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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I Am Anatomically Correct Now

It has been ten days since my surgery and I have been dying to see what things look like under those bandages.  I finally had my post operative doctor appointment yesterday.  It was time to be "unveiled".

So once the bandages came off, I got to see myself "anatomically correct" again.  It has been almost a year since I had nipples and areolas.  I was pleasantly surprised at the results.  Surgeons are really amazing!

The areolas and nipples are healing pretty well.  The nipples are a bit bigger than I want them, but they make them bigger because they expect them to shrink and flatten in time.  Overall, things look pretty good.  I am excited!

Today was the first day I got to shower without the bandages on.  It was really strange looking down and seeing my new nipples and areolas.  I actually felt "normal" again not having "Barbie boobs" (no nipples/areolas).  I just could not stop looking at them.  I guess I didn't realize how much I missed having them until today.  It is good to finally look anatomically correct again.  Though I was sick of surgeries and really wasn't looking forward to this surgery, I am SO GLAD I did it.  I am pretty happy with the results and feel good about myself.


  1. How was this surgery? Was it very painful? I finish my chemo next week and look forward to being at the point you are now.



  2. Ginny - the surgery was not bad at all! I did not need general anesthesia - they did some other type of sedation. I don't remember any of it. I had no pain at all. I never took any pain meds. I am still healing and it is getting itchy now...I guess that means it is healing if it is itchy. You will be done with everything before you know it. I know it feels like a long road but once you are done, you can move on and enjoy your life again. Good luck to you!