I am shocked by how good I feel. I think it helps that I had a local for the pain and no pain pills because I do so poorly on narcotics so I'm wide awake and using Tylenol along with Napraoxen. To be honest, I'm already up and around and using my arm. I do not feel like I had surgery at all. I know I made the right decision for me. I already have a little boob where the plastic surgeon slipped something inside of me that will have to be expanded. I do have a drain and that is the only mild pain in the neck. All in all, this was a good thing for me to do. No more worrying about breast cancer and mammos and I have contemplated this surgery for years. Only reason I didn't do it sooner is because they never used to do it unless you actually had cancer. Now they are doing many preventative mastectomies. My pain level on a scale of 1-10 (as they asked me) is 0 right now!!! When the Tylenol wears off it may go to a 1 or 2. Anyone who has thought about this...it is nothing to be afraid of. And I get a new set of boobs!!! LOL!