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Lara83

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About Lara83

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  • Birthday 10/03/1983

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    Perth
  • Surgery/ Procedure
    Double mastectomy with placement of tissue expanders (to be eventually swapped for implants).

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  1. Thanks everyone - this is so useful!! I always also shop at Cue, Veronika Maine and SABA for my work wear but this season I am finding there are too many bright and "fashionable right now" things for my liking!! i.e. If I'm going to spend close to $400 on a dress I'd like it to NOT be "so last season" within 6 months time. Oh and they have heaps of peplums this season too Very tricky...!! Yesterday during my lunch break I also went to Alannah Hill, Review and Karen Millen. I usually love Karen Millen but the stuff they have at the moment is super boring. Review's quality was cheap and nasty (is it just me or has anyone noticed they've gone downhill?). And Alannah Hill... well... as usual that was an overwhelming vomit of frills that are made for women with NO curves. Also interested to know what the quality of this Next place is like? So sorry for the negativity in this post - just feeling so underwhelmed with what is out there at the moment
  2. Hi ladies please help me - I'm in a pickle! I have no idea what sort of clothes suit my new figure. I'm skinny on the bottom and am now top heavy. I desperately need office attire - mainly tops and dresses (I'm fine for pants and skirts). If it helps to know - I'm a pretty Conservative dresser and loathe peplums Thanks in advance xx
  3. Hi everyone I got smooth round mentors and was wondering when you all started massaging them? I had my one week follow up on Thursday with my PS and forgot to ask! My next appointment is only end of September. Thanks in advance! x PS sorry if this has already been discussed before, but I can't seem to find the threads!
  4. Wow, what an awful situation. I don't blame you for being disgusted! What an absolute wh0rebag. I think the reason your dad thinks he loves her is because she's a young, doting girl. He is probably very aware of the fact that a mature woman would be too smart to blindly shower him with sex etc. This young girl probably has very little else in her life. What do your siblings think of her? Why can't your v dad understand how you feel? As awful a situation as this is, I don't think you should cut off your dad. In fact, I think you should do whatever it takes to be the for him. You only have one dad
  5. Wow! What an amazing achievement to lose all that weight! Congratulations. It's completely understandable the range of emotions you are/ will be experiencing. All of us here are all too familiar with them and will be here to support you on your journey. All the very best to you!
  6. Thanks Ace. I'm hoping it's all just a sign of healing!! I'm not really a hugely loud person (screamer haha) but whenever I get this pain I can't help but make the weirdest sounding yelp! Hope it goes away soon. ...
  7. I have been getting a sharp shooting pain on the issue of my right boob. I'm taking care to move as slowly as possible but it still seems to happen particularly if I'm standing up (from sitting) or sitting from standing. Is this normal?
  8. Hi all So I just typed a really long recount of the reconstruction when my computer decided to sh*t itself! Typical Anyway...so basically, I can't really put into words just how happy I am! On Tuesday I had my exchange surgery where my breast tissue expanders were swapped out for permanent implants. In this case, 550ccc smooth round mentors. I was a bit nervous going into the surgery because this time I wasn't given any pre-meds to calm me down, but before I knew it I was waking up in recovery with very little pain. I immediately felt so much more comfortable than I've felt since before my mastectomy in April. The expanders have truly felt like I've been wearing an "iron bra"... that is a few sizes too small! The relief, and comfort, of having them out of me is on par with the excitement of having new boobies! So about the new boobs...!! They are incredible. I am just so, so, so happy! My PS has done an absolutely fantastic job and they do not look like any of the post mastectomy reconstruction pictures that I have ever seen before! My PS is seriously so talented. I am now at home recovering from the surgery, and my next follow up will be at the end of next week. Hopefully all will be fine and now I can start planning to buy some new lingerie and outfits...!! Yippeeee Thanks to all of you for every ounce of support you've given me. You're the best girls around! Lots of love xxx
  9. I did it!!!! Not feeling like writing a lot rift now but will update properly tomorrow. Just to let you know I'm Ok xx
  10. Thanks so much lovely friend!! So grateful for all your support :) xx

  11. Hey Hun!! Just wanted to let you know I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! I hope you wake up feeling fantastic. Keep us posted when you can. Take care and rest up tonight! Xxx

  12. Oh my gosh... exchange surgery is tomorrow!! It's only been four months since my mastectomy, but the journey feels as though it's been going on forever. I guess you could say that I'm beyond excited for it to all almost be over! My PS has done an absolutely brilliant job so far and I'm so relieved that my boobs don't look like a lot of post-mastectomy boobs that I've seen! Despite the excitement, I'm still feeling nervous about a few things. The first being the operation in general which I know is silly, because the last operation was way bigger and with a more hectic recovery. Plus, as I've already done most of the hard and painful work or stretching through each "expansion" I guess I have to keep telling myself that this will be a piece of cake in comparison! The second reason I'm nervous is, believe it or not, to be going bigger than I'm currently expanded to. My doctor said it will only be the same pain level of one "expansion" but I guess I'm scared that maybe I won't love the bigger size?? Somebody please tell me I'm being silly!! Boyfie tells me I'm being silly but it's not the same! I'm first on the list tomorrow, but I'm going to ICU afterwards (I have another health issue they need to monitor post anesthetic) so won't be able to write and update you all straight away. Hoping to be home on Wednesday so will write about my experience then!! Hopefully post a few photos too xxx
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