Location: Ohio, IL
Member since 9/1/2013


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Questions from Giesela

I want a shorter surgery, fewer stitches and smaller breasts than a pedicle procedure will allow: Do I have to keep my nipples?

I want a shorter surgery, fewer stitches, easier recovery and smaller breasts than a pedicle procedure will allow. I know I know. But at 60 I just don't care about them anymore... READ MORE

Discussions started by Giesela

Stitch types and gapping, poking

I have wanted a BR for a long time and at 60 its getting to be now or never.  I've been reading online and see a fair number of women have irritation/pain by stitches that... READ MORE

Breast Reduction: age 58, 5.4 1/2", 235 lbs., bigger than my 42H bra; my first consult - this is what was said

I went and saw a Dr. today just to see what he would say.  So the Dr. I saw today said 1. I won the biggest boobs  this month award 2. That he would not be... READ MORE

Recent comments from Giesela

Is breast reduction easier/less invasive than masectomy? IDK. I sort of thought if they didn't take the lymph nodes or something it would be about the same? Another question for a post to the Dr.s here on realself. You meed more details. READ COMMENT

You might come up with a list of questions about this and put it on the Dr's page for answers. Did you know there is a separate Q&A for the Dr.s here? Usually the answers are are along the lines of "we can't blah blah without an... READ COMMENT

I would certainly ask your Dr. about whether less/tissue = lower chance of cancer reoccurring. Did anyone ever discuss this when you were first diagnosed? Only you can make this decision based on your Dr input. Anything that would... READ COMMENT

12 days is only two work weeks, I think that's fairly fast so I think part time sounds like your charging well ahead. I'm a side sleeper too and have no idea how I'll be able to sleep on my back. For one I have back issues that cause... READ COMMENT