For years I've lived with enormous discomfort in my upper back and neck areas. Regular massages provide some relief. The pain has increased as I've gotten older. About a year ago or so, a friend of a friend had a reduction and I watched her process. I started thinking about it again. I discovered this site which I read avidly. I talked to my internist who advised me to chose a surgeon from Northwestern or Rush. She encouraged me to extend my recovery time from 2 weeks to 3 weeks.
In late July, after a 2 month wait, I had my initial appointment with Dr. Thomas Mustoe from Northwestern. His office submitted my paperwork. I was sure I'd have to jump through hoops to get approval. Imagine my surprise, when his office called me 3 days later to let me know I had insurance approval!
Here I am, a little less than 7 weeks from my surgery date! I will update periodically and will likely post pictures as the day gets closer. I appreciate any words of wisdom that can be shared with me.