boob job!

Hey gang.

Wasn’t going to share this. It might be considered TMI in many circles but it has taken me a lot of years and wisdom to get to this point. Stuff I didn’t learn in books or newspapers but by figuring it out myself. That is always useful to pass on.

I have been toying with the idea of a breast reduction for many years. They aren’t the size of my car or anything, but they are too big for me; I can’t run, can’t see my own feet, make me look bigger than I am on camera, give me back pain, and something that really hit me this summer, they solicit creepy looks from men. No offense, guys….but some of you can be so ridiculously un-evolved sometimes that it makes me sad. And angry. If you are going to stare, at least put on a pair of sunglasses. Look away once in a while. Act like you are really interested in what is happening next to me. Staring straight at the ole ta-tas with your mouth open and drooling slightly is not subtle or appealing. Or cool.

Anyway. I finally got a date offered to me: January 28th. I didn’t have time to think about it or they would have offered it to someone else so I took the plunge and said yes. I’m both thrilled and completely freaked out. It is remarkably invasive and recovery is painful as all hell. I will be taped up and on some crazy painkillers for at least a week. There can be complications and what if it doesn’t go well? What I’m stuck with sad little pancakes and massacred nipples? Yikes. They were big but they were pretty perfect, I must say! And they were mine!! But then I went thru my closet rather gleefully last night: I will be able to wear all the stuff that I haven’t been able to in years (they got bigger with my age change and aren’t going down…hormones, doctor says). I can wear a tanktop! A t-shirt! Shirts with buttons! I will throw out all my fence-post-3-metal-clap bras and replace them with ones that don’t look like canteloupe sling-shots! Yay!

Then I woke up in the middle of the night with massive anxiety. What am I doing? These are a part of me, they are the way I was made, why are you destroying what nature gave you? What does that say about your self-worth, Ferris? Not ok with who you are? Your identity. And then I spoke with my mother. Eek. She loves me and wants what’s best, but she gave birth to these mams….she created them…. She is sad and disheartened that I would reject a part of me that was nature-given. Hmmmm. I really had to think about it. And I did.

I think most women have body issues. Men do too, to some extent. We have our whole lives. We were born with this burden and if you don’t have this issue, then you are a lucky bitch and I’d like to kick you in the shins (not really, but you get my point, right?). But when it comes right down to it, the issue isn’t in the thighs or the muffin tops or the cellulite in places we didn’t think was possible. It’s in our heads. We create the ‘I’m not okay the way I am’ in our thinking, long before we look in the mirror. I have pals who are big girls, and they OWN it. They said, ‘f**k it, this is the way I am and I’m cool with it’. A gal I know eats like a bird but is endowed with some hefty genetics and will never be anything other than who she is. She cried for her 20s, raged for her 30s, and came into acceptance in her 40s. She wears tank tops, short skirts, and sassy sweaters. And she’s great! Her body doesn’t define who she is. That acceptance started in her head. ‘I’m ok exactly the way I am’. She said that in the mirror every day for two years. And now it is here reality. It doesn’t have to take two years.

Find a way to accept that we are. We are always going to find faults with ourselves. ALL OF US. Guys often find something different ( want arms like Daryl on Walking Dead…full head of hair),but most of us come with some built in insecurities, and our parents mean well, but then they add a few more just for good measure (thanks mom!). Those insecurities are going to be there no matter what. I can work around them. I am who I am. Embrace, not reject. If I want to change something (ie lose weight) and have the ability to do so then I can, but I’m going to be gentle on myself while I’m tackling it. And if this is as good as it gets, I’m going to embrace it! What else am I going to do? Some self-help book I read told me to smile at myself. Say nice things to myself. Even if I don’t believe them. Sounds corny but it works.

Same goes for plastic surgery and augmentations. Do it if you want to, I have no opinion or judgement about that, but remember…it’s not going to fix that little voice in you that is say ‘I’m not ok the way I am’. That is an inside job and has to be worked out between the ears.

So here I was. Toiling over this. Was this a body issue that was just going to come up again somewhere else? Happily, I can report that it wasn’t. My health and welfare are involved here. I’m not doing this because I am rejecting this part of me, but because I can’t run, I have a backache, I can’t wear t-shirts in summer. These are important to me. Done. Decision made.

So January the 28th. I’m excited. And freaked out but more excited.

Yay!

Hope yer well.

X0
Sam

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42 Responses to boob job!

