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Breast Reduction and Emotions

Postby lightshiner » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:57 am

Hey Karen! A pill isn't bad to depend on! I am diabetic on insulin....
Try a shot 4 times a day and sticking yoru finger 4 times a day along with that!!!
I don't mind really, its worth it to feel better!!!
God bless you for your attitude and who you are!!!
Hugs and best wishes!
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Postby kpa2007 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:16 pm

lightshiner wrote:Hey Karen! A pill isn't bad to depend on! I am diabetic on insulin....
Try a shot 4 times a day and sticking yoru finger 4 times a day along with that!!!
I don't mind really, its worth it to feel better!!!
God bless you for your attitude and who you are!!!


OMG, I agree with you Jannie! You have it much more difficult, I am just so paranoid about some major calamity happening where I won't be able to get my prescription filled. By the way, my hubbie is a type II diabetic and, fortunately, he's been able to manage with medication (pills) and diet so far.

And thank you for all your good deeds here and else where; you are such a caring person and I'm happy I met ya online as we are breast reduction buddies now!
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Postby lightshiner » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:28 pm

I have wondered too about availability of thyroid/insulin and other life sustaining medications. IF there was a national disaster, or whatever, what would we do? Pray of course!
Anyway, surgery bud, time to move on!
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Postby tiggertwo » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:22 am

Hi Karen,

I too wasn't too happy about taking a pill everyday. I hate pills! Also, I had heard some stories of people having a hard time getting their dosage just right, leaving them with side effects, etc. However, it has gone pretty well for me. And yeah, a lot better than injecting 4 times a day.

I too am done with 2 surgeries. No more elective surgery for me! Although now that my boobs are gone, my stomach is looking a lot bigger. But I'll address that through diet and exercise. I promised myself that I would start jogging when I'm healed fully. I always liked jogging but it was just too hard with the girls bouncing up and down.
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Postby anewmein2007 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:43 am

I'm just now starting to worry that mine won't fall into place and that they look uneven and one scar is straight and the other one is not....think ps had a shot of vodka when he was working on the other one! :?

I also have a dog ear I noticed....so I am getting a little worried now. :roll:

I think for me the emotions are starting to roll in. YUCK!
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Postby izzywizzy » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:59 am

hi girls, as i read all these messages it brings home the fact that really women are so amazing - we adapt to so many changes that life and our bodies throw at us...and through it all we not only take care of ourselves but we also manage to dig deep and help out others who find themselves in the same situation!
to get back to the topic - i was diagnosed with clinical depression 7 years ago - so i have been on medication for that entire time - i was lucky to find the right med and the right dose through very little trial and error - however just before the surgery i found that i was really depressed again - i even called the pharmacy to check if they made a mistake when refilling my script. i was so weepy and emotional - and then after the surgery i definitely felt a loss - really my breasts did define me in my mind and in the minds of others - i am still having trouble sleeping at night and some other symptoms of my depression returning - however i think i will wait for some more time before i ask for a change in dosage....i was so prepared for the physical aspects - did not even consider the emotional aspects of the recovery!
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Postby wannabootibad » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:01 am

Hi everyone,

I had my breast reduction on August 27, 2007. I was also a little depressed about the 5th or 6th day post op. I was mostly depressed because I couldn't get around like I wanted to. The most difficult part is getting in and out of bed and lord please let's not forget about the constipation (from the anesthesia and antibiotic). I kept stool softners by the bed. Most of my swelling is gone, but my lipoed areas are still a little sore. I go to have my tape taken off on the 12th. I am happy with my results so far. I can't wait until I can start buying new tops.
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Re: Breast Reduction and Emotions

Postby Diviana » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:31 pm

I had my BR on August 15th It i now 3 weeks and a dy since. And I have been oing through deression, sadness, even mood swing My guy hs ben suportive but I stil missbin big even hough hey were too big, saggy an no one payed ttention to me. BUt I just had my tapes removed yesaterdy nd dd not like the look of the scrs and my lft breast is different then the right. I know they ned to form, I must heal and everything will be better in due time. But being a dancer and model. I worry will I be accepted or hired or even will my man really like them. He's excited that they arel perky, firm and smaller he said my boobs were just too big before(he likes hm big) I worry he will like others I see him looking at other womens boobs and I get depressed...

