Member since 9/3/2012


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Reviews & Stories

Love the 'Perks'! : ) - United Kingdom, GB

First I would like to say that Real Self has helped me so much! You are all amazing people who I thank for sharing your personal experiences with others who hope to have breast reduction surgery! Since about the age of 15 I've been self conscious about my boobies. I barely looked at them myself so developed an intense anxiety when I thought of showing them to a guy. Throughout my teens... READ MORE

Questions from cariad

Tested Positive for MRSA. Is This a Common Occurrence?

My breast reduction surgery has been delayed because I have tested positive for MRSA. I have worked in UK healthcare settings for years and therefore am not surprised that I... READ MORE

Is It Normal to Be So Anxious Post Operatively?

I am 3 days PO. I don't actually have any problems but I am anxious about everything. Aside from a bit of heat and minimal bruising/redness/discomfort ( I have no... READ MORE

Discussions started by cariad

Does anyone else send themselves crazy worrying?

Is it normal to be worrying about every little detail during the first few days post surgery? I don't actually have any problems but I am anxious about everything! Aside from a... READ MORE

Recent comments from cariad

Oh honey you are welcome! I know how the waiting feels! I really need to update my review, it's all you think about for months after. Any questions just msg me. It'll be over before you know it!! xxxx READ COMMENT

I think you look amazing! You'll be having some very emotional boob days over the next few months. I'm 4 months PO and still do!! xx READ COMMENT

Congratulations! I am so pleased for you being on this side! Xxx READ COMMENT

Hi Karen! I was a mess before, I tried my best to keep it together....very hard! It's so easy to jib it, the day I went in they had 3 cancellations. The nerves will try to rule you but please believe me when I say that it'll be over... READ COMMENT

My boobs felt like they were on fire for over a week! Like heaters! I panicked a bit but it went. I found drinking cold water helped. x READ COMMENT