Thursday, February 12, 2009

The NEW ME!!!

(This is me excited about going to my appointment... in the van)
I went for my 1 week post opp. appointment today and got the super TIGHT bandage cut off and man, did that ever make a word of a difference!!! I can BREATH again!
Breath with me...IN...........
hold a second or two
and slowly let it out......
That felt good didn't it? Well it did for me :) Did I mention that the bandage I had wore a week was SOOO TIGHT?!!?? LOL
I was so relieved when he cut that down my back and off! After he cut that bandage off today and after I came home and even tonight, I feel like a WHOLE NEW WOMAN! :)
Dr. Beckert confirmed that he removed just at 6 POUNDS! And that all tissue came back normal from the lab. He also fitted me in my new sports bra which he wants me to wear another 5 weeks… and guess what – it was a size Medium! I haven’t worn a medium since I’ve been old enough to buy my own clothes. So yes, you can imagine how great I feel now. :)

His orders were to not shower for another 2 weeks... I can take a bath though but keep the breasts dry - and after 5 weeks go BRA shopping! :) whoo hoo!!! He even was quite knowledgeable about which stores were the best to go to - He had great things to say about JC Penny's and Dillard's ;)

Taken after coming out of my appointment. See the new me! :)

Thanks everyone for your prayers! I actually received lots of prayers and emails too from the St Francis ACTS group off list and it gave me a lot of peace knowing that a lot of them had gone through or knew someone who did and knew what I was getting ready to go through.

My dad and step mom have been here just over a week – and are leaving tomorrow morning (Fri) to go back to KY. They are very anxious to return home, as this is the longest they’ve ever been gone. I’d love for them to stay through the weekend and enjoy our Mardi Gras festivities…

but they want to get back to KY. Thankfully Nora is off school tomorrow so I’ll have no need to leave the house or “LIFT” babies into car seats.... and then David will be with me during the weekend and he’s off work Monday, so that should be helpful to give me some more healing time.

Also prayers for my parents driving back to KY would be appreciated…I’m a little nervous about them driving on Friday the 13th Last year when they drove back tornado followed them through each town it seamed… thankfully they were able to stay ahead of the storm the whole way and made it back safe.

… and I’m still not ready for *Hugs* or lifting or holding my twins during mass… but I am doing great.

Love from Texas!


  1. Wow Bonnie, the photo you took on the dining room table next to the new you..wow! You have to be so much more comfortable! You look great! A shopping spree is certainly in order!

  2. You look awesome and I am just by looking at your smiling face that you are soooo happy with your surgery and the outcome! You have a wonderful dad and step mom to come and help you out.

  3. You look great, and the smile says it all!!!!

  4. You look great, glad you can breathe again and all turned out well.

  5. woo hooo! You look so happy!! I have a friend that did this and I just never knew how much pain she was always in before. I'm so happy for you. Lots of prayers for your Dad and SM for their trip home today.

  6. Bonnie, I'm really happy that your surgery went well and you are so pleased with the outcome. You look fabulous!

  7. You were always pretty in your photos, but you look absolutely radiant now. I'm SO happy for you!!! (And great news about the removed 6 lbs. of tissue testing out well, too.)

  8. I will copy what Pat (above) says! You ARE radiant - what a wonderful kind of surgery!!!

    You look younger, rested, slim and trim and HAPPY!

  9. I'm so glad everything went well and you can breathe again! You look great...enjoy the shopping coming up.

  10. Love your new self..Glad you are back pain free. Hope you can hugs those little ones some. PS don't know what happened to yesterday's comment. Libby SC Lady

  11. congratulations, Glad everything went well.

  12. Oh Bonnie, congrats on being a new person. I remember my Grandma feeling the same. She was so proud to show off her new person.

    I hope all continues to go well.


  13. You look fantastic; what a smile you have! I'm glad everything went off without a hitch. For bra-shopping - Nordstrom's does a great fitting service. A little spendy, but worth it.

  14. Congratulations Bonnie! I know you are going to fall in love with your new girlfriends and already you can see the joy they bring you! Just think of all the new clothes you can buy - Enjoy!

  15. Beautiful, Bonnie!

    Your smile tells it all!

    Continue healing and have fun shopping!
    ~ Jes

  16. Bonnie! You look awesome! I know you must be so relieved to have this over. My oldest may have to do this same thing one day. Since she turned 20, she has blossomed more and more each year and now she is 27.

    I can't wait to meet you in April! Wish I could come with a new body (much slimmer) but one day maybe.. :-)

    You need to put me back on your sidebar under my new blog name. :-)

  17. I am so pleased everything went well! You are just beautiful!

  18. You look great Bonnie!!!!
    I am so glad it went well and you had your Dad and Stepmom to help you while you healed!! I bet some pretty bras are in your future.
    lol, maybe you should ask Talia to make you one.

  19. Ditto to all of the above!

    Man-o-man ... you look so happy!

    I can tell it was "worth it".

  20. As my daughter says, "You look boo-tiful!" Congrats, and I'll keep praying!

  21. I've been following along on your posts. Congratulations on your "new you," you look marvelous. Best wishes!

  22. Bonnie, I've been reading your blog off and on for several weeks ... WOW! You look WONDERFUL, like a new person and that smile!!! Take care and be happy!


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