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Small-Chest-Quest - Atlanta, GA
- posted 11 months ago
- updated 10 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,800
- Atlanta, GA
For 30 years, I've quietly and privately suffered...
- 10 Jun 2012
For 30 years, I've quietly and privately suffered with all that accompanies having a large chest. I've tried to ignore the comments, the stares, the shoulder/neck pain, and every other miserable aspect of it. I foolishly thought that if I ignored it, others would, too. Now that I'm older, and hopefully, a little wiser, I know that's not true, so it's time to take action. I have a PS consultation scheduled for this coming Friday, the 15th. Come hell or high water, I'm going to get the chest I've wanted since I was 17. I'm determined to play tennis, go jogging, wear a normal bathing suit, and have a wardrobe that isn't planned around hiding my chest. I don't care how much it hurts, how scarred I may become, or even if I lose sensation in the nipples: this reduction is going to happen. My only fear is that I won't be able to find a PS who will agree to take me from spilling out of a DD cup (too shy and embarrassed to go get fitted for a correctly-sized bra) to a B cup. It's MY body, my money, and my wish to be that small. I think after 30 years of dealing with the agony, I've earned the right to make that decision. I'd like to spend the NEXT 30 years being the "carpenter's dream" instead of "busty galore." I'm truly grateful for this site: I've FINALLY found others who know exactly how I feel. Thank you to everyone, for sharing your most private thoughts and feelings. I've been reading for weeks now, and through your willingness to open up to complete strangers about your experiences, I have found the courage to overcome my reluctance to acknowledge this issue. And so, my small-chest-quest begins!
UPDATE. I saw the PS today, and knew in my gut...
- 15 Jun 2012
You know what my biggest fear is? That my lap cat will think I don't want her to "make dough" and cuddle on my lap anymore! The poor little thing won't be allowed on my lap for a while. :( Other than that, NO FEAR! I'm just thrilled to pieces!!
I think I'm going to make the equivalent of an...
- 16 Jun 2012
I'm almost finished with my BR Advent Calendar. ...
- 17 Jun 2012
As soon as I figure out how, I'll post pictures of my ... ahem......"artwork."
Hope everyone is having an EXCELLENT day!
Here it is......my countdown calendar. Beneath...
- 17 Jun 2012
According to the Count Down App on my phone, I...
- 10 Jul 2012
Day 3 Post Op Update: I have small, perky, and...
- 15 Jul 2012
I have small, perky, and wonderful new boobs! Yes, it was worth it, and I'd do it again!
I had no drains, have no idea how much tissue was removed, and felt what I think is more pain than most ladies write about on this site. However, the pain medication, ice packs, and sleep helps make it manageable. Here's a warning to everyone: don't kid yourself into thinking you can move around the first two or three days!! Don't do it! Just take full advantage of this recovery time: lay still, relax, sleep, and sip lots of fluids. Every time I move a bit, I start to leak. I'm a "pacer" by nature, so I've been pacing around out of sheer boredom, and I regret it. Now I'm forcing myself to sit still!
Originally, I was told I would only have the lollipop type of incisions, but when I took my first shower yesterday, I noticed that there are incisions where I was told there would be none. (A little bit underneath, heading out to the sides.) I'll ask Wednesday, but I'm pretty sure it's because I wanted SO much removed, and wanted to be as small as possible, that she had to do that to take out more tissue. And I'm COMPLETELY okay with that!!
My first post-op appointment with the PS is Wednesday. At that time, I'll ask how much was removed, and what my limitations are with regard to physical activity. Like, when can I raise my arms over my head? When can I leave the surgical bra in the past? How much of this current size is due to swelling? Right now, the boobs appear to be filling a C cup, but I know they're swollen! Even with the swelling, they're a far cry better than they used to be!!!
Overall: Two Thumbs Up! WORTH IT!
I just got caught in a rain shower, and I don't...
- 31 Jul 2012
This Thursday will mark the three-week post-op point. Here's some questions for anyone who might have answers:
1) Does anyone else still drip a bit of yellow from incisions during week 3?
2) Does anyone else feel like your incisions are on fire?
3) Is anyone else as impatient as me? I want to be completely, totally healed and free of scabs!
Sign me, REALLY loving these little-bitty-titties! :)