On my new path

I've wanted a reduction for a long time. From the...

I've wanted a reduction for a long time. From the time I started developing they've never stopped growing. Currently Im a 38h and constantly having back, neck, and shoulder pain. So at this point it's a must in order to get my life back. I'm tired of not being able to be active because of the pain! I'm very excited for a whole new lifestyle....this is my journey! I've already been to my consultation and now I'm just waiting to be scheduled!!!! Yay

Well, finally got my surgery date September 17th!...

Well, finally got my surgery date September 17th! I'm so happy, excited, and nervous at the same time!

Oh my I'm so scared now, just found a website by...

Oh my I'm so scared now, just found a website by women who've experienced necrosis, lost their nipples and sometimes entire breasts and I just can't help but think, is it worth it??? I know there are many reasons necrosis can happen but it seems as though women who've had a reduction have the biggest risk :(

Today has been a little up and down for me, I've...

Today has been a little up and down for me, I've been thinking positively though and I'm soo very excited! My family is too...my one problem is my anxiety so im looking into starting some meditation classes this week!

I was wondering if someone out there had a good...

I was wondering if someone out there had a good list of things I should have handy before the big day? I'm soo excited and I know time will just fly. Also what's one thing you wish you would've known or prepared yourself for before or after surgery???

Today's the three week mark so the count down...

Today's the three week mark so the count down begins I'm so excited and yet so nervous! However I feel really positive and think this will be a great thing that will transform my life for the better. I need to lose weight and my passion is running but I haven't been able to run since I was 21 without hurting and being so self conscious!

Well I have pre op tomorrow and I'm so excited and...

Well I have pre op tomorrow and I'm so excited and yet so nervous. I'm so thankful for this site as now I at least have some sort of idea what to expect tomorrow. Ive got two weeks now and I just know that's gonna fly by. I've had a few friends pass away this week so it's been an added stress and at this point I'm just trying to calm down and be stress free.

Had my pre-op today everything went well and as...

Had my pre-op today everything went well and as long as my bloodwork comes back okay then Im set to go. My surgeon doesn't use drains and told me that he will not remove my nipples unless absolutely necessary which he thinks mine won't have a problem. Went over the possible complications and I signed my life away it seems lol, I'm so excited and pray for a quick recovery! Anybody else scared when they signed their final consent?

Pretty excited today, just waiting for all of my...

Pretty excited today, just waiting for all of my bloodwork to come back from my pre-op. I went to Walmart to look for front closure sports bras and couldn't find any. Where else should I look.

Got the green light to go! Got my labs back and...

Got the green light to go! Got my labs back and they were normal so looks like the 17th is my date! Although, hoping I'm not coming down with a cold as everyone around me has been sick lately :(

One week today and I'll be on the smaller boobies...

One week today and I'll be on the smaller boobies side! I'm so nervous....gonna go shopping this week for some post op stuff! What was you're number one favorite thing post op??

Surgery tomorrow at 730am gotta be to the hospital...

Surgery tomorrow at 730am gotta be to the hospital by 6am! Just got done picking up some recommended items and trying to relax and drink lots of water today!

Well I slept really good last night surprisingly...

Well I slept really good last night surprisingly because I'm so not a back sleeper! Took my pain meds only once and I'm gonna try just Tylenol today if I can. Yesterday was exhausting got to the hospital at 6 hen they took a urine sample, put on these very lovely compression socks lol, gave me a cocktail of drugs and I was out! Next thing you know I have gorgeous new boobs!

Today I'm feeling really sore went to my post op...

Today I'm feeling really sore went to my post op appt then go again in 2 weeks that's when he'll give me my release for work. I'm soo tired and my more swollen side is hot and red but the doc sz this is not an infection! I got to see the girls up close today and everything really does look great! The only weird thing is the extreme nipple sensation! Oh ya forgot to tell all of u they took out 3.3lbs on righty and 3.1 on lefty!

Went to the docs this morning cause my heart has...

Went to the docs this morning cause my heart has been beating really fast my EKG came back good but they put me on an iron supplement! Also I'll go shopping for more iron rich foods. Changed my dressings this morning and they are still really bruised and swollen so praying for quick uneventful healing! Very tired...how many times per day did you ladies let the water run on you and change your dressings!?

Omg the top of my breasts are itching so bad, any...

Omg the top of my breasts are itching so bad, any suggestions of what to do? On another note slept really good last night got up and showered this morning and will continue to work on building my iron back up again! I can't wait to wear a regular bra too because this surgical bra is itchy uncomfortable and I have no clothes to hide it....

Had a mental breakdown last night I was thinking...

Had a mental breakdown last night I was thinking of every bad possibility in my head and really regretting what I've done because of the terrible bruising under my breasts and the fact that its been over 72 hours and my breasts are still leaking a little bit of blood and yellowish fluid. I freak myself out. I've been taking my temps and no fever but I'm just a worry wart!

Freaking out a bit, just noticed a blister type...

Freaking out a bit, just noticed a blister type thing under the corner of my steri strip, it's not directly on the wound or nipple. Wondering if its from the strips and what I should do. I've been very sensitive to tapes in the past and def don't want to get an infection started.

Today the undersides of my breasts are hurting...

Today the undersides of my breasts are hurting more than before and itching and it feels like someone kicked me in the ribs. Some of my steri strips came off so I went and bought more and had my hubby put them back on. He said there's a couple spots that look like holes! Is that normal, or is this a splitting incision? Also he notice one of the stitches coming out but just left it alone, wondering what I'm supposed to do with that too! This healing process gets me too nervous wish I could just fast forward!

Feeling much better the past two days. Yes they...

Feeling much better the past two days. Yes they are ver sore and still swollen quite a bit and having some oozing etc but saw the nurse yesterday and she said everything looks normal and really well and to just keep on doing what I'm doing! I think I'll be a full c cup when all returns to normal. My biggest goal at this point is healing and then being able to sleep on my side again! I also can't wait to burn this surgical bra but the doc said one more week of it full time to ease the swelling!

Hard to believe its already November but time does...

Hard to believe its already November but time does fly when you're having fun and the last month has been awesome! I did have some extreme swelling and a spot opened up which began to leak gallons of fluid, no I'm not lying, there was literally gallons pouring out for about two days! The dr said it was better that my body found a way to heal itself rather than him drain it and as long as it didn't smell funny it was probably not infected! Anyhow it drained and then everything just healed right up. I started using eucerin for my extremely dry itchy and overly sensitive nipples and palmers oil for my scars which is working wonders and helping to soften some hard areas in my breasts! Overall I feel great and now I'm so glad I made the decision to go through with it!
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