Just scheduled my surgery today. Will be April 21st. I am 39 yrs old, 165lb, 5'3", approx. a 36/38H according to an online bra calculator, but wear a 38DDD, squishing them in for modesty reasons (I'm extremely self-conscious about them). Excruciating back pain for years now, and it has become unbearable. My chiro has said that it is time to get it done.
It has been an upsetting ride thus far, fighting with insurance, and I have decided to give up on that fight. I have decided to self-pay. I have a $5000 deductible anyway, and the quote I received for the entire procedure is just under $6000 so it'll work out fine. Sure, it would be nice to have my deductible met for the year in case I need it for anything else, but it is what it is. Very excited to have a date set! Now time to start prepping.
What I know: since this is self-pay, it will be done in a surgical suite (not hospital); I will be off work for about 2 weeks (I have a very light duty job); my husband will be off with me for a week and a half to take care of me; I will have drains that will be in for 7-10 days (eek!!) that will come out at the same time they remove the stitches. And they said no (real) shower until then (double eek!!). I'm a little nervous about the surgery itself, and the final outcome, but I need this done.