Breast Reduction Surgery? Yes Please!

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I know it’s been a loooooong time since I posted. A lot has happened over here in the past couple of months. Really in the last couple of weeks.

The biggest news I have is that I had a breast reduction surgery!!!! After about 10 years of wishing away, it finally happened and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. The last few months have been really hard for me. Having large breasts, like a DDD or an F depending on the bra, can bring along some health issues. For many years, I’ve had horrible back pain. So much in fact that I spent $800 at the chiropractor during last spring. In the past year or so, my shoulders and neck started to have problems. By the end, there wasn’t a day that went by that I wasn’t popping some sort of over the counter pain med. It was to the point that once I got through work, I didn’t feel like doing anything else, including this blog.

But what really scared me and hurt, was a recent an ER trip last fall. I woke up in the morning with horrible chest pains. To the point that I thought I was having a heart attack. After tests, it was determined that my rib cage cartilage was inflamed. My whole rib cage was pretty much out of whack. I blamed it on my big boobs and went on. I could control the chest pains but they never really went away.

After I found out that I could possibly get a breast reduction surgery covered, I made the appointment right away. For insurance purposes, there are some guidelines on whether or not it’s covered but my plastic surgeon thought I was a good candidate. This past October, I was approved!!! After going through the vacation book at work and a heads up on some insurance changes that would benefit me, I decided to wait until 2013.

It’s been almost 2 weeks since surgery and I couldn’t be better! I’ve had some pain and only had to take pain pills for a few days. But the pain that I did have was well worth the fact that all my other problems are gone. That’s right. No more back, neck and shoulder pain. Or headaches. The best part is that my chest pains are gone as well. I can actually breathe without wanting to pass out.

Breast reduction surgery has been a godsend to me. My doctor thinks that after the swelling goes down, I should end up about a C cup. Because my surgery was to relieve issues, for insurance purposes I couldn’t tell him what size I wanted.  He had to remove the amount that would help me. If it were up to me, I’d be an A cup…lol. One of the best parts is that I was able to go to Wal-Mart and actually buy a sports bra. I bought 2 for $10.98. I can’t tell you the last time I even bought a bra at Wal-Mart and for under $40 at that. I can’t wear under wires for 6-8 weeks. I’m also not going to go out and buy new bras until my swelling goes down.

I’ve had a great support system with family and friends during my surgery which really made it a whole lot easier. Even thought I’m still recovering, I have more energy and motivation then I had before. I can also tell a difference in my self confidence. My breast reduction surgery was definitely well worth the wait!

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