Kinda Sorta Not and Yet Totally About Running

This past Wednesday I had a consultation with a surgeon regarding what is commonly referred to as “Reduction Mammoplasty”.
Yes.
You read that right.
I am having The Girls (as they say) “cut down to size”.

This isn’t exactly one of those ‘elective, corrective surgeries’ that can be done ” under the radar”.It is going to be noticeable.
I mean, have you met me?!
And if you have ‘met’ me . . . well . . . Why are we even having this conversation?!

All that aside, let’s just get to the nut cu…  err… the rat killin’ of the whole thing.  Shall we?

My Goal Date for this whole ‘Procedjah‘ is Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

I’m scheduling it that far in advance because there are two races I intend to run between now and then:
The St. Jude Half Marathon on December 2nd, 2012; and
The New Orleans Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon on February 24th, 2013.

I’ll have the surgery the 26th of February which will give me ample time to recover and train to run the St. Jude Full Marathon (my first 26.2) in December 2013.

So.
That’s what I have coming up in the next year and a few weeks.

I’m sharing this here to ask for your prayers and positive thoughts as I prepare mentally and physically for this surgery.

My intention is to be so completely prepared – on every level – that the surgery and recovery go like a hot knife through butter.
Literally and physically.

Oh, and if you have any question about the “necessity” of this surgery, let’s just say that the doctor said (and I quote): Oh we have got to do something about this.  And that was before I told him I was a runner!

So there you have it.
The biggest personal decision I have never been able to hide.
Because what am I gonna say come February 27, 2013: I have NO IDEA where they went!  I just woke up and they were GONE!! ???

14 thoughts on “Kinda Sorta Not and Yet Totally About Running

  1. I think you should use that particular phrase on some people and see their reaction. I would find it quite funny. I will be here with you every step of the way, and giving you any support you need, darling.

    • It’s something I’ve been considering for a long, long time now and running has given me both an unquestionable reason and the courage to finally go through with it!

  2. I had it done when I was 25. One of the best decisions I have EVER made! I COMPLETELY understand your decision. Please feel free to send me a message, and I will give you all of the information I can.

  3. I had a breast reduction just over a year ago. It has completely changed my life for the better so I am glad to see someone else who has made such a good decision. I couldn’t even exercise beforehand and now running is 100% easier! You will have plenty of time to recover for your run 🙂 I was off my pain meds after 3 days and 2 weeks later I was out and about like normal. Good luck with everything – RachelFlo.

    • Okay first: I am now following your blog and going all the way back to the start to catch up.

      Second: When I clicked on your blog I actually said out loud “Oh. My. God!” in that ‘light beaming down from heaven – This Is My Sign’ kinda way.
      Thank you for your candor and open sharing!

      • Wow I am so pleased so see that there is someone who my blog can help! I hope reading my blog wasn’t too depressing… I try to keep it light where I can! Any questions you know where I am 🙂
        RachelFlo.

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