A day by day diary following breast reduction surgery….

March 6, 2010

Introduction

I created this blog as a resource for women considering breast reduction. Prior to my reduction, I searched and searched for information regarding the recovery process. I found plenty of general information and guidelines regarding the recovery process. And it was all very good,  but there seemed to be wide variations from site to site. And, although I found some testimonials, none of them were quite what I was looking for. Most of them were written by women months after the surgery and were ultimately happy with the results. I knew I would get to that point also, but  what was it like getting there? How did they feel and/or look in the days and weeks immediately after surgery? What was there activity level? How quickly did they return to their usual activities? How much pain/discomfort did they have? What was their breast size before and after surgery? How much tissue was removed? What if any complications occurred?  … That’s what I REALLY wanted to know. And, not from a “here’s what USUALLY happens” standpoint. I wanted to hear a real story from a real person. So…I decided to blog my experience.

A Little Bit About Me

I am 38 years old and I have been married for 12 1/2 years. My husband and I have five children ages 9, twins that are almost 7, 4 1/2, and 18 months. I have been large breasted all my life. I have no memory of ever buying an A or B cup bra. I have vague memories of buying a C/D cup bra. Most of my adult life, I have bought a DD bra. As I mentioned, I have been pregnant 4 times. I remember some of my older friends saying that their breasts just “shriveled up and fell off” after pregnancy. Well, that just sounded great to me and I couldn’t wait! But, of course, that was not to be for me. I gained a whole cup size after each pregnancy. At the time of my surgery I measured a G/H cup (at least).


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