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October Breast Reductions Check In Here

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Hi. I'm new here. I had my BR last week and feel pretty good. Still swollen and sore but healing ok according to my PS. My drains came out 2 days ago, what a relief! I was a 36E/38DD and I had about a pound taken out both sides (approx 454 grams). I wanted to be a C or smaller. My BR was approved by insurance so a certain amount MUST be taken out for coverage. aussiexpat - what size did you want to end up with? 200 grams is not a lot unless you want to stay large. One week after surgery, I'm still swollen and sore and probably a large D right now. I think you should be fine going to your luncheon as long as there are no complications. I went to dinner with my family and friends 3 days after surgery.
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Hi everyone, I am scheduled for the 26th. Scared but excited. I am a 34G. My doc said he would remove about 200 grams from each breast and perform the lollipop short scar procedure. Mostly I am excited for the lift! My shoulders ache from the load being lifted by the shoulder straps of my bra. I've been wondering... do you think I could make it to a special luncheon that is eleven days post-op? Many who have posted claim they are tired but mostly okay within a week or so barring any complications. I will need to RSVP soon and I haven't told anyone about my upcoming surgery. I wish you all well. Early October ladies, could you check in from time to time and let us know how your recovery/healing is coming along? Thanks! Godspeed, girls!
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Wow aussiexpat - 200grams doesn't seem like an awful lot for being a G... Are you wanting to still stay large? just wondering. Don't want you to be disappointed with the results. I had over 300 on one side and 400 on the other and I only went down from an F to a D. I'm planning on going back in next month to have him take me smaller. You should be fine to attend 11 days out. Just take it easy;) ENJOY the new you;)
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Ladies - trust us who have been there... it's really pretty darn easy... it's the waiting to go under that always gets me. Make sure you have stuff to keep you occupied while you are waiting to go into surgery. I didn't have ANYTHING to read or keep me busy, so it was a nightmare to wait (I waited over 3 HOURS in bed because the person before me was taking longer than they expected - NOT a breast reduction though;) - I counted tiles on the ceiling to keep me busy;) Once your out then it's a piece of cake. You'll do fine and be SOOO happy. One word to the wise. I asked my doc. to take me to a D (I was currently about a DDD or bit bigger) - but it wasn't enough! I have to go back in by the end of year and I'm so excited to just have some time to lay low for a few days:) Four kids and busy, busy, busy - Good luck and if you are praying person, pray for God's peace - He'll give it to you:) Keep us up to date!
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Any other October reduction recipients getting nervous? My surgery is in 5 days and am finding myself lying in bed worrying every night. It's all I've been thinking most days also :( My first surgery and I am so nervous about the unexpected :( I need to get through this because my shoulder needs relief. Any suggestions to ease the anxiety?
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I was the same way (now 9 days post op) and the things that helped me were: 1) remind myself why I am doing this - this includes tallying up how much time and money I have spent trying to cure my shoulder pain/migraines (a lot) and window shopping for pretty inexpensive bras online that only come in sizes smaller than DD 2) Listening to meditation podcasts - I know this isn't for everyone but it really helps me to close my eyes, put in my headphones, and have a soothing voice reminding me to breath and clear my mind. If you are open to it you might check out the ones on Meditation Oasis http://www.meditationoasis.com/podcast/listen-to-podcast/ They are free and the "Relaxing into Healing" one really helped me post op as well. 3) Reading this forum - It was my first real surgery too and I was worried about the anesthesia until I read one of the forum posts on here talking about how focused anesthesiologists are, that they don't help with any other part of the surgery, they just watch those monitors like a hawk...that really helped me to think about. So if you are worried this forum seems like the best place to be. You can do this. You will feel so much better once you do. I haven't had the easiest recovery but I still think waiting was the hardest part.
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Thank you for the suggestion. It seems like some days I get really anxious and others days I can't wait. It it a very emotional experience. What bothers me the most is thinking about what they are actually going to be doing! I like the meditation podcast idea. I will check it out. As a 36 DDD cup, I really need this!!
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Now that you are nine days out, can you get out of the house? Are you mostly okay but just tired? Would attending a social function now be too much for you? I know everyone heals on a different time table and our surgeries are all different - but I am just trying to get a general idea of what shape I might be in by the time I am nine or ten days post-op...
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Have you calmed down some....I know you are up in two days.
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Yes, I have good moments and bad. Ready to get it over with. Thank you for asking..Tomorrow morning is the time.
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Good luck....I'll be thinking of you. :-p
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My surgery is a week from today. I just had my pre-op meeting and have a lot of reading material to go through. I'm so grateful that my insurance is paying 100 percent! I'm nervous, but feel like I'm in good hands with Dr. Haydon. I am excited to read that others are doing so well and are happy with their surgery. I can't wait to get rid of the divots in my shoulders and feel a reduction in my pain level from carrying these heavy girls for so long!
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Just an update: Now 5 weeks post-op, wound infection totally gone and healed beautifully, cleared for the gym with no restrictions (but still am not pushing it - no running or jumping rope for me for at least a few more weeks!). Could not be happier. It's just amazing!

More details for those who are interested in my review -

thanks all for your support and hope everyone is well!
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I am happy to hear you are doing so well!  Congratulations.

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I finally got a chance to put up new pics up on my review. I am doing pretty good getting over a cold
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Just so you know. I went to Zumba in week 7 but did the low impact version and even now at 17 weeks it is sometimes a bit uncomfortable. I have been given the all clear to do it so I know it is doing no harm but none the less it hurts a bit!.
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Thanks much Aitchcov! Appreciate the advice;)
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No stitches. Oil from 6 weeks and same for vigrous exercise. PS said walking and vigorous exercise is fine at 4 weeks (ie cycling wtc) but not up and down vigorous (ie running, zumba, aerobiocs) til 6 weeks.
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I had surgery on 10-12 and still have my stitches!!! =( I think you are supposed to wait until 6 wks to exercise. Just call your PS. I'd also ask him about the oil since everyone tends to have different views. Good luck!
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wow you still have stitches I hope they are out now.
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They are dissolving stitches.... but NOT dissolving! LOL some of them have, but I still have a few "poking" out...
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Funny story. I got to show my new "girls" to some good friends last night (we headed to the bathroom at a restaurant - so funny) - They LOVED them. They said they were both jealous (one friend has droopy A cups and the other has size F) - I was encouraged because I have really been struggling over how big I still feel - went from F to D.. I know the swelling still needs to go down (I'm one month post surgery) - but I'm wondering if I should I have gone to a C. Too late now, but I have about 20 pounds to lose, to I hope that will help. Any thoughts? Oh - BTW for those of you that had disposable stitches; how long did they take to completely dissolve? I still have a few that haven't. Also, do you know if I can start using Coconut Oil on the incision areas now, or should I wait to talk to my surgeon in another 3 weeks. One more question (sorry) - how soon after did you start working out (vigorously)? Looking forward to starting a work-out boot camp with a friend. Thanks!
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Okay ladies, I meant "dis-solvable" stitches...(tee hee)
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Connie
Great news. It is so exciting for all of us to hear from the newbies. I find it puts me in a child like state of over excitement and will go to my Zumb class with a smile.
Just think about that xmas party dress and lacey undies you an wear in 4-6 weeks!
Rest now and keep uip with the pain killers.
H
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Thanks Aitchcov,Im just excitited to be able to run with out my girls hitting me in the face.It will be a great new year for me and all my new friends on here.
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