Read my previous Boob Job Journey Surgery Day.
If you haven’t been keeping up with me (I know I’m not the Kardashians but…), I just got a breast augmentation AKA boob job AKA NEW BOOBS! Ahh. It’s been a roller coaster of mixed emotions. Surgery day was Friday 4th January 2019. What better way to start off the new year than with a new set of boobs, right?
Here is what I experienced in the past week after my surgery.
Day One – Saturday 5th January
My mother, unfortunately, had to leave me at 8 am to go home, but fear not, she will be back on Sunday night. With that being said, I needed new caretakers! So how many Bangs does it take to take care of Demi Bang? Well, my sister and one of my brothers offered to come over. However, they wouldn’t be able to come over until noonish. Which means 4 hours all by myself. Oh dear.
Those four hours were pretty sad and lonely. It was hard getting up by myself (not impossible though). You really have to use your core/abs to get up. Going to the bathroom was tough. I was just wearing sweatpants (luckily not super tight leggings), all it took was one foot to step on the other side’s pants and then that’s how I took off my sweatpants. Hopefully, this explanation makes sense.
I couldn’t really use my hands – I mean, I could but it was just really uncomfortable.
I had to use my foot to flush the toilet and open the door. When my sister and brother finally came over, they brought me some Chipotle! I pretty much spent the whole day on the couch watching Netflix. Later the night, my dad and stepmom came over (and the rest of my brothers) to cook for me. My stepmom was so surprised that I was able to walk! She said she heard from her friends that they were in bed for WEEKS when they got their breast augmentation. Of course, I wasn’t standing up straight – I was a little hunched.
Using chopsticks was a bit difficult so I had to resort to using fork and spoon for dinner.
There was numbness on the lower left right boob and random pain on my lower right side boob. For today, I took narcotics, antibiotics, and I didn’t take the constipation pills. All my siblings decided to spend the night at my apartment. I went off to bed around 9 pm and took a narcotic before going to sleep.
Day Two – Sunday 6th January
I woke up randomly in the middle of the night (around 2 am) in pain on my right boob. I’m assuming this is because the narcotics had worn off. I couldn’t wake up my siblings so I had to get up by myself in order to take more painkillers. After that, I went to bed and woke up around 8 am in pain again. I took another painkiller when I woke up.
Today was the day I left the house! Yay! We were gonna go over to my dad’s house since I’m your typical college student with no food at my apartment, haha. We decided to leave around 1 pm since that is when the painkiller was going to wear off. Being the ambitious person I am, I wanted to drive (also because I don’t want to let anyone drive my baby). Putting on the seatbelt was a little rough but I was able to do it by myself. However, I could not change the transmission. My sister ended up driving us.
I don’t know why but my right boob was a lot tighter and painful than my left boob.
I had to let my sister drive all of us in my car. Ahh. Why am I so protective over my car? Haha. Since I didn’t take any painkillers before going over to my dad’s house, I was dying in the car. My sister had to drive super slow because every pothole and speed bump we drove over, my breasts were in pain. When we got to my dad’s, I immediately took some OTC pain reliever – acetaminophen.
After filling up our empty stomach at my dad’s place, my sister and I decided to go get a blow out at Glow Blow Bar. My hair was a bit dirty and I couldn’t wash my hair. Getting our hair done wasn’t so bad – I was just super uncomfortable the whole time but it wasn’t unbearable. Afterward, the whole family decided to go to an escape room. I was dying so my dad and I decided to sit that one out. It was late, I want to say it was around 6 pm by the time they were done with the escape room. Walking from the escape room to the car was so painful because it was so cold!
I don’t know if my chest was contracting or what, but note to self: do not go outside in the cold!
My best friend Mia and mom had returned back to my apartment tonight so I was super excited. I took a shower, but it wasn’t a full-on shower. I only washed the bottom half of my body since I didn’t want to get the incision wet or anything. Went to bed around 10 pm and took a painkiller before I went to sleep so I could have a good night sleep. The right breast was still experiencing a lot of pain while the left was perfectly fine.
