Surgery Friday....a little freaked out..

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Surgery Friday....a little freaked out..
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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 10:37am

Hi All! I am new here. I am 39 and a mother of an 8 year old daughter and an almost 3 year old son. I have wanted a BR for YEARS. I am 5'3 and 40DDD.. Since I have had my son my breasts have gotten even saggier and my posture and back are paying the price. I went for a consult about 4 years ago and the insurance did not pay....very discouraging. I recently went to my new Dr for my well check up and told her about my back pain and she suggested that I try again, she was very surprised the insurance had denied me. I have a new insurance company now so I decided to give it a shot. She referred me to a PS here in Fort Worth and the consult was very exciting. He explained the procedure and what to expect...they submitted paper work to the insurance and in less than 3 weeks they called me telling me I was approved! (Last Monday) Now I am scheduled for surgery this Friday. All this happened in less than a month, my head is spinning. The great thing is I don't have to pay even 1.00 out of pocket. I have absolutely NO excuse not to get this done. I am a bit nervous, however. I guess it is normal.

My doctor told me in the consult that I would need about two

Melissa Fort Worth, TX

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 10:52am

I haven't had my surgery yet.

 

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CL-ladybug987

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 11:12am

Hi

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 12:24pm

Thanks Barb! I am thinking my doctor will say the same. Seems like I remember him saying he was not sure the exact size but it would be about 2 lbs removed! That is unreal. I am sure it will make me feel so much better.

Melissa Fort Worth, TX
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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 12:27pm

Thanks Minimoma! That is very reassurring and it is great to hear from someone that has been through it.

Melissa Fort Worth, TX
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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 12:37pm

My surgeon did say it would be outpatient ... unless there was a problem with pain control or some other complication, in which case I would be in overnight.

I am concerned about sleeping on my back!

 

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CL-ladybug987

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 12:55pm

Barb, I am thinking the recliner should work really well. I was actually thinking about sleeping in mine for a little while also..at least it would keep you on your back all night...

Melissa Fort Worth, TX
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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 1:29pm

I don't put it really flat, but sort of semi-reclined.

Barb

 

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CL-ladybug987

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 3:35pm

I slept propped up, and my proceedure was out patient.

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 4:56pm
Thanks!

 

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CL-ladybug987

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 4:12pm
Hi! Wow, I guess your head is spinning, but really it is all good! Sometimes if you have too long to think about it, you can make yourself crazy with worry, etc.
I had my surgery when I was 49, and besides the age difference, your circumstances and size match me perfectly. I was 40DDD and am now a wonderful, perfect 38C. It really does take about 2 weeks to feel yourself again. Now I really never had any bad pain, I was uncomfy for a while, but Tylenol helped with that for the first week. After that I was fine. I work in an office and went back to work about 1 1/2 weeks after surgery. I didn't last the whole day. I was surprised how typing on the computer bothered me. You really do use alot of arm muscles when doing it. So I got sore. But after a couple of half days and then the weekend, I was pretty good then following week, which was about 15 days from surgery. After that, it was totally uphill from there!! And 4 years later it still is amazing and awesome to see those perky, smaller girls on my chest!!! I can do so much more than I ever was able to before.
One note...I did not take any kind of stool softener after surgery and really paid the price for being blocked up about 4-5 days after. The anesthesia really did a trick on me and that constipation was worst than the surgery. So I highly recommend that to all new patients if you are unfamiliar with how your body will handle it. Better safe than sorry, believe me!!
Also have some button down shirts or zip up for the first few days, so you don't have to lift your arms up and over your shoulders. I also kept a bag of frozen peas in the freezer for the times I got a little achy.
Best of luck to you, and just remember, to listen to your body afterwards, follow the doctors instructions and take it easy. But also, enjoy the new you!!!!
Let us know if you have any more questions and how you make out, when you feel up to it!

Nancy :)

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