This is the third part of a patients journal entries about her Breast Augmentation procedure at The Adams Center in Peabody. In this entry, she picks up where she left off, one day after her procedure.
Post-Op Day 1:
I woke up the day after my surgery feeling sore, but not in a lot of pain. I still took it very easy, taking my pain medication as prescribed and using a bag of frozen peas to ease the soreness around my breasts. I spent the day reading and watching movies.
Post-Op Day 2:
Today I woke up still feeling sore; my sleep was somewhat restless and I had difficulty getting myself comfortable. I ate breakfast and took half of a pain pill. I was able to shower and do my hair without any problems. I have some bruising under and between my breasts. I did some household chores like folding laundry but stayed away from lifting anything heavy. I am still taking it pretty easy, doing some light paperwork, reading, and napping. I took one dose of Ibuprofen during the day and one pain pill before bed for discomfort. I have not experienced much pain following my Breast Augmentation, only soreness.
Post-Op Day 3:
I had a good night and I was able to turn from side to side with just a little discomfort. I did not need to take the pain medicine all day today. I took one dose of Ibuprofen during the day for a little discomfort. I was able to comfortably drive to a wedding shower two hours away without any issues. I took a pain pill before bed to ensure a good nights rest.
Post-Op Day 4:
I went to an educational workshop today for work. I sat most of the day for lectures and only experienced minor soreness when reaching my arms.