Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fill #3...almost there!

I had fill #3 today. OUCH! At my insistence, Dr. Temple put in 100ccs on each side instead of the usual 75. Most of the pain is not in my chest strangely enough; most of the pain is in my left shoulder, shoulder blade and back. My fault, I know! My last fill went so well with virtually no pain and very little discomfort, that I thought I would try more. I’m in a fair amount of pain, although it’s started to subside a little...thank you Advil. My drive home was not fun and very uncomfortable. Since my last fill went so well, I didn’t take a driver with me today...OOPS! Lesson learned.

I’m now at 350ccs, so have only 100 more to go. She said I may only need one more, but after today, I may have less put in next time. We’ll see how long today's pain lasts and how I feel for the next appointment. I’m scheduled for September 21st.

Dr. Evans assisted again today, so with one on each side, today’s fill went just as fast as the last one. Dr. Temple started to giggle near the end of the fill and said “you’ll really notice the difference now!” And, boy what a difference there is!

Here are a few photos after today's fill. The dots are little bandaids they put on after the fill...after seeing them in a photo, they look like bad fake nips to me! LOL The right one leaked when the needle was removed and even after the bandaid was put on and soaked through my t-shirt...I looked like I was lactating! LOL They are coming along really nicely and I am beginning to really like the way they look in clothing...undressed I still am having problems with the way I look, but in clothing, I'm beginning to look pretty "normal"...which is very important to me.

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7 comments:

myblip said...

Looks like they are really coming along nicely. The photos did startle me a little, with the tattoos. I just didn't expect to see them. I love them!! I have 3 myself, and there's always room for one more. ;)

I hope that the pain fades away quickly!

Teri S.

Shari said...

Hi Teri,
Thanks! Yes, I am pleased with how they are beginning to look. After today, I feel I'm starting to look "normal" again in clothing. have many many tattoos (too many to count) and plans for lots more! They are very addictive!

September 8, 2009 5:17 PM

myblip said...

They really are addictive! I currently have a flower with leaves on my right arm, toward the top, and forward. I'm really toying with the idea of adding the words "Fight Like a Girl" to it. The more I think about it, the more I like it.

Hope you don't mind, but I just shared this entry of yours with a bunch of brca+'s on facebook. We were discussing nipple recon/ nipple tattooing, and of course your tats came to mind. :)

Teri

Shari said...

I don't mind at all Teri! I LOVE the ideal of adding "Fight Light a Girl"...maybe I'll have that done around my foobs somehow!

myblip said...

I just got the cutest pink camo bag with those words, I love it! Do you think if we got it tattooed on our body we'd have to have the little copyright symbol added to it? lol

Shari said...

Nah! LOL

l'optimiste said...

you amaze me - I am sure I couldn't go through this with such humour as you do. Brilliant.
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