Greetings to you all!
I have been stalking this...
Greetings to you all!
I have been stalking this site for months!! I didn't want to Join and Start my Story until I got approval from my Insurance, and today I did!!! Oh my Goodness where do I begin.
I'm a 26 year old mother of two beautiful Children ages 2 and 6 years old. I'm currently a size 38H I have Suffered from large breasts from the early age of 9!!!! Throughout the years the shoulder, neck and back pain has become unbearable. Having smaller breast has always been a dream!!! I can't wait to wake up Pain Free!!!
I started My Journey a few months back In Mid January by going to my Pcp for Shoulder and Neck pain, she recommended a Breast reduction would be my best option and explained that its very possible it could be covered by my insurance because it would be medical not cosmetic. I was given a referral letter to a Plastic Surgeon By the name of Burton Sudin. He was very Kind and made me feel very comfortable. He sent me to physical therapy for 6 weeks and had me have X-RAYS all to help my approval with my insurance (Anthem Healthkeepers)Sad to say the Physical therapy didn't help at all but I had a feeling it wouldn't from the beginning. I'm not complaining at all about going It was quite nice getting my back skretched out and massaged at my insurance expense :) I went to see Dr. Sudin last week after completing my physical therapy, this being my second vist. He took photos of my breast to submit to my Insurance he told me it would take about 6 weeks to hear back from my insurance company on approval maybe less but Today makes it 7 DAYS and not only did I hear back I got APPROVED!!!
I'm so excited I've told everyoneeeee Even announced it on my Facebook page to Family and Friends. My Boyfriend hurt my feelings though although he says he's happy for me he got irritated at the fact that I put it on facebook telling everyone he thinks it should be private. I'm like dag, Can I be happy!!!!!? Gosh! Everyone keeps asking am I nervous and I'm honestly not. I'm sure as the time draws closer I will be though. My biggest Fear in life is dying and leaving my children they are my world and then some so that would be my main concern But I will continue to think positive. My Surgery is set for May 6th. I also have a Appointment on April 29, for blood work. Well, That's it for now so excited to be able to finally post.
I was wondering If you ladies had any suggestions...
I was wondering If you ladies had any suggestions on products to purchase to help with the recovery process like scar ointments or anything eles that will help! Please comment I'm trying to be as prepared as I possibly can.
Ladies I need your help can anyone tell me a...
Ladies I need your help can anyone tell me a checklist of things I need to purchase before having my surgery that will help with the healing process?
2 weeks until my big day!! I have yet to get...
2 weeks until my big day!! I have yet to get nervous. I'm sure I will be the day of. I just try to think positive I long for the day for no more back or neck pain!! Oh and to wear cute clothing and ssssssh one of my dreams is to leave the house braless this is something I couldn't even do walking around my own home braless!! Ugh me going outside without a Bra would be a Crime not only to myself but the world!!! Lol I'll be able to lay down and not be smoothered by my breast. Run,Jump and be more physical!!!
5 Days Till Surgery Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah!!!...
5 Days Till Surgery Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah!!! Wait.... Aren't I suppose to be nervous??!! Not yet... Not me I can't wait to part ways with these Midgets!
Welppppp!! My period came this morning and surgery...
Welppppp!! My period came this morning and surgery is tomorrow!! Has anyone Eles experienced this issue I wonder if they will postpone my surgery now!??
OMG Yal my Surgery is Today!! I go in at 11 but my...
6 May 2013
Day of treatment
OMG Yal my Surgery is Today!! I go in at 11 but my surgery isn't scheduled to start until 1pm. I'm scheduled to stay overnight so Ill update tonight or Tomorrow! I can't lie I am getting very nervous!! Ugh. I can't wait to be on the other side, recovering! Those of you who know the power of prayer pray for me that this goes smoothly I have two beautiful children that I must be around for! My next update ill be on the other side Ahhhhhhh
Hey Yal by the Grace of God I made it through to...
