I’d like to first thank Dr. Epstein and his staff for a successful procedure one I’m sure never to forget. A little history about myself, I am a working class married Hispanic female. I’ve lived on Long Island my whole life. I have a medical history of Chronic back pain and Sciatica. I’ve been through many procedures including Epidural Steroid Injections, Physical Therapy and a Laminectomy of my L-5 Vertebrae. After my back surgery in April of 2011, I resolved to get actively involved in my health. I started taking vitamins, changed my diet, and even started working out to strengthen core muscles. I didn’t anticipate the difficulties however I’d have in exercising. Just so you have and idea and the women in the room can appreciate this I’d need to wear two sports bras just to be able to work out and still I couldn’t do the basic of exercises such as jumping jacks or long term running on a treadmill.
As it turned out my biggest obstacle was right in front of my face – pun intended. Before my surgery I was a G cup size. Now if you’re having trouble gauging the size it felt like the equivalent of hanging two cantaloupes from a rope around your neck. Unless you’re that size you can’t imagine the obstacle of such a size. Passing salt across a table, tying a towel around your body, and wearing a swimsuit with a bra to name a few. That’s not even including the daily indents on your shoulders from thick bra straps, rashes from the built up moisture, and a nightmare for cloths shopping. Not to mention all of the both lovely and un-lovely unimaginable insensitive comments people have made. I had enough, and went out in search of a doctor who could help me. Twenty-four Google searches later I found him. Dr. Mark Epstein. I immediately scheduled an appointment.