Finally Going to Do It!!!38I Hope to Get to 38 D

Well hi ladies, pre and post. I've been reading...

Well hi ladies, pre and post. I've been reading your stories for the past month and decided to share mine with you in the hope I can help someone the way you gals have helped me.
I'm a 40 year old with 2 baby boys, one aged 42 and one aged 2. I've been living with these monsters for years hitting a D cup when u was 20 and gradually increasing over the years hitting the I cup when I had my lovely boy.
I've loved even adored them for many years and presented them in the best possible way from sexy to somber but in the past few years my man killers ( they could have been;) ) have become a burden to me and interfered with my well being and the way I look at myself.they have served me well in their years but these babies gotta go now.
Things I hate about them;
Old men leering, especially here in Spain, big boobies are a local attraction
Gaping shirts or not being able to find a shirt and having to buy a tent instead
Not being able to wear dresses, terrible when it hits 35-40 Celsius
Not being able to run without holding them ( awful for a former x country runner)
Not Being able to exercise without a constant swinging lead weight on your chest
The way they hang down so far
The way the hang 'over the edge' when I'm lying flat
Only being able to buy bras online for god awful prices
The way they look
The weight of them
The pain between my shoulder blades
The pain in my lower back in the morning when I wake ( I sleep on my front)
The nerve knots I get beside my shoulder blades
My little man using them as a plaything
And that's just a few reasons.

I went to see my PS on 13 February , I had been with him before for bilateral carpal tunnel and the scars on both my hands are beautiful. My dad had the same op and you would think the surgeon had transplanted Frankensteins scar to his hands, you wouldn't see mine. Well at that time 5years ago he mentioned he did breast surgery and I made a mental note to myself to go back. I did and was originally told between end March and 10 April but then he broke his wrist so been given a new date of 27th. Not thrilled as my bro is getting married in mid June and I wanted to ensure I was on the best side of recovery. Was actually devastated as had my mind set for the original time period so another 7 weeks just sent me to melt down for a few hours. I sent a grovelling email so hopefully he will move it by a week or 2.... Fingers crossed!!! I don't want to go anywhere else as he's the best.

Cost is €6950 but now going to try my medical insurer as I have a longer wait
Best of luck you will be so glad that you did it for yourself. I would however not rush the surgeons recovery......... Go for the insurance if your surgeon suggested the surgery 5 years previously I bet you will get cover easily. Looking forward to hearing your updates.
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Thankyou for your story, I look forward to hearing how you get on, everything you feel is being echo'd by every woman on this site going through the same thing, its great to have such a supporting environment to go to and know your not alone :)
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Still waiting

My PS secretary said she would email last mon if I could get an earlier date, no mail as yet so sitting on eggshells...still 27 April, I wish it was tomorrow!!
Anyone got a list for what to bring to hosp? I have gotten a few front fasteners and some 'genie' bras for after but do I really need a surgical bra?? Would esp like comments from Europe on the list thing as more likely to be able to get what's suggested. Hubby thinks I'm a bit mad preparing now but that's what he said when I put my suitcase in the car when I wS 32 weeks pregnant, little man arrived at 33w and 3 days... Can never be prepped enough in my opinion lol.
I have officially developed a boob obsession which has resulted in my 2yo shouting int the supermarket yesterday 'docka gonna cut mom as Bobbies with knife' good job not many of my locals speak English lol. I keep looking at them and trying to half them to get an indicator of their new size. Needless to say its a bit pointless but I like to show willing!
keep pushing for your earlier date, i would contact them again. if they just had a cancellation it is easier for them to offer it to the person on the phone than ring round several people.
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Had just emailed when I got your message, don't worry , I'm not one to let things slide lol apart from waiting so long for this.
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Oh I know, he is back at work and I said, whatever he feels is best , it's just that I can help feel a bit miserable over the timing. I'm sure I'll get over it.:))
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New date... 4 weeks!!!

Just got my new date... 14th April.... So chuffed, nervous, excited, thrilled woohoo, just going to email back and accept !!
Great news! The countdown begins.
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I know... Can't wait now...hubby's a bit speechless tonight though... Think it's finally sinking in now
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That's great! Delighted for you. You will be cruising by the wedding.
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Analgesia

Anyone got advice on post op analgesia ?
post op pain relief? stop taking it as soon as you can. I stopped after 28 hours. most people have a relatively pain free experience provided that they rest and do no stretching, lifting or pulling with their arms. Bromelain to relieve swelling is superb.
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Thanks Peedie, I'm not great at taking meds as they zone me out so hope to follow your advice....must look up Bromelain, never heard of it here
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You may get bromelain from a health food shop or online, around 500mg tablet between meals, not with food. I took one on waking and one before bed, then late morning and afternoon. You can literally feel a tight bra become comfortable. It is an extract from pineapples.
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Love insurance companies ...not!!

