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I Am Finally Going to Do It.. - California
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 9 months ago
- Worth It
- Kaiser (California )
Hello there... Well, let me start off by saying I...
- 27 Nov 2011
Hello there... Well, let me start off by saying I am 28 years old...just turned 28 this month... I've had a large chest since I was in middle school. I can remember the boys saying how I "stuffed" my bra.. ahh how I had only wished that was the truth.
My boobs have been a sensitive subject for me. I mustered the guts to go to lane bryant over the summer to ask if they could measure my bra size, cause I thought I was 40-ddd for the longest... I knew it had to be wrong because my boobs were coming out of the bra. I had bought a 40-g... it still wasn't too comfy.. like my boobs were still popping out. The girl told me that my size was 40-ddd. I was like, mm I dont think so. I tried on a 40-h and it fit perfect. For once, I was so happy because I could find bra's that fit me and were cute. My boyfriend didn't get it, he says they are just underwear and no one is going to see it. Well, it is a huge accomplishment to find a cute bra that felt good.
My main reason I never really looked into a breast reduction sooner is because I didnt have insurance. I live in California, and of course, I am a teacher. I barely found a job in Feb of this year.. (YAY) I wasn't sure if I would have the job this school year..and I finally got hired back.
I shoulda called earlier.. but I guess I was busy & my mind wasn't there. I made an apt for the OBGYN in oct or late sept.. her schedule was really busy so I had to wait till Nov. I knew I was going to ask her. I figured she would be able to point me in the right direction. I have Kaiser, so i suppose it made it easier in some sense. She put the recommendation in the computer, and the next day I got a phone call from the PS to come in for a consultation. This was on a Wed, and my apt was for the next Monday.
I did research (I had found this board too during that time) I googled about my insurance, what their requirements were...and I only had found one thing.. a certain amount had to be removed (I am sure that isn't a problem) and weight requirements. Well, I am not the skinniest thing..and I've gained some weight recently. But I bet a lot of weight are in my boobs. Anyways I was almost sure they would say I had to lose a lot of weight or whatever.
To my surprise, that wasn't the case. They told me that I could get the surgery. Asked me when Id want it. I told them either xmas break, or during summer...since I am a teacher. They said they were booked during x mas break.. so I guess summer it is. The nurse told me that this was good because it would give me time to lose weight if I wanted..and that I should try to lose at least 20 lbs.. cause the doctor would feel better about doing it.. I could totally do that.. especially knowing I would finally get all this weight off my shoulders..
I am really happy. I even told my bf that I didn't want to buy too many clothes during black Friday because I knew my size would change. (HAH)
Well, the only thing is.. Ive never had surgery and the idea of it, being put to sleep and stitches freaks me out. In fact, I can't even really look at that kind of stuff it grosses me out.I told the doc, the less you tell me the better. I know they still will tell me because they have to. I just hope that I don't talk myself out of doing it. I figured by having a summer date, I could psych myself into it more.
Well, that is my story so far... I will update this, and also update with pictures.
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I will be updating photos shortly..
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