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post #21 of 144 Old 04-18-2013, 06:14 PM
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I think I'm laughing a little because this thread now sounds like a "My nurse is better than your nurse" playground argument. More sophisticated, of course.

Sorry, carry on. I wish you full support OP!
Personally I think first person trumps second any day. There is a certain professionalism that goes along with the whole"first person" thing.

Faye-how come you didn't mention death? We all know that is a risk of ANY surgery. Even for a hangnail.

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post #22 of 144 Old 04-18-2013, 06:51 PM
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I know of three friends who have had the breast reduction surgery, every one of them are happy they chose that route, and every one of them became more active afterwards with no complications.
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post #23 of 144 Old 04-19-2013, 01:47 AM
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Wouldn't the surgery be more than an MRI?

I have been having nerve problems for 3 years. My legs collapse randomly when I walk. The doctors blamed it on malnutrition from my stomach/GI issues, but all my blood work came back normal every single time (and my weight is stable). I was not convinced.

The neurologist also thought it was malnutrition, but after several tests thought an MRI would be a good idea anyway to check for MS. The MRI came back- I have a cyst on my cervical spine. It's not MS but syringomyelia.

I would get that MRI first. IF there is something wrong with your spine you want to know about it before you get permanent nerve damage! If you have a cyst on your spine, you want it treated as it can grow larger. Where you a large size when the pain started when you were 14? Or did the pain start before the weight?
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Also wanted to let you know my doctor told me enlargement was much harder on the patient due to the fact that they have to cut through muscle for enlargement..just remove fat for reduction. For everyone's info... I went to a small b from overflowing a ddd and not grossly overweight. I was off work Thursday (surgery day) and Friday and back to work on Monday. Riding horse comfortably within a month :)
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I'm in the same position as you OP, I've been considering reduction too because ATM I am a 38 DDD and it's no fun trying to buy a shirt you like and it doesn't come in a big enough size. Plus, they're TERRIBLE to ride with and they really throw me off balance. I don't really have back pain though because I'm loosing weight and building muscle from riding so often and for so long.
Any ways best luck to you! I hope your surgery goes well ! :)
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Good luck Op, hope that you get a good result with whatever you decide.

Usually I cringe when people start talking about the downsides of a procedure, but this is basically an elective surgery, so it does need to be considered very carefully. Faye was counselled for the surgery so is sharing the info that she was given, and there are risks, you can't pretend otherwise.
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post #28 of 144 Old 04-19-2013, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Wouldn't the surgery be more than an MRI?

I have been having nerve problems for 3 years. My legs collapse randomly when I walk. The doctors blamed it on malnutrition from my stomach/GI issues, but all my blood work came back normal every single time (and my weight is stable). I was not convinced.

The neurologist also thought it was malnutrition, but after several tests thought an MRI would be a good idea anyway to check for MS. The MRI came back- I have a cyst on my cervical spine. It's not MS but syringomyelia.

I would get that MRI first. IF there is something wrong with your spine you want to know about it before you get permanent nerve damage! If you have a cyst on your spine, you want it treated as it can grow larger. Where you a large size when the pain started when you were 14? Or did the pain start before the weight?
I have had pain and boobs before the weight, I had an MRI when I was 14ish and it came back clean, so I doubt there is any change. Yes and MRI might be less that a reduction, but an MRI is not going to get rid of the pain, and the MRI was for my knee, and it was just going to be to confirm what we already think is wrong with my knee, and there is no cure.

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I'm in the same position as you OP, I've been considering reduction too because ATM I am a 38 DDD and it's no fun trying to buy a shirt you like and it doesn't come in a big enough size. Plus, they're TERRIBLE to ride with and they really throw me off balance. I don't really have back pain though because I'm loosing weight and building muscle from riding so often and for so long.
Any ways best luck to you! I hope your surgery goes well ! :)
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I had a breast reduction many years ago. Since it was so long ago, I don't remember much about the post-op procedures. I wasn't allowed to drive for 2 weeks. I have never regretted my decision. The only thing is I wished I had pushed for smaller. They convinced me that the change to a C cup was plenty of change, I wanted a B cup. I still think I would have been happier with the B.
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I would have to agree with 4horses. If your back pain is so bad that you cannot move some days, it's not stemming just from having DD's. There is bound to be more to it than that. DD's are large but they are not so large that they would cause crippling pain in an otherwise healthy person. I would for sure have another MRI done, if the last one you had was that many years ago, something could have easily been missed and be more evident now. I'm not saying DON'T have the surgery if you really want it, but I don't think it's going to be the magical cure you seem to think it will be. And if it doesn't help your back at all, and the main reason you are doing it is for pain relief, then you may well be out thousands of dollars with no benefit.
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