Today was my followup visit with the reconstructive surgeons. I got to take off the gross surgical bra I've been wearing for a week and see what was under all the dressings.
My breasts are bruised and slightly swollen, but perky and much smaller - I measured them and I'm a 36 C. Everything is healing well and we don't anticipate any problems. I haven't had a back or neckache since the surgery.
The pathology report on the excised tissue came back, and I have microcalcifications. I suspected I had some fibrocystic changes, but had no idea about the calcifications - however, it's nothing to worry about right now. I'm almost 40, so I'm at the age when I'm going to need to start getting yearly mammograms, so I'll mention it to the radiologist the next time I get one done.
I've been hemming and hawing about whether to post a photo of my new 'girls' here on my blog. I've decided that yeah, I'm going to do it:
Sorry if that offends anyone, but I'm not sorry I posted it. I want other women who may be considering breast reduction to see what the scars look like and to know what they can expect to look like in the weeks following the surgery without having to resort to plastic surgery sites and their professionally done before and after shots.
They're just boobs, after all.