Friday, January 8, 2010

Surgery was a success. I no longer have breasts or nipples, and it's actually more awesome than I imagined it. I haven't missed my nipples once so far. I still, however, feel like I'm naked all of the time, because I'm not wearing a bra. Weird, no? I wonder when that will go away.

For years, I've been really curious about how much my breasts weighed, and I thought this would be the perfect (and last) chance to find out. However, so far, I've been unable to get a definitive answer. I've weighed myself a couple of times since the surgery, but it hasn't been very informative. First off, I have all of these drains attached which collect blood and fluid, so they are adding some weight. But, I haven't been eating very much, so I've probably lost a little weight. And then, the pain meds back me up (if you, uh, know what I mean), and I'm a little bloated from the anesthesia. So that's probably also distorting the numbers. So, who knows? Right now, I'm about 3 to 5 pounds less than I when I went under the knife, but judging from the grooves in my shoulders left from my bra straps, I'll be a little disappointed if the girls didn't weigh more than that. At any rate, after gaining weight during chemo, it's nice to see the drop on the scale, even if it doesn't mean a smaller pant size.

11 comments:

  1. Dude. I'm so glad to hear from you and glad you had a successful surgery. :D Sorry about the drains. Do you look like something out of a sci-fi movie? hehe Badass.

    Your knockers had to have weighed at least 3-5.

    Seriously. YAY YOU. Glad you're doing well.

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  2. I just sat here all day and read your blog from start to now.

    You have been really inspiring and I hope one day I can have the courage and will you have if I'm in a situation such as yours. Best of luck with everything! :)

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  3. I would probably feel naked without my girls out front too. They are a great accessory and the one good thing about you getting the (eventual) new ones is that you'll be symmetrical and perky!

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  4. @Sarafina - Between the drains and the catheter (which is another story unto itself), I kept thinking I must look like Cthulhu.

    @Rissa - Thanks, bb! I feel like I'm just really bad at taking things seriously, but courageous and willful sound better!

    @ Mrs. Lovely - I'm loving not having boobs so much I'm thinking reconstruction may be a waste of time. (I'm sure I will change my mind back soon, though.)

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  5. I am glad that the surgery went well and I wish you a speedy recovery! :D

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  6. When you're all healed up, done with chemo, and almost ready to get the reconstruction.. you should take at least one run to see what it's like without the BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE.

    (Glad you're well. Hope the drugs are gooood.)

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  7. my tits probably weigh 8 ounces a piece. true facts.

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  8. I'd like to just note that my cat weighs about 5 or 6 pounds. I think I'd get pretty tired carrying him around all day in a sling. Plus, I'd guess most people's boobs are even feistier than little Olive, so there'd be that, too.

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  9. I'd estimate about 3 lbs per boob.

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  10. i always wondered that too! thank you for making me feel less weird. ;)
    glad the surgery went well!
    ps- star shaped nipples.

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  11. Glad things went well and your recover quickly.

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