As I mentioned a while ago, the beginning of this next lot of surgery began on Wednesday last week, when I was taken in for a fat transfer and scar revision of the chest area to try and alleviate the discomfort and dented appearance there.
I had been told that after the operation I would feel as though someone had stamped on me, but decided not to dwell on that side of things. Instead, I looked at the positive return from this, rather aggressive, procedure: the hope of a pain-free and smooth chest!
When I woke up after the operation, I have to say, in truth it felt more like several people had stamped on me all over…in hobnailed boots!
I was zipped into an amazingly tight corset, which goes down to my knees and up over my tummy. I have to keep this on 24/7 for the next four weeks. I think I now know how those poor Victorian women felt laced into those incredible undergarments – not surprising they chose to have a rib removed to alleviate the pressure!
I am unable to sit completely upright as it pulls my tummy – which is black and blue and purple and green. My inner thighs and the backs of my legs are like this too; I look like a kind of vivid coloured Turner painting Even sitting on the loo is problematic but I am sure, once the swelling goes down, it will be easier.
I was on a potent mix of morphine and other lovelies in the hospital, but am now on strong painkillers and paracetamol. The nights are a bit long but the painkillers get me through the day; particularly if I get a hot flush with this bloomin' corset on!
All that said, on the bright side – and there is ALWAYS a bright side – the left side of my chest is now quite smooth and plumped up. The right side is slightly lumpy, over the tumour site, but it is early days and I have high hopes it will level out and look more normal.
Best of all though, the tightness and pulling which was hurting me seems to have gone, as has the scar tissue, and I will receive the biopsy results of those in the next ten days.
I have to be honest though and admit that even if this doesn't take as well as it should, I really don't think I could go through this again…I can only imagine why those who choose liposuction for cosmetic reasons only ever do it once!
I am keeping this short, as I'm not really firing on all cylinders at present, but thought you might like to see how well my lilies have come on in the last week – what do you think? In with a chance of winning the coveted Thompson and Morgan prize?
They are stunning, aren't they? I'm really proud that with constant watering, and of course my old friend Richard Jackson's Flower Power, they have achieved this result within the original time frame :)
I also thought you might like to take a guess at something…Colin and I found this rather beautiful object not long after we moved. We took it to several antique shops in Windsor but none of the specialists there were able to place it.
The correct answer taken from these three will receive a collection of Laura Geller Baked cosmetics for your face, eyes and lips! I've added two photos, as the end does unscrew and separate, so I hope that helps.
What do you think my mystery object is?
B) A Victorian make up brush minus the brush head!
C) An American tea drinking straw
Just leave your answer below, and we will collect all of the right ones and make the draw in a week or so's time.
Please do keep in touch though as it will be nice to read how you all are while I am getting better. I love hearing all of your news :)
Take care, with my love always,