so, I have chronic back pain. I had a breast reduction surgery last year and the pain has continued. it causes me to isolate myself which feeds into my anxiety and depression. originally, when I had the surgery, I was so exited to move forward. I hoped it would help me be more comfortable with myself but really it's caused more body issues than I realized it would.. I feel fat now that I don't have the extra weight up top to give my the figure I had. I don't have intimate relationships because the scaring. I don't know what to do to help me get past this. it's been a year since the surgery and I cannot shake the thoughts of how chunky I look without a bigger chest.
Anxiety (Including GAD)
I had a reduction over 10 years ago. My surgeon did not truly listen to me and I did not advocate enough for myself (I was 23 at the time). They didn’t reduce them as much as I wanted.
On another note. Is your back pain better even the slightest?
Things that help me with my relationship with my body is positive self talk - even if I have to force it. I look in the mirror or even lay and close my eyes and tell myself “I am worthy. I am beautiful. I am kind. I am more than just a body. Others love me for so many reasons (many other than my body). It’s really helped me.
Try that. And here if you need a friend.
they didn't reduce them to where I wanted either. But that was because I had some complications. Yes it has helped a little. My back doesn't hurt everyday like it use too but still hurts just as bad when it does. So I'm not trying to complain, I am grateful for it being done. The biggest problem I have is the scaring and the fact that I cannot use a normal bra because the wire sits right on the scar and causes paid there too. It's just one big mess right now haha..
That will improve. The bra situation :). I know you said you “feel chubby”. May I ask, do you know how to do back strengthening exercises? I was also self conscious about my scars for a long time. It will get better. I promise.
I don't actually I'll have to look them up, but any tips on doing them I would greatly appreciate. Thank you for the support!
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