  1. Good luck Sam. I will see how yours turn out. I might consider doing the same in the future.

  2. Robin says:

    Good for you. I do understand because I went through almost exactly the same thing but in reverse.

    I’ve battled with my weight my whole life, thin as a child, heavy from the age of 10 till 18, lost weight and kept it off for many years, but then it crept back and up and up. Finally when I turned 50 I decided I was done feeling tired and sore and out of breath, so I started walking and watching what I ate. A little more than a year later I had lost almost 80lbs and all of my boobs. Not that they had every been huge but obviously they were all excess fat!

    I loved how I felt and how I looked, when clothed, but was not crazy about how I looked in the mirror if I happened to catch sight of myself getting dressed, and putting on my bra was really depressing. “Where these flat little things really my boobs?”

    I mentioned it to my husband and he said that if I was unhappy with the way I looked I should do something about it. He never said a word about the sorry state of my post-weight loss tata’s. and believe me he is a confirmed boob man, and he never pushed me or even really encouraged me to have surgery. He said whatever I wanted to do would be fine with him.

    It took me over a year to finally make up my mind to have it done, because I too went through the “this is the body I was born with, and that I should die with” phase, but ultimately I realized that I (and hubby to be honest) would be much happier if I had back my nice full, bust line.

    The surgery itself was a breeze, the recovery, not so much, but in the end I very happy I did it and don’t regret it for an instant.

    Robin

  3. As an owner of naturally HUGE (or as I call em, porno sized) breasts, I totally understand the motivation behind getting them reduced. And you ONLY got creepy looks from men in the summer?? O.o I get em year round and not from the old men crowd either.

    I totally support your decision to do this and to share you decision with the rest of us!!

  4. dreffed says:

    good luck, most of my friends who have toiled with the same issues, have gone ahead had the reduction and now enjoy life far more.

    They took charge of their bodies and changed them for who they are not what other people have said.

  5. Stars says:

    Rock on lady! I’m 29. It took me a lot of years to realize how awesome I am. The only thing I’m not happy with is my body. I spent a lot of time building myself a fat suit to hide in while I figured out who I am. I’m ready to shed it and I know it’s up to me. However I know no matter how much weight I lose, I’m going to have giant boobs. I’ve had them since I was 9. It’s just genetics. I hope with weight loss they become more manageable. If not, I’m definitely going to look into breast reduction. Good luck with your surgery! I have no doubt it will go perfectly and you’ll come out fine, healthy and happy. ❀

  6. amstadpole says:

    Sam – good for you! I’ve had more than one girlfriend have the procedure done and were very happy afterwards. Cheers!

  7. Carrielle says:

    Great blog, Sam! After reading it, I was reminded of how lucky & easy I’ve had it being a B cup! πŸ™‚ Excited for you and hope all goes well with the surgery. πŸ™‚ XOXO

  8. Julie says:

    Good luck, I hope it works out well for you! I am 48, mom of two now adult daughters and I’ve always been chesty. My Mom hinted at reduction surgery when I was 16 and now after nursing 2 kids and the ravages of time, the “girls” are heading south. Being a middle-aged women is a hard time, heading for menopause and no one has any interest in you, my husband hasn’t touched me in 2 1/2years…….but I couldn’ t put myself under a surgeon’s scalpel unless it was a matter of life and death. I’ve accepted that there are styles I just can’t wear, no matter how cute they are. I’d just look ridiculous. I’m trying to find other ways to feel good about myself, isn’t easy but less scary than surgery.

    • samferris says:

      Fair enough. You have to do what works for you but what part are you afraid of? The recovery? The anaesthetic? I’m not scared of that. I rather like being put under actually….like falling down a rabbit hole backwards. And boom, you’re out. Check in when I’m done. I’ll let you know how ‘bad’ it is.

      • Julie says:

        I’m scared of the whole thing! Going under, that horrible chance of never coming out of it, being cut into, the pain afterwards! I have high blood pressure so anxiety is something to avoid. At this point in time I also wonder if it would even be worth it. I’m a year and a half away from 50!

  9. Good luck Sam. I’ve recently been considering doing the same. I turned 40 last year and realised I’ve spent the last 20 years of my life on a diet, or worrying about my weight. I decided to stop worrying and just accept that I’m fat and it’s the way I am. It’s been incredibly freeing not worrying about every mouthful of food I eat, but it hasn’t solved the issues of my boobs. I have enormous boobs and now that I’m very overweight I’m finding it almost impossible to find bras to fit me that don’t look like something our grannies would wear. It seems that hardly anyone in the UK makes bras that are both large back size and large cup size and still look pretty. And I would love to wear shirts, or sleeveless tops, or find a swimsuit that my boobs could fit into (even plus size ones dont have enough room in that area), or be able to go for a walk (or god forbid a run) without having to hold on to the puppies. So yeah, it’s something I’m considering for the future, not yet but sometime in the next 5 years maybe.

