25 Years Young One Child and Desperately Needs a Reduction - Huntington, NY

I finally got approved from my insurance! The wait...

I finally got approved from my insurance! The wait is over! I'm 25 years old and currently a 38DD and want to go down to a full C. I've always had a big chest and having this dream come true the feeling is indescribable!
My surgeon made me feel so comfortable and I can say I trust her with this big step! We went over everything on my visit! I've been calling her office non stop and just her staff alone is amazing! Let the count down begin!

Nervous

As time is flying by and I'm only two weeks away from surgery I can't seem to shake this feeling! My biggest fear is I won't be able to go back to work on time! I'm a bus driver and as of now am laid off for the summer but my first day back is sept 3 and my surgery is the 27! Although it's not an office job I am sitting and obviously driving! Anyone on here that had this procedure can give me some advice in how long their recovery was and when you were able to get a clearance to drive! ?My surgeon said I should be ok but others take 2 weeks !!!

Anxiety is in full effect!!

Well today I woke up feeling different! I started getting shortness of breathe and just overall do not feel myself! I know it has to do with all the emotions I'm going through since my surgery is right around the corner! My husband will be off the day of surgery but can't take off any other days! His job is rediculous! So now I'm trying to find a sitter for my son and am trying to see if I can stay overnight in the hospital because if not I would have to go to the surgeon the day after to do something with the drains if I'm not mistaken! Everything is hitting me all at once! Keeping positive though and pray that something will turn out good to ease my stress! Other then that I went and purchased my 1000 mg vitamin c and tom will be getting the other meds I need! I went to target to try and find a sports bra with the clips in the front and they had none! Does anyone know where I can get one? Also what else should I buy besides what's in the list my surgeon gave me? Any other recommendations would be great! :)

Finally found my a bra for surgery!

Well after going into store after store I finally found a bra for after surgery! Before I went so shit. And giggles I went into LOFT or some store close I can't remember lol anyway I told my husband I just wanna get measured to see what size I am. I've always been up and down with my weight and before my son and aftery son I was in a 38DD my son is now 2 1/2 and as of today I got measured and I was a 36 DD! Woah big deal I said lol. I really thought I was bigger since I'm getting smaller but these things just don't wanna go for nothing but oh well! Anyway! I went into Walmart and found the bras I needed thank you to whoever recommended on here! It saved me a lot of stress so thanks again. I also managed to pick up surge rival tape and pads. I also stopped and got my arnica pills and cream! I'm just curious I anyone else was instructed to rake them before the surgery? My surgeon told me to take the vitamin c and Attica pills before and obviously after but on the bottle of the pills it states to chew and let it dissolve!? I know it's a dumb question but what's the difference if I just swallow them then to chew them? Lol. If anyone can answer that I would appreciate it!

Posted are some pics of my new bra before surgery !!

One more day!!!

Well tomorrow is the big day! I have so many emotions going through me that I can't seem to sit still! I made a check list and hoping I got everything I need!

Today is the day!!

Well today is the day! I woke up today not nervous at all! I got my lil man dressed and ready had a great morning with him and dropped him off to daycare! Now the hubby just took me to walmart and picked up some soap and a button down! Now that I'm only a few miles away from the hospital my anxiety is in full affect! Everyone keep me in your prayers and I will update everyone as soon as I can!

Taking it easy!

Yesterday was the big day for me and it went pretty well! The nurses were amazing! So nice and helpful! They had a hard time getting my Iv in so the anaesthesiaoligist did the magic! I got to the hospital at 11 and was rolling in to the or about 1ish! Before that I was able to see my doctor and here assistant Olga who happened to be the sweetest women on earth! She did my markings and asked about size! We both agreed either a full c or c would be great so I will see what I end up with!
All I remember is going into the OR and then switching me from on bed to the next and then waking up in recovery! I had a hard time waking up but I do remember finally being alert at 4:30! They didn't give me pain killers till I woke up so I was in a lot of pain and was very very nausaaus! After about an hour I was able to feel a bit better and they realised me! I did eat when I got home and then shortly after took my medication and nausa meds! Sleeping was uncomfortable to me and my back is killing me. Today the hubby is going to buy more pillows! The pain as of now on a scale from 1-10 is about a 5 most of it is just being uncomfortable. Today I didn't take my medication but I took Tylenol so hopefully that works! I go back to the surgeon today at 2! It looks like a long road to recovery for me but I have a high tolerance for pain and I know everything will be worth it in the end! Thank you all for the well wishes! I will be keeping everyone posted when I can! Xo

3 days pos

Last night was the first time I was able to take a shower! It felt so good I didn't wanna get out! Everything seems to be looking nice but time will tell! I'm in minor pain Nd have just been taking Tylenol but the worst pain is in my back and neck! Ugh! Sleeping on my back is so hard for me! I go to get my draines taken out on Tuesday so I'm hoping the pressure that I feel will go away after they take then out! Anyone who had them taken out before does it hurt? And do you feel relief afterwards?

