My Breast Reduction Journey.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Has been a very long time since I last posted. May 6th 2013 I had my breast reduction surgery. Was really scared and excited all at the same time. That morning I went in afraid of being put under anesthesia. But what kept me moving forward was knowing that I would soon have smaller, perkier boobies and my "black eye" running days are going to be over..lol.. I went in at 5 am and was put under at 7 am. By 9:30 am I was all finished. WOW, 2 1/2 hours only? I later found out that the anesthesia was making me sick and they had to give me heavy doses of nausea meds and pain meds during the procedure which is why they made the surgery faster. I noticed immediately that the breast was lighter, but the pain was pretty rough right afterwards. Because of my pain I had to stay at the hospital longer because I couldn't stop throwing up from the pain I felt and nausea as well. Fortunately I was better within a few hours and left the same night. The first week was the most rough..I had to go back to the hospital because I had chest pain so bad I thought I was having a heart attack. Glad to find out it was only air pockets in the chest wall and they would have to absorb into the body. It was pretty scary. I have had a few small setbacks and unfortunately gained a good 7 lbs from staying sedentary soo much,but I can tell you that I am feeling pretty great now that I am 5 weeks out. I am looking forward to week 8 when I can finally start to exercise and start jogging again. For now I am just staying positive and looking for the goal at hand. My pain is better and I would most definitely do it all over again. I am loving the looks of my perky pretties...lol...I will soon be posting more blogs and keeping everyone updated. For those of you thinking about breast reduction, Please do not second guess yourself..I wish I had done this years ago..No more back aches or shoulder pain for me..I am on my way to the woman within who has been waiting to break free!