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The Best Decision I Ever Made - Salem, VA
- posted 5 months ago
- updated 3 months ago
- Worth It
- Carol Wray, MD (Salem, VA)
So hello ladies. I am a 30 year old female from...
- 10 Dec 2012
So hello ladies. I am a 30 year old female from Virginia. I am 6'0 about 240lbs (I know that sounds huge but if you see me I dont look that big) At the time I made the decision to have a breast reduction my bra size was a 40H. I had serious back aches, alot of tension in my neck and of course the caved in shoulders. I met with a surgeon that came highly reccommended and decided to have her contact my insurance to get the approval. It only took Anthem a week to approve me and from there we got the ball rolling. I had never been so excited in my life but nervous at the same time. The one thing that got me excited was the thought of being able to purchase bras out of Victorias Secret and not ordering them from Lane Bryant. The thought of cuter tops also excited me. Also I have had the battle of weight gain and trying to lose it but my large breast got in the way of my workouts. So all of those things motivated me to get the ball rolling.
The things that scared me most was the possibility of complications, the fact I would have scars, and the recovery process itself but obviously it didnt stop me. On 12/3 at 8:30 am I had the breast reduction done. My surgery lasted about 3 hours and when I woke up, even though I was in alot of pain I felt 100% lighter and all the neck back and shoulder pain was gone. Dont get me wrong the inital pain was very bad but nothing I couldnt handle. My Dr made me stay in the hospital over nighy due to me being a larger female. But within 1 hour I was up using the restroom on my on and walking around the hallways of the hospital. I also had drain tubes on each side of my breast which werent the most pleasnt thing but they served their purpose well. Two days post op I went back to the Dr she took my tubes out and told me everything looked good. The most exciting part of that visit was putting my new boobs into a D cup sports bra. Something I hadnt done since before I had my son. Now to the wonderful world of recovery. I have had on and off pain which I have dealt with pretty well with the help of pain medication. The first time I tried to shower I was a disaster and scared out my mind. So I went to doing really good wash ups everyday. Last night I took a shower and just held on to the boobs and I was fine. I am only 7 days post op and I still have alot of my paper stitches and I know I have a long road to full recovery. The only con I have is that my energy level is completly gone. I cant do but a little at a time. I havent drove yet but I have been out and about here and there. The one thing I wish I knew before hand is this website. I think if I would have had more people to talk to it would have calmed my nerves better
So I am on day 8 from recovery and even though my...
- 11 Dec 2012
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- 13 Dec 2012
So I am almost 2 weeks post op and first I was...
- 16 Dec 2012
So I am 2 1/2 weeks post op and I went back to...
- 20 Dec 2012
So I am about 3 1/2 weeks post op and I feel so...
- 27 Dec 2012
So I am 5 weeks and a few days post op and can say...
- 10 Jan 2013
So I am over 7 weeks post op and I am still...
- 22 Jan 2013
8 weeks post op and I feel amazing. I saw my...
- 5 Feb 2013
My Doctor: Carol Wray, MD
This provider was recommended by multiple people where I am from and so far she has been great. She has always been very kind, courteous, professional, and caring. Right before surgery she put me at ease just talking to me and explaining things. Her office in my opinion excellent. Very nice surroundings and you always feel comfortable when there. Dr. Wray definitely gets the highest recommendations from myself.