By butterflyness Latest Reply 2009-03-29 21:33:55 -0500
Started 2009-03-15 20:50:28 -0500

Hello all, I wasnt sure where to put this, so I put it in the other section. I'm set to have a Breast Reduction on April 2. I'm excited yet nervous. I'm currently on the pump, I just started a couple of weeks ago. Is there anything I should let the surgeon know or anything my primary care dr should let him know before. I guess because i'm assuming he's a dr, he would know something about diabetes right? I know for the first couple of days after surgery, pain meds are going to be my best friends, as well as crackers. Anyways, input is welcome and for anyone thats had a breast reduction i would LOVE to talk to you.

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butterflyness 2009-03-29 15:52:18 -0500 Report

Thank you to everyone that replied. I had my preop on thursday and they said that they do want me to go ahead and disconnect the pump the night before, and after surgery i can put it back on. 4 more days till the big day.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-03-16 07:15:50 -0500 Report

You go girl! I had it done about 5 years ago - not bad at all! My best suggestion would be to follow the dr. orders! Sit back and relax. If you start doing too much too soon (which sometimes it can't be helped) it will lead to copmlications!

lipsie 2009-03-16 04:22:54 -0500 Report

Also make sure they know what you may be allergic to. They should have that alredy but just to make sure. When is your surgery? Good luck. Sheila

Avera 2009-03-15 23:23:06 -0500 Report

Usually when you have any kind of surgery, they take your medical history and can tell you how to deal with your meds and the pump. Don't worry, as soon as they know you are diabetic, they make sure you stay safe.

As for pain meds…I take them everyday and they don't interfere with my sugar count.

By the way,,,I had the surgery back in 1997. It was the best thing I ever did. I only needed one day after coming home to feel just fine, but I still followed the doctor's orders. There is almost no after pain and you heal faster than you ever thought.

Good luck! You are going to be so happy!


Judimar 2009-03-15 23:55:37 -0500 Report

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Robin and Avera gave you great advice (as always!).

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.


rbergman 2009-03-15 21:39:54 -0500 Report

my suggestion is take a list of all your meds, and, if you don't have great insurance, take your meds with you, they charge outrageously for ones they supply and they can't deny you taking your own that are already paid for. Ask any and every question you may have, write them down and take that with you so you don't forget anything since your going to be nervous there. You'll probably need to find out how long you'll be unconscious and how that will affect your pump, will you have it running during the surgery or will it need to be disconnected…these are just a few things that come to my mind, but, since I don't use one maybe these don't apply.

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