Was Scared, but Finally Got the Surgery! - Connecticut, CT
Wow! Where to start. I am sorry to all you lovely...
I am 25- pretty petite- have always had big boobs- but after I stopped playing high school and college sports- they grew to be a DD- way bigger than my body. they practically took up my whole torso. I went to visit my PS about 3 years ago- but chickened out and never ended up getting it done. However, this past year I had noticed a lump in my right breast which ended up being a benign fibroadenoma (thankgod) that needed to be taken out regardless- because it was the size of a golf ball- and that's when I revisited the thought of a breast reduction at the same time.
And here I am today! 3 days post-op- got both done at once! I am SO thrilled! Its like my stomach actually does exist again. I feel so much lighter already- like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The pain is pretty minimal so far. I did get sick- (throwing up) the day of the surgery and also this morning- but I think it's just from the medication being slightly strong- otherwise I feel great. I feel that the incisions are slightly itchy but that's what seems to be bothering me most.
Oh, and yesterday I got my drains pulled out- HOLY OUCH. That was by far the worst pain yet- and I think that's why today has been so far the most painful day- though its very much tolerable. I describe to everyone that asks by saying- "Menstrual cramps hurt worse than the pain I am experiencing."
I will try to keep updating you all if I remember! Xo Hope you all are doing great!
4 days post op!
One more thing!
My advice is to ask the PS/hospital for paper tape-esp if you have sensitive skin. This has been complete torture- it's like I don't even know I had surgery the itching is so bad. I do not have sensitive skin at all- which is why I am shocked I am having this reaction.
Another thing it may possibly be is an allergy to the sutures (dissolvable stitches)- I recommend asking for removable stitches- if I ever have to get something stitched up again I will request this, just to be on the safe side. I never want to have to go through this again. I bought Benadryl and cortisone cream but it's hardly working so far.
Other than this they are looking great and I am feeling great mobile-wise.
My procedure was fully covered by insurance BTW! :)