September Breast Reductions Check In Here

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I am 7 weeks post op and feeling really good. I had some blood under my skin which was beginning to look ugly to me. I went to Dr. Topal, and it turns out it was a spitting stitch. She removed it for me though. I went to Target and bought my first "pretty" bra. It is zebra print and it's a 38D!!!
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I haven't done the pretty bra yet. Can't wait though. Congrats!
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:) who woulda thunk bra shopping could be great??!!! My daughters are about sick of me and the bras. I found a soft shiny pretty blue 42D in kkohls for.....$3.40!!!!!!!! I own more bras now then I think ever in my life combined!
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Yup pretty bras from any bra section!!!! Never in my life have I had so many selections!!
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Yeah annoying suckers aren't they Charlie!!!! Lol
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Yes, I'm 6 weeks post op and I've got a few stitches poking through. Had a pick at one today and it came out painlessly - result!
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Anyone else have stitches coming out lol.
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I went to my 6 week post op appointment today (technically I'm 5 weeks tomorrow, but close enough!) Aside from a potential spitting stitch, Dr. Topal said that everything looked great. I am set to return to work, wear underwire bras, and resume life as normal. I'm planning to sign up for the gym so I can feel as good. I feel amazing, and I become happier with the surgery as each day passes. I wrote Dr. Topal a note to thank her for everything she's done, and she seemed to be touched by that which was nice.
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I'm having more aches and pains now than ever. I have tried Tylenol, Motrin, ultram, and cool compress. The only thing that used to eliminate the aches are Lortabs. I'm out of my prescription and don't want a narcotic. Need suggestions ASAP.
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Arnica worked very well for me. They have tablets as well as a cream.
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How long has it been since surg?
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Six weeks. I am aching and burning.
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No open areas.
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At about 5 wks I had a few days where it was bad my docs asst said normal kind of like body going into long term healing. I also notice much much much more breast pain with my cycle. Before my breasts were just heavy feeling since reduction (only 2 cycles) they HURT
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I know. I think the cold weather has an affect. I am a wimp when it comes to pain. I need to get a little stronger.
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Hope ur pain is better barb. I was sore for awhile but now it's getting a lot better esp after the 4 th week started. I was still taking reg Tylenol and Advil until last week. Xxx
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I just prayed about it and decided to suck it up. Thanks everyone!
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OK ladies, just wanted to keep you all in suspense about what my PS wants me to do in 3 months -- (kidding, system shut me up/out!) He wants me to get a mammogram to establish a baseline since the inside of my breasts has changed so much. Otherwise, something could form inside, (God forbid) and by the time I have a mammo a year from now, they could easily miss it due to all the changes - they won't know what they're looking at. So, any of you who are post-op by at least 6 weeks or more and your PS doesn't order a mammo (it says reduction mammoplasty right on the script) I would call and ask him/her about it. It makes perfect sense!! So, nothing new really to update, so I guess I have reached the end of my documented reduction journey on my own review. I am happy, feel better, clothes fit nicely, and I look more in proportion. END OF STORY!
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So glad to have shared this incredible journey with you, Jacquie, and glad you are happy - you look fabulous - amazing how long it takes to get here, but we did it!!! Take good care!! xxoo
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yes ty jackie. my ps said same thing....ill have to have one as well. which im glad as my mom has breast cancer. made me a bit upset that they wouldnt let me get one after she was diagnosed cuz she was not within 10 years of my age when she got it. but at least now i have one good mamo and then in a few months ill have another as baseline.
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Jumping over from the October board here. My surgery is tomorrow, and I have a couple of questions from you guys who are farther out. 1. How soon until you could comfortably sleep on your side? 2. I'm going to the Bahamas 7 weeks after my surgery. Will I be 100%? Thanks!!
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Miss Chrissy I am leaving on a cruise on Sunday I will be 5 weeks and a half post surgery and even though I am not 100% yet - I do feel that it will not impede a wonderful vacation in ANY way - except for - no sky diving or bungee jumping! LOL Actually PS's office did say snorkeling was ok but scuba tanks would not be cause of the tanks weight prior to being in the water. I did cancel my plan to go on Bob Sled Jamaica because I think the jostling would be too much and make me sore for the rest of the trip.... don't want to do that!!!! oh and I slept on my side at about two (so-so) to three weeks (comfortable). Hope this helps....
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Wishing you happy healing! And a great journey tomorrow to the lighter happier side of this adventure..... Rest, hydrate and really follow doctors orders especially for the first two weeks! Will watch for your update and celebrate with you!!!!
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First off, best of luck tomorrow! You'll be fine. You should be fine for a vaca 7 weeks after surgery, but to achieve this, I would suggest to take good care of yourself, and don't do much physical activity for at least the first week or so. Also, if you see any open spots forming, find out from your PS exactly how to treat it - the sooner, the better. You shouldn't go swimming if you have any open spots! It's a piece of cake, the surgery, that is! You'll wonder why you didn't have it done sooner!!!
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