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Ok ladies…I’m finally feeling well enough to type up my surgery story. In preparation for surgery I’d stopped working my chest at the gym and was getting regular massages and physio to make sure my muscles weren’t tight. This become important later during my surgery! The night before surgery I was feeling pretty relaxed. I was lucky to have to work late so didn’t get home until around 8pm, which didn’t give me much time to think about my impending surgery! I had to fast from midnight, which food wise doesn’t bother me, but I HATE feeling thirsty! So I stayed awake as long as I could (around 11.30) drinking water. I crashed hard but woke up super early at 4.30. I’d already packed the car the night before as hubby took the car to work for nightshift and I’d arranged to meet him at his work & go to the hospital from there. I caught the train from my place to hubby’s work as we had to be at Bondi Junction Private Hospital by 8am. We arrived in Bondi just after 7, so asked Quest if we could park our car in their carpark early (we were staying at Quest the night after surgery just in case I had drains). Quest were great and allowed us to park the car. Hubby & I walked across the road to the coffee shop near the hospital, where I watched him drink coffee & eat breakfast (torture!) and where I also saw Dr M getting coffee for all his staff members. I took this as a good sign of the day ahead. We went into the hospital shortly before 8 where I did the usual paperwork, checked names, DOB etc etc. Then I was shown to my room and given my sexy surgery attire. Haha. I had 2 visits from the post op nurses, a visit from Dr Lee the anaesthetist (who was hilarious) and finally a visit from Dr M to mark me up ready for surgery. We all had a chat about Dr M’s beautiful car (hubby & I are car obsessed) and by this stage I was called in to theatre. I kissed hubby goodbye and told him I’d see him soon. A lovely theatre nurse walked me into the theatre where I was given one of those heavenly warmed beds. Ahhhhh. Dr Lee inserted my cannula (OWWWW) and gave me some meds to relax. Then I was off to lala land….. I have vague memories waking up to having my bandages changed for a post op bra. I also have vague memories of being wheeled back into my room. I was then helped to the toilet (apparently I’d had 3 litres of fluid during surgery!) and given possibly the most delicious sandwich and apple juice I’d ever eaten! Hahahaha. I had a few more visits from the nurses and they rang hubby to collect me (he’d managed an early check in at Quest and slept all through my surgery, bless). We sat and chatted for a while and I drank a heap of water to get my blood pressure stable. Dr M came in for a visit and said everything went smoothly and that because I had a nice thick piece of pec muscle he was able to put in the bigger implant (390!)!!! Hooray!!! I also ended up having drains which I thought would be bad, but it wasn’t a big deal in the end. Dr M gave me a quick look at my new boobs as he adjusted my bra and that’s when I cried with happiness. It wasn’t long after that we left the hospital. I can't tell you how wonderful Bondi Junction Private hospital staff were. I'd recommend them any day. I managed to sit up in bed and talk to hubby most of the first night as I was whacked out on pain meds. I sent heaps of text messages and watched tv, even managed some sushi for dinner. I received a call from Dr M’s nurse to see how I was feeling and she said she’d call in the morning. I fell asleep around 9pm. Hubby got up every 3 hours during the night to feed me meds, take me to the toilet and to empty and record my drains. I woke up quite sore the next day and had to ring Dr M’s office about my drains anyway. I had lost a fair bit of fluid in the night so i was told I may have to keep my drains in until Monday. So hubby & i decided to return home (bumps on the road DO hurt!). I received a call later in the day saying Dr M was happy for me to have my drains out that arvo, so around 4pm we drove back to Bondi to have them removed. It didn’t hurt at all and it was so nice having a bit more freedom. This was also the first time I got a decent look at my boobs. Holy wow. The nurse had said try not to have too much endone as it can make you consitpated. AT this point I don’t care and am having them every 3-5 hours as the pain is quite intense. I am also having panadol every 4 hours and valium before I want to sleep. Plus antibiotics etc etc. I’ve been taking coloxyl and senna but it’s yet to work…the last few nights I’ve been awake every 3 or so hours in pain so am taking whatever I can to alleviate it. Last night I had several dreams about my boobs being on fire! It was awful. I remember waking up crying to hubby at one point. I took more meds though which got me through the rest of the night. Showering and going to the toilet are an ordeal still for me. Hubby is great and is the best nurse. I think he’s secretly glad to be home ‘allowed’ to play the playstation and build lego in between looking after ‘his’ new puppies. Hahaha. I’m still really tired and sore at PO day 3. But I know it’s going to be worth it. Thanks for reading this far lovelies. I’ll update my albums as time goes on.
Hi ladies, I'm very new on this forum and have been browsing for a couple of days. I've seen and read a stack of threads about TCI (please excuse me for re-asking a question that's probably already been asked). But I'm trying to decide on weather to go ahead with surgery at TCI and would love to hear peoples views and experiences with any of the surgeons at the Bondi junction clinic... Any before and after photos would be really helpful along with any links on the clinic and surgeons. Thanks
Well ladies I'm home! Stuck with the 420cc XHP, as dr kwok said i sould get a lovely round look from them, but at the last minute switched from under the muscle to a dial plane placement to give me a bit of a mini lift Arrived at tci bondi arounf 12, there was a bit of a wait for my room to be ready, then got changed into the lovely surgical gown, booties and hairnet and had my preop photos taken, then wrapped the heated blanket around me and watched dr phil. Lol. There was about a half hr wait before the aenthetist came to see me (still no nerves at this point, just hungry!) she did her thing with the canula, then Dr kwok came indouble checkec I was happy size wise, drew on me... Haha, not something I'm used to! Got me to lift my arms, asked if I'd lost weight since our last appointment and suggested that dual plane would give me a better result and would give the girls a bit of extra lift..... Signed my life away, took out the CC warrantee. Then a few minutes more wait and the anethetist came back took me to the surgery room, a few jokes were made by the nurses, that they were my surgeons for the day.. Lol, asked if it was too late to change my mind if they wrre doing it! Then they did all the prelim checks "do you know what you are having done etc" Dr kwok asked if i wanted any type of music in particular, i said no and he ended up putting on george michaels carlesss whisper which cracked everyone up. On went the gas mask and i was out like a light. Woke up in recovery, they got me dressed , transfered me to a chair, gave me some cookies a lollipop and water, the hubby came in with the meds and they ran through the post op instructions. I didn't feel any nausea and it reaaly just did feel like someone was pushing down on my chest, no pain as such at that point. Home in bed now and will be taking my first dose of meds in a few minutes, but still only mild pain and even the pushing feeling is a lot less already. Snuck a peek from the top and OMG I have boobs lol, they look pretty round already from what i can see . Hubby is omg they are big! Lol