Day Three – Monday 6th January
Monday! That means going back to my internship! I decided to stop taking narcotics and only went for pain reliever unless I’m going to bed. Going to my internship was not too bad. I had to drive slow and couldn’t really make sharp turns. During my internship, I was mostly typing with my left hand since my right was too much in pain.
I went to go see Dr. Mata for my post-op appointment today. I still haven’t fully seen my boobs yet, nor did I want to because I was still a little bit scared. Dr. Mata said he was impressed that I drove today and I had little to no bruising! (Also note, I got lip fillers a while back and my nurse said that I had little to no bruising as well. I think it’s safe to say that I have super fast healing powers or something). He showed me this stretching exercise and instructed that I stretch 10 times a day, and to put Neosporin on my incisions.
Another note, I went to the bathroom today! This was most likely due to me not taking any narcotics but yay! No more feeling bloated.
Day Four – Tuesday 7th January
I had class today, and let me say how much the struggle was. I was still taking antibiotics and pain reliever. Only resorting to painkillers when I am going to bed and don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night in pain. Random passing of pain in my right breast would come. The left nipple has no feeling, but the right nipple is SUPER sensitive.
I tried to keep my backpack light – meaning I only had a pen and pencil, one folder, planner, and then my laptop along with the charger. I tried to condense it as much as I can but it was still sort of heavy. Walking to class was a pain. There was so much tightness on my right breast that every now and then, I had to stop and take a breather. Opening some doors were a bit hard, especially the “pull” and not the “push”. I had to wait until someone pull open the door, then be sly about it and walk right after them. Not really fun but manageable.
My last class was around 5:45 pm, and AHHH the cold and new boobs don’t mix! Midway walking to the bus stop, I had to swing into some building to recover from the cold!
Day Five – Wednesday 8th January
Today, I decided to ditch the painkillers. I was still taking pain reliever – only when I needed to instead of every 5 hours. Went to my internship today and the most painful thing happened…
Wow, Demi. You sneezed? No, no, no. Sneezing was painful! Other than that, everything was good! Just got to take it slow. There was still numbness in my lower left breast and random passing of pain on my right breast.
Day Six – Thursday 9th January
Today was my one-week post-op appointment with Dr. Mata. He knew that I haven’t been putting Neosporin on my incisions – oops. He said everything was going well and everything looks good! That’s good to hear, haha.
Going to class was so fun! Just kidding. It was still uncomfortable but toleratable. Today was when I saw my boobs for the first time, completely naked in the bathroom. Weird. I thought it was WAY too big. Someone! I feel like I made a mistake! Ahh.
I am completely off all pills except for antibiotics! Went to Walmart to buy Neosporin and vitamin E oil, which I heard helps with scaring. I applied Neosporin to the incision, but vitamin E oil to the top part of my boobs since I am so scared that there’s going to be stretch marks. I found that my breasts were super warm and I could feel the skin stretching.
Day Seven – Friday 10th January
Friday was not bad at all. I was still sore, and if I moved to fast, it’s painful. The random pain on my right breast stopped, but I’m still feeling numbness on my lower left. My boobs were quite dry and flaky so I applied a lot of vitamin E oil on it.
I went to my internship and then stayed home. Nothing too exciting, haha.
Day Eight – Saturday 11th January
Saturday, I resumed all activities as normal. I’m pretty sure my abs are now made of steel considering I mainly use my core to get up. Still, numbness under my lower left breast, but everything was good! Almost little to no pain on my right breast.
Day Nine – Sunday 12th January
Today, I worked at the nail salon. Still, need to stretch in the morning. If I don’t stretch, I won’t be able to raise my arms up comfortably. I was able to sleep on my back (probably at a 15-degree angle) instead of a 45-degree angle.
Conclusion – Recap of My One Week Post-Op
Other than that, a week after my surgery, everything was fine! Sometimes when it’s a bit cold, it does become super uncomfortable. There is a lot of tightness and soreness, but no more pain. Dr. Mata said I still need to take it easy even though there is no pain. He said that patients can still have internal bleeding at 3 weeks post-ops. Oops.
I guess I will keep you updated at one month! Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter.