So I’ve contact support and am not sure what’s going on, but none of my new followers are showing up at my actual site. So if you’d like to follow my blog and if you’d like to see new posts, please SUBSCRIBE at http://www.theracingthoughtsofasocialworkmom.com
Sorry to be a pain. I just want to make sure that everyone who is following me gets the posts, because if you’re only showing up on here you won’t see anything from me. Sorry again, thanks for subscribing if you’d like!
Guess you probably need the website. Again, sorry, looooong day at work.
Hi everyone, so sorry to be a pain. I realized that when I moved my wordpress.com blog to a self-hosted site, that several of you aren’t getting any updated posts. I’d love to connect with you all still. If you would be willing could you go to my new site and subscribe if you are interested in still following me? I have noticed that some of my new subscribers are only showing up in my wordpress app and not on my blog, I have contacted support and am trying to remedy the situation. Sorry if this is too much of a pain. Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Thank you, I appreciate it!
I’m 2 weeks and 1 day out from my breast reduction. The drainage tubes were taken out on the 3rd day and I returned to work the Monday after the surgery. Most of the steri strips have fallen (or may have been pulled) off. I can really start to see what my final size might end up being.
I will probably be a small D, still a little large for my liking. Poor me, right? I don’t mind the scars. The scars aren’t as bad as I would have expected, especially so soon after the surgery. I feel more confident. I like the way my body looks in clothing now. My back doesn’t hurt as much and I’m hunching less.
Probably the worst part of this surgery so far is that the incisions itch horribly! I know that means they are healing, by I want to claw my skin off. Literally, I’m causing bruising to my boobs because of how much I am itching them! The pain from the whole surgery wasn’t that bad at all. I would say on a pain scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst pain I’ve ever been in, the worst I felt was probably a 2. I have taken Tylenol 3 times for some discomfort. Quite pleased.
Well, besides the itching, I saw my nipples without the steri strips for the first time since the surgery…I don’t really know how I feel about it. Maybe I’m used to my old nipples. I knew those nipples, they were just mine, for so many years! Now they are weird. Maybe because they are higher? I can’t quite decide what I’m not thrilled with. There is scarring all the way around both nips, this could be why I don’t like them.
The scarring seems to be worse around the nipples. It is red and angry looking. There is some puckering around the skin of the nipples. I’m sure they will heal in time and I’ll get used to them. I told my husband I was worried he would find me unattractive because my nipples looks weird. Of course he didn’t agree. I don’t feel like he would tell me the truth about it. Or, he’s a guy and they are boobs and therefore, they are exciting either way? I don’t know.
I am very critical of myself and expect perfection in every area of my life. I am still beyond happy that I had the reduction and lift. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I feel like at this stage in healing process it’s been a pretty good recovery with minimal issues. I just don’t like my nipples right at this moment. I might just need to get used to them, which probably means staring at my new boobs for far more time than is considered normal.
I had my breast reduction on Monday the 6th. I was terrified and shaking with nerves. The plastic surgeon, nurses and the entire staff were beyond reassuring. On a side note, I feel that they should send everyone home with a vial of Versed instead of narcotics. That was lovely!
As for pain, I haven’t really had much. I’ve been sore, but mainly where the drainage tubes were. Those came out on Wednesday. More than anything I am itchy. I want to scratch the living day lights out of my boobs, but that would probably open up my sutures.
Other than the multi-colored bruising I am quite pleased with the results so far. They are perky, smaller and have a nice shape. I wish I would have done this a decade ago! I’m bummed that I can’t work out for a while or pick up my toddler. Except I have a couple of times, shhhh.
The Dr. gave me Valium since I can’t handle any type of narcotics so I have been pretty loopy and keep getting my days mixed up. I already feel so much better in my skin and feel more confident. My husband who was sad when I initially told him I wanted a reduction, is now thrilled and says they are a good size and perky. I don’t need his approval, but it is nice to have it.
However, since I have all this Valium in my system I’m sure I continue to ask my mom and husband the same questions incessantly. I have also caught up on a lot of sleep. This is the main benefit of this surgery so far. Anyone with children, especially a toddler knows how precious even a moment to ourselves is.
I’m sure this post makes no sense since I am still in a daze. I would have written about my experience sooner, but I think any attempt at writing would have ended in disaster. I believe that anyone should be allowed to do with their own bodies as they see fit. As long as it isn’t extremely destructive. I’m so grateful I have family close by to help me take care of my little one so I can recover. I’m so lucky to have a supportive husband who tells me he just wants me to be happy. I have some amazing friends, and now I have some amazing boobs. Today is a good day.