Ready to Get Rid of This Dead Weight! - Chicago, IL

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Hello all- I've been lurking for a couple months...

Hello all- I've been lurking for a couple months and want to say this is an amazing site with an awesome community. I'm like most of you - I never had a "small" phase or at least one I can remember. I've always been larger than a D and have been flirting with 32G/34F for several years now...although I'm sure I was wearing the wrong size for years - just trying to squeeze into sizes that "regular" stores carry. I long ago decided that I would have to shell out for a correct fit and have been spending $70/average on bras. Needless to say my boobs have always been a hindrance. No running, high impact exercise, wearing shirts that fit correctly, etc. I kind of always fantasized about getting a reduction but never really though it was in the realm of possibility. Well, this year (my 34th) has been complete hell. I have had ongoing muscle pain especially in my upper/lower back, neck and shoulders. I feel like some of this is because of hormonal imbalance - I found out I'm subclinical hypothyroid (which is a tale for a different message board, sigh) and have been taking meds to correct this. However much pain my hormonal imbalance causes though is due to any structural imbalances my body has. Well, hello!!! There are two huge boulders sitting atop my chest and they're not exactly hanging high these days. I went through the protocol of physical therapy, muscle relaxers, etc. to no avail and my primary doctor referred me to a plastic surgeon. Luckily, as I found out this week, insurance approved my surgery. Hooray!! It's the first good news I've had all year. I am about a month away and I'm super excited but nervous. I just hope the pain of my surgery doesn't add to the pain I've already got. I can't even make it through the work day (desk job) with both bra straps on. My arms are killing me as well as my neck and shoulder. (Anybody else with arm issues from their boobs or am I crazy?) My PS said I will only need a week off work and I am petrified that that won't be enough. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there. Right now I'm trying to focus on the positive...

So, one month 'til go time...I had a crazy dream...

So, one month 'til go time...I had a crazy dream last night that I had my surgery, but my PS only reduced and didn't lift them up. I just had these smaller knockers hanging down. Ha, it was pretty bad, but luckily just a dream. Pre-op appointment is on Nov. 2. Do any of you ladies have advice on what to ask about? I know the basics, but I'm trying to compile a list.
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