Nip, nip hooray!!! I got me some nips! Everything went as planned during the surgery and I am recovering well. My throat is sore from the stupid ETT and my pee smells (anesthesia pee…yuck!) but other than that things are looking good! This time they gave me these nipple shields that make me look like I have headlights (I will post a pic on the pic page). They are funny, Liz thinks they look like mini fish bowls. Bahahaha. They are a little difficult to hide under clothes, so I am sure I will get a bunch of strange looks when I am out and about. I may decorate them. No pain there though!!!! The Dr. Extended my lat scar on the right another 2 inches or so under my arm so that he could revise my muscle flap. I think it was for cosmetic reasons to take down some of the bulk there, but that’s were I am sore. I will pos a pic of that as well. I wouldn’t call it pain, more of a deep ache. He must have really manipulated that sucker, and the incision site burns a bit. Not too bad! God was looking out for me like he always does. I am still in awe of the the skills He has blessed people with. To be able to recreate body parts and make people feel good about themselves in what could be a truly horrible situation is remarkable. Well done Dr. Greaney.
Lets hope the bad boys take!!! I will keep you all updated!
Addaniptomy (add-uh-nip-tah-me): definition- the surgical procedure of creating a nipple for someone with Barbie boobs.
Or at least that’s what my co-workers came up with when deciding on a new name for my nipple reconstruction. Sounds so much more medical to me. So there you have it…my made up name for what is to hopefully be my last surgery in this over year and a half journey. Yes, we have attempted this before, and the outcome wasn’t stellar (duh, I have Barbie boobs) but if at first you don’t succeed and all that crap. 😜 One more try and if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. No biggie… tattoo city here we come. This time, instead of just reconstructing from my existing grafts, they will be using a biological mesh under the newly constructed tissue to help add support and projection to my wimpy Casper skin. At first he (the plastics dude) had said he was going to use cadaver skin…uuuummmmm…I could have really given my nips names then…old Frank and Charlie, or whoever the past owners names were…bahhahahahaha. That kinda weirded me out but he decided a mesh was the way he wanted to go. Wouldn’t that be some shit if I did have cadaver skin supports and ended up having haunted nipples?!?! Now there is a phrase I bet you never heard before…haunted nipples. This is all set to go down next Thursday the 28th, and God willing things will go smoothly. Yet another experience in this crazy journey. Hopefully this time next week I will be shouting “nip nip hooray!”