Cosmetic Surgery Here I Come!
Over the last few months somehow I have found time to meet with 2 plastic surgeons for a breast reduction. One operates in the public medical system and one operates in the private medical system.
As with all big decisions, I’ve written a list comparing my options:
My decision on which doctor is pretty simple. If I had $12,000 I would absolutely use the private doctor. Both Mr. MPB and I liked him. We appreciated the time he spent with me. I love the idea of less scaring. But the fact is, I do not have $12,000 and even if I did I probably wouldn’t spend it on a surgery.
So, the doctor who works within the free public health system my doctor of choice.
But I will admit, I’m scared:
- The idea of having any surgery and having something go wrong and missing out on Baby MPB’s life petrifies me.
- I’m not excited about the scaring – so far everyone has told me it won’t be too bad and will definitely be worth it, but I’m still nervous about this.
- What if I’m the rare circumstance where infection or necrosis (skin or nipple loss due to diminished circulation of the skin) occurs, that will suck! And since I’m always the one who falls on the wrong side of the statistics I cannot help but worry.
- Not being able to lift Baby MPB for a few weeks. Honestly, I hate the thought of this, especially knowing how hard it was when I was sick for me to not be able to care for him, but also for Mr. MPB to have to do everything. But, I also know getting this surgery now while he is so little will be so much easier then when he’s 2 or 3. Actually, the public doctor highly recommended I get it ASAP because of his age and the fact that I’ll be able to lift him about a week after the surgery and I won’t have to worry about him knocking into me.
- I’m worried Mr. MPB will not like the end result. Heck, I’m worried I wont like the end result. Maybe I’ll be one of the people who scar horribly or they’ll end up too small.
All my fears aside, at this point in time I’m committed to doing this. I firmly believe it will make a going to improve my personal quality of life. I firmly believe my back won’t bother me as much and exercise will be easier.
And so, my surgery is scheduled for the end of August!
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