    Oh and just for a laugh, I found this site yesterday, I found myself nodding to all the comics http://bustygirlcomics.com

    • Kay says:

      I love bustygirlcomics! I’m actually listed under their FAQ as someone to ask about breast reductions. All her comics are so freakin true! I love her πŸ™‚

  10. Kay says:

    Posted this on Twitter too, but I had nearly the same experience! I had been wanting a reduction since I was 12 – I was a DDD in 6th grade, and OUCH! I did my research, tried to lose weight first, and when that didn’t work (I mean how could it? I couldn’t run or do any sort of aerobics) I figured out techniques I wanted to have done and researched doctors. I decided against nipple grafts to at least have a chance to be able to breastfeed, which I would really love.

    I was going to just tell you to contact me if you wanted to ask anything, but I’ll just ramble off here everything I can remember and if you’ve got any more questions, then you can hit me up after πŸ™‚ @_kaylizzle

    By the time I was 18, I was a 34G and I had pretty much had enough of it. I looked the same weight at 160 as I did at 130 because of my chest. It was awful. In fact, when I got the surgery done, most people didn’t notice they were smaller. They just thought I had lost a ton of weight. It was interesting. I have never been more confident in my entire life than I was right after my surgery. I mean the first time I put on a button down shirt and I could actually close it? The first time I could put on a halter top without a bra? I could lay on my stomach – hell, I could lay on my BACK and be able to BREATHE for the first time in 8 years. I was so. freakin. HAPPY.

    I’ve gained some weight now and they’ve increased and will likely decrease again as I lose, and I’m sure in the future after I have kids I’ll need a little somethinsomethin done to them. But I have never, not once, regretted my decision to do it.

    A few bits of advice. Be familiar with your doctor. Know what their results look like – try to find someone in their before and after books with a similar shape, and make sure you are okay with how they will look. Do not go in with the expectation they will be 100% perfect, because they can’t. There will be scars, and what they look like depends both on your genetics and your doctor’s skills. Please be realistic or you will be disappointed. There’s a lot of cutting involved, it’s not as clean and pretty as an augmentation. Don’t be surprised if your breasts are varying shades of purple, black, blue, and yellow when you get the bandages off πŸ˜› It was freaky lookin as hell.

    Surprisingly enough, most of the pain for me was actually on my ribcage, on my sides. I mean my breasts were sore, but my ribs freakin HURT. It felt like someone punched the hell out of them. I couldn’t lay on my sides at all for a week or two. Which reminds me – for the love of all that is holy, make sure one of your painkiller doses is right before bed, or you will wake up in the middle of the night and it will NOT be a fun time. I made that mistake ~once~ and never again.

    My best advice possible – treat. yourself. Go shopping. Buy pretty bras because dammit you can fit into them! Big girls get jipped and we all know it. Those styles of tops you could never fit your chest into that you always wanted to wear? Go grab a few and get in the dressing room! And most of all, have fun, because I know how painful it is to have them, and how much they hinder everything you want to be able to do, and you deserve to finally get to do those things. You’re gonna feel so much better when everything is said and done :]

    Like I said, I’m here if you have any questions – I’m well versed on the different techniques during surgery, grafts vs. no grafts, I can pretty much walk you step by step through the procedure, and I know I’m forgetting things you probably want to know about and I’ll remember if you ask for sure :] Good luck, I can’t wait to hear how it goes!!!

    -Amy

  11. Cindy Tamez says:

    Sam I hope you have a smooth surgery & recovery. I have been thinking about getting a reduction since I was 18 & at 29 now I still think about it. I now wear a 42E & honestly if I could afford it I would get the surgery. I plan on working really hard to lose weight this year & get to be a more healthy weight & size & one plus side is hopefully my bust will decrease as well. I honestly can’t wait for your updates & really want to know your experience with the surgery & recovery.

  12. elena says:

    A friend of mine had a breast reduction a few years ago. Over the years the size caused issues for her back and neck and she complained of men staring, the difficulty with exercising etc. She had been thinking about for awhile and finally decided to do it. She loves it now! Yeah you maybe born with it, but she was unhappy. She is happy now.

