MY Dream FINALLY COMES TRUE! - Milwaukee, WI

Well I am not sure how to start but I have always...

Well I am not sure how to start but I have always been busty growing up but not like this. But it began to get out of hand when I began having children, especially after my last ones which was twins. As they got bigger I began to have alot of back pain lower/mid/upper and shoulder pains. It had got really bad this past March when I couldn't get out of bed for about two weeks. I was worried cause my birthday was coming and I did not want spend my birthday like that. I got better enough to get out for my birthday. Then like a month later my shoulder went bad I couldn't use it at all. I knew had it had to be because of my breast. So I went to an PS whom accepts my insurance. He explained everything to me and answered all my questions. He was very nice and didn't rush me. He made feel very comfortable. Then he had me go into one of the rooms to get undressed.He checked me out suggested that I become a C cup and took pictures/ notes. They submitted to my insurance which they denied. My primary doctor and PS corresponded about my condition and she really wanted me to have the surgery. So I kind of gave up but she gave me a pep. talk about not giving up and how I would benefit from the surgery during one of my visits to her for a follow up on my physical therapy treatments. So towards the end of Oct.2011 I had the option to switch HMO's, so I did. I got in touch with the lady who work with getting pre auhro.'s at the PS office and asked her if she could resubmit all my documents again after Nov. 1, 2011.....So...this past Friday(11/25/2011)I went to check the mail.....and their was a letter I thought was about my son but IT WAS THE APPROVAL LETTER!!!! I just screamed YES! YES! I immediately called my mom lol.But I was so happy words can't express how I feel I been wanting this done like over 10years now. The office was closed due to the holiday but I will be calling the PS office first thing in the morning!!!! I know I sound desperate but I am so ready to be healed from all this pain and to get some kind of confidence back... So I will keep you guys posted on the scheduled day of surgery!!! Please feel free to give me any advice, comments, tips, or motivation/inspiration!!

I got the call today!!! I am so excited and...

I got the call today!!! I am so excited and nervous. My Scheduled Day is..... Dec. 8,2011 @ 7:30am!!! I will keep everyone posted!!

Well... I have about 8 more days until my surgery!...

Well... I have about 8 more days until my surgery! I have been researching alot and getting advice from a lot of people whom has had this surgery, which is Great!! My sleeping habits has been crazy because I am very excited! But I did have a feeling of nervousness come over me last night as laid down for bed....I think the closer it gets I will become more nervous because I never had any major surgeries before.... I called to my PS's assistant this evening with just questions I had cause I have not received my info. packet yet but they have mailed out already.. Well I am about to go to the store to get things that I need for after my surgery. I like to be prepared lol! I will continue to keep you posted about how I feel each day before and after surgery!

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to make a little...

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to make a little comment today. I am still not to nervous yet and I don't know if that's good or bad!! Maybe because I prayed for the best outcome...I got a call from the registration dept. of the hospital to just make sure they had the right address and insurance info. Yesterday evening I went to the store to get things that I may need after surgery....So now this weekend I will just be going to the grocery store to stock the house with quick meals and other household goods then I am done wit that stuff. Just wanna make next week less stressful as possible so I can relax some before and after surgery!!!

Hello, Everyone just wanted to express my feelings...

Hello, Everyone just wanted to express my feelings and thoughts today. I am starting to count the days until my surgery (5 days until the big day) lol. I am so ready, that I feel like next week gone go so slow!! lol My sleeping habits are still crazy due to excitement...Other than that I still have been getting my house ready since I won't be able do to much for a little while.. I been busy preparing for the Big day that haven't gotten to nervous yet. Well I will gotta to go for now...

Omg.... I can't believe my Big day is just 2 days...

Omg.... I can't believe my Big day is just 2 days away and that I am still up! (it's 5:39 am)I can't sleep to excited!! It seems like it's a dream!! Somebody please pinch me and wake me up. This is definitely a dream come true, thanks to the man above!! Well I just got out the shower so hopefully I will began to relax and fall asleep..Otherwise I am so gonna pay later when my littles wake up!! Well off to bed I have to get my older boys up for school my back is killing me! Later everyone!!

Just want to give a short update on my day today!...

