My Breast reduction journey:Part one

Hi Friends! Hope you all are well today! Seriously can’t believe it’s June already. Ok so I’m going to get right into this post. As you can see by the Title, It’s going to be very personal. I wanted to share this journey because it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for many years, Over 10 to be exact. And I felt confident to share my story and maybe help someone that maybe thinking about this type of surgery. So let’s get started with Part one!

First I want to share a back story with you about my life with larger boobs. I remember starting to notice in 5th grade that my boobs were a little on the larger side, Compared to my classmates. I remember being so uncomfortable with them, I wasn’t ready to have them. I wore sports bras because I felt so weird wearing regular “lady bras” I would wear my school sweater all the time. They kept growing and growing. Me always so uncomfortable with them. So now comes 8th grade, I’m bigger than most girls in my class, I went to a catholic school so we wore uniforms. It was picture day and since it was my last year before going off to high school I remember wearing this dress that was a little form fitting in the boob area. Well being I wore uniform I hid them pretty well. A very mean boy in my class told everyone I stuffed my bra, Not true and that just drew attention to me more. I was mortified, I went home crying feeling so ashamed of my big boobs. Well thankfully I would be going to high school with all girls very soon and I didn’t have so see those classmates anymore. In high school with all girls I felt better and didn’t feel so weird because other girls had large boobs. And I mean I finally liked my boobs, LOL! You know the 90’s were big on halter tops and mine happen to fill the top in perfect.

So fast forward to having babies! We all know that changes them real fast. After having my oldest I’d say about 8 years after I started to feel so uncomfortable again with my boobs. So I went to see a Dr to talk about a reduction this was in 2009. Well that Dr discouraged me so much, I didn’t feel comfortable at all. So I put the idea on the back burner, Well In 2013 I had my second baby, And well I breastfed him for 2 1/2 years. So you all can imagine how those boobies worked overtime! I was also getting close to being 40, Which I always said by 40 I want to be comfortable in my skin. Which don’t get me wrong I was very much comfortable, I worked out more than I ever have in my life. I actually felt good. But I always said I would get this done by 40. So I go see a Doctor who is really close to my family. I’ve known him for a long time and felt comfortable with him. I had my consultation, I left happy and now I just have to save my money!

This year comes and it’s time! I’m turning 41 and I’m ready. It’s March 11, 2020! I have my second appt to discuss surgery date etc. I leave that appt so happy and planning on a surgery date for April 6 my birthday! I can’t even tell you the excitement I felt. Not even a week later the world will change so drastically and we are all put on a stay at home order and all elective surgeries are to be canceled till further notice. I was sad but like all of us I was worried about the world, my family and friends. Boobs were not even an issue. But now one month, 2 months, I start to get extremely frustrated. And like most of us just getting anxiety from being inside and away from family. Just trying to make the best out of the situation we are all in. Well on May 19,2020 I get a call saying Dr B can see you so we can schedule that surgery! My heart sank, I was so excited. May 21, 2020 I go see Dr B and I can’t tell you how excited I am. Now it’s time to schedule!

I’m sharing this very personal journey because I felt compelled to share. I don’t think cosmetic surgery is for everyone and I don’t think people should be judged because they make this decision. I also want to say I appreciate my body even my boobies, my body birthed two humans and nourished them. I’m proud of my body. These boobies are just too heavy for my small frame. And I can’t wait to share part 2 with you!

Stay safe everyone! Till next post!

XO Lisa

 

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