I always carried myself well, was secure and confident but tired of the harrasement from my 40 E cups... I am a 38C/36 D
sigh.. I guess I have to wi but I gained weight too from resting to much so I started waking and doing lower body excercises at at least strt geting in hpe even hough I cant fully train like I am used to. Little by little I will feel better about myself.
In a few weeks I perform to one song at a show. I want to rest, heal and prepare Everyone will see the new me !
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Postby original.floridian » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:09 pm

im stopping by and havent read all the posts yet. this thread hit home for me because ive heard all diff opinions before and since.
guess what....no one can judge or understand any of our emotions or thoughts until, they have walked a mile in our bras.
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Postby cjo60 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:48 pm

izzywizzy wrote: i am still having trouble sleeping at night and some other symptoms of my depression returning - however i think i will wait for some more time before i ask for a change in dosage....i was so prepared for the physical aspects - did not even consider the emotional aspects of the recovery!


Wow, I feel EXACTLY the same. I've been on an anti-depressant for a little over a year and ever since BR surgery on 7/31 I've felt like that little pill isn't working anymore. I'm not sleeping well either. I even started taken Ambien CR again but even that doesn't help. It's hard to explain and I have to say that tonight I've been feeling very down so I'm relieved (once again) to find that I am not alone. My PS did a great job and I'm very happy I chose him to do the surgery but he is a SURGEON, not a psychiatrist. I wasn't prepared for the emotions I would feel and he said NOTHING about it. I read "Less Is More" and have been reading this board before and after, but really, whoever said earlier in this string..."walk a mile in our bras"...got it right! You don't know, and can't describe it until you've been there. Thanks Izzywizzy, just reading your post has been comforting. Take care all!
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Re: Breast Reduction and Emotions

Postby bm1992 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:19 am

I am a 24 year old girl in dire need to have a boob reduction, I am a size 8/10 and i have double boobs and i literally hate the attention they give me and how nothing seems to fit me right.
Would any one advise we to seriously re think getting a BR? Is this a stupid idea?
I've been wanting a BR for years and I am finally now getting to a point where I am desperate!
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Re: Breast Reduction and Emotions

Postby Powerfreshjennifer » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:20 am

I was very depressed before the surgery. I always hated my breasts. Having to wear a bra in the 5th grade was not fun. The last straw was when the sale girl told me they don't make my size and she wasn't sure if she knew where I could get them. I was up to j or k and even those sizes were too small. I broke down and cried at the store. I was also always described by my breasts. The customers at work would say you know that girl with the really big boobs. I hated it. Am I sad now that I'm smaller, hell no. I'm sad the doctor couldn't make me smaller. He took a total of 7 and 1/2 pounds off my breasts. I hated being defined by my breasts. I always felt I was more than just a body part.
Now I'm in the healing part and its been 2 weeks. It has not been going well. I got an infection and my left breast was leeking really bad for over 2 days. I've been to the ER twice now. Even with the pain and everything I am still happy I did it. I don't morn their lose. I hated them. I hated the costly bras. I hated the back and shoulder pain. I hated the gross perv guys they attracted. I hated that they made me look sluty in certain clothes. I was hot and I wanted to wear a tank top without people giving my dirty looks. I'm not sad that they are gone. I hate them. I still hate them. I can't imagine me ever being depressed that I did the surgery because I've hated my boobs for so long. I even had a cancer scare before the surgery and I was asked if they had to take my whole breasts would I be upset. I said I wish they could just take them all off. That be so freeing. The lumps turned out not to be cancer and I was just brought down to a c but I don't think I'd miss them if they were taken away.
I'm sorry if you are a woman who is sad they did the surgery and they miss them but you are not a body part. I hope you see you are so much more than your boobs. I always felt like I was more than them and I always wanted to be seen past them so I guess that is why I'm not sad to see them go.
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