I know I say it all the time but I fucking love you guys.
And welcome WELCOME. Lurkers, new homies. JennyRose welcome. I am so glad SO glad you have found some solidarity and comfort.
So B asked me the following questions that I am more than happy to answer.
I am finally ready to undergo my breast reduction and I had a few questions.
1. How long did it take you to recover from yours?
Being that I had mine a long time ago some of this has probably changed but, I was in the hospital for a few days, then they removed the drains from my incisions and I went home. I had (shit man don't you know I can't remember the technical term) keyhole shaped incisions and had about three weeks of initial downtime where I stayed home from school.
My big advice during your recovery is to take it slow. Don't go around lifting things right when you stop being sore because you could hurt yourself. Before surgery make sure stuff you want/need is on boob level. I think I was pretty much totally healed within 8 weeks or so with some residual soreness.
2. What size did you go from to where you are now? ( you may have answered this but I forgot)
Uh at the end just prior to getting surgery the very last bra I had was something like a 34 FF. Now looking at some bra size charts and knowing how small the last bra I wore was, I would say I probably got to be about an H cup or so.
Holy shit that is insane to think about.
3. Did you lose nipple sensation? If so, did it recover?
I did lose some sensation. I was so young though I didn't really realize it.
These days (like lots of other women who haven't had surgery) my sensation is okay. Usually one nipple is more sensitive than the other but overall I did not have a total loss of sensation and I think (this could be mind over matter) but I think, that the sensation did return.
Now questions you didn't ask but tips I have.
Questions to ask your doc:
Ask to see before and after pictures of other patients.
Also if you are prone to keloid type scarring make sure you talk about that as well.
Other stuff to consider with the breast reduction.
Make sure that as you're considering what size do keep in mind your body shape. I know it may be tempted to go really small and perky but do keep in mind your proportions.
Also, those scars are going to itch as they heal. You can talk about it with your doctor but I highly recommend Vitamin E oil or cocoa butter to help combat that.
Prior to having surgery get yourself some soft cup or wireless sports bra type things. Or if you prefer shelf bra camisoles. Just enough support to keep your sore new boobies from moving around too much. Nothing too tight though so as not to irritate your skin.
Also buy yourself some shirts. Have a supply of things that will fit you properly because it will be a good feeling.
Umm...I think that's all I've got in the way of the booby advice today.
OH before I totally forget new sexytimes advice probably Monday.
Also some followup to yesterdays entry but I can't brain anymore today.
And tomorrow, a summer fashion report and my official denunciation of pants.
So with that my darlings I'm out. I have a story to edit and try to cut down by about 400 words.
I love you my homies.
But wait, your homework for tonight is as follows.
Take a moment at some point, (yes we've done this before but this time there's a twist) look at yourself, give yourself a stern look and say I am fucking awesome. Who's awesome? I am awesome.
Rinse, repeat at least twice.