3707 days of not waking up with intrascapular pain

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A bit over 10 years ago I had breast reduction surgery after thinking about it for years and finally deciding that the constant pain between my shoulderblades (due to the weight on the front of my chest distorting my spinal alignment) was no longer bearable. That my breasts would be more in proportion with the rest of average-sized me instead of looking more like they belonged to some gigantic fertility goddess was definitely a factor in me thinking about it for years beforehand, but it took the chronic and increasing pain to finally push me to book the surgery. This weekend I’m nursing somebody else through their recovery from the same reduction mammoplasty procedure (performed by the same surgeon). . . .

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