Well worth it - Gainesville, VA
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I'm 57, 5'2", 190 lbs. I've lost 50 lbs so far,...
- 21 Jul 2012
I'm 57, 5'2", 190 lbs. I've lost 50 lbs so far, but I quit losing weight because I can't fit into a smaller shirt. I don't know what size I am, but the cups of my 42DDD are too small.
My hubby of 38 years is encouraging me to do this. In fact, I'm using money he saved for us a first cruise for us!
My surgery date is August 1. It's rapidly...
- 23 Jul 2012
I told my son and his fiancée about my surgery...
- 24 Jul 2012
My stress is taking itself out on my stomach. I haven't had this kind of digestive upset for years. It's not a stomach bug, either. Just stress.
I see my PS tomorrow for a final pre-op appointment.
A week from tomorrow this will be done! Can't wait, can't wait....
I hate insurance! My surgery date is tomorrow....
- 31 Jul 2012
My surgery date is tomorrow. My insurance hasn't decided if it's covered yet. The hospital called and said their charge would be $35k if the insurance denied it, and I needed to put down $8k!!
When I talked to my PS about rescheduling in case insurance demanded it, They told me that if I had it declared cosmetic, I could have it done tomorrow at the same hospital, same time, same surgery services for a flat rate of $1386. That's less than my insurance copay would have been.
Needless to say, now I'm a cosmetic patient. I don't care. I can still have my surgery tomorrow.
I'm now 3 days post-op. I've taken a couple of...
- 5 Aug 2012
I tried on a couple of shirts - what a difference!! I'm definely motivated to go back to the gym and start losing belly weight again.
This board has been a life saver. I wouldn't have ready without it. THANK YOU all for sharing here.
My two week post-op appointment was today! Dr says...
- 15 Aug 2012
He told me he took 704 from the right side and 779 from the left.
The amazing thing is that I stopped at Kohl's on the way home to buy a couple of bras. I used to cram myself into a 42DDD (should have been a 42H). I tried on a 42D today and the cup wrinkled! I started laughing in the dressing room.
I'll post pictures tonight after my hubby gets home to take them.
What a day! I'm SOOO glad to be out of that compression bra.
The system won't let me add my PS' name without...
- 15 Aug 2012
He's Dr. David Allison in Gainesville, Virginia. I would give him 5 stars for everything if I could.
Did I mention that I hate insurance? As you may...
- 20 Aug 2012
As you may recall in this saga, my insurance company turned me down, and I prepaid a very small fee that was all-inclusive at the hospital.
Today I get notice from the insurance company that they paid almost the full amount!!!!!
I'm not calling anyone about getting a refund until at lest a month goes by. I want it to get through audit and review first.
But my boobies are cute. :)
Today I had my hair cut and colored for my return...
- 25 Aug 2012
All I have to do is get up early enough Monday to curl it, and my distracting change will be complete. :)
I went back to work two days ago. I was able to...
- 29 Aug 2012
Nobody has commented on my change. I've seen a couple of wondering glances, but the new makeup and hair seem to have worked as a distraction. People said I looked rested, and one said my complexion looked good. Of course, I was wearing a new color foundation, powder, and blush - none of which I normally wear. :)
At almost 5 weeks, my shape has definitely...
- 3 Sep 2012
I feel terrific about this decision. Hubby likes the new look, and is patiently awaiting my permission. :)
Nine weeks post op!!! All areas of my incisions...
- 3 Oct 2012
All areas of my incisions have healed, even where my stitches were spit out. Scar lines are softening and fading. My boobs are nicely shaped and work quite well. :) I seem to have settled at a 40c.
I'm starting to forget what it was like to be huge. I went for a five mile hike last weekend, wearing a backpack. At the end of it, my back felt great, and only my legs were tired. Yay!!
I traveled last week and saw someone I've seen off and on for over a year. She ran over to me, and said, "you cut it off!" I was shocked, so she clarified that I had cut my hair. LOL. She never mentioned the rest of me.
So hang in there, everyone. It is soooooo worth it.
I feel so much more confident that I look good.
One year and 3 months later
- 21 Oct 2013
I still have the occasional twinge in my left nipple. The scarring on my right side is still a little dark, but I scar very easily.
Everything works great! And hubby loves the fact I don't have to wear a bra. :)
My only regret is that I didn't have lipo on my sides when I had my br. But there's always later..... :)
He was recommended by my family doctor. He's also one of the Washington DC area top doctors. He was terrific. Very matter of fact and informative.