I have come to a turning point in my life. It has nothing to do with school, or work, or my kids being out of the house (daycare and PreK J ); Its about my body and something that I’ve dealt with for years… (Men if your reading, cover your eyes) I’m talking about a breast reduction. oh no… did the world stop spinning for a second, I know my husband’s world does every time I even think about it.
But to be honest, I’ve been dealing with this problem since I was in middle school. And I think that I have come to the conclusion that I just don’t want to deal with it anymore.
Everyone has heard of the sore lower back and such, but it really goes way past that for me. When I am standing or sitting my shoulders naturally roll forward, I try to keep my back straight and shoulders back but after 5 minutes I am in a lot of pain. The muscles between each scapula on my back are just about rock solid and the same goes for my shoulders. In the area where my bra clasps I have the feeling of pulling and straining; and day after day my pectoral muscles just below my collar bone ache. Last but not least, If I lay on my stomach my arms and the front of my shoulders go numb.
I go back and forth between bras that dig into my shoulders to bras that dig into my rib cage, just to get a break. And I’ve seriously considered banning bras from my home because of my distaste for them. LoL OK, so that won’t really happen, but don’t think I go a day with out thinking about it.
So I’ve taken my first step, I’ve made an appointment to see my PCM on base in a week or two about my back pain. I am going to ask what needs to be done to go about getting seen and evaluated for this procedure. I’m very excited and scared all at once. And I’m really hoping I won’t have to fight to be approved for the procedure.
Wish me luck and I’ll keep you guys up to date on how it goes. If anyone has any similar experiences or advice please share!