The Day of My $18,000 Surgery ~ Part 8
I had no time to wait for medical to cover me, as I heard there is a process with medical and it could take up to 1 year…just awful! If I waited, I would have not made it…. I had to save my life!!!!
There was NO way, I would take a risk and go with my former surgeon or any of his colleagues!
I had a bad experience with one of the surgeons back in February or March. I can almost guarantee, he would have left lots of capsule behind! I had asked him that day if he had done over 100 explants/enbloc removals and he couldn't answer me correctly?? I was in lots of discomfort in both implants that day and he looked at me like I was crazy, "its in your head.' All I knew was, I heard about all the dangers of "post mastectomy" gone wrong surgeries from the former FDA chemist. The surgeon has to dig and scrape the capsule/silicone casing from the ribs and chest wall and muscle! There is a word for puncturing the lungs, it's called "pneumothorax!' YIKES !!!!
NO thank you, death was not an option for me….that is WHY the STRESS of this was a nightmare!!!! I remember not being able to sleep for 5 days because of the anxiety/panic attacks I was having :( I went with my STRONG gut feeling and declined that surgeon! To this day, that surgeon would NOT help me sign an out of country form so I could have part of this expensive surgery paid for :(
The plane ride over was extremely a scary time…I had to pop morphine to help stop the muscle twitches and my burning brain. