For me I have always been top heavy. I was picked...
I was told in 1998 that I should considering having a bust reduction at that time I had had my children and was beginning to have pain in my back as well as the indentions in my shoulders....I for went the surgery........now fast forward to 2014. The pain in my shoulders causes my arms to go numb and interrupts my sleep, my neck and back caused a great deal of pain also. It was time to make the call.
So, I made the call set up an consultant appointment. I went to my appointment on 1 April 2014 and was informed that I was a great candidate for the procedure. After my pictures were taking and I met with the PS and we decided to move forward. I was informed that all my info would be forward to my ins company for review and that it would tale 4-6 weeks before I would know if my ins would cover my surgery. Two weeks after my first appoint I received and approval letter in the mail. and on 28 April 2014 I went for my pre op appointment. My surgery is scheduled for 12 May 2014. I was hoping to get an earlier appointment but my PS was out of the office for about 10 days so she gave me the first available appointment. The two week wait has been filled with nervous energy and I have been stressing but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am a 44f/g and I am hoping to be a c-cup.
I have never worn a sport bra in my life except for the ones made for big boobs. I am looking forward to going to Walmart/Target and buying a regular sport bra which I wanted to do today but I had to contain my impulse with the help of my daughters who were giving me a hard time all in love. I'll be in touch. Good luck to all who have already took the leap to itty bitty titty community. May your recover go well!
Same Date different time
The waiting is coming to an end.....
Nerves on edge
Well I am going to go and by my loose fitting surgery day, hopefully this will help me to relax.
Prayers and well wishes for those who have upcoming surgeries and those who are post op.
Happy Mother's day to all the mothers of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee!
pics of my girls
I recently was diagnosis with pre hyper tension and had to be put on a low dose of bp med.
I have been monitoring my bp for almost two weeks and it had been great but yesterday it was high and I had a great deal of anxiety. Today (Sat.) has been better. I got away from my house and the computer most of the day and I didn't think about my up incoming procedure.
My PS said I should not take my bp med tomorrow or the morning of the surgery, so I am just praying and hoping that my bp will not cause my BR to be rescheduled..... Please pray along with me. I am a devout Christian and I hope it is not offensive to anyone if I ask you all to pray for and along with me. I don't know if I can take another wk or two of waiting if they have to reschedule....
Front view, left & right view
At the Hotel
My hubby, my youngest daughter and I are at the hotel. I am just trying to relax and not really think about my surgery. I think I want to eat something but don't know what but I need to decide before 12am creeps up on me and its already 8:44pm.
My anxiety does not seem to be too bad today. I believe that God is calming my soul!
Well God's blessing on all who will be having surgery this week and may all goes well with you and may your recovery be speedy! I'll let you all know how it goes!
On The Other Side
ps: The recliner is the best thing since sliced bread.
Days 1-3 post-op
On Wed I went to see my PS for my first post op visit and everything went well. My drain tubes were removed and she said that everything was looking good. No stiches on the outside all in side and will dissolve on their own.
Even though I have a lot of swelling my boobs look good.....I don't have ANY BOOBS according to my children...lol I must admit that when I finally looked at myself in the mirror I was like my boobs are gone (Tues) I can actually see my fee in the morning when I stand up.
Today (Thurs) is day three of post op and I am doing good. When I changed the gauze this morning I took a long look at the incision.....not bad but it was a little shocking at first.
The only problem I seem to be having is that I stay cold all the time....is this normal? Well my arms are a little swollen and sore so I getting off now.
I do hope and pray that everyone is doing well on the stage they are at. have a bless day!
5 days post-op
I am reading a lot on here about the bra and taking it off. I took mine off only to take a shower or to hand was it since I was told to wear it for 24/7 until my PS tells me the next bra to put on. For me its tight but since I put a t-shirt under it to prevent rubbing I feel secure with the tightness. My zing zaps ( boobs waking up) start about 3 day ago....the tightness of my bra helps to ease and control them but sometimes I have to add added pressure with my hands to calm them down....(don't like the zing zaps...how long will this last)
Well I hope and pray that where ever you are in you stage of recovery or on the brink of your BR that all will go well and that you will achieve the results that you are hoping for but whether you are bigger/smaller than you planned at least you are not where you were let all be THANKFUL! Have a wonderful weekend
Good bye surgical bra....Hello sports bra: 1 wk post op/2nd visit
On the zing zaps are reckon habit with me...these little electric zaps as the nerves connect and come back to life....today the nurse was cleaning the incision and brush against my nipple with her hand I also came off the table the sensitive is very high esp on the right side the left side seems to be taking its own time to wake up but I do feel zing zaps on that side just not as frequently.
The most wonderful thing happened today.....my surgical bra was switched to a sports bra! Never have I been able to go and buy just a regular sports bra let along wear one.....it is so cute and small I love, love, love it!. My summer is going to be great: sports bras, cute tops & a cute swimsuit!
My boobs are really small......it's amazing that I can see my feet, my stomach and to eat with out food dropping on my chest....lol
Next week I will have the stiches removed from around my nipples not looking forward to it.....
Well happy healing to all who have now crossed over. To those who are still waiting for their BR good luck and God speed.
I GOT THE BLUES.....
I didn't have a good rest last night so I am a little tired today. I guess the trip to and from my PS office did me in plus the small outing.
Not happy with my sport bra....the bra itself is nice but the band rubs my incisions line....I guess today is my blue day. I have been doing well in my healing but I have a spot along my incision under my left breast that is turning out to be a constant leaker not small either...its not gushing but it runs soaking through the gauze & bra. The nurse looked at t yesterday but wasn't concern.....I guess I shouldn't worry. Anyway just say an extra prayer for me.
