Hello everyone! I would like to let you guys know that I do myself suffer from HH and I've been suffering for about 17 years.....I would rate the embarrassment a 10 on a flat scale of 1 and 10.....I have tried numerous of treatments like every one else... I've also sought after the surgery which didn't go through... the day of my HH surgery was the most exciting day of my life. I went in with a positive attitude with no anxiety.... as I went in the operating room I knew I would wake up a changed person with no sweat......to my surprise I woke up to all type of doctors, I knew there was bad news.
My nursefirst told me....." well hunny we weren't able to complete the surgery" I asked y, then she said I will let the dr tell you.. the first thought that came to mind was my insurance didn't cover it so they stopped....ooo no it was bigger. He said u know your left lung has no use and it has a mass the size of a golf ball.... my heart dropped and I just knew that there was no hope for me..I was then diagnosed with a curable lung cancer...so I thought if I take care of this problem that I would possibly qualify for the surgery again.....huumm well I didn't.
So one day I was talking to my Dr. at northwestern hospital and he recommended microwave treatment...and now I'm going to get my first treatment tomorrow and I hope it go well...I'm a little scared but it's nothing major. I've talked to Stephanie at Chicago Dermatology and Cosmetics and I know I'll be fine. All of the stories motivated me. I want to be able to be normal and dress like all the girls on tv and at school with no blazers, hoodies, and other cover ups. My one and only worry is probably having to have more then 2 treatments because I'm African American and our skin it's said to be thicker then any other race....but I'm smaller built 5'3 140lbs... please wish me luck.well be updating you guys soon