35 Yr.old 44F with Twins Boys...ready to Say Goodbye to These Girls...

I've had breast since 5th grade..I hated that I...

I've had breast since 5th grade..I hated that I was limited to doing things..My neck,arm,head hurts so bad..I have a lot of headaches..Before I had my twins I was a 44 ddd.Since I've had my twins my breast grew more.44F..Hurt on top of Hurt...I would like to be a fill Chris or a small D..but not sure yet

Excited

So my surgery date is June 21 . check in is at 10..I'm excited...I'm ready to say goodbye...

Tomorrow is the big day..

I'm so ready..I went to pick-up my soap to wash with tonight and in the morning..I have on a dress today and OMG my head,neck,and back is killing me...I'm so ready to say BYEEEE...

Today is the big day

I'm here..waiting on my name to be called so I can go in the back...God's willing I'll do just fine...Ready to say bye..

Yesterday was the big day

Gm..yesterday I said goodbye to my old and heavy boobs..And now I will welcome my new boobs into my life..Not a lot pain..just the from the drainage...I hate them.but they're doing the job...breast are hard...I must say so far I'm very pleased with my new girls..I got stitch up on the inside and glued on the outside..Thank you to the ladies who have went before me and wrote back for words of encouragement and tips..because they're greatly appreciated..

Goodbye girls

A good amount of bleeding...

So the only thing is bleeding is around my drainage..the right side bled more yesterday in recovery and today it's the left side...have to change at least 3 times a day.also change the gauze around the drainage tube..

Bleeding

I hate this part..my husband has been a great help...I greatly appreciate him...he does it all..

Needs Help with BM

Ok..so I'm having a hard time going the bathroom..I'm very gassy..but nothing is moving...can anyone offer some helpful relief tips....thank you so much in advance...

Pain being HARD HEADED

Gm..everyone..I'm here to let you know..FOLLOW DR'S ORDERS..THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT...I'M IN SOOOOO MUCH PAIN RIGHT...THE DR SAID DON'T LIFT ANYTHING PASS YOUR BREAST...AND TAKE IT EASY...WELL I'M PAYING FOR IT NOW...I BARELY GOT ANY SLEEP LAST NIGHT...I TOOK MY PAIN MEDS AND 3 HOURS LATER I TOOK SOME TYLENOL..AND STILL IN PAIN...I TRY TO WASH MYSELF OFF LAST NIGHT BECAUSE I AN ACCIDENT OVERNIGHT...AND OH BOY....LET'S JUST SAY..I'VE LEARN TO LISTEN...I HOPE I DIDN'T HURT NOTHING...I CAN'T WAIT TO GO TO MY FOLLOW UP ON MON...I JUST WANNA BUST OUT AND CRY...I'M HURTIN THAT BAD...ONLY GOOD NEWS I HAVE RIGHT NOW IS MY DRAINING IS ALMOST IN THE CLEAR FOR THE TUBES TO BEMOVED...YAY ME...PLEASE LISTEN...VERY SORE TO THE CORE....I WILL TRY TO POST PICS FROM MY FOLLOW UP WHEN I CAN SEE THE GIRLS..THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT...AND TO ANYONE THAT IS THINKING IT'S THAT TIME..TRUST AND BELIEVE IT'S THAT TIME...

To my husband

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME OUT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR ME AT THIS TIME...FROM DAY 1 I KNOW EWTN YOU WOULD...YOU ALWAYS SAYING DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.BUT I'M WILLING TO TRY"..EVEN THOUGH I HAVE MY MOTHER AND SISTER..HE STILL DOES EVERYTHING..NOT BECAUSE HAVE TO..BUT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO...I KNOW HE GETS TIRED TO..DUE TO HIMSELF JUST HAD SURGERY LAST MONTH..AND NO I DIDN'T TOBE SELFISH...HE KNEW I WAS IN PAIN..AND TOLD ME GO AHEAD AND TRY TO SEE IF YOU CAN HAVE YOURS DONE...I CAN SEE YOUR IN A LOT OF PAIN...AND LLOYD OF PEOPLE SAY THAT'S HIS JOB.BUT I SAY IT'S OUR JOB...I LOVE OUR JOB...SO I JUST WANNA SAY THANK YOU HUNNI SO MUCH...OH BEFORE I FORGET..IN RECOVERY MY NURSE TOLD MY HUSBAND.."YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR GETTING YOURSELF INTO...IT'S A LOT HERE SAID OK...I'M READY IT MAY NOT PROFESSIONAL BUT IMMA GET IT FOR MY WIFE...AAND LAND I'M VERY PROUD OF HIM AND OUR TWO TWIN HELPERS....MOMMA LOVES HER HELPERS...

