First off, thank you to everyone who wrote and told me these posts were helping them look ahead to/look into their own reduction surgeries. That made yesterday end on a much better note than it would have otherwise. (Also, in looking back at the posts, I realized that what had felt like no progress was actually a lot of progress over only a few days.) Yesterday was a bad day. In addition to not having pain under control, I had the weird rash, the allergic reaction, and the realization that this was going to be a longer recovery period than I’d thought. I felt really defeated. M was right: I did have unrealistic expectations. I had to accept that this was going to take…