"Words of Wisdom"
Briefly, I'd say that it took three days for the swelling to go down, and a week before the pain disappeared. It took another month before I could do any heavy lifting. I waited two more months before I could really start exercising, but I could go running after just two months. I thought I would feel my breasts when I ran, but I didn't feel anything. So I guess I'd say that for me, it took three months before I felt completely recovered.
I realize now that if you are small from the start, you shouldn't choose breasts that are too large; you still want to go on living the way you usually do. I'm totally satisfied with my size - not too big, and not too small. Most of all, the reactions I get from both the guys and the girls about my size are great. I realize that it's easier for people to accept breast augmentation if you don't overdo it, even people who have always been against breast augmentation. My boyfriend's friends, who always said that I should get "honkin' hooters," have only complimented me and said that I did the right thing by not making them too big. I understand now that maybe it isn't the breast augmentation procedure itself that some people are against, but the size of the breasts.
It feels so strange; something you've wanted forever, and waited for forever, and then - it's actually over. I have to say that you need help the first few days; you're very sensitive and it isn't much fun if there's something you can't do, and no one is there to help you. Though I think you could manage on your own, it's just that you feel a bit lazy and tender, and the pain makes you feel a little sorry for yourself. My sister combed my hair on the second or third day, even though I could do it myself already on the day after surgery. I felt a little sorry for myself. I probably didn't think it would hurt for as long as it did. It was probably my own fault, since I didn't take all the pain pills that I should have taken. So here's a tip, take all the medicine that Dr. Charles gives you, and don't wait until it hurts again. Just unnecessary suffering; I don't know what I thought, that I was superwoman or something.
Hope everything goes well for you!