Breast Reduction: Part 2 - New Jersey

To read part 1 of my Breast Reduction story,...

To read part 1 of my Breast Reduction story, please click here.

Hey ladies! I just thought I'd stop by and let you all know that I had my 6 week appointment with my PS. He is just so down to earth and kind, makes me feel like I'm important.

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Well, ladies, now that I've been granted a part II...

Well, ladies, now that I've been granted a part II to my journey, I thought I'd fill you in on what's been going on with me and my new twins! Nothing really new, but I have to say that I've been trying on some of my clothes from last year, and I'm very pleased with how nearly everything looks! Then, one day last week, I had gotten an email from one of the online places where I shop for clothing, and the email was advertizing that swimsuits were half price for a few days. I am going to need new suits in February because we are taking a family trip to Costa Rica. So, I decided to order a couple of suits one size smaller than my old suits had been. They came and all of the fit great, I was thrilled! I couldn't be happier about that! Aside from that, things are moving along really well with the rest of my life, and I'm looking forward to a wonderful holiday season with my new figure! I will post some new pictures soon! This community has been great! To those of you on the other side of the rainbow, happy healing healing, and to those of you waiting for your big day, hang in there, your day will be here before you know it!


Sounds is your doing great.congratulations..I can't wait to be where you are!!!
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so glad your doing well! thanks for the update
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Well ladies, what can I say? It's hard to...

Well ladies, what can I say? It's hard to believe, but today marks five months since I had my BR. Feeling great, and excited about our family trip to Costa Rica at the end of the month. Since it will be summer there, I went into my closet and tried on all kinds of clothing, from nightgowns to bathing suits!! I was so pleased with how I looked in many dresses and shirts that I had bough over the past two years, before my reduction. I tell you, the feeling is priceless!! I am ashamed to say that I have been reluctant to post any more pictures here. I am a bit bigger than most, but I've come to realize that my 'girls' look right with the rest of my body. I had moaned for awhile that my 'afters' look like some 'befores' I've seen here, but it serves no purpose to compare myself to others! There are no two ladies that look exactly alike, and it's literally like comparing apples to oranges! Anyway, I am so very much more comfortable in all of my clothes AND my bras, and I'm not always adjusting my bra straps, etc! No, I can't go braless out in public, but, even if I did, I wouldn't look like a freak! So, that's my update. I am adding a few more pictures, mainly to prove my point!! Happy healing to those who are post-op, and for those awaiting their BR, go for it, don't hesitate!!

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Oh, for any of you ladies who know my whole story,...

Oh, for any of you ladies who know my whole story, ie, losing my home to fire, buying a home big enough for DH, son, d-i-l and two grandkids, etc. We finally had our addition finished. It's our master suite, with a large bedroom, huge walk-in closet, sitting room , large bath and kitchenette. We moved in the first week of the New Year, and we LOVE it!! Also, there will be a new baby in the house in July! We're so excited!!


thats is great enjoy ur trip i am scheduled for my surgery in two weeks can't wait to get it over with and to be 5mths post-op
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This last two weeks will go by quickly and, before you know it, you will be post-op and wondering why you didn't have this done sooner! Best of luck, you'll do great!
thanks will keep everyone updated

Today is my two year BR Anniversary!!

Can't believe it's been two years since my reduction. I am so very happy that I had this done, and for any of you who are on the fence about this surgery, I have to say, "Don't put it off, I only wish I had it done sooner, but SO GLAD I finally did it!" Having a smaller size up top has enabled me to move around easier, and be more active. The extra bonus in all of this is that all that extra exercise has helped me to lose an additional ten pounds, without dieting! I am thrilled to be wearing size 14-16 tops and, even more amazing, I am now in size 12 jeans! I can't even remember when I was in that small a size! It was SO worth it. Life goes on, and I am happy to be able to do whatever strikes my fancy, with no extra 'boobage' to get in my way!!

One other thing I would like to mention. After a few months went by after my BR, I would look at myself in the mirror and still feel that I could have had the girls made even smaller, and sometimes I felt that I was still too big. After all, I am still in a size 38D bra. BUT, looking at my overall body size, I think that my PS did exactly what he should have done, and had I been made even smaller up top, I don't think my body would look as proportionate as it does. One thing I told my PS before my surgery was, "I don't want my belly to stick out farther than my boobs." It doesn't, and I think my figure is pretty good for a 62 year old lady! Overall, I am one happy Grandma.


Hello Just Jacquie! I'm so thankful to have stumbled upon your story, no coincidence I know! Happy 2year BR. You're looking beautiful and your outside beauty is only surpassed by your inner strength. What a journey, I'm sure most would have given up! I'm 55 and my surgery is fast approaching, Oct.6. I have many questions for my upcoming pre op on Sept. 22. But one that has been eating at me and your story hit right on it. I have chronic pain and I too take percoset and gabapentin everyday. . It has been a four year ride for me and I was wondering too about how the pain and meds. would be addressed? I am really hoping that this surgery will alleviate some of the pain I suffer, oh how I'm praying to God it will. So please tell me what happened with you? How did they take care of your post surgery pain and days following? Did your surgery help with the pain considerably? Have you been able to cut down or out your need for meds? My hope and dreams are to be off the dependency and need of narcotics. Please let me know if you don't mind. Gods greatest blessings to you and yours.
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I don't know why I was afraid to look at myself, because he did a wonderful job. He had spent over an hour with me at my first appointment, the consult, and made sure I understood everything. He seems to be a perfectionist, and that's why my surgery took four hours, he told me -- to make sure my boobs were even, because my right WAS significantly larger than my left, but not any more! His staff is great, and especially his nurse assistant, Rosemary, who called me ever day after my surgery until I went in for my first post-op appointment. Highly recommend this PS and his caring staff!

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