Got the pre-registration call from the hospital today. Here we go again. I am two weeks away from going under the knife for the fourth (and hopefully last) surgery in this process. Almost six months have passed since I had the last surgery during which one of my implants was removed due to an infection (see: Houston, we have a problem).
My pre-op appointment is on Monday, March 31. I’ll be doing standard lab work and discussing the plan for my upcoming surgery, including:
- Nipple symmetry – the left nipple became necrotic and I lost just the tip when the scabs came off. I want to snip the tip of the right one to match. What’s worse than two erect, awkward nipples? ONE!
- Pocket closure – the pocket on my right side is too low, so during this procedure I’d like it surgically closed up a bit at the bottom.
- Increase in size – since we are going in there on both sides anyway, I’d like to achieve what I originally declared as the right size for me, which is 450ccs (350ccs now).
- An implant, not a tissue expander – this! More than anything, I just want to be done.
I have my fingers and toes crossed that I will wake up with an implant and not another expander! Obviously, I don’t want any more issues, so if an expander it is, I’ll suck it up and just deal with it. I’m pretty sure I will have at least one drain. <sarcasm>Yipeee.</sarcasm>. Time to whip out the good ol’ checklist and start getting ready.