Hard to believe but I’m now 6 weeks post my reduction, and I’ve forgotten what it felt like to have larger breasts (my shoulders and back do still feel like there is less strain on them than there used to be).
I’m now allowed to go back to higher impact exercise (though I haven’t run yet) and lifting heavier weights. I did a Pump class at my gym (and now I’m paying for it) with really light weights the other day. Not having lifted anything for weeks has really made me a weakling again! But it’s great to be given the go-ahead to resume weight bearing exercise.
I’m continuing to paper tape (micropore) my incisions. I’ve been changing them once a week, and each time a few stitches come away on the tape. It all appears to be healing really well. Having done a whole lot of research on scar management and reducing scars, I’ve decided to keep on taping for another 6 weeks until everything has really healed up well. The research seems to be that taping helps to stop the scars from stretching and so they heal flatter and less obviously. I may hit a point where I try the silicone scar sheets, but it seems that the tape works just as well.
There is very little pain now, just the occasional stabbing or other weird nerve pain, not that painful. I’ve found that if I rub my breasts it goes away really quickly (it may look weird when I’m out in public, but it’s effective).
I’m still wearing a soft, crop top style bra to bed. It just feels more comfortable being more contained, particularly when I’m lying on my side.
I’m now at the point I can venture out of the wire-free bras into regular underwire bras again. I shall be taking myself bra shopping this week to see how it all goes and what size I really am!