Surgery preparation tips

  • Chibbey
  • Indianapolis
  • 1 year ago

My surgery is scheduled for April 1, 2013. I am a 42J going to a 42C. How much time should i request off from work? I work in an office and primarily sit at a desk all day with no heavy lifting. Another question I have is are there any tips from the BR veterns on this size as to what items i should buy to get ready? What type of clothing to buy? What is the best bra to buy for after? Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Thanks for all the great Info and to the original poster for asking!
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Check out my profile. I put alot of tips on there and was very detailed about my post op progress. Good luck with your surgery.
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Hey girls.....when you went back to work, what did you wear? I work in an office & am worried about what I'll be wearing. And it will most likely be summertime.... Eeek!!
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hope everything goes well for you gbu and rapid recovery
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I really like a site I found: Breastreduction4you.com You need a button up shirt. Tge bra thing is hard to get ahead of time because of the swelling all over and not knowing what size you'll be-my drs office said they would fit me for a front opening bra lije they wantedto have at my first post op appointment...they did. Drs are often so specific about the type and fit of the bra snd when, do I'd ask the Dr about that. Wirk: My Dr said 2-3 wks for me if I had a desk job, but I'm an L&D RN, so we are starting with 4 wks and we will see how recovery goes.
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Clothes-stretchy bottoms, like pajama bottoms/pants or sweats with room for bloating. Shirts-button down the front-I had to get mens, as I couldn't find any for women that weren't tight or fitted. Soft material, nothing scratchy. At least for the first couple weeks.
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I will defintely look up that site, thanks. I have been reading through alot of reviews for the last view days about what items people bought. I did find some light weight fleece suits with jackets that zip up the front and they have them in 5 colors. needless to say i will be buying those. i also got some front button pj's. i am also buying a new recliner so i can sleep in it since everyone on this site seems to complain about sleeping on their backs in bed.
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Recliner! Yes. I wish I would have gotten one just for that. I think the zipper jump suits sound great!
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I also work in an office and have taken 2 weeks off, so weekends included I have 17 days off all together, i'm hoping this will be enough but my surgeon did say I may need a 3rd week depending on how i'm feeling so work are aware that it may be longer. If you are able to i'd go for 3 weeks as that gives you plenty of time to rest and recover! If thats not really going to work then 2 should be fine! I am also wanting to know some tips and suggestions for before and after surgery so any advice would be greaty appreciated from people!
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Just to be safe I asked for 4 weeks so I can heal. When is your surgery?
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That should be plenty, I wish I could've got that amount of time off! My boss looked like he could cry when I said it may stretch into a 3rd week! I don't care though, if I need it I need it! My surgery is the 1st march so a week today! Very nervous now!
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I have a pretty flexible job so i am really thankful. when i told my boss i may be off 4-6 weeks, he didnt even blink. :)
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