Thursday, September 1, 2011

Breast Reduction - Part 3

Yesterday I had my "pre-op" appointment. When I went in the nurse showed me to the area where I will be getting prepped for my surgery. We talked about the procedure and went over my packet of instructions. I was showed where I would recover too. The doctor came in and we finalized my size I'm going to and he talked to me about my medications. The surgery will only take about 2hrs and I won't have any drains in. I will get one surgical bra and can buy more if I like. The bras are only $18.70!! Much cheaper than the boulder holders I have to buy now! LOL

Here is a list of my medications:

Valium (Diazepam) - used to relieve anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures (I take this the night before my surgery when I go to bed to help with anxiety/nervousness)

Zofran (Ondansetron) - used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Ondansetron is in a class of medications called 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of serotonin, a natural substance that may cause nausea and vomiting. (I will one of these the night before my surgery and the morning of my surgery to help with nausea)

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) - used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It also may be used to decrease coughing. (For severe pain after my surgery as needed)

Lorcet - narcotic pain reliever used in patients who experience moderate to moderately severe pain. (For after my surgery)

Zantac (Ranitidine) - used to prevent and treat symptoms of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. (For after surgery)

Robaxin (Methocarbamol) - used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Methocarbamol is in a class of medications called muscle relaxants. It works by slowing activity in the nervous system to allow the body to relax (For after surgery)

Phenergan (Promethazine) - used to prevent and control nausea and vomiting that may occur after surgery, and with other medications to help relieve pain after surgery. (For after surgery)

Man! That's a lot! I'm kind of relieved that my pain will be controlled though lol! I now have one week until my surgery and I'm getting more nervous. Not nervous about the results or having doubts, just nervous about the whole procedure itself, but the nurse tells me it's normal =)

Here is me signing away my "ta-ta's":

Here was my list of prescriptions when I was at the pharmacy getting it filled: (btw, I hate the pharmacy and their slow asses)

Here are the links to my other Breast Reduction Posts -
Breast Reduction - Part 1
Breast Reduction - Part 2


  1. I can't wait to hear how things went once surgery is done. Good luck! I hope that things improve for you once you heal with the pain, etc. I have never thought of migraines being an issue, but hey. I get them too along with the fun back pains, rashes, etc. Jogging is a chore...ugh

    Good luck girl!!

  2. I had my surgery a year ago and I went from a DDD to a small C and it was the best decision I ever made!! Good luck!!

  3. Thanks!! You know I'll keep ya posted! =) I love the support I've been getting about means a lot!

  4. WOOO! Congrats! getting close. I'm so excited for you! It was the best decision I ever made! :-)

  5. yes it is getting close and i'm soooooo nervous!