Thursday, September 3, 2009

First post-op photo!



Thought it was time to show my face...and the rest of me too ;)

It's been around 40 days since my surgery. Other than my necrotic wound issue I am feeling quite good physically...I can move around fairly well now. My abdominal area is no longer what I'd describe as painful, simply a sort of stretched, bloated ache at worst. Trust me, I'm a total wimp when it comes to pain so I'm not being blase' about it in the least. The new breast is pretty much comfortably numb, tho there's surface feeling here and there. Thankfully it doesnt hurt either, tho certain arm movements can cause a bit of tenderness where they removed my two lymph nodes.

Since my midsection is quite swollen yet I went out and bought new jeans in a larger size -- plus size 14 to be exact. Pre-surgery I was typically a regular size 12-14 but even my loosest jeans still feel too snug on my middle. The fuller cut of a plus size is better on my tummy, but they tend to droop a bit and require discreet antics to yank them back up into place, lol. Small price to pay in order to FINALLY wear real pants, tho. And I actually like the coloring & leg cut too...they are from The Avenue and are their Easy Going Boyfriend Jean. It's been a while since I shopped at The Avenue but I noticed alot more clothes I liked than the last time I was there.

The plain brown camisole is from Target as is the cardigan worn before here. The polka dots sort of detract from all the bandaging and a print camouflages the ever-so-lovely position of my "girls" sans bra. I can't wait till I can wear a bra again! So many of my tops look absolutely atrocious without one. Last year I went for a professional bra fitting and I swear a proper bra can take 10 years & 10 pounds off any woman -- and I can totally tell the difference without my favorite Wacoals keeping things in their proper place.

Oh, and the necklace is from The Avenue too (couldn't resist as I was checking out).

Gee, wow, how normal is THIS??? Another post about clothes complete with pictures even. Huh, guess it's like riding a bicycle :)

20 comments:

PamelaTrounstine said...

You are lookin' smokin' in your pics! I'm so proud of your determination to do what's right for you. -hammy

Sheila said...

You look awesome, Kayleigh! The jeans are very cute (I wear ones like that around the house), and I love the cami!

Rock on, girlfriend!

V said...

You look great, lady!

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Kayleigh! You look great!

Brenda said...

Its great to see you up and dressed and getting back to normal. I can't believe its been 40 days!!

kiltsnquilts said...

Wow, has it really been that long? You look great! Love the jeans, it must feel sooo good to wear some 'normal' clothes. Good for you :-)

evanadine said...

you truly look great. not "great for someone who is recovering" but honest-to-goodness great.

Vildy said...

a well-though out outfit and you do
look great! That polka dot cardigan is wonderful.

notSupermum said...

Looking good K!

Lovely to see you again! x

Kari said...

You still look gorgeous, and I'm glad to see in the picture that you don't look like you're in pain, and that the pain & healing is getting better than it had been.

JJ said...

Looking Good!

My Shenanigans said...

So good to see you!!! You look fantastic!! Can't wait to see you more often!

La Belette Rouge said...

You look amazing!!!! I took a blogging break in August and I just got back. It is great to see you looking so well. I have a lot to catch up on. I am so happy to *see* you looking so well.
Huge hugs to you.xoxoxo

Chuck Dilmore said...

Kayleigh,
this is the woman
who made me smile
the very first time i came here
and read you, saw you...

i'm wearing the same smile!

it's wonderful to see you!
joy~ Chuck

fromsneakerstostilettos said...

You look great! I also have that cardigan. I love how it looks with pops of color under it. You made it look great with black and that is not something I have tried. I might have to try that.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

It is so good to hear you blogging about clothes again. You are looking fabulous.

The Writing Instinct said...

It is so great to see you in the first pose I ever witnessed when i first stumbled upon this wonderful blog of yours and into your world. And it was meant to be! You look as gorgeous as ever though a little thinner. You have been through so much and for us to see this is such a bonus. Thank you!

By the way your 'girls' look fantastic without support! If you had not said so we would *never* have guessed.

The Writing Instinct said...

PS The jeans are gorgeous and so are you!
Mervat
xxoo

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