How much does it hurt…really?

September 21, 2007

OK last night I was trying to figure out how I’ll manage the three-four days after my BA (breast augmentation– see, I’m already using the lingo). (Last night I also browsed for pics of nice breasts, then had to stop because I felt like a 14 year old boy looking at porn). Anyway, my original hotel plan may not work after all. The nice girls over at the forums are kind of warning me that it may not be a good idea because I’ll be in a lot of pain and will need help to even sit up.
I can handle pain. I think. So far the most painful thing in my life (physically) has been when I injured my lower back and for MONTHS I was in agony. It’s only when something like your back goes bust that you realise how much you take it for granted. I mean, things like getting out of bed and even walking were a nightmare. I’m guessing this will be the same, except it will be my chest.
So I’m going to ask the people at the clinic can I stay over the first night, just in case. Then the next day I can heave myself into a taxi and go home, where I’ll have prepared a little recovery section for myself. I’ll just move everything into my room and put everything at hand level. I also plan to take a shit load of pills to knock myself out. I have images of waking up four days later, undoing my bandages and revealing perfectly sculpted fake boobs….really though I’ll probably reveal swollen, bruised and painful round things. Gaaah.

The level of pain also depends on where the implants are placed…I’ve been told if they are underneath the muscle (as mine will be) it is more painful. The surgeon told me I would have a heavy, tight feeling in my chest, and that lifting my arms up will be painful. Putting on and taking off the required sports bra you have to wear is also going to be painful. (My PS says to me, hopefully, “Do you have a high pain threshold?” I was like “Emmm, nope…”)
I’m not really worried about the pain though. All through it I will tell myself to relax, not to fight the pain, because it is worth it- it’s pain I welcome to get the results. It’s not like a kick in the groin- pointless and veerry painful…it’s good pain. Right?
Plus I’ll have hardcore painkillers….

5 Responses to “How much does it hurt…really?”

  1. D said

    so what happened? Im booked in for mine and am having mine uder the muscle- Im worried about the pain- so much that I am cosidering losing my deposit by chickening out….I have a low pain threshold…

  2. alex94 said

    Hey! You mean what happened pain-wise? I’ve written about it elsewhere on here, but basically the pain is not as bad as you think it will be– trust me. It’s hard to describe but it’s not bad pain, it’s more like a muscle ache or a bad stitch. And it goes after a few days, then a week, then two weeks…until it’s gone. I almost chickened out so many times! But thank God I didn’t. Just stay calm and remember, you won’t feel the bad pain because of the anaesthesia and then the painkillers you’ll be prescribed. Stick with the painkillers! It’s only two days of bad discomfort and we can get through that– we’re women after all 🙂

  3. Ivanna said

    Hey guys, im 18 and getting a boob job next week, only cos i have one larger than the sooo scared!.. should i no anything that i should and shouldnt do? SO nervous!


  4. alex94 said

    Hey, don’t worry you’ll be fine and it’s worth it! Just try and relax and look after yourself. Stay away from sick people and take some Vit C to keep your immune system boosted. Get lots of rest and after the surgery do the exact same…best of luck for next week. I remember how nervous I was but in the end it was all worth it!

  5. ivanna said

    Thanks so much Alex94!
    does it hurt heaps bad?.. im such a chicken when it comes to pain

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