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How long before your husband can touch your boobs without being slapped that is? My husband can't keep his hands off my boobs, grabbing them seems to be his go to reaction for just about anything. I am having a tt and br on thursday and wondering how long it will take until he can touch them again without pain for me. He thinks its going to be about a week. I kind of smiled and nodded cause it seems like its going to be so much longer. Right? How long would you say?
Hi there, Unfortunately, there is alot of work invloved in a breast reduction depending on which incision your doctor will be performing.. It's not like a getting a breast implant where you will ready to display and play in as little as 2 weeks... I agree with the rest of the viewers its going to more like 4 to 6 weeks. Sorry for the bad news for hubby... He will just have to be patient while you recover it will be so worth it... Good luck on BR
It's been 8 weeks for me and the hardest part is that not all your nerves are back (which apparently takes 8-12 months or longer). So when he touches you - you might not feel it in some places. This has been very difficult for me to overcome. If anyone has any therapeutic advice I would greatly appreciate it.
Rosejonc- I too am 8 weeks PO and am having the same sensation (or should I say, lack of sensation) as you are experiencing. I am a bit freaked about it. I have mentioned it on several threads but have yet to have anyone weigh in with any specific advice. My only assurance that the feelings will return is the fact that I am still having very little feeling in most of my abdomen as well (TT done at same time as BL). I too have been told it could take quite a while before feeling returns but I am just sooo worried that it won't come back!!! I have had several crying sessions and actually teared up at my last PS apptment. I am so happy with the appearance of my new breasts but never would have done it if I thought I was giving up all the pleasure.
I too would appreciate any advice that any fellow forum members can offer. I am actually having my first lymphatic massage on Wed. in hopes of relieving some of my tummy swelling. Amongst the literature that was provided by the message technician is information regarding restoring feelings/sensation lost after surgery. I plan to discuss this side effect with her in hopes of getting any advice. I would be happy to pass along anything she may advise.
Hang in there. I am praying for our recovery..... Maggie TT, MR, BL - 6/17
HI There. Thanks for your response has well! This is my understanding. Our nerves grow back about .5 ml a day which is like the strand of a hair. That's why it takes so long to get the sensation back. It's a waiting game, unfortunately. So if you're only 8 weeks - you are like me. I have numbing where my TT is too and they say some of the middle part may never come back. But don't be sad - let's take this day by day. I need to tell the beau about this and I'm thinking the best thing is to show him where I do have sensation and where it makes me feel good. Maybe the back, the legs and parts of the stomach and part of the breast. It's difficult, I know. I actually have some symmetrical issues and will be addressing those too - but I"m hoping it's because of the swelling and possible seroma and when drained and less swelled will fix the problem. I swear one nipple is 1/2 centimeter bigger than the other. And when you feel the electricity (which I haven't felt yet) in your breasts and in your tummy - nerves are growing back. I cannot WAIT for that bolt to come through me Hope this helps.
Rosejonc- Thanks for your response. Tell me a bit more about the "electricity" sensation. Recently I started working out a bit more frequently and for longer sessions. As a result my abs (actually my whole torso) was in spasms. I assumed it was muscle pain and backed off the work outs. My sister is a doctor and when I mentioned it to her and described the pain as more "on the surface and more intense, like a sharp, stinging pain" she told me she thought it was nerve regeneration.
So, here's hoping that this is a good sign and we will soon benefit from nerve regeneration in our breasts as well.
I will keep everyone posted on any benefit I receive from the lympatic massage as well. Have a good day- Maggie
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