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Breduc aftermath!!!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Well the deed is done. Do I feel better? Oh yea!! I can stand better and my upper back has not hurt since thursday morning. I went to the doctor today and he told me he removed 3 lbs rt side and 2 lbs lt side. I almost fainted. I thought it would be 800 grams each side but once he started there was more weight then even he thought. Now I know why my back and shoulders hurt so bad. 5 lbs of weight hanging around my neck. I know it is hard for men to grasp but take a five pound weight and walk around with it for a day and you will see. They most definitely are smaller.
Now to the Bummer part. I got home the next day and that night I weighed myself. Big mistake!! I knew I was retaining fluid in the hospital, But You take off the 5 lbs for lost breast tissue and the 7 lbs the scale said I gained and that is 12 lbs. It is slowly going down ,so I 'm not really worried. It is just a little freaky when you have to look at it. Loose your breasts and gain 7 lbs on the scale. Oh well I'll weigh next week and maybe it will be a truer weight.
I'm not planning on putting it on my tracker coz I don't consider it a fair or true weight loss. It maybe painful and take a while , but it nothing compared to what we all go thru everyday in our struggled to grasp and maintain a new way of life and the weight loss that goes with it. There is no comparison.
I would like to thank the friends who talked me through this because they had experienced it and had the insight I need. They know who they are and I will thank them again later. I would also like to thank my teams old and new for all their support on all the issues that we face daily. You are all my friends and have made my life so much more fun and full. To all the Bright Sparks that are in my world Thank You. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Carol, I will keep you in prayer for rapid and complete healing and for all of your spoken and unspoken needs. I am glad that your surgery is over and done and that your upper back pain is gone.
    God bless you as you complete your recovery and continue on your journey to a healthier you.
    4637 days ago

    I'm glad that your surgery went well. Please don't worry about the weight. You have made several changes in your life in only a short time and it will take your body a little while to adjust to all of them.

    Hope to talk to you again soon. emoticon

    Take it slow,
    4639 days ago
    Wow! 5 lbs! No wonder you already feel the difference! Don't forget your balance will be different so take it easy for a balance I would have been muttering all manner of bad language if I got on the scale after losing 5 pounds of breast and found I had gained 7!

    Isn't it just amazing how close we've all become in a cybercommunity? This is the best one I've ever encountered and I attribute the weight loss success of many of us more to the loving support rather than the actual dieting.

    Very glad everything went well and you're healthy and happy!

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    4642 days ago
    Glad it all went well, looking forward to seeing your new profile picture.
    Rest and take care. emoticon emoticon
    4642 days ago
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    Pleased for you that all went well, hope you get over it quickly.
    Enjoy a bit of a rest for a few days, don't go overdoing things.

    4643 days ago
  • KATER328
    Glad to hear everything went well! Don't worry about your weight... I'm sure a lot of it had to do with water retention, stress, etc. You're feeling better, and that's what matters! The weight will come off.
    4644 days ago

    Glad the surgery went well and that you are no longer experiencing back pain. That is great news.

    4644 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    I'm glad all went well for you and that you're recuperating ok.

    4644 days ago
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    Silly goose !!!!!!! Never weigh your self after surgery! the stuff they use to put you to sleep bloats you like a Macy Day Parade Float !!!!!!!!! emoticon

    ( Hope I made you smile !)

    4644 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2008 10:55:55 AM
    I'm glad that all went well with your surgery... Awesome that your back pain has reduced already. Good for you. You are a brave one to have this surgery... Hope there's not much pain...

    Good Luck to you...


    4644 days ago
  • MARLA7
    Deuce...... I'm glad your surgery went well & you're on the road to a speedy recovery. I'm sure that weight gain simply was water weight..... next week will show a truer number for you. I would count the weight loss from your breast reduction on your tracker (when it shows up) as a true weight because you're never gonna get them back ( the bigger boobs that is! ) I'm proud of you girl! I hope you're not in too much pain & can get yourself up & active again real soon. Take care now.
    (((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))) Marla
    4644 days ago
    oh no you don't! once you lose the water weight then you put it on your tracker because you will be 5 lbs or more lower! it does count because it IS gone! I hope they are not too painful and i HOPE The NEW SIZE HELPS. im 5-3 AND 146 BS AND i WEAR A D , i BELIEVE THEY ARE hurting my back, but no insurance to get it fixed. how much pain was it? how long till it goes away, do they look good to you Im proud of you for taking this step, and you will be amazed at how much you lose :) hugs good luck and take it easy!
    4644 days ago
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    Let me know if you need anything at all!
    4644 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2008 11:52:32 PM
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    Yeah!!! You are victorious!!! emoticon
    4644 days ago
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    YEAHHH! You are victorious!!!!! emoticon
    4644 days ago
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