Hope to post pics of my sport bra and my new size soon;) still HAPPY!
Wishing you all a bless day!
Swollen, but making steady progress
the one spot that I was concern about because of bleeding is healing slowly just a few leaks now and then.
sometimes my boobs feel as if they are contracting is anyone else experiencing this.....
Oh, my PS said she took 2.5lbs from my right side and 3lbs from the left. I feel and look great!
Speedy recoveries to all!
Healing Well no visit to my PS for 4wks
My healing is coming along fine except I have two place on the left breast that have pulled apart and hasn't dried completely. The surgical glue is beginning to peal and my nerves are definitely coming alive. The only drawback is that I have little or no sensation on my left nipple.....hoping this is just temporary since my nipples were left attached ( the right side is HIGHLY sensitive). I am still swollen but she assured me that this will pass.
I don't have to wear the surgical bra at night unless I want too she said I could wear a sports bra and after next week I can begin to do light work around the house if I haven't started already ( I have) but still no lifting and extending/stretching my arms over head.
No exercise for 3 more week. Sweating can make you sweat and that can cause swelling. (so ready to hit the gym or walking track).
My SO and I are very pleased with my results. He has been my rock through all of this (as well as my kids), but God is the ultimate healer!
Purchase several Danskin Now sports bras and one simply basic in assorted colors....can wait to wear them (2x, who would have thought I would be buying a 2x....maybe after all my swelling goes down, I will be able to wear a 1x, but even if I can't nothing can compare with the joy I am feeling now. Shopping for clothes and bras has taken on a whole new meaning!
I pray that all are doing well in your recovery and your wait. Have a Bless week!
3 weeks post -op today
The surgical glue around my nipples have began to peal off and I have to say my they look good......the only problem is that I have some pink discoloration above the left nipple my PS told me to expect this. The zingers that I have been experiencing are calming down. I still have them but not as often. the sensitivity in my left nipple had not return yet though I have feeling around the areola there is none on the nipple.
I am still swollen so I don't know my measurement yet but as I mentioned earlier I can wear a 2x sports bra.
my incisions have started to itch like crazy especially the ones under my arms....I rub them very gently but the need to claw is highly present. I am still rubbing Neosporin for scaring but thinking I need to switch to something else so I went and check out the pharmacy at Wal-mart (small town) I cam across Bio Oil....has anyone on here used this before and did it help with scaring. (I think I recall someone mentioning it on here) can anyone give me some feedback on it or make other suggestions.
Oops, why is my face breaking out like a 13 year old entering puberty.....its like a allergic reaction (a little over two weeks now).
Well, I hope and pray that every one is healing well and enjoying the stage/stages you are in with your BR. sending healing vibes to all!
4 wks Post-op today
I have a side boobs on the left which I am not happy with but I still have swelling on that side and I am hoping that it goes down.
I go back to my PS on the 24 June.
I hope and pray that all are doing well in their various stages of healing =, waiting and recovery! have a great week!
I love my road to recovery
My scars are healing smoothly with the exception of where it pulled to tight and looks like I have lines along my incision...with time this will straighten itself out. I also have a side boob on the left side which my PS side will disappear as the swelling continues to go down.....hoping.
I still have a lot of swelling but it is mostly felt and notice in the evenings after I am settling down from my day....I still sleep in the surgical bra mostly except for a couple of time I slept in a sports bra.
I seem to have a hard knot in my left breast it goes from soft to hard with the hardness being felt during the night...is this common. My boobs are very soft in the morning and most of the day but at night is when I notice the knot in the left side.......I don't want to borrow trouble I believe it has to do with the swelling...Any ideals or advise on how to deal with this.
My life has changed so much since my BR and I thank God and all of you for your blessing and encouragement as I continue to have a healthy and normal healing.
I hope and pray that all itbc members will have a bless weekend and happy healing in every stage of your BR and for those waiting to come to the other side I hope all goes well in your process of getting here.
A few pics
Green light to exercise....excited
The little black stiches around my areola was removed. My PS said she was very pleased with my healing especially my incisions. She also said that with time the boob under my left arm will smooth out and soften (happy dance) She could not really say what size I was because according to her I still have quiet a bit of swelling so time will tell. Spitted my first stitch last night at the spot where the black stitches were removed this one was white (left a small hole about the tip of a pin head). Well happy healing to all...if your are in the waiting room bear patience you will soon be on the other side. I hope and pray that your surgery will go well and that your healing will be speedy and normal. Have a peaceful night!
Spitting stitches (2 months 3 days)
Last week I felt something staging on my bra under my left breast.....when I felt to see what it was it felt like a piece of stiff thread after taking a closer look I realized it was a stitch pushing it way out. I tried to remove it but it refused to budge so I left it for a few days tried again Sun. night and it still refuses to move Its not causing any pain or trouble just irritating. I also had a little hole to open up around my areola I didn't see a stitch just notice a few drops of blood on my bra when I got up the other morning....is this normal?
I feel great and I don't have a lot of soreness just a little swelling still persisting.
I hope all are doing well where they are at and ask God to grant you normal and speedy healing. Enjoy the rest of your summer, especially if you have kids schools will open soon.
Lump/hard spot/fatty tissue/dead tissue
The feeling in lefty is very slow at coming back.....Righty just goes with the flow but lefty will harden when touch but the is no sensitivity directly on the nipple there is however feeling around it.
I chose my PS because she was recommended by my cousin and couple of friends. Our first meeting which was held 4/1/14 was very friendly and encouraging. She answered all my questions and was a major factor in me finally making my decision as well as her office staff. So, I'm saying a BIG thank you to her and all the doctors at Centennial Medical Center.