  13. SD says:

    I had a breast reduction surgery in 2008, and it was the best thing that I ever did in my life! It’s the only surgery I’ve ever had in my entire life (four hours of my life I’ll never know!). My doctor did an amazing job, and I love my chest now. Good luck! πŸ™‚

  14. Kit says:

    that’s exciting! I’d say ‘good luck’, but maybe ‘here’s to a steady doctors hand and plenty of post-op snacks’ would better

  15. Sam, thanks so much for sharing this with us, and I do hope you’ll let us know how it goes, as well. This is an idea that I have played around with quite a lot, at a 38G I face a lot of the same problems it sounds like you currently have. But I, too, have been struggling a lot with the “body I was born with/should I really be messing with that” internal argument. It’s something I still haven’t quite settled with myself, but knowing I’m not alone in that struggle helps a lot.

  16. ickyemy says:

    Bonus: Studies show breast reduction surgery can reduce some womens risk of breast cancer.
    When I was younger, I HATED having boobs. I saw them as unwanted sacks of fat just hanging off my chest, utterly (haha) useless. And I thought they made me look fat. Plus they got in the way and it effing hurts if you land on them #gymnastics. Granted, I was anorexic and afraid of the calories in my toothpaste, but a B cup seemed like the end of the world.
    Today, I don’t judge my body so harshly. I have pretty great boobs, and although they do draw a lot of unwanted attention, I am content to keep them. For now. We will see how I feel when my hormones change. Have fun in that rabbit hole, I hope they give you some quality pain killers.

  17. Michele says:

    Had it done 14 years ago and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. No more bra straps digging into shoulders, no more neck/back pain, no more hunching over, etc. The pain wasn’t so bad; mostly it was kind of gross having the drains to empty, and they itched something fierce, but so worth it! Hope your surgery experience is as good or better than mine. *hugs*

  18. Christine Savisky says:

    I had a reduction when I was 28. I had always had big breast’s and hated the stares etc..My daughter needed one at 15 she was the youngest breast reduction patient.but because of her size he agreed to do it. We are both so glad to have had it done. The ability to be active again was a huge decision maker my daughter almost gave up soccer. if it helps it’s not such a painful recovery and we both agree it was the best thing we have done.

  19. Taylor says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I have thought about this for years as well, I’m now a size F, although fit and healthy in every other way. There are so many things I can’t (won’t) wear and never ever have, as you listed, also little summer strappy dresses being at the top of the list now that it’s summer for me. They’re uncomfortable when I sleep, make me self-concious quite often, and staying over at friends or families means putting on a bra the second I get out of bed, no lounging about drinking coffee on the couch. Not to mention the cost of good, well fitted bras, $100 a pop for me, no quick trip to Target for the latest pretty little scrap. As I get older (I just turned 41) I know they will cause more physical problems and a reduction is something I consider more and more. An Aussie personality had it done a few years ago and raved about how happy she was. The only thing stopping me is what a huge op it seems to be. Why so hard to reduce, and so easy to increase? Society has it so wrong. Anyway, good luck, and I look forward to hearing how it goes over the next few months. Thanks so much for sharing.

  20. Katie says:

    Breast reduction surgery was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I hope it will be the same for you. Not only do I no longer have indents in my shoulders, but I can breathe again unhindered. While the un-evolved male will always be…well, un-evolved, you will find that you won’t have to deal with quite so many of them anymore.

    Recovery is fairly fast. I slept in my Lazy-boy chair for a week, but as it’s a comfortable chair, I didn’t mind. You won’t be down for long as the surgery doesn’t actually involve cutting into the core of your body. It isn’t overly painful. Yes, you will be sore, but it’s manageable. See if your surgeon will let you take an ipod into surgery. Mine did and I chose very soothing music. It helped calm my anxiety and my subconscious wasn’t focusing on my environment.

    Like I said, best thing ever. Truly. Once you’ve recovered, you won’t believe it took you so long to make the decision to do it!

    Good luck and let us know how you’re doing!

  21. snuggles says:

    oh by all means, blame it on stares from men….yet the person who looks the most at them is you.

  22. Sandy says:

    Good for you!!
    I did it back in April. Went from a 36H down to a 38D. Best thing ever!! I don’t ever have to wear an underwire bra again if I don’t want to. They quite literally didn’t make wire-free bars in my size before. I can wear tank tops and button down shirts again. I can now go all day in my cloths and not feel like I am wearing an armored breastplate from a Bob Fosse production of Pippin. A thing that demanded to be to rip off as soon as I got home.