Just want to give a short update on my day today! Well you all know I went to bed about 5 something this morning and I got up about eight-ish!! Lol yeah I know it crazy but I got up and got ready got food for this week and next week.. plus other household item we needed... I got an oil change on my vehicle and then came home cooked meals that will last the next 4-5 days! After they have quick meals my oldest can just pop in the oven or microwave...I like never have this much energy "Ever" lol especially not going to bed only getting maybe 2 hrs or less of sleep....Believe it or not I am still not tired!!! Tomrrow got hair appt. in the Am and then I will be doing my daughters hair !! Then I plan to relax until my big day!!! Hopefully lol!!!!!

I wanted to do another update on my day today. I...

I wanted to do another update on my day today. I went to my hair appt. today @ 10:30am due to my hairstylist canceled for yesterday. Then had go to the store again for just sum more milk and little stuff. Also went to get sum more stuff for after my surgery. Now gotta get a shower and

get the kids ready for bed! Changed the bed linen! I am so EXCITED!! I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am and surgery is at 7:30 am!!! so Big begins in 6 1/2 hours!! Keep ya'll posted !!! Wish you luck!!

Well everyone I have made it to the hospital!!!...

Well everyone I have made it to the hospital!!! Not to nervous yet!! My dream is about to finally come true!!! I know god is with me and that I will be ok......On the road to team #no pain!!! Well waiting in my room for the show to began.....later everyone

I have decided to do a video update!!Since I am so...

I have decided to do a video update!!Since I am so far behind in updating about the BR.... Excuse me looking crazy is the video lol I didn't curl my hair or nothing today lol

Sorry I found out that I can't post video unless I...

Sorry I found out that I can't post video unless I go through youtube. It would be nice to have posted my video instead of typing up my hospital experience and how I felt up until now. But I will post all of that later today!!

Well I am a little over 2 weeks post I am feeling...

Well I am a little over 2 weeks post I am feeling pretty good besides the swelling still a little sore on the left side of my breast. I hues that is from the loop my Dr. said he did..It is still swollen on both sides so it don 't really look like he did... I go from my 3 week post op appyointment this Friday... I guess he will be removing the glue that he used to close my incisions. So I will post about how that appointment go.... I also would like to give details about my "big day" I wished I would've posted sooner but I have been resting and taking it easy and along with taking care of my children..... So ok my big day was Dec. 8 and I had to be at the hospital at 5:30am..but my surgery was schedule to be at 7:30am. I got there and checked in and they called me back exactly at 5:30am. They immediately got my height and weight. Then they took me to my room had me undress so I could get into my hospital gown and then they got vital/ put in a I.V. Around 6:55 or so they wheeled me back to the area near the surgery room. That is where the my Dr. meet with me to discuss and any questions I may have had, then he did the drawings. After that I meet the anesthesia guy (which he was great too). Next I woke up small wrapped up breast lol.... The pain was not bad I stayed taking my med like clock work and resting! I feel great no back/ shoulder pain!! Now I just can't wait until the swelling go away.....

Well I went to my post-op appointment Friday and...

Well I went to my post-op appointment Friday and everything went well.. He remove the tape strips it was called dermabond prineo..I still have alot of swelling of course but that is expected. But for the most he said I am healing great!! I think so too!! I love my new boob and the fact that I don't have any back/ shoulder pain!! Which equals no more popping pain pills!! YAYYYY!!!
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From the first day I had an consultation with Dr. Sonderman I knew he was the one. My first visit his assisant came to get me from the waiting area. She walked me to his office where him and I discussed the procedure. Then he takes you into one of the examination rooms and discuss more about what he can do for you and takes pictures. The pictures he submit to the insurance company along with any other documentation you may have.He also answered all my questions. He was excellent at the hospital and my post-op appointment. He takes his time with you and he is very caring and funny too.. I would definitely go to him again and I would recommend him to others. I never was nervous before or when the day of my procedure because I had god on my side and I trusted my P.S.

