Hi there, I hope you’re having a good weekend. Ours has been busy, but in a good way. It was beautiful here yesterday, so I went for a 3-mile walk/run to test out my new Hoka One One sneakers. Spoiler Alert: I’m a fan.
Then I puttered around the house for a bit while Paul worked outside cutting back some trees and underbrush in our backyard. After that, we went to see our daughter compete in the semi-finals with the indoor drumline, and then we grabbed a casual dinner before returning home to watch the end of the Villanova game with our son.
I also went out with friends on Friday night, so all in all, it’s been a fun weekend, but I really need to stop eating out so much. It’s not good for my waistline!
In other news, it never occurred to me when I decided to announce my upcoming breast reduction surgery in Friday’s Try-On Haul that anyone would think I was trying to make an April Fool’s joke. Sorry about that! (I received a couple of private emails in addition to the one comment.) I would have chosen a different day to break the news if I thought it would cause confusion.
I was writing about whether to keep or return certain items from the haul, and I’ve been holding onto things I would otherwise return in case they fit better after my surgery, so it seemed like a good time to mention it. I was a little nervous about sharing this information, so I’d been waiting for the right time. I guess I botched that, haha!
This is obviously a very personal subject, and I wouldn’t be sharing it with the world if it didn’t directly impact what I do here on the blog. Having this surgery will affect how my clothes fit, and since I share so much information about fit and proportion, I don’t see any way to have this surgery and not be open about it.
Plus, it’s an opportunity to be a resource for other women who may be thinking about it, so I’m happy to answer questions and share my experience.
When I tell people I’m having this surgery, I get some interesting responses, but the most common is, WHY?
Most people don’t realize I’m large enough to warrant this surgery, but I was a 34DDD by my senior year of high school, and I’ve spent my entire life dressing to downplay my large chest. I started talking about having breast reduction surgery when I was in college, so this has been a long time in coming.
I looked into this surgery a few times over the years and always chickened out. Usually I would lose a bit of weight and a bra cup size, and I’d feel better, but that is working for me anymore. Not only is it getting harder to dress the girls, but I’m growing increasingly uncomfortable as I get older.
The final nail in the coffin, so to speak, was a few months ago when a friend with a similar bra size and body type told me she was having this surgery. Her experience went very well, and she’s thrilled with the results. That was all I needed to see.
I started researching plastic surgeons right away, and within a few weeks, I had a surgery date. I haven’t wavered once since making the decision to go ahead with this. In fact, I get more excited the closer it gets.
I realize that some of you follow me because you have a similar body type and rely on me for help dressing your shape, and you may be disappointed by this news. I get that, but I’ll do my best to continue providing insight into dressing a larger chest as I style clothes for the blog.
As far as my plans for work and recovery, I will definitely need to take some time off. I have some easy posts planned for that week that can be prepared ahead of time, but I probably won’t feel much like working much for a few days, so I’ll play it by ear as far as my posting schedule goes.
Even though I’ll probably able to get back to working at the computer after a few days, I’m sure it will be several weeks before I feel like modeling clothes. Plus, there will probably be a bit of a learning curve involved with dressing my new shape. It’s going to be interesting, but May and June are always my slowest months, so this seems like a good time to have this done.
I plan to stock up on light reading and Netflix shows to binge watch while I’m tricked out on meds and taking it easy. Suggestions are welcome!
So, back to blog-related topics… I didn’t do a Top Ten in March post this month, so I thought I’d share the top selling products from last month here in this post.
I usually share the top selling products for each week in my Sunday newsletter, so if you like that sort of thing and don’t already subscribe to my emails, you can do that here.
Top Selling Products from March
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