My Journey to a Better Me...-3/19/13 updates

My surgery has been booked for Feb 27,2013 and it...

My surgery has been booked for Feb 27,2013 and it seems so far away. I've been wanting a breast reduction for at least the last 6 years. This past October I went for another consult. Low and behold I found a surgeon that participated with my insurance and was willing to do all the leg work. My first initial request was denied... But with more documentation and a appeal I was approved( the best Christmas gift a girl can ask for... besides diamonds ;). So now my journey continues. I have do many mixed emotions because I know this is happening. I can't wait until I'm completely healed and I can get out on the track and run w/o two bras on to support my boobs. I'm 5'2 and a size 32DDD. My goal is to be a C cup.

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Welcome to the community girlie!

You are going to feel like a new woman quickly.  Keep me up to date on everything:)

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So my surgery is a little over a month away, and...

So my surgery is a little over a month away, and when I say I'm going through some emotions boy I am. So now I'm going through the self doubt stage wondering if I'm making the right decision. I walk passed a mirror today and thought my breast really don't look " that big." I guess I'm just scared its s natural emotion. I'm always the strong one but today I don't feel so strong. I know that this is a process and many people go through this. I actually considered asking my PS to just heavily sedate me, again I know that's crazy but the thought crossed my mind... Lol. I really just ready for this to be done and over, so that I can sit back and laugh at how emotional I was prior to this surgery. I know this is a stage, hopefully I will be more at ease after my Pre-op.

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we are the same day.GOOD LUCK..we are going to look awesome!
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Good luck to you as well! I can't wait to go shopping....:)
Me to I saw the cutest orange button down too today took all I could not to buy it! Can't wait for that shopping part!!

So my surgery is tomorrow. I had my first real...

So my surgery is tomorrow. I had my first real meltdown this morning. I believe it was a combination of everything. I'm excited to enter into a new phase. I've wanted this for so long, I'm tired of the bruises, headaches, and back pain. I hope to add some before and after shots.... Bye bye 32DDD.

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The countdown begins... 12 pm EST. excited!!!!
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We going im a few hours!! Good luck!
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Same to you!!!

Yesterday, was my surgery. Overall I feel good. I...

Yesterday, was my surgery. Overall I feel good. I had to stop taking the pain meds because it was causing hives. They ask are you allergic to anything my thought is no, but I guess if I've never had a medication I could be. I've been comfortable with tyelonol until I go back later for a different prescription. I did have some dizziness earlier and fell. My legs just couldn't hold my body. No drains, but some leakage...ugh! PS said it was normal. I'm already loving my new body. This is the best decision I could have made.

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I went for my follow up today and saw my breast...

I went for my follow up today and saw my breast for the first time. I'm on cloud 9. Although, I did fell faint, and naeusas. I did not have drains and my stitches are inside rather than out. I have feelings in my nipples. I haven't had any pain medications since 6am today.

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I'm experiencing little to no pain, which is great. The biggest complaint is the headaches, from caffeine withdrawal. My PS asked me to limit caffeine. I couldn't bare the pain any longer so I had a small cup of coffee. I am tired, all I've been doing is sleeping. I was asked if I would do this again? My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. :)
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Welcome to the recovery side. Rest well :)
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Thank you, NannyOgg. That is something I really need to do.

3days post op. I ventured out today, my only...

3days post op. I ventured out today, my only complaint is I'm tired. Which is expected my body has been through a lot. My breast are still swollen and they itch like crazy. All in all I'm doing great! No pain meds today, I did take some Benadryl for the itching. I hope everyone is recovering well and taken it easy.

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Congrats on your surgery!! So glad to hear your recovering so well! Reading about all of your emotional ups and downs lets me know that I am not the only person that has felt doubt! My surgery is 6 days away and I second guessed myself just today on if I was doing the right thing. I guess thats just the nerves...thanks so much for sharing your experience with us!
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I go for mine on 3/8, so happy to hear a few days post op you are feeling good! Congrats!!
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Sounds like you are having a smooth time. I am glad your surgery and recovery is going well. With my surgery in 29 days, I have been reading as many reviews as I can and yours is great! Good luck.
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The hardest part is sleeping on my back, and the...