    I had the same self-doubt and questions about what my desire for the surgery said about my self-image and why I was so un-accepting of my body. But in fact the opposite feelings are now in place post surgery. I am much less self-conscious about my body in public. I no longer feel like it’s the only thing people are noticing about me when I walk into a room.

    Now I can just worry about all the regular everyday changes to my body that middle-age brings. Like my vanishing waistline and my sudden understanding of why woman consider Botox. But those are things easily dealt with. Like deciding to dye your hair to cover the grey.

    Keep your eye on the big picture. Three months from now this will all be behind you and a lifetime of bra burning freedom will be ahead of you.

  23. I totally understand. *hugs* mine are huge too. I’ve always had to wear a shirt under button up tops as it would gap between buttons. Not a good look. My mom actually spoke to the doc and discussed breast reduction surgery when I was 19. Then, my dad lost his job and insurance so I didn’t go through with it. I may consider it again once I drop more weight but I hear there is a 5-10 yr waiting list here in Australia where I live now.

    Good luck! Here’s to feeling amazing! Would love it for my back, neck, and shoulders. πŸ™‚

    • Mustangannie73 says:

      Good for you Sam! This is,in my opinion,the right reason for going through with it.
      I teach grades 11&12,my girls have tons of body issues.Being 40,I am slowly and surely accepting my body and encourage my girls to do the same to save them years of torment.
      After my first child was born,my thyroid gland stopped working.Gained 60 plus pounds in 30 months without overeating since I was bedridden most of the time.Got on thyriod meds but the damage was done.Had my 2nd child and 2 years later decided to lose the pounds.Like you,if I wanted to commit,some serious questions had to be dealt with.No surgery was involved but if I was gonna do this I had to have my head screwed on right.
      So I did.Lost 100+ pounds back in 2004 for health reasons.Never got to my weight before I had my kids but almost.Never gained it back and I believe it is because I did my homework first,like you.I also went ahead for health reasons,my self-esteem which is mental health to be honest.I wasn’t drastic about it,was medically supervised and that contributed to my accomplishment.
      Do I still have body isssues?Please,in my 40’s,hormones palooza,you get my drift BUT I don’t torture myself with it anymore….it’s still a matter of health issues and should be that way.
      Totally get getting departing with what your momma has given you.But your momma didn’t want to include back pain right eh.
      Bottom line,so glad for YOU that your decision was based on health issues!!! 40 isn’t always great but thank god we stop bullshitting with ourself at our age!!!! Sorry for that word but couldn’t find a better verb for it….
      Good luck Samantha,will be so thinking about you on the 28th.Your blog will spin in my head for a while I’m sure and I thank you for it.
      Loving who I AM permits me to love others,my kids,my family,my friends,my students even more.I wish you the same.
      PS: personally I like you fo what you disclose in your blogs and tweets…..no matter what the size of bra you have! πŸ™‚

  24. Bel says:

    Wow, Im glad you did share your thoughts with the rest of us about this topic. I completely understand about men staring at your boobs & not being able to run etc. I too have large breasts & at times they are frustrating. At the moment I am in the middle of a weight loss journey & have already noticed a reduction in my breasts, not a massive amount but enough to be more comfortable with managing them. I do believe in body acceptance not only on the outside but the inside too, we’re all beautiful in our own way. Its ok to change if needed.

    I hope the surgery & recovery go well for you! xoxo

  25. Irene says:

    I can understand. I got a reduction last year. I went from a GG to a full D. I felt so happy afterwards; I almost cried when they unveiled the final product. I am still in love with them to this day and will sometimes stare in the mirror at them b/c they are so awesome now ^_^

  26. Amber says:

    I just wanted to chime in, as a woman who has had 2lbs removed from each breast, that it is the best, most life changing decision I have ever made. I promise you won’t regret it. I was a cup size J and only a 34 rib cage; clothing was impossible, I would go home in tears after looking for a bra or bathing suit, boys stared and commented and never remembered my face. I was in physical and emotional pain for 8 years until I finally said enough was enough.

    If you get a good surgeon, rest easy. The pain isn’t as excruciating as you might think. The drainage tubes are honestly the worst part and they come out the next day. Otherwise, with just the help of Tylenol with codeine, I was only mildly uncomfortable. The bandages keep you supported, and as long as you can get comfortable sleeping practically sitting up you won’t be in much pain at all. After a week I was feeling good enough to travel (though bouncy car rides are a bitch for a while lol) and I spent all day on my feet for once with no back pain.

