Location: Davenport, IA
Member since 12/3/2011


  • 43 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 5 discussions
  • 4 questions

Reviews & Stories

Finally Made the Connection... - Iowa

I have suffered for many years (almost 12) with neck and shoulder pain. Just recently it has escalated to include mid-back discomfort and numbness in my left arm and hand. The kicker is that I've been being treated for these symptons since 2003, but just recently made the connection between the pain and the size of my breasts. I've known women who have had the same symptoms but there... READ MORE

Questions from TallOne

Complications after surgery

My question is this....if my insurance denies me coverage and I go ahead with the reduction, if I encounter problems afterwards will my insurance company cover the costs... READ MORE

Am I Too Tall For Insurance Coverage For My DDD Chest?

I am 5'11 weight is 140 breast size is 32ddd. My frame is tiny in spite of my height (5 1/2 inch wrist circ.) I also suffer with mild arthritis and early degenerative disc... READ MORE

Complications Post Op BR W/O Insurance- Am I Responsible?

If my insurance does not agree to pay for my surgery and I end up having horrific complications (that require hospitalization) am I going to be responsible for those bills? READ MORE

Is it possible to have a Breast Reduction for someone with Pectus Excavatum?

I see lots of photos on the web for breast enlargments in patients with pectus excavatum, but I am looking for photos of women with reductions who have this condition? READ MORE

Discussions started by TallOne

Anyone else with BCBS off Illinois insurance?

I am 43 and am wanting a BR.  I am 5'11 and weigh 140 pounds, my frame is very thin (6 inch wrist circumference).  My breasts currently are a 34DDD.  When I... READ MORE

am I too tall

Hi girlz....I'm  new to this site and happy to have found it!!  I am still in the very early stages of starting this process.  I'm hoping to get BCBS of... READ MORE

??Possibility of another webinar anytime soon

I was just looking at some old posts and I noticed that Feb 2011 there was a webinar, that sounds fun.  I'm hoping we can have one again sometime? READ MORE

Reminder of what are normal post-op emotions

This is for me to remember that feelings of sadness post-operatively are normal.  I realize that this does not happen to all people but the few that it does happen to may... READ MORE

Best thing ever for post op constipation

Hi all...I am almost 3 weeks post op and can attest to the fact that the constipation is horrile.  My mom has struggled for years with this problem, and she has discovered... READ MORE

Recent comments from TallOne

I began using Bio Oil a few days ago (3 weeks post op) and I have to say that things look much better finally. It makes a huge difference, I am actually starting to think my boobs are going to look normal again. READ COMMENT

P.S. my dr removed 360 gm's from one and 380 gm's from the other, it all has to do with the Schnur scale formula.....500 gm's or more is just a basic guideline. READ COMMENT

The best way to get this answered is to call your company. I had all of the criteria for my insurance (BCBS of Ill) and accurate documentation and still contacted my insurance company to get my questions answered. My approval came... READ COMMENT

Thank you michmom65. I had my first post-op today and the PS removed the drain.....Praise God, I did not feel a thing!! In about 3 months I will be going back in for more surgery, he removed all the tissue that he could without... READ COMMENT

Had my surgery one week ago almost to the minute. Everything was easy breezy, until about 7:30pm that evening. I was wheeled back to the OR for emergency surgery on my right breast after something within broke loose and caused a... READ COMMENT