Member since 12/18/2012


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  • 1 review
  • 1 discussion
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

Life Changing and Liberating - Already Loving the New Me! (Despite a Few Bumps) - Brookfield, WI

There is so much to say! I'm 5 weeks post op today (12/31) so I will try to capture everything I've been through since I was a pre-teen and wearing a 36DD in 7th grade. Although I've hit a few road blocks since surgery, and am not completely out of the woods yet, overall I have NO regrets in this decision. I'm already feeling like a new person, can move in ways never before possible,... READ MORE

Questions from ericake2001

Uneven Healing Post BR?

I had BR on 11/26 and have very uneven healing. Left is healing beautifully, but right has hard large lump, nipple is very black and scabbed over, draining much fluid and is... READ MORE

Nipple: Infection/Necrosis, Fat Necrosis, or Normal? 4 Weeks Post BR (photo)

My other post was 'Uneven Healing Post BR'. Pics below from 12/21. BR 11/26. Foul, nauseating odor noticeable through pads/clothes for a week now. No longer normal surgical... READ MORE

Discussions started by ericake2001

Return of Nipple Sensation?

How long after surgery did you regain nipple sensation?  I'm 5 1/2 weeks p/o and have NONE.  I did NOT have a FNG, and the left side has healed beautifully. ... READ MORE

Recent comments from ericake2001

As long as you have support for the first few weeks after surgery and you are not nursing your baby. You will be on lifting restrictions for a while, potentially pain meds, and will need PLENTY of rest. Have meals prepared ahead to... READ COMMENT

I'm 9 weeks po today and I'm really no different than when I posted. Lefty is responsive to touch and cold, but zero feeling. Righty is still healing, did not have favorable outcome with appearance or shape, but I can feel it despite... READ COMMENT

Everyone is different but a few things to thing about are: depending on the method your PS uses, will you be able to shower right away or will it be a week or so? Raising your arms up will be difficult at first, so perhaps someone to... READ COMMENT

By now you've been through your surgery, and I'm hoping everything went well for you. My biggest source of support and comfort has been this group for sure! I didn't find it until after my surgery but one of the best things is that... READ COMMENT

I was 5+ weeks post op. I made a nest of pillows around me so I wouldn't turn over while sleeping. I'm 9 weeks p/o today and I'm still a bit uncomfortable fully on my side--especially when I first wake up and everything is 'settled'... READ COMMENT