Surgery completed Oct 29th! Houston, TX

I have been big breasted since I was about 23. In...

I have been big breasted since I was about 23. In the past 15 or so years it has gotten unbearable. Sleeping, eating, breathing, exercising, cleaning the house, you name it, everything has its limitations. I am currently bulging out of a 44H on my right and on my left not quite filling it out. That is uncomfortable all on its own.
My surgery date is october 29th 2013, I am excited and nervous as h3ll at the same time. I am not the most normal person going in for BR surgery. I have 90% of my lower spine fused so I am worried about them wallering me around on the bed during surgery, and how I sore I am going to be after all of that. Since normally when I get "sore" I can't move (honestly) for 3 days. Ya I'm pretty much a hot mess! LOL
Anyhow.... post op is the 22 ,...... I need to go get all my supplies for home so I can get out of be easier, since its not that easy now with my back, and other things that my husband wouldnt have a clue about if I sent him to the store. Lol
I plan on making homemade chicken noodle soup in the crockpot so when we get home he doesnt have to fuss over food, just me... ;)
Now the waiting game.
Good luck to everyone else in any stage of this process.

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Welcome!!! Doesnt it feel good just to know not to long you'll be crossed over. My surgery is scheduled for next wk. The time will be here before u know it
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Congrats....... yes it does I have been getting things and prepping this week. Have a few more things to get. I think this is helping me stay calm, I'm pretty nervous about it. Trust me I'm excited also, its just nerves. What day is yours on?
And the countdown begins!!!
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Waiting patiently till the 29th! NOT!

Its 11 days till surgery day. I am still getting everything I need for home. Going shopping tomorrow for the last few items. Unless I forget something I will be done.

Still quite nervous about the surgery. Just wish the days would go by way faster. ;) Can't wait to get this over with and have frankenboobs for halloween.

Pre-op is the 22 and I see the ps on the 24th. I am sure once the 22nd hits it will go by real quickly. I have appts every other day. A waxing appt on the 26th. That way I dont have to worry about shaving and pricklies. This aught to be fun, since I have never been waxed down there before. O_o

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This I know for sure. You are going to be so happy!!
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Thanks. I cant wait!
You're all prepared my friend!!! Never thought to wax lol! It'll fly by once you have your appt, that's right around the corner on Tuesday! I can't wait for you to have yours!
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whew!!!!! 6 more days!

Had my pre-op yesterday. Hoping all the blood work and stuff comes back all okay. I cant believe its less than a week away now! Frankenboobs here I come! I told the lady at preop that and she started cracking up. I liked everyone at the hospital, they were all very nice and pleasant. Thats a very good sign so
far. I feel my nerves of steel coming on, kinda feel like wonder woman! I never thought I woild get this excited to lose my boobies! Ha!

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I was about your cup size but a different shape. I am now a 38D and I am thrilled with my new breasts. I wish you the best of luck - I am sure you will feel amazing.
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Thank you, I honestly am getting more excited at this point.
I'm almost 3 years post op best thing I've ever done, good luck girls x x x enjoy them it's so worth it
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5 days!

Talked to my doc today, he said I would end up being a B or C after surgery. He will also take what he can from under my arms. Also said since my surgery is at 1:00pm I would probably be out of the hospital around 8pm. He suggested that I stay the night since I have an hour drive home. I'm not sure if I want to stay the night. Any thoughts on this?
All in all I feel a bit more comfortable since I talked to him Today. Thank you all for your support through this. I know I couldnt have done this without you all.

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Whoop! One more day!!
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I know! Im desperately cleaning and getting things ready. My back is not cooperating though! ! So cant wait to get these gone! Hubs is making me stay the night at the hospital.
I am scheduled the 5th. A friend that had BR recommended staying the night but mine is at a "surgery center" with no overnight stay. It is just 10 mins from home though. Lots of friends have offered to help - not sure if I would rather be alone....
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TOMORROW IT IS!

Tomorrow at 1:00 I will be an official member of the IBTC!
Itty Bitty titty committee! Whew! I cant believe its here! Will be frankenboobs for halloween to boot!

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Good luck today!!
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Thank you all! I'm surprisingly not all that nervous now. Last week I was a basket case. Lol
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I hope you can sleep tonight. I imagine so many thoughts and emotions are running through your mind. I'm glad your husband is being so helpful. I know it will be hard to have someone help you for the next few days. Just remember, your days of constant pain in the back, shoulders and neck are almost over. You will feel so light, you will be amazed. Sleep as much as possible after surgery. Take it easy, use pain meds for comfort, if they prescribe them. Welcome to the club, your life will change. :) I started my journey a year ago and best decision I made regarding my body. I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
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Time to go!!!

Leaving in 30 min to get this done! Very excited except for the part that yesterday while wearing my bra it cause a terrible heat rash. The soap they made me wash with made it worse. The nurse told me not to use the soap this morning. So I washed 3 times with a brand new bar of reg soap. Hopefully they will still do the surgery.