    I have so many people comment on the change to my confidence, how much happier I am, and the lack of pain from carrying that weight around is amazing. I’m a year and some change post-op and at this point even though I lost a little bit of sensation they still look perfect, I feel amazing, and I’d never make a different decision given the chance. You’re going to feel like a completely new person.

    Best of luck, and don’t let anyone tell you this isn’t the right thing to do. It’s your body and if it hurts you or makes you unhappy it’s your right to make it right.

  27. Carolyne says:

    Hi Sam, I am really happy for you that you found the courrage to do it! We met back in 2008, I think, in Montreal in a little irish pub. We were doing jokes about big breast, since Im a big DDD myself! I always told my self that I would loose the weight before doing any surgery! Now im almost 34 (on the 29th) and I have lost 15 lbs of the 30lbs I wanted to loose. I don’t know if I will ever have the guts after that do go through surgery. The recovery is what freaks me out! The pain… I am so looking forward to hear about your experience. And I understand 100% what you are feeling about mens look on you and not be able to wear a t-shirt or a button up shirt! Good luck Sam and I am sure it will go well and that you will look stunning!!! πŸ™‚

    • Kay says:

      Honestly, the recovery wasn’t too bad! I didn’t even have drains like some of these ladies did. It felt mostly like soreness. There wasn’t any sharp pain, it almost felt like I worked out way too hard somehow in my boobs! If that makes sense? Truthfully, my wisdom teeth extraction was 10x more painful. But even if the recovery was 100x more painful, it’d be so worth it. It absolutely changes your life! You’ll be amazed at how much changes that you didn’t even realize you were accommodating for!

  28. Victoria says:

    Absolutely the best thing I ever did for myself. 20 years ago this year. Go for it, girl.

  29. Trena says:

    I am so happy you are thinking about this, it is not an easy decision and scary as hell. It is something I have wished I could do. I’m a 38F. Hard as hell to find a nice looking over the shoulder boulder holder in that size. Also apparently girls with boobs don’t swim or ride horses or anything. I wish you the best of luck and hopefully someday I can follow suit! God bless.

  30. Sanne says:

    I’m currently recovering from a breast reduction, and I have to say: it’s not NEARLY as painful and annoying as I expected it to be! Good luck!

  31. I can relate, some.
    Often thought about a breast reduction myself, but then I keep remembering how much my mother had to suffer after she’s been diagnosed with breast cancer, twice.

    She wouldn’t hate if I went under surgery, but it would definitely break her heart. So I just deal with my body and appreciate it the best I can.

    Yet, I still support your decision. And yes, the pain is going to be terrible. No need to sugar coat it, your doc told you all about it already anyway.

    I’m wishing you the best of luck for the surgery and a very speedy recovery!!!

    I want pictures! …. not of your ‘new’ boobs, but the new shirts you’ll be rocking!

    Much love and many hugs your way!

    πŸ™‚ Mel.

  32. Barbara M says:

    I wish I had the money to get two things done…and only two. One, I would get my boobs lifted back where they belong. Having had two children and breastfed them, my boobs have been through hell. They’re not too saggy, but getting there. I want them saluting the world again. Second, I would like my thighs to not touch when I wear a swimsuit or cause friction burns when I wear cut-offs. Just once, no pain. But I doubt I will ever have the money. So I’m stuck with what I have.
    I don’t listen to what others say about my body. Didn’t when I was a teen, won’t ever start. I even stopped coloring my hair, letting my senior highlights show for the world to see. What was I hiding? My age? My lackluster hair? Who cares? I don’t. So, now my hair is natural, healthier, and all mine! I earned this gray hair. It’s my badge of a life lived.

    Good Luck, Samantha. Hope all turns out well.

  33. Anne says:

    Good on you, Sam. You’ll feel a great weight off your shoulders, quite literally as well as figuratively. My reduction is about 2 years away and I can hardly wait. I’ll be able to stand up straight afterwards and I won’t suffer the same crippling osteoporosis my grandmother suffered. As for the creepy looks, perhaps that’s why so many enlargements disappoint.

  34. Ellen says:

    I’m glad to know someone else going through with this! I’m getting mine down to a C at the beginning of summer (I’m a J now, ouch), and I really can’t wait. Hope you heal up nice and quick! πŸ™‚

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