My Breast reduction journey:Part 3

My Breast reduction journey:Part 3

Hello friends! Hope you all are staying safe and healthy. I pray everyday that this virus goes away and a cure is made. This virus has been such a black cloud. I miss being able to be with family freely. It’s been so hard. Please stay safe.

As you know from my post this is the third part of my Breast reduction journey. If you haven’t read part one and two please do! It’s now been 5 weeks since my surgery. Last week I had my 4 week check up with my Doc. All is looking good and I’m on the right path to recovery. The past 5 weeks have been good. The first 2 weeks were harder since I can barely move my arms. But after that everyday I woke up better and better. By the 3rd week I was doing more of my normal stuff around the house. By the 4th week I was pretty much feeling way better with doing my big time cleaning around my house. This week I am able to start with moderation my workouts. With my doctors approval. He said not to push it though. So far I’m keeping it light. I work out for my mental health more than physical. So this was important.

Now that you’re all caught up on how I feel physically, I’m going to share how I feel mentally about my decision. I for a really long time wasn’t happy with my chest. It made me feel so uncomfortable. I didn’t like summer time because I knew my boobs never fit in summer clothes properly. I would look in the mirror and just always think like why does my body have to be so un-proportioned. I know this seems so vain but I promise I wasn’t. Being uncomfortable with my chest for such a long time even kept me from certain things. Like I said this might sound vain to others but it was something I had struggled with since the 5th grade.

Now I’m so happy. I feel like a load has lifted off my shoulders, no literally it was a load literally weighing down my shoulders, lol! I can breathe better, I just overall feel healthier. My big boobs sat on my chest so heavy that I would feel like I couldn’t breathe right. They were just so heavy. My Doctor is my angel, he was very honest with me and kept me informed the entire time. I love my results so much, I wanted to be small like really small! But my doctor explained to me that it was all up to how my tissue was in the inside and my body frame. He can only take so much for it to be safe. Well I’m happy so happy! They are so perfect for my body frame. Funny story I showed my grandma my new chest and her words in Spanish “ Te ves mas normal” I was like gee thanks grandma, lol! But it was the truth! I’m still recovering my scars are still healing but my heart is happy! I’m so happy with my decision.

Thank you for following along!! Till next post.

XO Lisa

My Breast reduction journey:Part two

My Breast reduction journey:Part two

 Hello friends! I hope you all are doing well. I know right now our World is changing. I really pray and hope for the best. I’m just going to say this and speaking as a mom. Be kind to everyone. My mom taught my sisters and I to be kind no matter what. I never saw her treat anyone different because of where they came from. So that’s what I want to teach my boys. 

So if you haven’t read my part one, go now! So let’s get started with Part two. Since I’m going to only do three parts, I’ll do this one in 3 parts.

Pre-op: If you are all caught up with part one, you know I left off with scheduling my surgery. We picked June 2,2020. It’s now time to get ready. With Covid very much in our world things are a little different. Not only did I need the regular routine blood work, I had to have a Covid test 5 days before surgery. So being I had about a week and a half to prep I made sure I got all of it done. I also made sure the boys were good and my house was clean. The hubby is still working from home so this was a lot easier to plan. One last Dr visit and it’s go time!

Surgery day: It’s June 2 and it’s time. I wanted my mom to pick me up and take me, since we’ve been quarantined, I hadn’t spent time with my mom. So the drive to the surgery center was very important it be her. Obviously with Covid around no one can go in the center with you. Didn’t bother me much, But my mom cried when she dropped me off. I’m like Mom it’s elective i’m fine. Prepping is started right away, Dr B makes his marks on my chest and it’s time! Totally not nervous at all. I get more nervous for after. Going In I was pretty cool. I remember them wheeling me in transferring me to the surgery table and that’s it!

Post-op: Waking up in recovery! Wow i’m done, a long time dream is finally complete. All I can think of was going home and seeing my boys. Post surgery is always the hardest. First day home I’m still out of it, throwing up from Anesthesia and just sore very sore. Second day was tough I’m still not wanting to eat but trying to so I can take my pain pills, which were making me feel so nauseous. My throat hurting from all the tubes and the length of surgery, My surgery was 4 hours. Trying to cough but scared because of the pain, You know the fun stuff. Third day and I feel horrible! Realizing the pain pills were making me feel worse because of the nausea. It’s Thursday, Surgery was Tuesday and I decide to stop taking pain pills. Friday morning I wake up like wow, I feel better. I mean the pain is there but totally bearable. Taking it easy the next few days and finally able to eat something. As you can see by my photos how my appetite got better as days went by. I was told by my Dr to eat pineapple to help the bruising. So you better believe I had pineapple juice, pineapple slices with every meal.

Overall I was expecting much more pain, I mean I was in pain but I’m thankful I’m having a nice smooth recovery. I’m writing this and it’s been one week and 2 days from surgery and I feel great. Of course a lot more recovery on the bust, but I’m able to shower normal and I can finally comb my hair. That was tough not being able to do that. All boys in my house and not one knew how to put a scrunchie on my hair! I had to call on my mama she came to save the day! I’m slowly getting into my groove again. Taking it easy and just can’t wait to see what 6 weeks recovery will look like. Not gonna lie my boobies scare me right now with all the sutures and the way they were cut they look a little scary. But I knew the scaring would be pretty intense. I’m ok with that. I’ll be back with Part 3 to share more of my recovery and just how I feel overall about my decision!

Thank you for following along!

XO  Lisa

My Breast reduction journey:Part one

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