Alittle concerned of one my breast!

So I'm a little concerned that one of my breast is badly swollen and bruised and is a lot fuller! It looks like one of my breast is a full c and one is a small c! I'm also concerned of how they are shaped underneath it kinda goes on a slant! Is this normal? Am I just really swollen? If anyone can let me know if they experienced this it I would appreciate it!
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I agree with peediewife! I am two weeks post-op and my right boob is a lot more swollen and bruised compared to the left, but it's a lot better than it was a week ago. My doc tells me that everything is normal and that they just need time to heal. I wouldn't be concerned. There's going to be a lot of changes! You look great. :)
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Thank you! Yes my doctor tells me that too! I'm just paranoid lol! The swollen one also since I got my tubes out has been leaking a very dark color of blood! The left one leaks a drop or two! I guess this is normal as well! I'm sure I will be happy once everything is healed! Glad to see you are doing well after surgery as well! Wish you the beat and speedy recovery as well!
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hi, your breasts are sisters, not twins, and it is not unusual for them to heal at different rates, you are also not seeing anything like the final shape, they will soften and drop into a more natural shape in a few weeks time. your result is fantastic, you look fabulous.
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Thank you! That's so funny! I heard someone else say the same thing "sisters not twins" lol. I'm a very impatient person so as much as I wanna see final results now I know it's going to take time!
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Happy healing I'm just two days post op. And I'm itching right at the incision underneath. Take it easy & rest up.
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Omg!! I'm itching like crazy! I noticed once I put on ice packs and obviously when I take a shower it goes away! I feel your pain lol
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Totally normal. It will all change as it heals. You look great!
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Thank you so much!
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Your boobs are swollen, and will be for some time. I am 6-weeks post. My right boob is bigger partly because there wasore take from from the right side. I believe it's normal at this point. You're only 10 days post, give it time. My PS you'll be swollen for months.
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Yes one breast before surgery was a lot bigger then the other so that's why that breast is totally swollen!
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How much tissue did you remove from each breast? I am about your size and am scheduled for surgery on 9/8 and they want to take off 338gm off each breast but I'm scared its too much.
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Congrats! Your going to be so happy when it's all over! To be honest I didn't even ask! The reason being is the size I am now I love! I asked for a full c or small c! Looks of it is I will be a small c! Sorry I can't be much helpful! Good luck!
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Wow, you look great! You must be very happy with the result. :)
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I'm so happy right now! I'm still bruised but love my girls! Lol
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Congratulations! For sleeping, try a "husband pillow" it has a back and arm rests. You can find them at walmart or target. That well help a lot. Drains coming out don't hurt at all! Good luck
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Thanks! I'm a little over a week pp and I'm feeling great and finally am getting use to laying on my back!
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Love my husband pillow, probably why I have slept fine. Propped my regular pillow upright against the husband pillow a two throw pillow above to cradle my head...comfy and about a 45° angle
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I am just two weeks out of my surgery....Recovery isnt that easy...but I am managing. I had some drainaige issue....One of my breast are leaking....but from reading I find this is normal. I just wish it would stop. I love my new breast....I am 50 and they look 20....LOL.... best wishes to you.
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Tom when my drains came out it felt nothing thank god! One of my breast is a lot more swollen then the other mainly because it was much bigger then the other! I'm leaking on the one that was bigger and leaking a lot! I go back to my surgeon on Tuesday so I will be mentioning it!
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My hubby took out my drains. It doesn't really hurt, just a little pressure. The thing that got me was the fact that I could feel it slither out like a snake on one side. The stitches were sewn into the tape on the other side, so I felt a little tug, but didn't feel it come out. My friend is a nurse, and her recommendation was to have them warn you when they are going to take it out, then take a deep breath, and let it out when they take out the drain.
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getting my drains out hurt but the only pain was when they were actually getting pulled out and that only lasts a couple seconds, once they were out there was no pain at all :)
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I didn't feel a thing when my drains came out thank god!
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you need 5 pillows, 2 under your head and shoulders, one either side to rest your arms on and most importantly, one under your knees to prevent back pain. congratulations and happy healing
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I'm so glad I'm a back sleeper, cause having to use 5 extra pillows would have bugged me haha. I keep trying to sleep on my side, but so far I can't.
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I tried all the positions of the pillows nothing is working! I'm sure I'll get use to it soon! Thank you!
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