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Nomoreplastic - Tyler, TX
Hello Ladies, I have worked up the courage to...
- 20 Feb 2013
- 27 days pre
I have worked up the courage to share this journey with all of you. I have messaged several of you and have been humbled by your encouragement and honesty. I have had my silicone, 360 implants under the muscle for 23 years and I loved them for the first 18 years. Going from the president of the itty bitty titty committee to a nice full bust line felt great A to C. My husband loved them tinny but I had been teased my entire life about no chest and I thought they would make me feel whole stand up straighter and they did.
Well now I am 52 with the same build as I was at 29 no weight gain at all and happily not much sagging anywhere on my body, but I have fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and symptoms of MS and RA. I put my smile on every morning and fight through the constant pain. Taking narcotics doesn’t work for me because I don't like feeling stoned so I just grin and bear it.
I have been reading a lot and researching like a crazy person to find relief which has lead me to EXPLANT, I never associated my ailments to my breasts but after much research, lots of consultations and talking to other women that have had the same problems it all points to getting these toxic bags removed.
Its been an interesting journey as I connect the dots of when I started to get sick, my left breast is as supple as the day it was put in but my right one is a bit hard and it feels heavy against my chest wall (this all began 3 years ago.) I have spent thousands of dollars and too many hours to count in finding out whets causing all my symptoms and the pain, well the pain is a story in itself.
I went to see four PS and three of the four told me I should replace them, but my heart and mind say RUN the other way and be all natural so that’s what I am doing. My husband is so excited you would think he is getting a porche or Lamborghini but he just wants the real me that he fell in love with 32 years ago.
I am sure I will sag but that’s what a good bra is for, I am sure my bikini will look different this year but I am ok with that because I hope to get better and will imagine as I go under the knife that not only the implants will be removed but some of this pain that I live with daily.
No matter what they look like after explant I promise to love myself just the way I am.
I am getting so excited. 19 days to go until...
- 1 Mar 2013
- 18 days pre
Hi Ladies, Yesterday I had my pre op and...
- 8 Mar 2013
- 11 days pre
My surgery is expected to take 3 - 3 1/2 hours and then I get to come home. I am still so excited that I can hardly focus on anything else. I know we all say it often but I am just so Thankful to have all of your stories to read and comfort as this explant approaches. Hubby is still so excited and comforting.
I will share pictures afterwards in celebrating this FREEDOM we all seek. .
The rollercoaster of self doubt has kicked in hard...
- 13 Mar 2013
- 7 days pre
Ok so I am very EDGY and if my husband wasnt such...
- 16 Mar 2013
- 4 days pre
Good Morning Ladies, I had my explant yesterday...
- 21 Mar 2013
- 1 day post
I had my explant yesterday morning and I feel fantastic. I feel free and light, I wan't even shocked when I looked down and saw these little flat breast of mine. The right implant had ruptured (23 year old silicone) and so the Doc had to do some extra cleaning on that side so it is a bit sore, other than that I feel amazing. I am posting my pictures with pride. I am not looking for the fluff fairy to stop by since there isnt much left fluff and thats just fien by me. I have the drains in and they aren't bothering me a bit, lots of stuff coming out so I see it as toxins leaving the body. I didn't loos any sensation in my nipples. Thank you all so much for your support. Big soft HUG
Hi Ladies, Three days post op and I see the PS...
- 22 Mar 2013
- 2 days post
Three days post op and I see the PS this morning. My right breast has fluffed up a bit but the right on still looks sad. The right breast was the ruptured on and I have a lot of fluid coming out of that drain. I am off all pain meds and feeling great!! I know I am healing because me incinsions itch like crazy. Hope I didn't scare anyone with my pictures but I want all of the newbies to see it really not that bad even after 23 years and 52 years old. I was admiring my chest this morning and it looks sext being able to see my sternum instead of the balls that were there. I am sure the Doc will take the left drain out since no goo is coming out of that one. I will post pictures later today and lets not forget to send healing prayers to the ladies having surgery today.
Good Morning Ladies, Prior to implants I was a...
- 23 Mar 2013
- 3 days post
Prior to implants I was a Double AA and guess what ?? I am a Double AA again. All the symptoms that have plagued me for years Fybromyalgia, Neurothopy, RA symptoms and MS symptoms that have riddled my body are gone. I would cry in the shower daily because of the pain I felt hopeless and and scared that this would be how I would have to live my life. Did I have a placebo effect because I meditated that all my pain would leave when the surgeon took my implants that he would take all this pain as well because that is what happened. Who am I to question all of this. I DO know for a fact that I am pain free. My legs and hip have zero pain and .that constant pulling and burning between my should blades but most of all the joy in my heart is real. I took the pain medication from my PS only on the first day so this isn't drug induced this is real. The drain on the right side is tender and the goo that continues to come out is gross. I stand 5'5 weight 118 and I feel Joyful, Healthy, Happy and All NaturalL. Next week I will start shopping for a bathing suit and I will get a Bikini with ruffles on the top to give a little more definition to my perfect self. I am FREE . MY PS Dr. Motlagh should win an award for his caring, kindness and skilled hands. I will post more pictures after the drains and stitches are gone. Soft hugs to my healing friends,
Well today is 1 week post explant and feeling...
- 27 Mar 2013
- 7 days post
Woke up took the binding off looked at the girls...
- 28 Mar 2013
- 8 days post
Hello Ladies, (pitty party pitty party) so...
- 30 Mar 2013
- 10 days post
Everything is perfect!! I went to see my PS Dr....
- 6 Apr 2013
- 17 days post
I am FREE and loving it. I stayed active all week...
- 7 Apr 2013
- 18 days post
Happy Sunday Ladies, I got my little reminder...
- 14 Apr 2013
- 25 days post
I got my little reminder form RealSelf to update so here I go. I haven't looked back or regretted getting my implants out. I feel great full of energy and look forward to each day with a Happy and Thankful Heart. I am back doing everything at full spreed and only think about the removal when I get that tingling feeling in my nipples( but that is happening less and less.) My incisions are no longer raised or tender. Do I have small boobs YES do I like the way they feel YES, does my husband enjoy the real thing YES. So when I catch a glimpse of my much smaller self I smile knowing that my boobs never defined who I was and that sex appeal comes from that glow inside not the size of our breasts..
I wish for all you ladies waiting in the wings to be joyful of the freedom you will have from being all natural, and to those that have already had the procedure and are struggling with how your boobs look remember that time heals all things and they will change over the next 6 months, so be kind to yourselves in mind and spirit. Again I am grateful to RealSelf for providing a forum full of love, encouragement and great information, but most of all I am grateful to all of you for your support and encouraging along the way. Warm Healing Hugs. I will add new pictures on Wednesday at the 4 week mark.
Here goes. These are my updated photos just one...
- 16 Apr 2013
- 27 days post
Today marks 2 full months implant free and the...
- 15 May 2013
- 2 months post
I will check in from time to time and Thank you Realself once again for having such an amazing site.
My Doctor: James Motlagh, MD
I visited several in the Tyler area and in Dallas. Doctor Motlagh had such an amazing bedside manner and took the time to listen to my needs not letting ego get in the way. His staff has been great in answering my questions however silly they may seem. He wasn't the cheapest by any means but I have piece of mind. I will share pictures of the masterpiece he creates. In the OR yesterday Dr. Motlagh held my hand until I went under which was only the blink of an eye but what a comfort that was. Thank you Doc
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