The third week went pretty well too. Unfortunately, I started PMSing. I usually have breast tenderness and swelling, but this time it was multiplied by like 50. It felt similar to how I felt the first week, but it went away after a couple of days. I could've started buying bras, but I was pretty uncomfortable so I decided to wait a while. I did buy a wireless bra that was really comfortable so I had something to wear under my shirts without my sports bra showing. It's so nice to not have to wear underwire!!!! I've never worn such a comfortable bra. I don't want to ever go back! The stubborn steri strips FINALLY started to come off a little, but not very much. We went to the sunflower festival- which was beautiful- but I was really sore that day so it dampened my mood because I was pretty uncomfortable.
Which brings us to present-day! Lol! On the 3rd I had my last appointment with my surgeon until September/October! He took the rest of the tape off and put on fresh ones to help smooth the scar. He said he thinks my new size is great for my body size, and he was very happy with the results- as am I!! After 3 weeks I can take the tape off and, gradually over the next 3-6 months, everything with settle more and continue to look more natural. They look great now, and he said soon it will be hard to tell I even had surgery! I am now completely unrestricted! I can lift, exercise, and sleep without worry! It's so nice to be able to sleep on my stomach, and I can't wait to start working out again!! I'll be going back to Louisiana this weekend and get ready to face the real world! I've loved being around family in Atlanta, and I wish I could spend this much time up here more often. Unfortunately, now I have to get a job and get ready for grad school so I won't have the luxury of a month of free vacation anymore!
My fiance and I are having one last hoorah before the craziness starts again- so we're taking a road trip to visit my cousin in Savannah for a night then spend 2 days in Charleston!! I'll also be moving in a month, so the next few weeks are going to be VERY busy. Hopefully I can find time to blog about our California and Charleston trips in the meantime!!
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes during my recovery! I'm so thankful for my friends and family who have made it such an easy process- and, of course, for my AMAZING surgeon, Dr. Joseph Woods! I could NOT have asked for better! :)