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Tomorrow is BREDUC day!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ok, here goes. I am looking forward to this so much. I am scared coz things can go wrong. I have had surgery that didn't go smoothly and had less then satisfactory results. I am so hoping that this will go smoothly.
My daughter said last night when we were talking about what size to go to ,that It doesn't really matter coz at my age what difference does that make. I have a problem with that statement. I wish I hadn't been so tired last night ,I would have taken issue with it then.
I wonder why young people think that when you get to a certain age you no longer should or do care about how your body looks. I am going on 52 yrs old and darn it I do care . I want to look good for my husband, myself, in clothes. I wonder why that seems to have an age on it.
Maybe it doesn't to all younger people. maybe it was a slip of the tongue for my daughter. I don't know. I guess I'm touchy about it. I have never been able to find a shirt that looked good coz if it fit one place it was big someplace else.
I am doing this for back issues. If I had thought of it sooner I may have done it for cosmetic reasons alone. It was talked about 20 yrs ago with some co-workers but that was as far as it got. If my insurance hadn't been willing to pay for it I woudn't have had it done either. i don't have that kind of money laying around.
So anyway, tomorrow is breduc day. Wish me luck. I want to thank alot of friends for their support and advice and info. You know who you are.
I need to stop rambling now and get on with this long day of wait.
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    You'll be fine. Glad it went well!

    4656 days ago
    Just wamted you to know that I was thinking of you off and on all day. Hope everything went well. Let us know. Hugs!!
    4657 days ago
    You are going to be fine!
    Good Luck with your surgery and keep us posted!
    4658 days ago
    Hope everything goes well for you. emoticon

    4658 days ago
    Carol - Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you this morning... Good Luck with your surgery... ((hugs))

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  • CAROLYN0107
    Best Wishes for your surgery. I understand the need for surgery because of back problems. I'm all for you.
    4658 days ago
  • MARLA7
    Best wishes are going your way for your surgery tomorrow. I'm praying for a speedy recovery for you. I'm sure you'll be more than happy with your results. Please let us all know that all went well.... I'm glad that you made this decision to do something so important for yourself. You're well worth it my friend.
    )))))))) Marla
    4658 days ago
    keeping you in my thoughts for a successful surgery with no complications! and I hear ya about clothes, when thin I could fit in a size 3 jeans but finding tops to fit was crazy cause the breasts were big but the belly was little, if it wasnt a clingy top then Id have to wear really big things. and finding a bikini was crazy, till I found out you could buy seperates (but even with those I still have problems, I wear 2 pieces but the top goes to the bottom and the bottom has a skirt, just like 2 pieces so going to the bathroom is easy, but darn the tops dont fit well in the breast and then for the body they are too big. ah well, I dont have insurance so I am stuck with what I have lol. I really am keeping you in my thoughts for everything to go smoothly and for you to be able to find great looking tops! and dont think too much on what your daughter said, our kids no matter what age sometimes dont think things thru before they say them. my kids always say well mom your 41! SOOOOOOO?? lol hugsss
    4658 days ago
    Everyone needs a bear to hug. Think of a nice soft huggable bear. When you do I will be thinking of you and praying that everything will and is going right.
    We all say supid things. Even Moms so daughters can to but you just have to go on loving them as they do us. This is from experience, I have one grown daughter that reminds me often.
    Thank You for the goodie you sent me it was a wonderful surpise. When I saw it I had to do a double take. Thank you!!
    I like your goals. Slow and easy. Veggies can be hard I trying to work them in too. It's not something I'm used to doing --- but we must keep on trying.
    Good luck! Remember big huggble, soft bear emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4658 days ago
    You are going to be fine I know it! Trust and faith will keep you safe and just think of this YOU WILL HAVE SUCH A WEIGHTLOSS THIS WEEK GIRL!!! Now I know how hard it is to shake a few pounds but I honestly do not know of anyone I have ever met who has resorted to doing a breast reduction to shake those unwanted pounds!! And you know sincerely I am only kidding. Our thoughts and prayers go with you, I had a good friend who did this and has been so happy since doing it that she is wondering why she didn't do it sooner. We want to hear all about it and see the results when you are done!! Love you Cheryl
    4658 days ago
    OOOOOOOHHHHH!!! Smack that child!!!! The young are soooo ruthless, aren't they?!

    I suggest a's a nice round size that holds out a blouse nicely and fits well in a bra. I'm a C and sometimes have problems with gaposis. That's a condition where the buttons on shirts are placed just above and just below the juttiest part of my boobs so there is this gap in the

    Good luck with this great decision! I'm sure it's going to be fine. Looking forward to reading about the new you'

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  • no profile photo CD2894356
    Good luck with the surgery and great work with the quit programme. Keep up the good work all round. I think you need to give yourself a big pat on the back for being smoke free for 20+ days. Know how you feel about bra's, I always used to have trouble getting ones to fit, for the opposite reason to you. Way back before I had my first child I was a 38a (30 years ago they didn't exist ) Now I have problems getting 42e, but that is gradually getting smaller. Typical isn't it, spend a small fortune on the right size bras and then shrink out of them before the labels even have a chance to wear out.
    4658 days ago

    Good luck on your surgery hope it comes out the way you want it to and doesn't hurt to much
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  • KATER328
    Good luck on your surgery, we're all here for you!

    It shouldn't matter what your age is.. if you want to feel better about yourself, or any other reason, you should be able to do it without feeling you have to justify it. So there. :)
    4659 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2948406
    I am so excited for you! I hope this does not freak you out but you can call me and ask me as many questions as you like. When I was going through this, I asked my doctors for referrals of patients and talked to two women about their experience. It REALLY helped calm my nerves and get me ready for the big day. My number is 314-260-9231. That is my home.

    You are going to be fine and do great. These surgeries are VERY successful and YES, it does matter. We are women and want to feel and look sexy regardless of our age. I am sure you daughter did not mean anything by it! Get ready woman because now you can buy all those shirts. No more gaps when you wear button down shirts. Your body will be well portioned and you can buy the clothes you always wanted. More importantly though, no more pain and insecurity around the issue which was a big part for me. Seriously- call me for any questions!
    4659 days ago
    Guess what you should care, about how you look and most important how you feel about yourself-who else will. I get to looking in the mirror as I am putting on some make up and say why bother who cares-then I look at myself looking back and say I do that's who. How you feel about yourself is as important as who you are. I am pushing sixty the big 60 and who would have thunk I, at this age would be buying cute clothes, certainly not me. But when I look at clothes I see youth in some of the outfits and see old lady(grandma clothes as my grand daughter says) so I refuse to buy the old lady clothes, because I don't feel old and no one says what I can wear but me. So keep that chin held high and care about the person inside and about your feelings as no one else will care as much as you. Of course we care because we are your friends and we love and respect your wishes. I will be praying for you and I wish a fast recovery, and please don't ever smoke again. I don't plan on it and now even the smell of smoke makes me sick to my stomach. Sandy emoticon emoticon
    4659 days ago
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