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When Chronic Pain Relief became a necessity for my back, neck, and shoulder pain, I knew I had to find a way.
One dark summer night while driving home on the highway a drunk driver pulled out from a side road right in front of my car.
With an approach on the right side and an oncoming car on the left, I had no choice but to slam into him while praying hard that none of us died.
Luckily no one did but it left both cars totaled off. I sustained a broken foot, bruised ribs and collar bone from a combination of the impact and the seatbelt.
After many months of physiotherapy, acupuncture, laser treatments, massage, and chiropractic therapy I was left with continuing back, neck, and shoulder pain. The accident and a lifetime sitting behind a desk had me seeking options to relieve the pain.
Drugs and medications were never an option for me because I don’t believe in putting a mere band-aid on a leg that was just bit off.
I needed a complete and total fix, an actual solution to the problem.
I went to see my doctor and she suggested that maybe a breast reduction would give me some much-needed relief. I was ready to try anything at this point.
She referred me to a plastic surgeon for a consultation. After his examination, he suggested that I may benefit greatly from having a breast reduction. I was packing around a pair of 36 double D’s for my whole life plus then the car accident had taken a toll on my body. He also said that my breast tissue was very dense which also added significant weight to my chest causing more strain on my back and shoulders.
I booked the surgery. I was elated at the possibility of living without pain and a teenagers chest would just be the bonus.
I Did the Research
Now, I did my homework before surgery. I was put in contact with others who had the same surgery from this doctor, I got on the internet and researched what to expect, what questions to ask, how the surgery will be done, etc.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to get ALL the information before you go ahead with any cosmetic procedure. Breast implants, breast reduction, facelift, or nose job they all pose risks.
There is always a risk with any surgery that involves a general anesthetic. Learn what they are and ask as many questions as you can.
I had the surgery in November 2018 after the doctor explained in detail exactly what he was going to do and why.
When I awoke after surgery my very full double D chest was now a B cup wrapped up tight in bandages and a post-surgical bra and very much in pain. I could hardly move my arms but nonetheless, I was very happy.
Recovery Begins or Does It?
I was told I’d be off work for 4 to 6 weeks depending on how well and fast I healed. I was told not to do anything, no lifting, no raising of arms, no stretching, no housework (yay!). No physical exertion that would pull on the many stitches inside and outside of my body for the first two weeks for sure.
Two weeks into my recovery, I noticed that my right breast was quite warm to touch as I could feel it through my bandages and clothes.
I took my temperature and found it to be high. A trip to the emergency room ensued. It was discovered that I did indeed have an infection.
I was treated with both oral and intravenous antibiotics for the better part of the next month increasing my recovery time to three months.
A Blazing Success!
Removing 5 pounds of tissue from my chest has given my chronic pain relief as was suspected. All my back, neck and shoulder pain was gone. I am completely happy with the results and so glad I had the surgery.
Get Educated First
These 2 shows may well save you from a lifetime of needless suffering. Exchanging chronic pain relief for more chronic pain is not what you want. You will learn how wrong things can go and how to avoid problems.
Educate yourself, get referrals, ask the right questions, and don’t shop for a bargain where surgery is concerned.
This is really not something you want to buy on sale or at a flea market. You get what you pay for but if you have extenuating health issues that could be rectified by surgery, your healthcare provider may cover the whole procedure.
Talk to your doctor, spouse, kids and family members as the risks do affect all of them.
Learn to love yourself just as God made you first. Unless it is medically necessary to have surgery to improve the quality of your life, your image issues can always get worse.