Hey Yal by the Grace of God I made it through to the other side! Oh my where should I begin?! I could have updated yesterday but I cant seem to stay awake for nothing! my body is just drained. yesterday I checked in the Hospital at 11 they Finally called me back around 12 to Change. I would have to say the worst part is just waiting! The nurses were so sweet and My Doctor was so Confident and reassuring. This made me feel better. My surgery lasted about 4 hours and my Doctor said he removed about 6lbs all together!! My pain level since Surgry has been about a 2 the whole time However last night I was so nauseous I was miserable I puked and puked it was awful!! Then I had to lay in bed all night restless and couldn't sleep.my Doctor came in a removed my drains out OUCH I was discharged by 10am. My boobs are smaller than expected but that's fine I caught a glimps they are so cute!!
Day 2 Post Op! My highest pain level I would have...
Day 2 Post Op! My highest pain level I would have to say has been a 2 or 3 as long as I have my painkillers I'm good! I have a lot of gas I took a stool softener last night.... No results. I just made me some dieters Tea that should get me going! Really no complaints other than being sore I'm still in shock of how small they are I really wanted to be a Dcup but oh well what can ya do!? I'm grateful I'm healing well and I'm alive. No more neck or back pain Yipppppeer
Just added a few photos you guys tell me what you...
Just added a few photos you guys tell me what you think. I personally think im a bit to small but i try to remain on the positive side. Hopefully they will drop and look more natural. For having a four hours surgery a few days ago I feel Amazing! I'm so grateful at how I'm healing. I think if you pray think positive and take your medicine as directed you will be just fine. Remember to get up and walk around the house to prevent blood clots, Also listen to your body if your body says its tired Nap Nap Nap let that body heal girl and let others do for you! My Mom and boyfriend has been wonderful even my almost 2 year old seems to understand and keep away I sure do miss kissing and cuddling with both of my kids they have the sweetest kisses. Lol as the other ladies said its more of a soreness than actually pain and my soreness thus far has been no more than a 3 on a scale of 1-10 I'm so proud that I was brave enough to go through with this. Do you guys think im a C cup or Dcup? Are they too small or is it just me??
Hey Yal I'm on day 4 post off and I feel...
Hey Yal I'm on day 4 post off and I feel Amazinggggg! Still some soreness but still,AMAZING. Last night i felt like i was ready to take my first shower since surgery and it went pretty will it didn't burn or sting at all like i thought it would. I was pretty drained afterwards though. I noticed this morning i had just a little yellowish fluid with some blood come out it was very little i hope this is normal. Did anybody else experience such??? I'm still taken my medicine regularly and my stool softeners I had a bowel movement Yesterday Yaaaaaaay I've been constipated before and it is Hell. I have my first post op Appointment on Monday My Doctor said he would be changing my tape then.
*Post OP!! not post off Lol :)
*Post OP!! not post off Lol :)
Day 5 Post Op and I'm still feeling Amazing! I...
Day 5 Post Op and I'm still feeling Amazing! I even went to the mall today! For some crazy reason I went to youtube and watched a video of a breast reduction operation and let me just say this...... HAD I SEEN HOW THE OPERATION WAS DONE BEFORE HAND I WOULD HAVE NERVE GOT IT DONE!!! Lol seeing all the pulling a fatty tissues and blood freaaaaaaaked me out! Thank the Good lord I had enough sense not to watch before surgery. I'm just amazed at my body went through all that and I feel as amazing as I do 5 days Later!
1 week post op and still feeling Amazing! I can't...
1 week post op and still feeling Amazing! I can't believe how great I feel in such little time! I went to my first post op appointment today. My Doctor removed the strips and instructed me to put ointment on my incisions from here on out. Let me just say I saw my bottom incisions and I wanted to pass out! I look like Frankanstien patient! All I can do is raise my hand and Thank God I don't FEEL how my Incisions LOOK because they look painful!!! My Doctor said there is no signs of infection and I'm healing beautifully!! I'm back sleeping in my bed yal and with the hell of pillows even sleeping on my side!!!
