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Get a load of those cans!

Ok, height of embarrassment today. I went to my arthritis doctor because I had run out of medicine and my back had gotten pretty doggone bad. He said that it shouldn't hurt as bad as it does just because I ran out of medicine, and there must be some other factor causing me lower back pain. He told me to increase the number of days I was working out. Then he said "Ummmm, there really isn't a good way for a male doctor to say this to a female patient."

"You're a little...heavy on top. That could be making your back problems even worse. I've got something I would like for you to do and see if it improves things."

Then he sent me to a custom foundation expert. Yes, I got fitted for new custom bras. WooHoo. Yes, $140 later, you too can have a grand total of 4 bras that fit perfectly when you are large and between sizes.

The fitter was this ancient Romanian woman. VERY no nonsense. She basically took me to a room and told me 'Remove shirt', 'face mirror', 'lean over'. I mean, she could only have been more personal if she had been doing strip searches in a women's prison (which makes me wonder where she got her training). The only time I've been 'handled' like this was with lactation consultants after the boys were born.

Well, we'll see if 'proper support' will make a difference.

I just can't believe that my doctor basically told me 'Your boobs are too big'


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Jul. 23rd, 2004 02:27 am (UTC)
Now dont mind me asking.. but how big can you be that would cause that much pain?? IM a DD and I get back/hip pain, and I have arthritis in my hips and knees.. and at times I feel as if the world is going to end. Of course, Im nursing and cant take the medication perscribed.. so I deal with it. I wonder if a good bra would make a difference?!
Jul. 23rd, 2004 02:33 am (UTC)
I used to be DD, then went past E when pregnant, and...well, you know what nursing will do to you. It's about a D now. They are just a little off proportion for my frame. My arthritis, unfortunately, is in the base of my spine - L4 through about S1/S2. I've had facet joint injections twice and all that fun stuff.

Hey - I'm hopeful that a good bra will help. It was weird, because she found one that fit me good and it was almost like not having one on. I'm used to bras feeling binding - either no support or feeling strapped in. These feel WONDERFUL.
Jul. 23rd, 2004 02:47 am (UTC)
Wow.. Im a DD now and thats empty after nursing! LOL.. I have not worn a real bra since before I had the twins. I have been in Cami type nursing bras that really give me NO support.. so I also get no constriction on the bottom to screw up the flow of milk. Underwires are SO bad for nursing mommies! LOL. I do know when I tried on one of my bras, they no longer fit me.
Jul. 23rd, 2004 02:34 am (UTC)
tiny ta-tas
well, not having a huge RACK myself, i'm not sure how qualified i am to muse, but ...

this reminds me of an awkward lunch conversation a few years ago, when one of our lunch troupe announced "yeah, i had breast reduction surgery a few years ago" and proceeded to explain how the procedure worked. needless to say, this wasn't what i expected while munching on a salmon steak. she never was someone i wanted to "hang" with, and I skillfully avoided her at every future opportunity.

well, i'm off to Hooters for a bite. not sure why i suddenly want to go there, but ...
Jul. 23rd, 2004 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: tiny ta-tas
Rat bastard :)

So how do you like your new CDs? I need to make you copy of your video CDs and get them to you.

Michael and Matthew now say they want to listen to 'Be Giants'
Jul. 23rd, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
When I was breast feeding I went to a lady for custom fit bras. She was awesome, and teh bras felt soo good. I pooped up from a D cup (pre-baby) to a FGH (breastfeeding). Now I back to my D cup. I miss the perky full FGH's of breast feeding though. And I looked so hot with big ta taas! At least that is what Dave said.

I hope the new bras help.
Jul. 23rd, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the misery, girl. However - sadly, I cannot relate. My size is barely a 34B. In order to create cleavage for my Kissing Wench Character at the Ren fest I had to bind myself with an Ace bandage and then use shoulder pads and two pairs of socks to create the "illusion". So, uh I am sorry about your situation but have absolutely no idea what that is like.
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