Well contacted the insurance co and my bmi would have to be under 27, it's not....oh insurance company, why is it not under 27.... Because I have enormous knockers and get knocked out or fall over every time I run you twits!!! Oh well, not to worry, worth a try, didn't expect to get it anyway. 3 weeks 2 days woohoo!!
Just got some Bromelain and arnica yesterday - thanks Peedie! They have them in Holland and Barrett and most health food shops. Nourish in Dublin is good and the staff know their stuff
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On your way!!!
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Just make sure you take the bromelian between meals, it acts differently with food.
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Post op apps

How mant post op appointments did every one have?
2 weeks today!!! I feel like everything's bubbling over with excitement. I just want to dance everywhere ( yes I'm that sort if annoying) . Flights booked to go home for the 9 th April so enough time to set up the house for recovery as I'll mostly be alone apart for the first few days post discharge, but hey, I'll have you gals!!
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I never thought to ask, I just assumed. I'll find out closer the day, they will be in touch next week.
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I looked at my remaining painkillers today and I realised that I only took 3, I did not need them. THis op was surprisingly pain free for me. A little uncomfortable, painful when I did something stupid but overall nowhere near as bad as I thought. Listen to your body but more importantly TAKE IT EASY that is the best pain killer of all, give yourself time to heal and you will very quickly. Can't wait to read you progress updates
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Sexy front fasteners

Just received my lovely front fasteners from amazon today as recommended by a post op friend of mine. I have to say from a comfort level, it looks like they're going to be super comfy as they're lovely and soft, flexible. Called the gemma bra and only€8 each ex post which was fab. Got a black and white one and remind me of the very first bra vest top I got when I was 12, proceeded to a 32c when I was 14 so the rest is history. Stressing a little in my head about little man but that's to be expected but hubby going to be home for Easter so getting him back from my sister now for a few days so that's great..
Anyhoo, here's one of the lovely soft bras in my soon to be gone boobs :))
I'm so excited for you! Insurance companies can be such a pain, sorry they are causing you grief. Just keep doing your happy dance.
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I am, at this rate of dancing my bmi will be 27 (in. 6 years lol). Thanks for the support :)
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the bras sound ideal, i have something similar. front opening really helps
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6 days to go

Omg, can't believe it's almost 'D' day or should I say 'D' cup day. Flying in to Dublin tomorrow am, just finished packing, just got to get some bits and bobs when I get back. House cleaned, fridge and freezer stocked for poor abandoned husband, now just got to sort out house in Dublin for myself.... So excited although had a little crisis of confidence yesterday but think I'm over it now, nerves are kicking in though!!
The weathers not too bad, well not compared to sometimes!
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Oh great because I'm leaving 24 deg behind... Little man has been naked from sat apart from the occasional nappy lol
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what hospital are you using and who is the doctor
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4 days pre

Had a chat with the practise nurse yesterday ( PS wife) and she recommended thin sanitary towels or pantie liners to line the inside of my bras while I'm healing just for comfort or possible leakage. All geared up now, admission on Sunday evening, and he starts work at 8 am mon so should be in quite quickly. Butterflies!!!
Woohoo! Very exciting. It will be done before you know it. I am hot on your heels! having some truly crazy dreams....
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Oh god I know, I'm going to be a supermodel lmao!!!
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Mater priv and Dylan Murray
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Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow :)))

It's finally here, admission tomorrow afternoon, going down Monday morning... Beyond jitters , mr sugartits very weepy, I'm like a cool breeze, all be grand ...woohoo... Can ye hear how loud I'm shouting that lol
Hope all went well !
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Good luck! not that you will need it, Im sure everything will go just fine, I look forward to hearing about your experience :)
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Best of luck, can't wait to her all about it
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All done

Well ladies, posting from the other side (not literally).. All went well and a bit dopey this evening but feeling great...went to theatre about 7.45 am and woke up at 12.20 all sliced and diced and made anew. Just had some paracetamol post op X twice and having some ponstan before bed (anti inflammatory) . So relieved and happy and also excited for you that are due soon..it's a great feeling. Just managed to take 1 pic, couldn't move too much because of drains but here you go....
It di, thanking you
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I forgot oops

I forgot to say thanks for all your pre op support, think ye managed to keep me calm ;) big hugs x
you look great, get plenty of rest. Welcome to the lighter side
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Thank u, I'm so happy
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You did it! So happy for you. Looking great already. Hope you had a good sleep and cant wait to hear more! x
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Home

Home now and can't wait to go to bed tonight... So tired. Hospital is not a place to rest.. Doc advised no Bromelain until after dressing review due to anti coag effect. Had 900g off one and 950 g off the other and all beast tissue, very little fatty tissue so that was a huge result
How are you doing? Lovely day out there
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All Good, was thinking of you earlier, 1 week mrs!!! Was wrecked, went tot the playground with the kids and then to the shop for 1/2 hr and got home, went to bed for 4 hours....just rem babes, lots of rest for you. Think I overdid it even though I was only out for a coup,e of hours and just walked around. I overestimated how much energy I had... Still taking the painkillers and antiinflammatories but planning on cutting the painkillers right out from tomorrow unless absolutely necessary. Told him he's to take them out tomorrow, can't cope with the noise!! Besides that, all seems to be healing well, going back next Thursday for dressing removal and my first look at the jobby ....really looking forward to that woohoo ..actually counting the days down.
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My lord, I would have thought you would be in bed all day at this stage. i know its not easy with kids but please take it easy...real easy. I wanted to ask, how is washing? Can you manage a shower? Have you still got the dressings on that they put on in the hospital? Watch some rubbishy tv and eat some chocolate and dont be out gallivanting!x
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Post op care

