I am nervous, excited, terrified, relieved...all...
I was a 34 D in High School, now a 36F after two pregnancies and a total of four years breastfeeding my two sons. I have chronic neck and back pain and get strange chest muscle spasming due to the big bras I have to wear that compress my chest.
I did get insurance approval with Regence to pay for my surgery.
I really appreciate all the stories, photos and honest sharing. I can't imagine going into this without the amazing support of other women who have gone before...what did we do before the internet? :)
On the other side!
He days a C cup for sure!
Staying overnight, be home in morning!
Grateful, relieved and excited!
Mom is here taking care of me and friends are delivering food!
I do have tape covering my incisions and he gave me more to use when it starts to fall off.
Stinging and Burning!
Tape is off!
Four Weeks Post-Op!
Went to the coast with my family this weekend and we did a four mile hike! Energy level felt decent but I noticed how "out of shape" I feel after four weeks of less exercise. I did start walking 45 minutes a day starting about 10 days ago, but at a slower pace.
I see my PS Thursday and I am hoping he releases me to go back to seeing massage therapy clients during week 5. Most of my private practice is life and career coaching but I do see an average of 5 massage clients per week and over the past few weeks, have been paying another LMT to treat my clients.
Posting some photos for comparison!
6 weeks Post-op: Back to massage, baseball and bra size
I did play baseball the other evening at my son's last practice and after running bases, batting and throwing, had some swelling...but not too bad!
I went to get sized and I am a 36 C. Bought a couple of soft cup (no wire) bras to wear with shirts that need some shape. No longer sleeping in bra at night and many days, just wearing a tank top with a shelf bra in it.
Scars are starting to turn pink, which I think is a healing stage. I am applying an essential oil with calendula blend that a friend made for scar healing. Also, soaking in epsom salt bath almost daily.
Best thing I have ever done for myself!
Dr. B is known by all the nurses as a perfectionist who gets great results. I'm very pleased with his care and with the outcome so far. He took extra time during surgery to remove a large fibroid that has bothered me for years! I have had to call a few times with questions and the nurse was very helpful and available.