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hey nenee! saw your post on the dec boards and thought i'd pop in and say hey! am doing really good, healing nicely, getting used to the girls, and have my one month ps appointment on friday. just have one or two concerns that hopefully will get addressed ( when can i start exercising again, and my left incision at the bottom seems like it isn't closing yet) but other then that, its life as normal ( or as normal as it can be with a surgical bra on and everyone i know checking me out lol )
how are you doing?
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Hey Tawlie!!! I missed hearing from you....I just had my 3wk appt. on Dec. 30. Same here I am getting use to mine tooo lol Actually I am secretly obsessed with them!! lol I can't wait to be able to exercise myself !! The only I question is am I small enough(but I thinks it's all in my head)Do you feel that way at all??? But when I put my boob in my old bra cup it swallows my boob LOl Well my incisions are doing fine, healing pretty good! I am looking into getting my Tummy done too.. Actually I wanted to get it done last year but wasn't able too. Didn't know my boobs was hiding all this stuff lol...Keep me posted!! I always like to hear from you as we heal together...
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Thank you for the update.  I sounds like you are doing very well and loving the results.  You will continue to heal over the next several weeks but soon the soreness will all be gone.  


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Yeah I can't wait.. I think I over did Christmas eve and day!!! I am a lil more sore...At what point do the swelling go away???
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My swelling was all gone by about 6 weeks.  Ice those babies tonight:)

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Hi Cutiepie, when is your surgery? You are in wonderful hands with Dr. Shell, he and his staff are the best around, period. He is so wonderful and caring and is always available to you. Teresa is awesome also!!! I hope all is well and you choose Dr. Shell because you won't be sorry one minute.
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how are you nennee098??
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Hey Cutiepieme!!! I am doing really well!! I have been trying to take it easy and rest!! Also I started to fall in love with my new boobs lol I know that sounds crazy but I have and also noticing no back/ shoulder pain! But enough about me. How r u hun???? Are you ready??
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How did it go, Nenee?
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Hey Iowa!!!! The surgery went great!! Just a little sore but I have been taking my meds like clockwork and resting...But things are better than I expected.....I will post how things went later I have to get back to bed my Dr. wants me to come in so he can change my dressings and put surgical bra on. He has me wrapped up in ace bandages....later hun!
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So happy for you, Nenee! Good luck at the doctor today!
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Thank you Iowa!! I am home now from the doctor visit!! Everything went well....He changed my dressings and put new ones on and put my surgical bra on to day!!!!It felt great to have that ace bandage removed lol I love my new look and my clothes I put on looks better on me!!!
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I hope your proocedure was a success...Keeping u in my prayers :-)
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@ darkandlovely Thank you so much!!! The surgery was a success and I definitely can see they are smaller...which is a good thing!! Well I will post how things went later!! For now going to catch some zzzzzz....
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Wishing you the absolute bestest surgery! hope to hear from a super happy woman sometime soon!
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Thank you to Tawlie!!! Well your wish came true cause it was the best!! I couldn't ask for anything better !! I will posting my experience later ....
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wow girl your day has come so fast! I wish you much success and speedy recovery.....i will pray that your surgery runs smoothly also! count down begins! im excited for you!! let us know how it goes..
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Thank you so much!!! Cutiepieme!!! Yes it has but this week seem like it went so slow!! But today is the day within a few hours ..Wow I can't believe it.! I will let you guys know as soon as I can.....
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Thank you
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Oh ok! About less than 12 hours away! Wow, look at me counting your time down lol That is different lol I haven't heard anyone stay they looking forward to rest and sleep lol but now that you say that it does sound good!!! I am not sure about if you need to bring anything... Mine didn't mention anything to me but me I would probably bring my Id and insurance card... I would guess!! Or maybe anything you feel the hospital may need to know... Well wish you luck !!!
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My surgery is at 12:30.Im so excited im trying to stay up a little long so i can sleep through the night. You want to know what crazy i think just as much as im looking forward to my new breast im looking for to the REST/SLEEP that comes along with recovery LOL. Would you happen to know any important thing i should bring with me i didnt think to ask my docter.
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Hey Nenee how r u:) Thank you for wishes. Are u ready?
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Hey Tiffany!!! I am good and excited!! Yes, I am so ready and I have even been counting down the days lol. I am still surprised that I am not nervous yet!!! lol You have what a matter of hours now?? Are you ready? And what time is your surgery?? Welcome to you will be in thoughts tomorrow!! :)
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Your day is almost here...GOOD LUCK! So excited for you :-) Sounds like you have everything ready to go and all you will have to do is rest and heal!
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I know right Iowa!!! I am excited still myself and I have been trying my best to get things in order, as I can!lol Those are my plans to rest and heal!! I hope my kids to stress me during this time so that things will go as smooth as it can! I am still wondering why I am not nervous yet, look is there something wrong with me lol keep in touch!! I need as much love from everyone as I can!!
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