Waiting on Insurance - Montana

I am 5'2" curvy lady with 38 g, I have...

I am 5'2" curvy lady with 38 g, I have neck pain, back pain, and emotional pain from all the comments about my big chest!  I want to be someone other than the girl with big boobies! I have hated them for years, finally had my first consult my Dr. strongly recommended my surgery, due to my smaller frame, the rash, shoulder indents, he said if he could only pick 5 surgies his whole career,  I would be one!

I am on cloud nine, excited for it, now waiting on insurance I am scared, unsure, I have always had big boobs can I live without them? I need support!

My appointment was on Jan 11th, all my records...

My appointment was on Jan 11th, all my records from other docs was turned in on Jan 20th and mailed to insurance! The wait is killing me since I made my decisions, I want to know! How long does it normally take insurance to respond?

When could some of you return to work? I work in...

When could some of you return to work? I work in an office?

My dr called today insurance approved me, schedule...

My dr called today insurance approved me, schedule date for march 5!

Trying to be prepared for surgery, any suggestions...

Trying to be prepared for surgery, any suggestions on any foods, drinks, bras, scar meds to help we through the first week?

Has anyone taken the vitamedica recovery program?...

Has anyone taken the vitamedica recovery program? Is it worth the cost? Just got my preopp paperwork, scared!i dont like all the warnings of what could happen!

I had my post op today! Omg, 2 weeks left! I had...

I had my post op today! Omg, 2 weeks left! I had mixed emotions today afterwards, my blood work was good and my mammogram was good! So I thought they are perfect, no issues, why would I do it? Women get their breast taken away from them every day from cancer and I am choosing to do this! What's wrong with me!!!! I treated myself to a chocolate bar to think! Yes I am pmsing! Went back to work, then the back pain kicked in! Bam this is actually why I am doing this, they aren't perfect. They are hurting me emotional and physical! March 5 here I come

I am two and half days out, wow! I gave most of my...

I am two and half days out, wow! I gave most of my good bras away and tonight I am having a good bye party for the girls! "kiss the girls goodbye" and we will burn a few bras, looking forward to the girl time, hopefully I can sleep this weekend!

I am glad I have only one night left, I can't...

I am glad I have only one night left, I can't sleep, my mind is racing and when I do sleep, I dream I am late for sugery! I cleaned house, washed my bedding, have all my comfy cloths out, organized my night stand with things I will need after sugery. Today I will shop for last minute supplies and food. I found this red pimple, bump on my breast the last few days I hope it won't cause issues for sugery!

Today has been something else, I go from feeling...

Today has been something else, I go from feeling great and no pain to pain, nauseated, and headache. I haven't really slept much. They took over 600 grams per breast 3 pounds! The drains are not bugging me but I have only been draining 10cc doesn't seem like a lot. Is that normal?

I had a good night, slept from 2-7 solid! Now it...

I had a good night, slept from 2-7 solid! Now it feels like I just had a baby and my milk just came in! Loving the ice packs! I find it's hard to wipe after I go the bathroom. Does anyone have a trick for that???

Day 3! This morning was very rough. The kids were...

Day 3! This morning was very rough. The kids were at school and hubby went back to work.I was in pain but was able to sleep and ice them. My hubby got off work around 1, helped me shower which was the best thing, changed my dressings and bra. I feel a lot better this afternoon. Tomorrow is my post op hope to get drains removed.

Had my post op today, everything looked good but...

Had my post op today, everything looked good but she said my tubes need to stay in till Monday. Sad about it, she said I may be over doing it! Which is hard 4 kids and a hubby. Will try to relax more

I got my tubes out today, everything stll looks...

I got my tubes out today, everything stll looks good, pain is better, I was very tearful yesterday not sure why.

I was suppose to go to work today, but my ps said...

I was suppose to go to work today, but my ps said I should take more time off, thank God, I am wore out, starting to feel better though but not enough for work. Since I got a dr note saying I can't go back to work short term disability kicked in! That means I don't have to use my vacation pay my insurance will pay my wages! I wore jeans today! Starting to feel normal. My boobs are starting to turn brown in some areas but for the most part not much bruising! I measure a 38 c or 36 d very happy!

Finally got some pics up, not sure when I...

Finally got some pics up, not sure when I actually took them, will take a newer one soon. I have an appointment tomorrow and back to work Thursday, blah. Starting to feel like me again. Started My monthly and boy do they hurt

Had my appointment today, he said everything looks...

Had my appointment today, he said everything looks good, pinched the nipples I could have punched him :) told him they had feeling. I told him I am still struggling with recovery that I read on here that a lot of people feel good after a week. He said that was true but everyone heals at a different rate and for my body frame they took a lot of tissue. Maybe we feel better that I am not being a whimp. My advice would be don't expect your body to recover in a certain time frame because it may not happen and then you will feel frustrated. I thought I would be up and running after 7 days. I go back to work tomorrow he gave me note that said I could leave at my will if I feel tired or sore. I can start walking on treadmill or do stationary bike but he said listen to my body.

I made it through my first full week back to work,...

