Saturday, October 28, 2006

Boob Update

Because I know you're all dying to hear about my boobs.

No, I got no pics to show you...too shy...but I will say that these babies are SOFT! Not soft like natural breasts, no. That is simply too much to ask for (and would I want to HAVE to wear a bra?). Rather, they're soft the way good a pair of actual breasts with silicone implants are supposed to be.

And as for my mobility? I cannot only feel the difference, I can see it. Last night, as I was getting ready to take a nice hot bath, I leaned over the sink towards the medicine cabinet, and I saw something I haven't seen for years, which I hope I can describe....there was a hollowness between each shoulder and the adjacent breast, where previously there had been tight, rock-hard, cord-like or tendon-like tissue connecting the space between breast and shoulder. It is absolutely amazing. After my shower, I did a little mild stretching. And by mild, I mean that I didn't force anything; I just lengthened out. And that's how I found myself in Kurmasana. I just sort of slid into it, and let me tell you, anyone who tells you it's only about the hamstrings never had the "before" and "after" I've had. The reduction in chest tightness changed the pose dynamics completely. And remember, I was doing it without having done any preparatory postures.

Then, just out of curiosity, I decided to try my most recent nemesis: Mari A. That posture had been really getting to me in the last couple of months...I could "do" it, wrist bound, chin to shin, but it felt awful, and it never got any better. Until now. Without any warm-up, as I said, other than Kurmasana, I bent my knee, reached back and grabbed my wrist. Voila.

And now, I need to NOT do anymore of that. At least until I see my doctor on Tuesday. He did say that he did think that some stretching would be good in my particular case; however, he NOT like the way Ardha Badha Padma Paschimotanasana looked when I demonstrated it for him in the exam room. He said it distorted the breast. So, I will wait until Tuesday and see how things look then.

As for the nose, the swelling goes up, the swelling comes down. Sometimes it looks to me as if there is still a bump. Then I massage out the swelling and the bump is gone. And then two minutes later, it's back. It's going to be a long road. But one thing is true: it's better than it was before.

YC

2 comments:

Julie said...

Ha! Yea, he wants your skin to stretch and mine the exact opposite. I love that you demonstrated Ardha Badha for him... I never demonstrated poses but I did sit meditating to Krishna Das while waiting for surgery. That space you are talking about is EXACTLY the space I was referring to being tight for you and causing you problems. How did I know that, because it is the space that is affected after my surgery too. That's the part I need to be careful with.

I'm so glad to hear yours is looser.

yoga chickie said...

Ha - He told me about that too...you need to not stretch, I need to stretch. I don't get it, but fine, whatever! Why do you need to be careful with that area? Is it too loose?

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