Part 1: On September 19 I had my surgery and I thought I would blog a little about it for any one who is curious. I will not lie and say every thing went perfect because it did not, but hopefully it will not dissuade any prospects out there because at this point I finally DO feel like it was worth it. :)...
28 Yrs Old, Breast Reduction, 38 H to C-D Range
Part 2: Like I said in my last review, I am going to tell the truth! So, I had my surgery on Sept 19 and went home the same day. 4 days later I woke up to a swollen left arm. I called the advice nurse and explained my symptoms (swelling, tight feeling, pain, warm to touch) and she got me to see a dr that same day (not my surgeon). Somehow I had contracted blood clots in my arm from surgery which is apparently rare, and also bewildering because I was following all instructions. I was told 1 of the 4 clots was dangerous, so I was put on blood thinners which led to the biggest problem of all... two days later my left breast filled with blood (hematoma) and I PASSED OUT in the bathroom of my home. I literally woke up to my sister slapping my face and frantically calling my name. My husband called 911 and I went to the emergency room. They could not drain the hematoma until I could see the surgeon the next day, so I was in for an extremely painful night as the hematoma continued to grow and my breast fill with blood.
4 Days In Hospital After Breast Reduction
Not Out of the Woods Yet
The problem, though, is that I feel my left breast swelling up again with blood. Slower this time, but surely. My dr has advised me to bind myself with a large ACE bandage until I can see him again on Tuesday which seems to slow the process down. It's upsetting to have to keep being worried that I will end up like I was before, and he empathizes, but no one seems to know how to fix both issues at the same time :/ Perhaps I will see if any of the doctors on this site have an answer
But today I am just going to d*ck around my house on a lazy Sunday, try to ignore the new swelling (even though I am out of pain pills now...grrr) and distract myself with video games and my two sweet doggies. Even though I have to continue to bind my chest I still bought two new sports bras...from "regular" stores Target and Walmart! I thought it would be fun to take a pic doing a side by side comparison of my old sports bra and new one. The pic doesn't do justice, my old Lane Bryant bra ECLIPSES my new Target xl sports bra! The other pic is how small I am now. My new size is taking some getting used to, but I guess that's normal seeing as how my big bazooms were part of me for so long. I think I'm just in mourning. Ha. I misssss youuuuu cleeeeavage
Despite the difficulties I faced Dr. Malin was very kind through it all; excellent bed side manner and worked hard to fix what went wrong.