The hardest part is sleeping on my back, and the caffeine headaches. My PS did tell me to minimize caffeine, smoking(which im not), and being around smokers.
I haven't had pain meds since Friday morning. I have been taking Benadryl for the itch around my wound area. I am bloated also, so I've been trying to eat lots of fiber, I've also been taking stool softners. I'm still not ready to be around a lot of people so I stay home or do local errands. I'm hoping by next week end I will be out showing off my new body... Lol

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My only regret is...that I did not do this sooner!

My only regret is...that I did not do this sooner!

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Try sleeping propped up with a couple of pillows behind you, one under your knees. That helped me a lot. I'm not a back sleeper either. Keep taking it easy, it gets better each day.
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The pillows do help, and they keep me from rolling onto my stomach.
My only regret is...that I did not do this sooner!
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One week post op and I'm loving the results. The...

One week post op and I'm loving the results. The healing process was/ is not that bad. Other than the itching and sleeping on my back was the hardest. I think I have every pillow in my house in my bed to support me at night. I am able to sleep on my side which is great!
I went for my follow up and was cleared to resume normal activities of course within reason. Now my next goal is to find a cream to soften the scars. Don't get me wrong I've always been a confident woman but, I've never felt this good about my body in years. I'm so in love with myself it's crazy... Lol

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So my first weekend out since my surgery. Did some bra shopping, no luck. I got very excited about the two I bought and the price I paid but when I got home they were too small. Today for some reason my boobs look bigger. I know they are still swollen, but I hope they get smaller. My breast started growing back in 2006, for most of my life I was a D cup then one day BAM! These humongous things were sitting on my chest. Although, they look perkier then they've ever looked in years and I mean years. My biggest fear is the "drop and fluff" and they will be BIG again. I don't know just my feelings. Trying to stay hopeful! :-)
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Be in love with yourself and have no shame about it!! You go girl :)
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Thanks smallboobies!

A little over two weeks PO, not much really to...

A little over two weeks PO, not much really to report. Still swollen, very little pain, however I've been getting these pulsating type of pains around nipple area. I really don't know how to describe it. Other than that all is well. I have another PO appointment on Monday. I go back to work on Thursday( looking forward to see how that goes). I am excited that my
t-shirts no longer look too small:)

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Hi so i guess i am not the only one finding it hard to sleep on my back or pain in nipples it been two weeks for me as well
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I hate sleeping on my back. Last night I was able to sleep on my side with a smal throw pillow under my boob. It was the BEST night's sleep in weeks. :-)
I worry about the drop and fluff too. I don't want them to get big again or start to sag. I am so afraid of going w/o a bra but I do have days I have to go w/o b/c they rub against sore spots.

So I've decided to post pics, tomorrow will be 3...

So I've decided to post pics, tomorrow will be 3 weeks since I've had my new babies and I love them! It has been a journey if ups and downs. I think I've been more emotional these past few weeks then I've been in years. As far as pain goes very minimum still some stinging, burning sensations on the breast. Not enough to take anything but still annoying. I'm still having difficulty finding bras of the rack. I plan to go this w/e to be fitted for more comfortable bras. I'm not a big fan of sports bras, for work. I need to feel a little more supported. I fid start working out yesterday and it felt great. All in all on a scale of 1-10 I would say I'm a 9.5:-).

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I've scheduled my BR for June 3rd. As I read the reviews, even the ones with tough recoveries are glad they have done it, but I hope my recovery goes as smoothly as yours seems to be going.
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I pray your recovery goes well. Trust me its not all a bed of roses but on a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 9. Since I've gone back to work there are days when I experience some discomfort but I'm still able to continue on. My only concern is I wish they were a little smaller, now I'm wishing I said a B cup because I feel like they are a D if not DD. They still look better then before.
By the way I live in DC, and the surgery will be performed at a major hospital.
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