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I found this article on BuzzFeed where the writer describes their experience with life with big breasts and their experience post-breast reduction.

I swear it was like looking in a diary and reading my own experience.

The only difference between me and the writer of the article is that where they were a G-cup pre-reduction, I was much,much larger before I went under the knife.

But so much of what they write just hit home with me and I am sitting here just feeling so, so, so thankful that I was able to have a breast reduction.

Especially this line, referring to how they felt after the reduction, "For the first time, I wasn't controlled and confined by the limits of my own body."

It's been one year (and two months) since I've had my reduction. And while I am still on the well-endowed end of the boob spectrum, I am much more comfortable in my own skin. There is no back or shoulder pain, no pain from wearing bras that are two to three sizes too small because I couldn't afford having custom bras made (and the bras I was wearing still cost a pretty penny because I bought them at specialty stores).

Today I can go into any store and buy a bra. I can go into Walmart or Target or Victoria Secret (this is the big one for me. I'm buying some VS bras when I go back to the states just because I CAN) or wherever and find a bra in my size. I don't have to go to Lane Bryant or Casique and hope they have something near my size. I don't have to debate on whether or not to shell out upwards of $200 on a custom-made bra.

And the best thing is?

There is still room for me to get even smaller, once I find a work out I can stick with for longer than a month...

But that's a different post for another time.

Date: 2014-02-21 05:56 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] paragraphs.livejournal.com
I was 'just' a DD, and am now a small C... because I lost 60 pounds after my surgery and have kept it off and I lost a bit much from my boobs! But I hear you - I was so unhappy! My biggest problem was the underneath yeast infections I kept getting from the time I was pregnant with my son. It was HORRIBLE. I went through bottles and bottles of baby cornstarch.

My spouse thought I was nuts to want a boob job so when insurance denied it I know he was glad. Well after he died, I decided to pay to have it done - and lo and behold, my new insurance paid for it. When I woke up, I was so ecstatic about the result.

I always wondered why you chose to stay a little more well endowed rather than go super smaller - I think you look amazing as you are but am curious. Just never asked! I know the doc has a lot to do with that (my sister had one too and her doc said she wouldn't take Leslie down to what she wanted because she would be less aesthetically proportioned). I was supposed to be a nice full C cup but losing weight did change that a bit - still a C, but a small C. FINE WITH ME. I can run (except for my knees) and I hear you on the being able to walk into any store and buy whatever.

I will read the article! Mine has been so long ago (8 years) I barely remember being big - but looking at my pictures, omg, I looked so AUNTIE EM. Matronly, UGH. Hated that. HATED.

Date: 2014-02-22 12:24 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] jealousofstars.livejournal.com
I went from a probably J/K to a D/DD, so I'm EXTREMELY happy with that. It was also the doctor's decision, not mine. He took out as much as he could and said he could take out more with a second operation later, but you know, insurance only approved one operation, so that was that.

I was also told that with exercise I could also probably get a little smaller, I have just been very bad about finding and sticking to a routine that works for me. I would love to have a treadmill or even a treadmill desk, but I also enjoy yoga, too. I am just bad about getting up early to do it.

Just the fact that I can go into the store and buy a bra for about $30 whenever I want is a big thing for me though.

Date: 2014-02-22 01:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] paragraphs.livejournal.com
That makes total sense. I honestly wish I had not lost as much as I did up top, but it beats having too much and them hanging down to my toes. LOL!

The article was very interesting - there were a lot of emotions expressed that I didn't have at all. I was too ecstatic from the moment of surgery on to have any fear or care about the pain - I was out with friends and back to work in just over a week. :)

Never any regrets and LOL Tiff has told me she is SO glad she did not take after me in that respect. LOL!

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