Get These Bowling Balls out of Me! - Orland, FL

I had my saline implants in over the muscle in...

I had my saline implants in over the muscle in December of 1998. I was barely an A cup so my 400 cc's brought me up to a full D. I was 25 so I thought that was great. I also modeled so I felt more confident with the D's. I'm now 38. I dont do much modeling. More acting and stunt work now. If I am needed to stunt double a girl with a small chest I usually lose that job. Over the last three or so years my right breast has been hurting. I can't comfortably sleep on my right side because the pain is a bit much. When I hug someone I bend weird so they won't think that I kneed them in the chest! Yes, my boobs feel like my knees! They look great until I lay flat then they look like two upside down bowls on my chest. I have been very sick and extremely tired lately and in the last week since I decided to have my implants removed, I learned about autoimmune diseases. I have several of the problems listed. Red eyes, head aches, extreme fatigue, dry skin. Maybe I'm making myself paranoid. Who knows? Oh, yeah, lately my hips hurt and pop and crack like crazy. I had to get a mammogram last year and the implants are so hard that they couldn't grab anything to smash. Breast cancer really runs in my family. At the chiropractor they had to order a special pad for me to lie on my belly. It has two circles cut out! I dig holes at the beach so I can tan my back. I'm sooooo tired of it but I am terrified of surgery. I have my consultation this Thursday (April 5). I will let you all know what he says. If you have implants over the muscle try the flash light trick in a dark room, they glow! Great at parties! Haha!

Ok, had my consultation today. Not sure about the...

Ok, had my consultation today. Not sure about the Dr. He kept me waiting in a tiny room for an hour and twenty minutes, yay for IPads! I'm scheduled for removal on thursday May 17! I'm such a whimp. I'm going to only be on Valium. I hope they give me five of those suckers. It'd be best for everyone in the building! ha! I told him that I think that they are making me sick and he didn't seem concerned. He says that usually only happens with silicone implants but not saline. I hope to prove him wrong when I feel normal again. I think that I'll take a week off of work. My real job is super easy, but I randomly do stunt work for movies. I hope that I don't have to turn down an amazing job. I'll cry! :-)
Tomorrow I will return the three fabulous size 34 D bras that I just received in the mail from Victoria's secret! I'll take the refund because the Dr said I'll probably be an A/ B in a few weeks. Who knows?!
I will update again!

So, tomorrow is the day. My surgery is at 1:30 but...

So, tomorrow is the day. My surgery is at 1:30 but I have to arrive at noon to get my I.V. In and have a heart attack! I don't think that I'm going to sleep tonight. I told the nurse on the phone yesterday that I need a relaxer as soon as I get there. She said that it won't be a problem. It's going to be so strange going from a D for 13 years back to probably nothing! I am going to post pictures soon!

I had my implants removed on Friday. It is now...

I had my implants removed on Friday. It is now Tuesday. At 2:30 I will have the drainage tubes removed! I can't wait! The first night I had 40 ml in one and 50 ml in the other. The next day I had maybe four drops in each. So they were there for no reason. It's the long holiday weekend so I had to wait until today. The surgery took about 1 1/2 hours. I was going to try and be tough (don't know why) and not take my pain pills but I ended up taking them every six hours! I'm a whimp. The people at the surgery center were all very nice. Today my breast feel like they are super sun burned. The incision itches (healing) and I'm getting the sharp pains (nerves growing back). I looked at my new natural breast with the tape and bandages still on. They look like someone stepped on them! Haha! But I know that in a few weeks they will fill out! I think that I made a great decision!

I had my surgery 4 weeks ago. I feel so much...

I had my surgery 4 weeks ago. I feel so much lighter (3 pounds lost from my chest feels so different) I have been going to the gym since since day ten but started working out my arms last week. I get sharp stabbing pains in my breast (nerve endings healing) but that's normal. They look weird but I guess by week 7 I will know exactly how they will look. That's ok. I'm now an A/B (from a D) so I feel better in regular clothes but a bit self conscience in my bikini. I still think it was a good decision!
Orlando Plastic Surgeon

The Dr did a great job but he has a big problem with staying on time. Both times that I had an appointment (first consultation and pre-op) he was over an hour and a half late. Today I get the drains removed. I hope that he's not late again. All of the nurses were great.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
1 out of 5 stars Wait times
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