I made it through my first full week back to work, a few bad days, tearful in the evenings, but the week got easier. They itch bad this week! I found this cute sports bra that goes down in a v shape and clasp in front got it home and it was to big 38 c! Wow never had that issue before, I am going to try the 36 c. My steri stripes are still on, they said they would fall off not to pull them, but it's almost 4 weeks

I am having a break down, finally my steri stripes...

I am having a break down, finally my steri stripes came off and I don't like the areole area! One is perfect and the other is a different shape! This is the first time I thought what the hell did I do

I see a acupuncture for a liver/digestion problem,...

I see a acupuncture for a liver/digestion problem, I went today first time after surgery and he said he would do scar treatment on me, never heard of this, has any one else? I will try to post pictures this weekend of my 4 week post, week 4 has been the best! Almost feel like myself!

Had my week 5 appt, I have asmall incision tear...

Had my week 5 appt, I have asmall incision tear looks gross but he says its okay. Watch for infection. See him in two weeks. Because of the tear stuck in sports bras. I started going back to gym this week. I can only do about a half hr before I wear out. Baby steps! I asked him about the unevenness if my nip area abd he said I am stilling healing and the actually are starting to look closer in shape.

2 year out

2 years later today! wow how time flies. I am now at a 36 D i gained some weight :( i wish they were still the nice c, but i am working on the weight. The first year i struggled with nerve pain. which has gone away, parts of my boobs are still numb and are worse durning that time of the month, but i am getting feeling in some of the numb spots over time and my left breast itches still, anyone else have this 2 years later????????????? My scars are all skin colored. I have never regreted it and love them. i will post pics later. i am at work and it may be strange to upload them here!
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Very helpful as I am 5 weeks post op and have developed a sore bit that looks just like the one in your one month pic. How long did it take to heal over and did you do anything to improve it?
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Montana Gal-did you have your BR in Montana? The reason I ask is because I live in Montana and am considering a BR myself. If you did, would you mind sharing where and who did the surgery? I don't know anyone who's had the surgery to ask about PS's in MT. Any info you could share would be greatly appreciated.
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In Missoula, dr hardy, where are u?
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I am looking for a PS in Billings. Have you heard anything about any docs there? I have a consultation coming up in early May.
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Hi Montana Gal, you look great! You have a similiar body type to me so I am inspired, but I was wondering how many days did you need help after surgery, and what did you need help with, I know washing hair and lifting, but otherwise did you feel comfortable being alone?
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My husband took care of me for 4 days, and then on and off. If u have someone that can take care of you longer take advantage. You will need help showering first and maybe second time, I needed help getting dressed the first week, I kept everything at waist level easy to grab
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Been following your progress. How are you feeling as the days have gone on? You are looking grest!!
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I meant GREAT!!
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oh Montana--don't get all freaked out just yet!! You are still EARLY in the recovery process--nothing will be perfect so soon. Just try to keep calm and maybe if its really bothersome, call your PS and ask about it?
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One of my areoles appeared to be smaller than the other at the stage you are now, but I have to say that at almost two months post, they have evened out as they have healed. Hopefully you will see a difference soon.
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I also feel that you shouldn't rush into any conclusion just yet. Just give it some more time for things to settle in.
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I think you should wait and heal a little while. I was a lil shocked at mine but they seem to look better everyday. I do think mine are uneven though.
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I can relate to the itch, I am experiencing that too. My steri strips were removed after two weeks. Maybe they will began to fall off due to being on for awhile.
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Can't believe how different docs are. I haven't even went for a walk yet. Can't believe he pinched you! Ouch! I was tired for a long time. Good luck at work and go home if you need to! You look great!
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OMG you look GREAT!!!!! And you look alot thinner, I think its a huge difference!!! WOW you must be thrilled!!!
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The shape looks great, good for you!
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Wow they look great! Really nice and even. Sorry about the monthly. I got rid of that 2 years ago. That is another surgery I would highly recommend to anyone done having babies.
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Short term disability is a great thing! I too am able to get that through my employer. Glad to hear you're able to collect it and take some well deserved time off. Take care of YOU and the rest of the family will be fine.
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Hey Montana girl! To me it looks like you have more than I do! Lol how are you feeling?
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I will take a naked photo but pretty sure you have bigger girls! They took a lot from you, both boobs I was about 1300 grams
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I think I was a bit larger to begin with. I was way off on my bra size. I think mine were very dense as well. I think I'll end up a c cup.
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Take it easy as long as you need to!
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Glad you took more time off. I took 3 weeks off. My insurance same as yours. Short term disability kicks in. It doesn't pay much though. I have been wearing jeans but I still wear zip up shirts and hoodies. It's just easier.
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Awesome! Thanks that makes me feel so much better I think my stomach will bother me too lol but I fully plan on majorly working out as soon as I can when I heal up that is. I'm hoping that I can wear a swim suit and feel comfortable in it lol I'm glad to hear you're healing up nicley and don't have the ken doll look lol
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Hi montana gal,
I'm about the same size you where i'm 5'2" 36G I have my BR on the 26th So my question for you is how do you feel about your body shape now that you've had your surgery I'm terrified that I will look short and chunky lol I'm very curvy now but they are taking me to a full 36C Kinda scared I know it will be worth it regardless and from your pic you look great just wondering if it takes an emotional toll on you after
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