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Monday, January 19, 2009

One step closer....

Ok, so only *some* of my closest friends know that for the past *6* years, I have been fighting to get a Breast reduction. I'm going to reveal something here that I HATE revealing to people -- my bra size... Are you ready for it??? It's a *44F* Yes, F -- as in freakishly large.

I've been told (by my Insurance company) that I'm not large enough. Huh?? Not large enough? What *would* be large enough? a 44H? 44J? Whatever. What gets me is that on the one chat forum I like to frequent, there are women there with MUCH smaller breasts than I have, who get approved with no problem at all. It's just not fair! *sigh*

So anyway, back in September, I tried AGAIN to get approved. I went to my Plastic Surgeon, and within days, the Insurance company said that IF I went through 6 months of treatment with an Orthopedist, got him to recommend reduction surgery, AND get a letter from my Primary Doctor saying that a reduction is necessary, THEN they would approve it. Sounds easy enough, right?

Let me tell you, it's SO freaking frustrating to go to an Orthopedist, fully knowing there's nothing they can do to help you! I saw the Orthopedist today; a stooped over 82 year old with an awesome sense of humor. He looked at me and said "why the hell are you back? what the hell am I supposed to do with you? Get those things hacked off!" LOL... He gave me pain pills and sent me on my way until next time!

He told me today that after I come back in April, he will write a absolutely glowing letter about how severe my neck and back problems are and how the only remedy for them is breast reduction surgery!! I hugged him, that's how happy I was. My primary doctor has already told me that he'd write me a letter, So BOTH of the requirements are met!

Whooo hooo! Now, I know most people wouldn't be happy about the prospect of getting appendages cut off, but I've been living with these huge weights as part of my body for soooo long, and I am SO freaking happy to get them reduced. I might even have a "Bye Bye Boobies" party!


Miss Blondie said...

Thats awesome news!! I've done the surgery many many times at work, and the women who get them are absolutely thrilled!! Its life changing...for the better! If its something you really want go for it!!

I wanna be invited to the Bye Bye Booby Party too!!

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

Yah! I can't imagine how uncomfortable they must be for you. Heck, I can't even stand my pregnancy c cups and the pain they cause.

Bloggymommy said...

I'm so happy for you! Congrats!

Gina said...

Good luck!