As most of my close good friends know, I lost my implants right after Thanksgiving last year. In fact I went into the hospital the Monday after Thanksgiving with the doctor wanting to do surgery that afternoon but I was to dehydrated to do it. They pumped fluids into me all night and I had surgery the next morning. I lost my right implant and alot of breast tissue. no it was not cancer. A milk gland stopped up then got infected and then Abcess after abcess, the size of the implant kept the infection hide until it was really horrible and all inside my chest, it was to the point of causing me heart problems. The doctor told me if I had waiting another day to come in I would have been dead. The implants was floating in the infection and alot of other gross things I won't mention, but anyway, they removed the implant and alot of tissue, and it left a massive hole. I was on a wound vac for months and I had a second surgery in Feb. They had to open it back up and debred it. Put me back on the wound vac. I came off the wound vac the middle of March. Then it was every day changing the packing. I was finally able to go back to work April 8th, I only had a small area on the outside that needed to finish healing. woohoo. Well as of yesturday, the little spot still isn't healed, will not heal. So as of this time I go back to the doctor Monday afternoon and schedule my third surgery. This time with the surgery there is a very high percent i will get an infection because of how they are going to cut it open and sew it up and not put me on the wound vac. I will lose more breast tissue. If I can ever get this healed up and be ok for 3 months then I go to a plastic surgeon and start the first of the reconstructive surgeries. Then when that is healed up I will have my implants replaced. I didn't write this for my friends to feel sorry for me, I wrote it so they will understand what I am going through and to please pray for me next week. As it looks my surgery will be on Thursday. I will let everyone know for sure Monday night after I go to the doctor. Please say a prayer for me. It hard trying to make it being a single mom, raising two boys on disablitily. I am not asking for help just prayers. I am going to work hard to try and level this week before my surgery so don't be suprised if I show up on your page rateing everything. lol
UPDATE AS OF 5/12/08
well something bite me on top of the breast that needs surgery and yes with my luck it is infected and red. the doctor has me on antibiotics til next monday then I go back to see him, it should be well so I am scheduled for surgery next Thursday. He told me I will lose alot more breast tissue and when he sews it up we will have to pray an infection doesn't set in.
the spider bite is healing and the surgery if postponed until it gets well. so i got a couple weeks before the surgery and i am hoping i can get moved before then.
update as of 6-30-08
i am finally scheduled for surgery on thursday july 3rd, what a way to ring in the 4th. i have been getting really sick that last couple of days and each day it seems to get worse. hopefully it is just nerves. hopefully this surgery will let it heal completely and then i can get back to work get caught up and then work on getting my implants back. my surgery is scheduled for 8 am thursday morning. plz everyone keep me in your prayers that this (the 3rd) surgery will be the one that lets me heal. the way i feel right now i want be on fu alot til after my surgery. i have not been sending profile comments like i usually do, plz my friends understand i am just not feeling my usual i still love each and everyone of you, i just get sick sitting up alot. i will return the love when i am feeling better. kisses and hugs
just home from surgery, doc said he was please with the surgery and got one step of the reconstructive surgery done. i am kinda in and out of it with the pain meds, thanks everyone for the prayers and the love will repay all i can when i get back up and going, may take me a day or two. love everyone.