Learned something new

OMG..I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW TODAY...SOME MAY SAY THAT'S NOT NEW..I ALREADY KNEW...WELL THIS APPLIES TO THE NEWBIES OR JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT IT...HERE GOES...I FOUND THAT ONCE YOU DRAIN YOUR TUBES..SQUEEZE THE AIR OUT AND THEN FOLD IT IN HALF AND THEN ANOTHER HALF THEN PUT THE STOPPER BACK ON...I FOUND OUT DOING IT THIS WAY. .IT HURTS LESS AND DRAINS SOME OUT ON ITS OWN...HOW COOL IS THAT...I JUST LOVE IT....

1 week follow up

Ok,so today is my 1 week follow up..And I have a few questions..also hoping that the tubes can come out today..They are the most uncomfortable things to be attached to..but I'm grateful for them at the same time...under my arms are a little sore..but really no pain..I'll update pic today from my follow up...wish me luck...

Tubes are out...

Yay...the tubes are gone...yessss..it didn't even hurt..it felt a little weird sliding out..but no pain...I got the go ahead to taking showers..also a plus...had a paper think size came off my nipple when they removed the gauge..the feeling in my nipples are back already..I still have to wear sports bra for another 3 weeks..We had a GOOD DAY...

How much gone..

I apologize...but I don't know how to go back and add on..but my removed 1118 grams off my right and 1112 grams off my left...altogether almost 5 pounds gone between the two...4
91..

Tummy

Omg...please try to eat a lot of fiber or take a suppository or use some miralax after surgery...I finally went this morning...sorry tmi..but I feel Great...

Dropping

Gm..Has anyone of the ladies already experience dropping already..If so,please comment around what week you did...please and thank you...Everybody is helpful to somebody on this site.Thanks...

Sad day..

I know not everybody will feel sad or depression while on this journey..Please take the person's feelings into consideration...it's the beginning for a lot of us on this site...Either leave some encouraging words...or keep your negative comments to yourself..Thanks..

Set back

So...on Wed some of my glue came off..call the dr..pa called back and to get one size bigger so it's not rubbing against my incision..did that...well to today the same spot opened up a little today..feeling a little discouraged...called the on call ps..sent pic email...called back informed me to use plain gauze over the incision and come in on Tues to see my ps...a little painful but I'm still taking pain meds and just resting...

ER VISIT

Happy 4th to everyone...really having a hard time...so this morning before hoping in the shower..I thought I was sweating.i told my husband to wipe the sweat for me..to my surprise it wasn't sweat..it's blood draining.
On my left side...not happy at all..went to the er..I have a fungal infection covering my private area.so they me anti fungal cresm.due to the antibiotics I was on after my surgery..I have yeast infection in my throat..taking oral mouthwash..and I have a seroma draining.. and a staple that was on my left side also.
Not to mention I didn't even know I had staple or staples even in...NOT PLEASED AT ALL...the er doctor removed the staple while I was there..she was very cornered,and very gentle..I was very pleased and grateful for the staff that were helping along while I was in there care...took every caution..try paging my ps twice.he never responded..Both of us wasn't pleased with the no response...I really appreciate every measure the dr.took...she covered the draining area with some gauze..and told me change it in a couple of hours...but I have to get in to see my ps no later than Wednesday..she also stated I might have to get the draining tubes put back in..Not happy at all..pressure,heart rate,and temperature was up...last.thing is i might be borderline diabetic...sorry I don't have any pics.
Just in some pain..and did very nauseous..

Not as bad as yesterday.

Still not feeling my best...my ps office called me first thing this morning...have an appointment first thing in the morning...but from talking to the pa also this morning,I can already tell it's gonna be a waste of time tomorrow going to him...And the reason why I say that,is because he might drain the fluid with a needle in the office or getting the tubes in also in the office..NOT HAPPEN..overall I am pleased with my reduction..just having some set backs..

Follow up

Hello everyone..so I went to my follow up appointment this morning..And I'm very pleased to tell you that I didn't need the hole to.be drained nor having to get the tubes again..Thank you God...He said they're actually healing very nicely..He looked over the whole breast.He said the left side where it was opened,is now on it's way to closing..And the left side that has the draining is leaking less.so I'm very one happy little lady.now all I have to do now is a little of Bacitracin on the open areas and put a gauze over it...so I'm happy with my visit..also lost 3 pounds..yay..

Nausea

Does anyone of you ladies experience nausea for weeks on out from surgery..if so...PLEASE HELP ME...I DON'T LIKE FEELING LIKE THIS..ALSO I'M SWEATING LIKE I'VE BEEN TO THE GYM..FEEL LIKE I be wanting to passout

Not up to it at all..

Ok..so I don't know about anybody else but I'm 5'4 currently weighing 240 pound so I saw my doctor on Tuesday and he told me everything is looking good is healing and just use a small amount of Bacitracin and gauze under it well I did it Tuesday night and it went well but Wednesday morning I was having a bit of problem with the gauze so Wednesday I remove my sports bra and just aired out all day yesterday well last night leading up to about 3 o'clock this morning I was very uncomfortable couldn't sleep in pain so I remove the gauze and just aired out again this morning the problem I'm having is when I put the gauze under it seems to be causing a divider between the skin to heal so I spoke to my PA this morning and was asking about doing steri strips she told me I can if I have any at home butt she wants me to come in on Monday to have them put on and go from there I'm praying to God that this works because I don't know what else to do I will give an update on Monday my appointment..

