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November Breast Reduction Check-In...

  • CrownofHisGlory
  • Maryland
  • 2 years ago

Ladies, for those of you that have had your surgeries, I pray you are having speedy recovery; and for those of you who have yet to have your BRs, our time is coming. I just wanted to catch up with other November BR ladies. If anyone else has any tips, questions, etc..., please share. Thanks!

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hi yes my name is reshema and i will be having a breast reduction on Nov 9th 2012 anyone else having there surgery in Nov i feel so left out and alone i wish i was having mine sooner but oh well at least i have a surgery date i cant complain but let me know your stories and how it was you guys can check out my pictures and see the before they huge i dont even know my size.....
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Thanks for your replies they're reassuring. :) Whilst I'm sorry you felt similar, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I have been taking vit c, zinc and a multivitamin and trying to eat more protein. I slept until 12 yesterday! I'm going to see the dr yesterday about my tiredness tho' I'm sure he'll say the same. I might get my iron levels tested. I'm thinking twice about a tummy tuck as I don't think I can go through this again!
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Hi there
I had my reduction 22 November and am still very tired. At work 5 hours a day 5 days a week after 2 weeks off. Before surgery I was going to the gym 1 hour 5 days a week, but am struggling to manage 3 x 45 min a wee. Anyone else still struggling with low energy levels? I'm 5 weeks postop now and whilst better than I was thought I'd be back to normal by now.
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Hello AussieGirl, I am so glad that you posted your question. I had my BR 8 weeks ago, and after reading glowing reports from those who have had this operation, I felt that I was the exception. This surgery is a big deal. We all heal at our own pace. Are you getting enough rest? Eating well? Listen to, and trust, your body's signals and thanks for sharing.
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I'm only 17 days post op, but know the exhaustion that you're talking about. I went back to work this week, and by 2pm each day, I just felt totally wiped out.
I'd maybe cut back even further on gym time now, and maybe do something less intense - short walks, etc.

Two things that have helped me are iron supplement pills (though I hate to take them) and eating tons of protein. If I'm feeling really tired, usually a boost of protein helps somewhat.

There's a lot of blood loss associated with the surgery, and anesthesia takes forever to get out of your system (and it takes some people longer than others to metabolize it). Take good care and rest as much as you can. You won't always feel this tired, even if it seems like it.
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My surgery is the 22. TUESDAY!!! (unless we have to reshedule, I woke up with a candida rash)
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Hi Ladies! I am 2 weeks post-op today, and wanted to say that "Fruit of the Loom" makes a 2 pack ,front closure, cotton bra that is great to sleep in. Style # 90055 and runs about $11 for 2 pack. Buy 1 size larger.Best to all!
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Kimmers- I was amazed when I learned the amount that he removed! I can't wait to get a good look at the girls!
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I know...it's almost hard to believe and wrap your brain around.  It's amazing!  After you get the first good look you will have to let me know what you think.  

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1491 grams removed from right breast 1128 from left breast
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Thank you for the update!  I am glad you are doing well so now just rest.  And wow he was able to remove a lot!

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Feeling pretty good in the hospital.... Will update tomorrow
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speedy recovery everyone who is having surgery today.Prayers are with you all.
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Thanks Connie!
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funny this is my surgery date of nov 9th 2012... hahahaha
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Good Morning!!! I just wanted to wish all of my Nov. 9th ladies good luck, safe surgeries,and happy results!!!!!!
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Well my surgery is in 2 days so I couldn't order any online and in the store that was the biggest size. I'm nervous it won't be the right one.
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Does it matter what size we get, cause the biggest jc penny sells is a 40DD.Idk if that's too small for when my boobs will be swollen..when I put it on now it just smushes my boobs together. I don't want my swollen boobs to heal and shape weird.
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You do want a little bit of compression in the bra.  Double check on the JCP site because when I ordered I thought for sure they sold bigger sizes as well.   

I decided to buy one of these bras and I have to say I love it!!  So comfy and pretty.  Wish I would have found these when my boobies were so big pre op.  

Give it a try and it you don't like it JCP does total refunds.   

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My doctor just told me to get a few sports bras..... I am leaning towards the bra that Kimmers posted.
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That bra is so cute! I think I'm gunna have to get it! Have you seen the pic I put up of my "surgical bra" I got. I'm not sure if its the right one.
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You know mine! Same as yours Nov 9th :D
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Thank you Connie! That really does bolster my courage. :o)
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Hey ladies,i just want to say i was so very nervous about my surgery and i can now say it went so smooth and i have had no problem so far. My surgery was oct 31,and everything looks great.Today was my first shower and theri was no pain.I had a chaplain come by right before surgery and that helped me to relax alot along with the meds right before surgery. Im going to post pics soon. So everyone who is getting ready eveything will be find,, i will pray for a fast recovery for you all.
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Thanks so much Kimmers! You must have read my mind. I have been on a bra hunt for the past week. Is this bra meant for immediately post-op?
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