I had my breast reduction Oct. 31,2011, after years of struggling with back (upper and lower) indentation of my shoulders and neck pain.
It was something I'd prayed about and was excited to have done, I've had large breast since the 5th grade. I really wish I had looked into it more prior to having the surgery.
I'm not happy at all. I was a 38DDD and have no idea what size I am now. My surgeon did not put drains in and I ended up with a terribly swollen right breast and an infection. I had to be admitted, started on iv antibiotics and have an skate drain inserted. This is a bag about the size of a hot water bottle that I had to wear clipped to my clothes for two weeks. After finally having that drain removed my right breast started to ooze from one of the incisions, the surgeon said I had yet another infection. A few days later it started to ooze from another site right next to the first ooze site. So a month out and I was still draining and in excruciating pain. The draining just stopped the sunday that just passed, Dec.11, 2011.
I'm still healing and in a lot of pain, reading everyone else's story makes me hopeful that things will get better, I just wanted to be pain free... It seems like I traded one pain for another. Please pray for my recovery and thank you all for sharing your stories....
I don't want to discourage any, just sharing my story.