etehlers (etehlers) wrote in breastreduction,

Surgery December 20th

Hey Y'all,
I'm new to this whole livejournal thing, but I joined because I was googling info about breast reductions and this website board thingy came up.  Sooo I looked and it is exactly what I need to learn from others about it!

I have always wanted a breast reduction (I'm a 38 E cup right now) and I FINALLY have the chance to get one. It is happening in 12 DAYS!!

I went to the doctor's in April of this year and saw a doctor (she was actually a nurse practitioner and totally awesome) about shots for traveling to Korea (school trip).  We talked about standard medical stuff i.e. sicknesses, allergies, precautions in a foreign country where there could be some kind of flu I could get, etc.  Then she proceeded to say "your posture is awful. your breasts are way too large for your frame" (I'm 5'2" and weigh around 146, I'm very muscular with an athletic build).  
Her saying that was totally meant to be because I had no intention of bringing up my boobs (even though I've been DYING for a reduction for about 4 years but never thought it would be possible). 

Never say never I guess.

So she proceeded to tell me she had DDD breasts before she got surgery and started telling me different things about the surgery.  Then she asked "Have any questions?" I asked her questions, told her my life story.  Then she answered my questions and said "I am putting down chronic back, neck, shoulder pain on your chart."  M-i-r-a-c-l-e.  She is seriously a gift to me sent by the boob angels.  

So I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Susan Pike in Round Rock, TX (near Austin) in early August and got right in.  She was fabulous.  She went through standard procedures in the consultation and was very well-spoken and knowledgeable (I recommend her--so far).  Then they asked me what size I wanted to be....OMG.  I had to ask: "I get to decide?!"   
My dream size= medium to large C.  So that is what I said.
Looking at the pamphlet she handed me, under the "Why YOU should consider this surgery" section, I had 8 of the 10 symptoms/emotions/feelings listed.  that is almost 100%. crazy.

Talked with insurance and scheduling lady, it all got approved at the end of September, and I am having surgery on the 20th of this month.  12 days!  Words cannot describe how excited I am........and nervous.  
I am secretly freaking out.

Any information y'all could give me about pre-op, day of surgery, post-op, etc. would be fantastic  AKA a detailed description of every little thing :)
Can't wait to hear from yall and join the reduced boobs ranks!
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