Pics from the er visit 4th of July

Monday can't come quick enough

Hey everyone.So on Monday I go back to my ps for him.to put steri strips..at this point I'm going to tell him...give me some antibiotics and whatever else he thinks I may need to heal..I hate the sports bras I have...I'm currently not wearing any due to the fact that I'm a plus size woman and it's going in the Grove where the incision is...both breast have openings..I believe once I get these things done..I'll be ok..

I'm trying

So last night I had some yellowish looking fluid draining from my left breast and this morning I had some yellowish fluid coming from the right breast and I am very happy that it has stopped So today I had my follow-up and I saw the PA she was very helpful I did not need antibiotics or steri strips or any of the sort. There's no sign of any infection thank God of that.but now I'm only allowed to use the original Vaseline on the opening incision due to the fact that the Bacitracin is burning when I apply and also to try a different kind of sports bra cause maybe that's the reason why my incision opened also I had some stitches removed today which was painless and some dead skin also removed today which was awesome and I am allowed to do with my sports bra only during the day but not at night so I'm comfortable with that because they really do hurt

Feeling a little better today

So last night didn't go so well..the leaking came back...I hate it..well today after my shower I get to wear my other bra to use...so far I love it..I feel like I'm getting the same support..which is good..

1 out of 4 healing

I'm very pleased with my scarring under my nipples..my left line is almost gone,as if I never had it..the right side is not to far behind...Now underneath my left opening has started leaking at night again,but it feels like it's healing..it doesn't look as big as before..Now this right breast needs a little bit more babing,it's leaking again also the same like the left one..But my opening on the right side is still at the same length.. (at least to me..)but I'm grateful..

Not today...

3am and I'm awake..can't go back to sleep... (I HATE THAT)..NOW I'M BLEEDING....I don't know about any of ladies on here..But I HATE PCOS ( POLYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME) WITH A PASSION...I'm already dealing with the openings underneath both breast...OMG,AND THE WORSE PART IS I CAN'T CLEAN...I LOVE CLEANING THE HOUSE,WASHING CLOTHES,ETC..BUT I CAN'T..I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS IS GONNA PLAY OUT.SINCE THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF WHENEVER IT DECIDES TO LEAVE.. (NO TELLING WHEN THAT IS)..STILL LEAKING FROM BOTH BREAST..I SEE SOME NEW PINK SKIN.HOPING THE HEALING PROCESS IS BEGINNING..

Bad day

So I emailed my pa this morning,because I'm still leaking from both breast.Still have openings underneath bot breast..Also I expressed I don't think I'm healing and sent pictures to go with email..Well I was told to come in..Went in to see the doctor..I stated I'm not eating or drinking like I should..also I don't get enough sleep..once 2:30 3 am comes I'm up for the rest of the night.So they put me on a cream..I think the name of it is sliver creme..but within minutes I began to itch very bad...good thing I had Benadryl in my purse..I had a reaction to the cream...they quickly wash the creme off,and apply some Bacitracin and place a gauze under my breast...not to mention it feels like I have broken rib...that stuff hurts SOOOOO bad...I cried like a baby...I go back in 2 weeks...I have to take one of my pain pill from the surgery to get by today..Today was very hard for me today...

Starting to heal

Hello everyone..took a little break..after being frustrated for a while with the openings..they're starting to heal...PRAISE THE LORD...my right breast doing a whole lot better than my left breast..the left is healing also but seems to be a little behind..and that's ok with me as long as we're healing..I'm still have a hard brick area on the side of the left breast..my right is on board with me...Happy healing and recovery to everyone.

Follow up

So today I had a follow-up for my opening under both breasts they both are healing very nicely thank God for that I had one stitch that was removed today which was a big relief but I will continue to use my ointment and gauze until full breasts are completely closed. I can now go to the gym do treadmill and lightweight which is good to get rid of the extra stomach I have a 3 week follow-up appointment and at that appointment I will then find out if I will have to continue wearing my sports bra or if I am finally free..

Good news

Hello everyone.. Yesterday I had a follow up appt. I got the ok to start my scar therapy.. Also I can begin my new bra journey.. I'm happy with my decision and results.. Happy healing, and safe journey

Pics

Dr. Milton Armstrong

I was a bit uncomfortable because the PS is a male.. I had my consultation on June 1 2016..But the moment I met with him..He made me felt comfortable...He ask questions,answered my questions..Showed slides of his work from other patients..took measurements and pictures..got some other information..And told me once they got everything they would submit everything to the insurance company.They submitted my information on Jun 2 2016..On June 10 I got a call from Dr . Armstrong office saying I was approved..And my surgery is scheduled for June 21 2016..

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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