Thursday, June 11, 2009

A success in my book.

Well, surgery is over. I am home. And I'm in relatively no pain. Why? Because God is just that good. His provision, healing, and treatment is just that powerful.

Brian and I woke up at 4:30AM this morning to be at the hospital at 5:15. We signed in and I stripped down and put my lovely hospital gown on. Then the doctor came in and drew his signature blue marks on me. Here's the perk of the situation, I got a little lipo in my hips and armpit fat area (you know that icky part that hangs over a strapless dress?). [Disclaimer: I'm about to get really personal, so stop reading if you are easily offended.] In a typical "boob job", the implant is placed under the breast tissue. Well, in a reconstruction breast surgery, the implant is the boob. There is no breast tissue left to place it under. So, in order to make a prettier, less ridged appearance, the surgeon used a little fat from those other areas to make a more natural look. It wasn't just elective lipo.

After surgery, I sat in a chair, drank some fluids, got dressed, and headed home. Of course, I made Brian stop by Arby's for some curly fries, but other than that, we went straight home. We both slept for about 3 hours. Then, I got up and made some coffee and unloaded and loaded the dishwasher. Y'all, I feel great! Minor discomfort in my armpits, but mostly great.

Wow! I'm so glad that the Lord cares for the teeny tiniest details of my life!

7 comments:

Jana said...

Goodness gracious, girl! Take it easy! I'm so glad it all went well.

Lindsey said...

I can't believe you unloaded/loaded the dishwasher! I'm so glad you are doing well, now get some rest and enjoy having Brian take care of you!=)

Sweetbabs said...

Amazing!! So glad things went well.

erinkern said...

So glad to hear that you are up and about! Praise the Lord for watching over you through all of this.

Leslie said...

That's amazing! I almost said that I want to see before and after pics but I'm afraid that might not be blog appropriate! ;) But so happy that you are feeling great!

SG said...

Oh yes, itsy bitsy, every single teeney tiny thing. Your faith is such an inspiration and so humbling. God is so totally awesome! And yes, take it easy.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Praise Jesus! I just read this - I didnt know your surgery was today. I didn't get to pray for it because I was too late, but I will pray for continued success in recovery, my friend.

And how jealous am I about lipo?! I would have chosen my thighs. ;)