ANOTHER NEW QUESTION:) Goodbye Girls - Halifax, NS
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I'm a 5"0 128 lb drug down diva! I have been...
- 1 Nov 2012
- 1 month pre
I'm a 5"0 128 lb drug down diva! I have been considering breast reduction since probaby 16, where I felt like the girls were never gonna stop growing! I'm now 21 and have started the reduction journey. I will be having my surgery on Dec 12, 2012, only 2 months after my first appointment with the PS. Here's my story, have loved reading all of yours.
One week + 2 days away!! I am getting so anxious...
- 3 Dec 2012
- 9 days pre
I have managed to hunt down compression bra's after searching intensely! FYI Ladies.. If you are searching in the Maritimes, it is difficult to order things online! Your only options (that I have found)will be at Lawtons, I call them my granny bra's as they only come in white and are .. welll.. not exactly gorgeous hehe, velcro straps and all!
I'm getting nervous and feeling like people can only listen so much to you talk about your impending pain, excitement or anxiousnss.. and wanting to scream, "I CANT WAIT TO HAVE NEW BREASTS" isn't exactly what goes well with a morning cup of coffee. Happy there are communities like this where I can safely vent my ideas, god love my hubby for being so supportive, but I think he's at the end of his ropes listening to my droning. It is such a huge part of me though, it is hard to believe within a week and a half I'll feel so different.
I don't have a pre-op appt, just going to the hosp 2 hours before my surgery, is this normal? This Dr is new to Halifax.. has anyone had work by Dr. Tavid Tang? He seems great, I just haven't found any online referrals!
Am I crazy ladies? Anyone else consumed by their upcoming surgery? The good and the bad?
EEEP. Doctor just called to ask me to come in the...
- 4 Dec 2012
- 8 days pre
What.a.weekend. It is absolutely exhausting...
- 9 Dec 2012
- 3 days pre
Yup it's officical it is tomorrow that i go in for...
- 11 Dec 2012
- 1 day pre
I will post a picture up later of the pre-reduction bra collection, I figure there is over $1000.00 in bras, sports bras and lululemon excercise tanks!! It makes me feel a little sick, but hopefully I can find someone who can fill out those pups!
Today is my last day at work and after Xmas I go back to school so it is a very exciting day, my mom is also coming over and she's going to take care of me and my pooch (we live in a building with no elevator)! for the next few days so that will be nice
Will post this eve about how the pre op went...
Thank you all for your sweet words.. I am 6 hrs...
- 11 Dec 2012
- 1 day pre
Okay ladies sorry I have been so mia! Let it serve...
- 19 Dec 2012
- 7 days post
So here are the deets about the big day!
My surgery was t 8:30 but had to be there at 6:30. Got registered,had preop nurses ask me questions about my health and my medications. I waited with my hubby until 830 when the anesthesiologist and nurse brought me into the or. I had an IV put in and they gave me a Med to helpme relax, hooked up the ekg tabs gave me the mask and away I went.
*TIP take both surgical bras if you have them! Despite the fact that I was given gravol before/while in surgery I proceeded to throw up within 2 minutes of going to the recovery room and ddnt have my other bra. They gave me another nausea Med and I immediately felt better. At 3pm I was sent home.
Getting home was fine, I felt strong enough to walk the 3 flights of stairs to my apt aonnd just wanted to get into my recliner o rest. I was prescribed dilauded and spent the rest of the day quite content in my chair. It is day 6 since my surgery and i have slept in my chair since the surgery, tonight will be my first sleeping in my bed argh cant wait! Onday 4 I stopped taking the pain meds on day 4.
*TIP take stool softeners!! I swear to god you will thank me for this! On day 5 I had to go to the ER as I was dry heaving and hadn't had a bm in 6 days, they gave me gravol in an IV, fluids and sent me home with an enema... trust me you do not want to get to this point! I thought I was dying! It was by far the hardest part of recovery!
On day 3 I went to winners for a bit with myh momma was good to get out but got hot wearing my fleece jammie top so I was sweating and getting itchy from the bra! I found using a fan has been great! Wear my fleece button up jammies cuddled in a blanket comfortably so the fan was on me, it was great.
Since day 3 I've been ghoing out on errands with my mom, dad nd hubby. I have not driven yet but it is on the list. Starting to feel more like doing stuff now but mostly ive been enjoying the fact that I'm able to totally relax.
I haven't seen the girls yet as my follow up isn't until Friday the 21. Looking don my brathough they look like hey have a great cute perky shape so I can't wait to see them fri! My dr has been great and he said in total they removed 407from lefty nd almost 400 in right. I had the lollipop icission and no drains.
Ladies if yo are getting ready for this do not stress! I have been feeling great and never had extreme pain, mostly discomfort at times. I was breaking after I got up on the surgery table, but wish I could have been more aware that it wasnt as bad ass in expected.. I even feel like going to hubbys Xmas party ( for a short time) on thurs. Will update with pics on Fri, any questions just ask :)
***question*** Okay ladies!!! I have a question!!...
- 27 Dec 2012
- 15 days post
Okay ladies!!! I have a question!! I didn't have drains put in after surgery and had lollipop incisions, 2 weeks after my surgery (now) oone of my incisions is leaking, it started 2 days ago and is still draining a small amount, it looks to be an orangeish red color. It does not smell at all and the wound does not look green or yellow or really red. Help? Is it normal to have drainage after 2 weeks and not really having any before??
As as. I write this, I sit in the plastic office,...
- 7 Jan 2013
- 26 days post
**New Question** So I've been getting my...
- 13 Jan 2013
- 1 month post
So I've been getting my dressings changed regular and am still healing slowly, however I've been talking some with my doctor about having another surgery in about a year to aid in the scarring due to my wound separation. Has anyone else had wound separation and how did it heal afterwards? Please leave me a comment I'd like to check out before and after pictures if possible, feeling alone and just want to know how this may look in the end!
Referral from family doctor