Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The 3 C's of life :)


For the last 6 years I’ve been taking steroids to control my lupus. And as all other medication
It has side effects lie: weight gain, diabetes, hypertension, brittle bones and kidney problems.

I gained +- 30kilograms when I started taking the steroids. Especially the top part of my body.
My shoulders became broader ,my breasts larger and I developed a tummy that I never had.

As time went on the lupus became under control. I was weaned off from the steroids and currently only taking 5mg.
And I lost a huge amount of weight all over my body except for my breast. It felt and looked as it just became huger and huger. I had constant back and neck pain. My boobs became too heavy for my small frame. I struggled to buy clothing. I had to buy large sizes to accommodate my boobs but then it didn’t fit me properly because of my small waste.

My Rheumy recommended a Reduction Mammoplasty ‘Breast Reduction’
“Breast reduction removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort”

At first I was a bit sceptical because I was afraid that I might develop problems.
But then I decided to take the chance and on the 8th January I went for the Reduction Mammoplasty

I first had to go to my Rheumy for a full medical report and she gave the right away to the surgeon.

I went into surgery at 8h00 am and Algamdulilaah I woke up 11h30.The surgeons that did the procedure took all possible precautions to prevent any complications. The next day I started walking around in the ward and the nurses and surgeon were so amazed by my speedy recovery.

After a few days I developed an infection in my 1 breast but the surgeon assured me that it is common for woman to develop infection after surgery.

Today is exactly 22 days ago that I had my operation and I can honestly say I made the right choice to have the reduction. I don’t have that constant neck and back pain and I feel so much confident and happy with my new boobs.





1 comment:

  1. Alhamdulillah, I am really so happy for you. I am so glad you updated your blog - I am sure there are many people out there who will benefit from the valuable information you share in your posts - especially others suffering with the same/similar illnesses, who will surely be inspired by your positive attitude to life.