Did anyone get a post op care sheet to take home?
all my info was given pre op. r u worried about somethng?
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No, was just wondering... I seem to be having the perfect recovery so far.. I a bit scared to say that lol.. No problems, low energy that's all but that's expected as all my energy is going into healing
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yes, take it easy and let nature do its thing. nothing beats rest, fresh air to dry things out and a good diet with lean protein, and getting off meds.
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Bloody bra

Well ladies, I've always found it extremely difficult to remove blood stains from anything. Imagine my surprise when, last night without any soakage, 4 day old blood stains came out of my shiny white bra with cold water and a minute amount of rubbing and no detergent!! Not one trace of residue!! Amazed is not the word, it was like a cillit bang or Vanish ad... All I can say is the material in the gemm bra is brilliant for washing.. Get get get
Little victories each day!!!
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I always had luck washing mine by first spraying them with some peroxide to sort of break up the blood stain,,it is fine on white or beige,,but not so sure how it would affect bright colors,,but I wash getting daily bloody marks,,and can still wear the bras,,glad you got you Eureka moment with yours!
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Day 6 and no visible bruising, must be hiding under tape, softening nicely

Well done you with the stain removal. Happy healing :-D
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already looking better than the previous picture
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Post changes

I wish it would let me change my pre surgery not sure to a resounding yes definitely worth it!!
Sending Healing Thoughts your way ! Welcome to the Other Side ! :-)
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Thank you
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There should be an edit button next to your headline
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In all their glory

I took he bandages off this am, dr Murray said I could if they were loose...hangin off actually but look at what I got!!! It's like Christmas morning!! I love em, I'm 24 again!!

In my excitement to share, I forgot to show ye lol

You look great! Your doctor did a nice job! Doesn't it feel weird how they just stay up by themselves:-) I wish you happy healing!
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Looking great..congrats
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Let us know how you get on at check up?
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2 weeks 2 days post

Getting the occasional what I think is a zinger and an ongoing nerve like pain up from my shoulder which is new when I lie down.. Anyhoo here's a look at the twins :)
You look amazing!
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Looking great
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Here they are 10 weeks post op

Well here are my perfectly aligned 36Ds, not they're not quite perfect as I have 2 little dog ears on he inside of each but will schedule to go back to clinic for a little snip snip under local. 10 minute job I'm assured and I've no reason to doubt the man who changed my life. I have to say to anyone who is contemplating contemplating contemplating, stop and do It. It's amazing the way you feel afterwards, the sense of joy at being able to shop without having to go to the plus size section, I've also lost 10 kilos (23lbs roughly) in the 10 weeks not including boobage.
I will say one thing that Mr Murray told me when I castigated him for not telling me how easy the recovery would be even though I did get a little infection which caused 2 wounds to heal a little slower (not his fault, mine completely). He replied by saying ' it's your mindset , you came in here positive wanting to change your life, you remained positive through the post op recovery phase and ate what made it easy' . A woman he did the same day had been back to him 10 times in between my first and second appt and she had no complications. If you go in with the thought of , I'm going to be amazing after this then you truly will.... Positive thoughts to all xxxx
Looking great, Sugartits!
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You look awesome. I think your surgeon is right - attitude has a lot to do with recovery. My recovery also went smoothly.
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Thanks momof3... We're just amazing lol
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Even improves your game lol

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2665341/Win-bust-Tennis-star-breast-reduction-surgery-help-game-number-three-seed-Wimbledon.html
You look amazing!!! I can only imagine the feeling.......I am 36J and cant wait to get the money together finally and take the plunge(pardon the pun) I have been to Dr Hanson for first consult and found him really nice and he made me feel very comfortable. Does it feel great not to have them hitting your waist when you take off your bra...and to be able to buy a blouse that doesn't gape. sorry for rabbiting on will deffo contact you when I am nearer the time for my op Happy Days Georgie
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sorry pressed the wrong button so hopefully i can have as good a recovery as you
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you look amazing please tell me how you lost 23lbs and what you have been eating i will be going in before the end of the year so hopefully i can hav
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Dr D Murray

Mr Murray was in all senses the perfect match for me. He is professional, direct and most importantly for me warm which reinforced my faith in him and knew that he would do the best job possible. I would recommend him to anyone who wanted someone personable and highly skilled. I believe it makes a huge difference to ones confidence when they feel they have a good open relationship with their surgeon. I know it did me as I didn't really have any reservations at any stage about having the surgery or doubt my choice of surgeon.

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