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Bye Bye Life Time of Pain - Eastern Washington
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $150
- Eastern Washington
I remember getting my 1st bra for my 9th birthday,...
- 12 Nov 2011
- 18 days pre
I remember getting my 1st bra for my 9th birthday, I was a C cup by the time I was 11. I have always been the girl with the boobs, friend's moms refered to them as the girl with the boobs. I am so upset about it I have night mares about not having my bra because people would be disgusted by my boobs.
This is my second time trying to get it aproved I had tried once before with another surgeon and a different insurance and was denied for not enough medical support. I have spent the last 3 years documenting, spending tons of money on physical therapy and more.
I am currently 5'6" weighing about 210 pounds. When I went to see the PS she was wonderful, talked with me for a long time. Answered questions and encouraged me to loose weight prior to surgery.
My claim was submitted to my insurance company October 17th, there was one apeal becasue the Ins. was not happy with only 500grams each so they countered for 800grams each, the PS agreed and my surgery was approved 10-31-2011. And scheduled for December 1st 2011.
I pushed for this to go through because our insurance (1st choice health, PPO) is changing to an 80/20 plan come January. The approval shocked me!!!
Upon scheduling my surgery I asked the scheduler if she knew an estimated size I would be, she said she would call me back when the PS was back in the office. By the time she called back 2 days later I had a list of questions. But nothing could prepare me for what she was about to tell me. She said that She asked the PS and she said She would guess a large A to a small B, guestimate. Now this was like a smack in the face. Going from a JJ to an A. is like a masectomy. The more I think about it though the more I think she must be wrong! She must not be thinking of the right patient, how can 800 grams go from a JJ to an A?!?!.
Thats when I found this site. Looking searching for answers, for comfort. What I have found is a lot of people going from a G to a C with 500 grams. So I would not think that JJ to A would be 800 grams. I saw one PS commented that a general guidline is 150 -300 grams per cup size. So in that case I'll bet she takes a ton more than 800 grams. Especially since, upon examining me she stated that I had 'dense' tissue.
So here I am 17 days out, nervous about size result and nervous because I've never had surgery before. And nervous my 13month old daughter will feel unloved because mommy cant hold her.
Yet SO EXCITED, to be able to move, to be able to buy clothes, to hold my daughter on my hip, and more!
2weeks to go! Still nervous, still scared about...
- 17 Nov 2011
- 14 days pre
Here we go 2 more weeks. If the anxiety doesn't kill me first. :)
8 days to go! Had my pre-op appointment and labs...
- 23 Nov 2011
- 8 days pre
Although I am more nervous for recovery now, no lifting or using my arms for 2 weeks. Then slowly lift restraits, problem is my daughter is only 1 and my husband works nights, so I have her alone at night. How am I going to pick her up from Daycare? How am I going to Put her to bed? OR in her High chair for dinner? I cant not raise my daughter for 6 weeks.
The part that I think excited me the most, was he said, you have no idea how much they effect you until they are gone. Ladies can even breathe better after this surgery, there is a lot of weight on your chest wall. "In the 4 years I've been at this office we have never had an unhappy person."
I am also updating my amount spent, thus far its 2 $15 copays and $5 in parking.
Just about 1 day left. I am nervous. I am excited....
- 29 Nov 2011
- 2 days pre
Please say a prayer for my nerves, my recovery and my little family as they are all affected by this.
I will try to update again tomorrow, if not, see you on the other side ladies! :)
Surgery went good they took 3.5 pounds off each,...
- 2 Dec 2011
- 1 day post
Day 2. Just woke up I'm my recliner. I'm very...
- 3 Dec 2011
- 2 days post
Now I'm home trying to move around the house, keeP icing and sleeping. My baby and I had a good cry when I couldn't pick her up. I think I'll have a relative come get her today. I'm still glad I did the surgery but the feeling that someone beat my entire upper body with A baseball bat is discouraging
Ok, I am 1 week post op today. I am happy with my...
- 8 Dec 2011
- 7 days post
I had my tubes out monday the PS said they look great and I am healing nicely. Said my surgery took SO LONG much longer than expected because they didnt realize how big I truely was, he said there was just a lot of breast there. LOL. Well duh! He said they took me from a JJ to now a D, could be a full C. To me that is/will be perfect.
I dont think there has been much pain, just the uncomfortablness of swelling, and being drugged :). Ice helps a ton though. I am happy to report that my right nipple is awake and feels sensation. My left is still just there.
Cant wait to get out of this post surgery compression bra! My ribs are killing me and its hard to breath. Other than that...Can I just fastforward to the shopping part?
I added a picture today from 2 days post op.
- 9 Dec 2011
- 8 days post
I had my 2 week post op appointment today (1day...
- 14 Dec 2011
- 13 days post
I have had a lot of trouble sleeping due to not being allowed to sleep on my side or tummy. The PS said I can try sleeping on my side now if I can get comfortable. So I will. We'll see how it goes tonight but I am excited!
** I am posting pictures. They show the new bra and how I push it to the sides and to the max on the sides. I am also show an individual picture of each breast. You can see the bruising its a darker yellow color. But things are healing nicely.
The only thing I am unhappy with, is my tummy. Oh wow did I get fat trying to hide my boobs. Next up tummy tuck ;) First its diet time and as soon as I can excersise, I'm on it!
4 month update. I would do this again. I can move...
- 7 Apr 2012
- 4 months post
***update to cost: I'd say $150 total for me but my inurance paid well over $35,000! Praise the lord for good insurance