I never really understood how long this process was going to take, but I knew I wasn't going to walk in and walk out a perfect person. When my path crosses someone that isn't normally on my trail I seem to have tripped up on the same set of questions that are beginning to cause a blister.
I thought you already got your boobs done. Why do you need more surgery?
Hello! It's not a one stop shop or a drive through; your way right away or something. It takes time to heal and recreate the breast. The doctor has to actually sculpt a mound not just enhance what I already had. They start with a clean slate, a flat board.
Why is it taking so long for you to recover? My friend got implants and was fine after a few weeks.
Yeah, getting implants and having your breasts REMOVED and then RECONSTRUCTED totally different! Not at all the same. My breast tissues were removed, yes, removed; cut off. In addition, I have a bit of nerve damage that causes a little bit of pain and I still have restriction in my arms and shoulders. Actually I have small doses of pain everyday, nothing unmanageable.
You don't have nipples?!
Okay, I'm totally lying. I love it when people find out I don't have any. It's such a weird concept for them to grasp and watching their face twist with discomfort as they try to imagine what nippleless breasts look like is awesome.
I guess those are the ones that irritate me the most. Like getting shampoo in your eye; it stings a little, but in the end you are happy to have clean hair. I like to have the chance to help people understand that it I didn't just get breast augmentation. I didn't just get implants. I didn't just want bigger boobs (because these are much smaller). I did this for my health. I did this for my family. I did this for my daughters. I did this for myself.