3hr class both nipples were really hurting so when I went back I took another t2. I don't think they did much for me because I felt quite a bit of pain for a while and had trouble sleeping. But after day one my chest just felt sore. So 2 days ago I took off the bandage stuff and had my first look at the new nipples. They definately do look flatter but not a whole lot just because it is pretty swollen. But for being day 2 they looked pretty good. Now it is day 4 and the swelling is still at the same level. I figured it'll be about a month before the swelling is gone and scars are the only thing in need of heeling. Right now I can't see the scarring because of the little slip thing over the incision spots.
So thats basically it. Right now i feel good just a little sore, and if I accidently hit my nipple area it really hurts, which is expected anyway. And putting on shirts and stuff, I just feel a little soreness same with if I'm holding something that's like 30pounds for about 15 seconds. But besides those things, everythings really good. Going home for reading week td, so here comes my rest... Or somewhat rest seeing as I have 3 midterms the week we're back!! Fun times
Thanks for reading my somewhat boring story lol. I hate writing and reading so sorry for the bluntness aha. Just wanted to throw my story out there. If any1 has any questions, feel free to ask. I had many questions running through my mind before surrgery