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Hey girls so I'm.currenrly just over 2 weeks post op, my recovery has been pretty good but I have noticed last couple of days my pain has slightly increased my boobs have an achy burning feeling around the sides and underneath and tender to touch but can actually relieve it if I cup my cold hand around it for a few seconds underneath also feels very heavy mainly the right side, just wanted to no if this type of pain is Normal best way I can describe it is feeling like when your breastfeeding and your breasts are aching cause they really full with milk. I was starting to worry I've damaged something or just been doing to much as I've got to run around after a toddler and a baby all day but now I'm wondering if it could be From tightening my bra up. Maybe I'm just being paranoid cause when I look at them they look fine

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5 hours ago, simply_me said:

Hey girls so I'm.currenrly just over 2 weeks post op, my recovery has been pretty good but I have noticed last couple of days my pain has slightly increased my boobs have an achy burning feeling around the sides and underneath and tender to touch but can actually relieve it if I cup my cold hand around it for a few seconds underneath also feels very heavy mainly the right side, just wanted to no if this type of pain is Normal best way I can describe it is feeling like when your breastfeeding and your breasts are aching cause they really full with milk. I was starting to worry I've damaged something or just been doing to much as I've got to run around after a toddler and a baby all day but now I'm wondering if it could be From tightening my bra up. Maybe I'm just being paranoid cause when I look at them they look fine

Hey hun, it's hard to say really. It could be your bra too tight or doing too much too soon. Try to take it a bit more easy (I know that's hard with two little ones). Rest up whenever you can. The feeling of fullness is quite normal, you are still very much early in your recovery. Take care xo

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The full heavey feeling you describe is whats ferered to as morning boob ( but not just related to the morning like morning sickness is usually all day sickness ?) and thats quite normal and will settle over the next few weeks,  i would say that you may also be doing to much especially if your running around after a toddler,  If you need to pick him/her up squat down scoop them into your chest 1 arm around their back 1 under the bottom and use your legs to lift do not bend from your waist and use your arms as it puts to much strain on your chest which is trying to heal.  Dont be to alarmed if you start to experience sharp stabby like pains as well as your about to come into the zingers stage which is just nerves regenerating and this can last for months but the frequency gets less and less. 

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@I HaveBoobs thanks for that yeah my right side is what bothering me more just doesn't feel right feels like implant gona fall out lol and very strong pulling down pressure type feeling when I move my arm out or lay down and through the day just aches wouldn't be so concerned if pain was like this whole time just concerns me my right side was my better painfree side now it's the worse side lol... I did say I thought it could of been from tightening my surgical bra but then I forgot I actually loosened it during night to see if it helped but when I woke in morning actually felt worse and tightening it up again actually relieved it... I no I'm probably doing too much to soon but don't have much choice unfortunately 6 weeks of no lifting with 2 young kids isn't very practical lol just hope I haven't damaged anything when i told my surgeon I had younger kids at home he said u shouldn't lift for 6 weeks but try go four weeks and see how you feel but then also assured me lifting them won't damage anything it will just hurt and could cause me to drop them lol but lifting them doesn't actually hurt at all it's more stretching out for stuff or trying cut hard things when making dinner that causes me pain lol... aches and stuff not so concerning more just unsure if the weird pressure feeling is Normal or not... thanks for your advice with the lifting I'll try take it bit more easy next few days and hopefully it improves I think I'm just paranoid cause it wasn't a cheap procedure and I just keep panicking that I'm going to mess it up and end up paying all this money for nothing lol

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I know its hard with young ones as most of the time all they want is mommy , your ps is right try to minimize how much you pick them up for the next week or two if you can as you risk damaging your pocket or you could rip some internal stitches which may result in surgery to fix (i know its easy for me/people to say so sorry if it sounds harsh)  but yes you did spend a lot of money so your just gonna have to improvise and get creative,  if their mobile and totting around try to get them to climb (with your help) up onto a chair then lift them onto your lap then stand up or use the scoop n squat method i mentioned earlier,  the less you can use your arms/chest in the first 4-6 wks the better off you'll be the pain yoyr feeling is a sign that your diong to much,  i dont think by the sounds of things you've done any damage but if you keep diong what your doing you might. Hope i hav'nt come across to harsh i dont mean to just remember you've had major surgery and you need to take it easy. ??. Keep me posted on how you go. 

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Hi @simply_me, how are your aches and pains today?  Hope you are starting to feel better.  It must be hard trying to take it easy with little ones to take care of.

The burning feeling sounds like the sunburn feeling on your skin which a lot of girls get post op (I did too in the early weeks)

I have found throughout my recovery that my post op pains were constantly changing eg. Pressure, zingers, burning, incision pain, general aches and it swapped from boob to boob too.   

Currently my right side feels great,  but I have discomfort with my left pec muscle at the moment.  Still have abit of stretching and fluffing to go I think. 

As previous posters have mentioned do try to take it easy as my personal trainer was telling me about a girl at the gym who went back training to early against her doctors wishes and bottomed out multiple times as she didn’t give a chance for her muscles to heal ?

 

 

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@Kit oh damn wow that's what I'm worried about.. I am feeling better tho right side still not great but not as bad as it was so hopefully no permanent damage happening... sometimes it feels like something hard is poking out the side of my breast and I actually go to feel if there is anything like implant poking out or something lol but there isn't.. I think my incisions ache too so much different pains going on here to pin point it all lol stressful times ? I have been trying to take it more easy trying to avoid lifting kids as much as possible it's just hard but I guess i knew it was going to be should of thought it out more realistically and done it at a time my partner could of been home longer or my eldest was on school holidays.. but my partner kept insisting it would be fine i should of listened to myself haha.. Just annoying because I felt bad enough spending this sort of money on myself when I have 3 kids to provide for and really don't wana end up messing it up and then realising I basically threw the money away on nothing lol want it to at least be worth it.

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