Posts Tagged ‘numb’

  1. I’ve Got a Feeling

    November 8, 2012 by Julie Moon

    I have been having so many more pains in my breasts.  It’s strange to have pain in your breasts…I mean aside from being pregnant or menstruating I really didn’t ever have any noticeable discomfort in my breasts.  I am going to attribute this to nerve growth.  I can point out certain spots that have throbbing feelings.  I have one spot that always hurts when I’m braless.  I shooting pains in some other spots.  It reminds me of being a nursing mom…always touching my breasts because I was constantly aware of them.  Now I have to make sure I’m not massaging myself in public.

  2. Stage 2 on the books

    March 28, 2012 by Julie Moon

    Today I called and scheduled my stage 2 of surgery.  It will be on May 22nd in Charleston, SC.  Same docs, same hospital, same beautiful city…this time I’m really excited.  This surgery will be outpatient but I do have to be there a day on either side…possibly two days post surgery in town.   In stage one they left an oval shaped piece of skin from my donor site (yes my booty) attached to the fat tissue they used to create my breasts…so I have that skin on my breasts now.  Obviously none of you have seen it but it’s something I see every day.  In stage 2 they will remove that skin and I will be left with one short scar out to the side of my breast.  They will also make sure all the fat tissue has survived and remove any that hasn’t.  They will recreate my left nipple which didn’t survive the surgery (out of that skin flap…fascinating right?).  They will also do some contouring to make sure the breasts are the size and shape that looks best.  I do not think I will have any drains.   Hopefully this will be a piece of cake compared to stage 1.  If all heals well my breasts will be finished…done! I am so excited!

    It’s amazing how much I have become accustom to my new breasts.  At first it really felt like they were foreign objects on my chest.  I had such a hard time breathing and being able to stay calm.  Now even though I don’t really think I have regained any sensation in the breasts that I didn’t have when I first had surgery they do feel more normal.  What a blessing that is.  It’s not a concept that I can even accurately describe in words…if you’ve been there…you understand.  I’m growing and changing just like everything in life….grateful for these plants that were sent to me that remind me of just that.

    Did I mention I’m so excited?!!!!!

  3. Weird

    February 8, 2012 by Julie Moon

    I remember my mom talking about strange feelings in her breasts after surgery.  It feels like I have an itch or it feels like a tiny sharp pain from time to time.  I can’t itch it though.  I have no feeling in my breasts.  She said it was the nerves starting to reconnect.  I’ll have to research that more.  It’s a very strange feeling.  The only thing I can compare it to is like when you have your mouth numbed for a filling and you can’t feel your jaw/cheek…that’s what my breasts feel like all day.  It is WEIRD!

    I also have lots of brusing so that I can feel and it hurts and oddly enough pain medicine doesn’t really do anything for the bruising pain.  I had an oversized rib (dr said it was cartilage) that was located on my ribs on my chest and the plastic surgeon had to shave that away before he could do any reattaching of vessels and arteries.  It is no longer there….that is weird.  I am pretty bruised in that area as well.

    The other thing that hurts lots tonight is under my left arm where they removed the two sentinel lymph nodes.  It is so very sore.

    I’m sure these won’t be the last thing that is weird!