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Kimberley, the first day is the worse and on the second day you will start feeling human again. Try to do everything in slow motion for a little while. I am still so careful and I am on day 15 post op. I am still walking like a granny, very slow and focused.
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Doing well. So glad I stayed in the hospital. The pain was excruciating at first. Then I was doing good until I reached above my head and pulled the pillow up and felt a fierce pop on the top of my right breast. Has been hurting severely for 30 min. Hope I didn't do anything bad. Can't believe I just did that!!! Dumb dumb dumb!
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Oh wow get some rest and take it easy!!

Day 2 after surgery

My surgery went good I guess. I haven't seen the doc yet after surgery. I guess I will see him next tues. Kinda frustrated with that. I did find out from the nurse that he removed 2200 grams from my right breast and 1200 from my left. That is like 7.4lbs of boobs gone!!!!! I am so swollen from head to toe from retaining water after surgery. Tonight I have been peeing like mad, so it's on it's way out. My boobs what I have left look like swollen skin. I don't have a mound. I will be lucky to be a B. Tears!
Disappointed in this but maybe once all the swelling goes down I will have some.
I am having a hard time keeping down pain meds since my surgery. So the pain has been quite intense. My eyes are shutting on me. Will write more later.

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Trust me there are boobs under those bandages and you will love them. Good luck
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Congratulations on your surgery. I was an H cup before surgery and had around the same amount of weight taken off and I am a D cup now. I'm sure you are bigger than you think you are. I know I am bigger than I thought I was after surgery - I thought I was a B cup - ha ha. Good luck with your recovery.
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Thx ya I look like I have to my speed-bumps right now. I cant believe he took 7 plus pounds. I'm so pissed at not being able to talk to him. He didn't even talk to my hubs. Wth!

4 Days after

Still haven't done number 2! Hopefully it is coming in the next 24 hours. Really need to poo! My boobs look like blobs of cement. Yes they are pretty hard. My drains are way back almost to my back on one side. Forgot to take pics of that part.
Doing pretty good. Staying on top of the pain with the pain pills. I have having way more pain than normal. Almost got put back into the hospital. Trying to get it cleared up at home if I can. Anyhow. Doing pretty good considering.

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Oops

I meant 3 day post op! The pic is day 2 since I took it last night.

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Did dr b give you a surgical bra to go home in?

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The hospital did.
Oh ok

Wishing this pain would subside.

I will have one good day and then 2 bad days. Real tired, lots of pain and some off and on fever. Don't know what that's about. I can understand it all but the fever.
I keep waiting for them to soften and there is no sign of that right now. It's only been 9 days. Does anyone know when they start to look like real boobs? Lol
This is quite the adjustment going from huge breasts to tiny ones. My pics don't show this as bad as in person. But I am pretty much flat. I have cried a couple times. I told my ps that I did not want to go below a C. Definitely didn't get close to that size. Kinda disappointing. The only thing I hoping for now is when they soften and drop they will get bigger. Does anyone have a similar situation to where they did that?
Posting more pics that I took yesterday.

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Hello Kimberley, you will get used to them being smaller and it is true that they change shape, soften and fill out more so you may find this alone makes you feel better. I felt exactly the same way the first few days but once you are moving about more freely you will realise how wonderful it is. I also googled foods that make your boobs bigger because I was feeling so small lol - how funny is that!!! and I confirmed a suspicion I had earlier in the year when I was drinking fennel and liquorice tea- my boobs were getting bigger even though I was losing weight from working out. So you can always try things like this(and foods like sweet potato and chickpeas) for that little bit extra (probably no more than half to one cup size) which is all you probably need once you get used to things. Don't worry I think you will be very happy!
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Hahaha! Thanks for the foods. Good to know they do change so much. Thank you.
Just checking in to see how it went today?
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Changed my name....

To something more fitting at this time.
Had my appt today. Since I was bit swollen and red, he thinks my fever is because I am not breathing well enough. ????
My incision that is angry on my right boob is sloughing off and he says it will heal from there. Good news! Yay!
Told me I could exercise just to not run. Also to put antibiotic ointment on the open sores on my right boob and to see him in a month.
I am supposed to be massaging so speak, moving I guess, my boobs with my hands so that they will get used to touch and not be so sensitive. No more pain pills cause breast reduction shouldn't hurt after a week. Hmmmm..... Don't know about a couple of these. But I will be nice.

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Oops .... Since I was not swollen and red!

Typo fix

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How are you doing? What size did you finally end up as? I am curious because we both had very similar before pictures and I ended up being a ddd afterwards instead of the c/d that I had wanted.
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I have plumped up to a large C almost D. But I think I am still growing! At 2 months PO I couldn't even fit into a B cup, it was way too big! Now at a little over 3 months I still notice me getting bigger a slight bit each week. The last 3 days I have been hurting (throbbing) in my right one. That's the one I had all the skin that died and then it all went to scar tissue. I'm thinking since I am still "plumping" that's it's stretching the scar tissue out and that's where the pain is from. Any thoughts?? How are you doing?
That does make sense that the pain could be coming from there. My breasts got bigger as well - that is why after my surgery my surgeon thought I would be no bigger than a d and then by month four I was a dd - I thought after the swelling they would shrink but they didn't. If you aren't massaging your breasts - you should try it - it helped me with pain and some lumps that I had - I would just do it in the shower every night. I am actually happy that I had the surgery - I just wish I was slightly smaller and that my nipples are more centered - nipple placement is often something that surgeons don't get quite right.
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