37 Years Old, Mother of Two. Going from A32JJ To Hopefully a 32C . Morrisville NC

I am so excited I never thought the day would come...

I am so excited I never thought the day would come. This site has helped me feel so much better about my decision. I received my approval on April 28th. I only recently found this site...like last week. I had be denied for the BR in August, but I decided to go to another surgeon in November...it took 6 months of physical therapy, mammograms, back X-rays...to get approved. I can't believe it is only 4 days away...I go from excited to nervous everyday, but as I said earlier this site has helped me with the jitters tremendously will be posting pre-pictures tomorrow....Let the journey begin!!

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that is so exciting! I too just got approved after finding a new Doctor and building a good case...just about a year in the making-So my surgery is set for June 16th and your is the 12th...Good Luck and Congratulations! Keep is updated especially since I am four days behind you I'll be reading it constantly :-)
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2days away

Just uploaded pictures...I am very nervous.

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Congratulations dear!
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Congratulations to you...I had a reduction March 21, 2014. I was a F cup now iI'm C cup and loving it.
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Thanks. I am so hopeful that I Erik be the same way...

Morning of surgery!!!!

I'm up with my nerves this morning. I go for marking at 915. Then to the hospital for Pre Op at 11. The surgery is at 1... think of me at that time. I will post a markings photo later. Thanks for all the support and encouragement!!!!!Stay turned....

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I am having a reduction by Dr. Russell on July 1! I'm so nervous and excited! I hope it went well, I just said a prayer for you. I would love to hear how it went! Cheers to you!
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Hello. That is great, Dr. Russell is great and his team is amazing. This is my second day post op. I don't have a very high tolerance for pain..so I'm in pain I'm taking 2 percocet four hours it make me dopey but doesn't touch the pain. My drains are doing good. My back feels 100% better. I can't wait to take off the bandages. I Erik post pictures add soon as I'm able to. Best of luck to you
Wow! I'm so glad your back feels better. I hope that the pain becomes manageable soon. I'm genuinely excited for you! Thank you for responding--your positive experience brought me comfort.

Two days after surgery

I'm here in some pain I've been recording my drainage for two days. I have to keep the drains in til Monday. I can't wait to get the bandages off. I can tell a big difference already in my shoulders, back, and neck...Thanks for all the support!!!

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I know how you feel regarding the relief of pain from shoulders, neck & BACK. You are going to love bra & clothes shopping. I bought my first strapless dress. ; ) Once again CCONGRATULATIONS on your PS.
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Post Op day three

I called in my drainage totals for the weekend, if there are no changes I get the my drains out in the morning. One of my friends is a nurse ,she changed my dressing yesterday I got her to take a quick picture for you guys....I'm pleased!!!!

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glad you are doing so well
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Post op picture

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Glad everything went well for you. Can't wait to see pics.
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Post Op pic

I GOT MY DRAINS OUT TODAY!!!! I'm in alot less pain. The removal was quick and not as painful as I thought it would be. My PS is the best he is so caring...he said I was healing great and the pain would get better now that the drain was out...here is a picture

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Great results!
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You look great!
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Lookin good! Congrats and happy healing
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7 days post op

I had my first shower today. I feel good...but Im really exhausted and I started hurting a little. The incisions have surgical glue over them. I go back to the PS on Tuesday, to get the stitches lines cut!....

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You look great!
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You are 7 days ahead of me. Were you very sore day 2-3? I am very uncomfortable today~
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I was very uncomfortable until I got The drains out...the pain medicine didn't take the pain away...it just made me sleep...how does it make you feel?

20 days post opt

I'm I'm still much pain. I feel that there is no end in sight. I don't have any pain medicine left. Not that it helped, it made me sleep, but never for a long time and never took the pain away. Has anybody else took this long to stop feeling pain. Is there anything I can do to help to pain subside.

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I hope you got some releif!
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Call your dr and F/U .
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Just try taking paracetomol, you are unlucky to still be in pain.
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Month Post Op

Still healing still in pain. Can't really say if it was worth it or not at this time, because the pain is so exhausting. Hopefully it will be over soon. I never thought I would be in pain this long....

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Sorry to hear you are in pain. I have found the past week exhausting but for different reasons. I tend to over-do things (watering vegetables up at the allotment) but it has been the worrying about the shape, the incisions, the fact that my right breast is considerably larger (swollen) than the left, the discomfort sleeping etc. that has left me exhausted at times. Yesterday I decided to get myself comfortable (good tip from peediewife to put a pillow under my right side to prop up my arm made a huge difference) and lie in front of the TV all afternoon and evening ... I feel more refreshed to-day so her tips are worth taking note of. I sometimes get a lot of sensations, especially when I over-do it or move too quickly, but they are short i.e. sharp stabs rather than on-going consistent pain. A friend took me shopping this week and I had to sit in the car holding my breasts ... I never realised what a stop/start driver he is but I felt every jolt in my breasts ... very happy to get back home. I hope you and your PS can resolve your pain.
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so sorry you are in pain, it is unusual at this stage and i would ask your surgeon why. is it possible for you to have a couple of complete rest and doing nothing days to see if it would help? what is the nature of the pain?
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I have asked why. He said some people have a higher tolerance for pain. The pain is constant burning aching pain, like the pain you feel in the beginning but never letting up. I hate it. I have to work, I do nothing at work just sitting or standing. I went to my primary Dr. And she gave me some medicine to help with nerve pain and some medicine to help with the aching pain. It has talking the edge off hopefully and prayerfully it will be over soon.
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