10 Days Post Op. Healing Beautifully!!!
10 Day Post op ladies and I'm still feeling Amazing! I'm pretty much back to my Normal routine! My mom came and stayed with me the first week and my goodness
Was she a great help! She would not let me lift a finger, and if I tried she would fuss and send me to sit down. Now it's back to my regular routine me my boyfriend and the kids ( I hate saying boyfriend seems so juvenile and insignificant. We've been together for years) lol Anyways. So yeah it's back to being just us and I've had no choice but to jump in to high gear! I'm a neat freak so I can't stand to sit
While things are out of place and although my Boyfriend attempts to help he always does a half a job like if he does the dishes he'll soak the pans even if he were to warm up some applesauce he would still soak the pan!!! Just cause he's too lazy to wash it then. Oh lord I could give a list of his Attempts to clean but you catch my drift. I got the courage today to take the tape from around my Nipples today, my doctor told me to on My appointment on Monday. I clean my incisions everyday after my shower with Peroxide and then I put the ointment my Doctor gave me on the incisions! Trying my best to avoid getting an infection! Today is my last day with the antibacterial pills. :( My next step is to take the Tape on my incision line under the nipple! (One step at a time people one step at a time). I sometimes put tape on my incision during the day and night just so ill feel more secure that I won't bust a stitch. I'm going to add a few pics Wishing Happy healing to all those who are going through or about to embark upon this wonderful surgery May God bless you all and remember To think Positive!!!! Look past the not so pretty incision and focus on no more neck and back pain and looking perky in your clothing!!!! Xoxo
2 Weeks Post Op Still Healing Beautifully!
2 weeks post Op and I'm Completely off my pain meds no Tylenol Advil or anything. I feel tiny little aches in my breast every now and then but nothing unbearable and it only last for a few minutes. Seems Like my left side is healing faster and better then my right but none the less both are healing beautifully and I'm free from infection. I go in to she my Doctor on Friday! Uploading a few pics Xoxo
3 Weeks Post Op!!
3 weeks post op and what can I say other than I'm still feeling Amazing!! Completely off my meds, Healing beautifully and No Pain what so ever! I even traveled to NYC this weekend for memorial day weekend and had a excellent time! *whispers* I even went braless one day In Time square!!!
1 month post op and Pregnant.....Na I just Look it!
Hey Yal I'm one month post op today and My breast are healing amazingly! I am so in awe of how my body heals!! I would say through out this whole process I had maybe two down days! I have been back sleeping in my bed sleeping on my side since the end of week one!!! The only problem I have suffered through is CONSTIPATION it hit me around my 3 week and it is no fun!! My God its worst than child birth I though i was in the clear of constipation after the first 2 weeks but little did I know! I was told that it was brought on by the medication and the gas from the surgery. Ladies please make sure you do not skip a day of some type of stool softener for the first month cause once you stop its going to take your system awhile to get ''UNCLOGGED'. I will post pics with this post my scarring is minimum i apply Vitamin E Oil on my breast 3 times a day this helps with scarring and healing according to my mom and it seems to be working!! Oh another thing is I can now see my torso and its not a pretty site!!! I know I had a gut before surgery but my goodness now that my juggs are out the way I look pregnant!! No Ma'am I can't live like this!!! Operation Workout is in full affect!
1month post op pics!
1 month post op pics! I massage vitamin E oil on 3 times a day to help with scarring and healing!
2 Months Post Op!!
25 Jul 2013
2 months post
It's been a while since I've logged on to the site. I've got my new boobies and just forgot all about my updates. Follow me if you would like on Instagram (MUAASHLEY). I access that site Daily. Anyways here's my update. Life with my new Tatas have been Amazing!!! I still can't believe I had this procedure done! What amazes me the most is how quickly my body healed. I was sleeping on my side by the end of my first week! My pain was minimum to none with the help of my meds. My scaring is minimum. What can I say I'm just blessed cause I really expected the worst.I would say the hardest part of this procedure for me was waiting in the waiting room to be called for prep for surgery and waking up from surgery feeling nauseous that was the ONLY hard part for me. I encourage everyone contemplating this surgery to do your research, don't let family and friend hinder your decision do this for you!! I can guarantee you will not regret! I'm now in the process of loosing weight. It's so much easier to workout now with smaller boobies!! Good luck and Happy Healing to all on the recovering side.
25 Jul 2013
2 months post
Ps. I'm 2 months and about 21 days post op
2 Month Post op Can I start Buying Bras Now
31 Jul 2013
2 months post
I have a question. When did you ladies start bra shopping? I feel like Im healed well enough to start wearing underwire bra. Do you think its to soon?? Your thoughts please.