I am 36 years young, and wear a 40DDD (and need bigger but am too lazy to be refitted). I am currently overweight, which has added to my breast size. At average size I am a 38DD at least. I work as a RN and have so much trouble charting etc my back hurts from bending over the computer all this weight pulling me down!
I looked into having a reduction 8 years ago, but opted out. I was afraid to loose the girls. But 8 years later the pain is no longer bearable. I have headaches ALL the time. I got laser eye surgery 2 years ago (blaming my headaches on my poor eye sight) it did not ease my headaches. My neck and shoulders hurt all the time. I bought a sleep number bed to ease my back pain. It helped some, but not as much as I need! SO I made the leap and I am going for it! My insurance will cover it, I just pay my deductible which is $1250.00.
My surgery is on a Tuesday and I am going back to work the next Monday. I now am a nurse manager so I do not do patient care, and work at a desk. But after reading some others posts I fear 6 days of recovery is not enough??? I would love your input. I am also having some liposuction on my upper abdomen and arm pit area.
I am usually a pretty strong fearless person, and tolerate pain well. I was shopping 2 days after a c-section. But again after reading these posts I am a little afraid. I have never taken a oral narcotic. ( I had some pain reliever in my IV after I gave birth) I was not planning on taking any after this surgery, but now I am scared! I sleep on my stomach and the thought of sleeping on my back horrifies me. I am single and only have the help of a friend the first day, then after that my 14 year old son (sweet as sugar that boy, but he a boy non the less) so house stuff he can do, but comfort etc not much help there!
I am not sure what size I will be. My PS and I have not really discussed it. My pre-op with him is May 23rd. I tell everyone I don't care what size I will be, I just want the pain gone. But truth is I DO care! I don't want to have small boobies :( I really want a very full C or small D. But I am not sure that is going to happen. They are so saggy and pendulous now, most after pics I see they don't look like they really are lifted much?