Ok, so not as bad as I was expecting! I was upset by the angle of my nipple, and it is not symmetrical anymore, and obviously there is now a very clear line between ordinary skin and nipple whereas before there was more of a gradual change, and the whole breast is a stupid shape, but hopefully will start looking less like something glued on my chest when the swelling starts going down. The lines are not as livid as I thought they would be, but it all feels weird, both in terms of the changes that have happened and the large patches of changed sensation. My nipple is driving me crazy!!! It is so sensitive and when my bra moves over it is so tingly/agonizing. The rest of my breast feels hard because of the swelling. HOWEVER, I had a bit of an epiphany overnight, I think all the talk at hospital about implants/reduction/end result had sort of blinded me to the fact that this was not a cosmetic procedure - this was done to save my life and then they have done a patch up on what is left. I don't particularly like it, but I might care less about that as time moves on and healing takes place both physically and mentally, but it is healthy. Its a shame that it is not immediately a good match for its neighbour, but I hope that gets better and I don't have to go for more surgery as I don't particularly want to go through the operation, pain afterwards and having to do all this getting used to a new breast again.
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