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9 month update+ pics added
- updated 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $236
Hey ladies! I got a TT in December, and now...
- 25 Jan 2012
- 2 months pre
Hey ladies! I got a TT in December, and now I'm scheduled to get a reduction on March 15. I haven't gotten an approval letter from my insurance yet and that makes me nervous. I got all of my documentation fom my chiropractor and all. I was wondering if anyone it there got approved with only 350 grams removed. I look forward to hearing from you!
Whoooo- hooooooo! I got my letter from insurance...
- 4 Feb 2012
- 1 month pre
I have a month and 2 days to wait for my breast...
- 13 Feb 2012
- 30 days pre
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire! Do I...
- 29 Feb 2012
- 14 days pre
Hey ladies! I went to my pre op appt yesterday and...
- 8 Mar 2012
- 6 days pre
I got a call Monday morning from the person at my PS's office that does the insurance billing. She said I had to pay $607 by the next day at my pre op appt. I was really shocked by this because I have two inusrance policies and that was more than I had to pay to have a C section... Didn't make sense. I asked the girl if she contacted my 2nd policy holder. She didn't and rudely got off the phone to do so. When she called me back, she said nothing changed and I still owed the $607. I told her that wasn't possilbe and to give me the number of the person she contacted. She told me the number was on the back of my card. That really annoyed me because she should have just given me the number. I said something fly and she gave me the number (so I thought)
I called the number just to find that it was the wrong number! GRRR~ I looked on my insurance card, called and they told me that the most I should have to pay is $300. That sounded so much better. I called that idiot back and she had the audacity to tell me that I was wrong and if that was the case, I owed the $607 + $300. Was she for real? Then she told me that she didn't have time to argue with me and either I had money or I didn't, I better have it by the next day at my pre op appt or she was going to cancel my procedure. WHAT? Are you talking to ME like that???!!! I told her to put someone on the phone with some type of brain. And she did.
To wrap this story up, the office manager investigated to find that that dummy never even contacted my 2nd insurance simply because she didn't want to. I only owed $236.00 which was what I was expecting... The next day, I told the PS and had the entire dialogue typed out for her. I made sure the PS knew that I was a split second from chuncking the deuces to her and her company because of her smart mouth, silly insurance girl.
Whew... that's it. Besides that nonsense, everything is going well. I am excited. I paid the $236.00 and am ready to go in to the hospital with these cantelopes and come out with small grapefruits!
Good morning! I'm heading to the hospital now to...
- 15 Mar 2012
- Day of treatment
Gracious a father, I glorify and magnify your precious name. You're the king of kings and lord of lords. Above your name, there is nothing greater. I pray for you ability and willingness to heal my friends and I during this time of recovery. I thank you in advance for being the surgeon's hands and wisdom during operations. You and only you are able to bring restoration to our bodies. I love you and praise your name. All this I pray in the name of your son, Jesus. AMEN!!!
Alrighty, I gotta go do this! 2legit2quit. Hey-Hey!
Hey ladies!!! I'm here! I went into surgery around...
- 15 Mar 2012
- Day of treatment
I went to the back, the anesthesiologist said I talked a lot then things began to fade. I was out! In what seemed like 5 minutes, I woke up but was startled because I couldn't sleep. Apparently the anesthesiologist put an ointment on my eyes I case I woke up during surgery. That was so scary. Things are still a bit blurry.
When I woke up, I was ready to go, but I kept forgetting to breath. Watch for that, ladies. The RN reminding me to And would emphatically did so. He then said if I didn't I'd have to stay. Needless to say, that kept me there on oxygen for quite a while. I remember doing it too. It was like inhaling and instead of exhaling, falling asleep. Weird.
I finally went back to the little room with my sweet husband. Then I did the dumbest thing.... Forgetting I just had a breast reduction, I lifted my right arm to put on my shirt. Oh my did I quickly remember. That's been the extent of the pain. I feel pressure, minimal but present burning, and lots of air in my chest.
I havent seen the ladies yet but they're up high and definitely smaller. There was an instant relief to my shoulder blades and neck. I mean instant. As if I was carrying a heavy bag and finally put it down. Amazing! Just amazing! I'm praying for you guys. Oh yeah and the nurse said that when I woke up, I was quoting quite a few Psalms and said I was going to change my name to Maggie! Lol. Where did that come from?
Good afternoon ladies! It has been a day and a...
- 16 Mar 2012
- 1 day post
I have 100% of feeling in my nipples.
I had apprx 600 total grams removed
My surgeon did the anchor method of cutting
I had a shower today
I've slept in 5 hour increments since I've been home
I'm sleeping on the couch with pillows propped behind me and under my legs
I have to tell Bout my shower experience! I took the surgical bra off and expected the girls to collapse. Well they didn't! They stood straight out! I am still shocked. Right now they're still a big big to me. I held up an old-old 36D bra, and the cup size was a little smaller than my Ctual breast. They're full and even and pretty to me.
My shower was relieving. That's when I found out that my nipples had sensation. I wased across them and felt it. I will upload pics here shortly. Let me know if you have any questions.
Today is the third day of healing. I feel pretty...
- 17 Mar 2012
- 2 days post
I have a post op appt on Wednesday. I will probably update then. The girls are still high up and lovely. I really am glad that I did this though I haven't clicked the worth it button yet. I want to wait until these stitches are gone before I decided that. The pain is minimal. It is more annoying and a reminder that I had a procedure done. Again, if you have any questions, please ask. I am logged on to Realself all day waiting on an update or something lol. Really, I do have a life... I do... I do I do....
I am so confused on these days. I had surgery on...
- 19 Mar 2012
- 4 days post
On to the reduction. I went to church yesterday and it was hard not to lift my hands during the worship part of the service. By the time I went home, I was sore under my arms. That was it though. I took Tylenol Extra Strength, took a nap and woke up refreshed.
This morning, I got up, got ready for work and here I am. So far so good. I have an office job, so I'm not too active. I've gotten a lot of compliments already. Many questions about weight loss. It is not a huge difference, but I am wearing a button up shirt that's fitted. It looks fantastic. I am also completely off of pain meds. I go back Wednesday to get staples removed. Yay~ I feel very normal!
Whooo-hooo! I made it one week post op and I feel...
- 22 Mar 2012
- 7 days post
My post op appt was music to my ears. The PS said that I looked as good can be. I am healing well, so well that she left everything in place. My steri strips were still intact and clean and precise. So, all is well!
Hey ya'll! Good afternoon! I am 3 weeks post op...
- 5 Apr 2012
- 21 days post
I went to my 3 week appt and got my stictches removed. Apparently, I had a skin reaction to the steri strips and ended up with lots of little blisters. I couldn't feel them because I was numb, but I felt them being removed as the sticky strips were taken off. OUCH! They look polka dotted now. (my tatas). But that will fade also.
My scars are healing nicely, and I have no open wounds at this time. I am back into a regular bra because I didn't like the nipping look that I had going. That's when your nipples poke out incase that's not a real word. I had some 36D bras from my prepregnancy days. They're pretty and fit amazing.
I seriously will upload some pics tonight. I've been crazy busy lately and haven't had the chance. By ladies!
Hey! I feel really good! I am just adding some...
- 8 Apr 2012
- 24 days post
Here I am at 9 months. This breast reduction was...
- 1 Jan 2013
- 10 months post
They are still full and the perfect D cup. I can buy a bra from anywhere. I can also go braless which I don't because I love security!
If you have any questions, please send them my way!
Refer to previous post. I forgot to change the title.
- 1 Jan 2013
- 10 months post
My Doctor: name not provided
She's just amazing at what she does. A beautifully spirited woman.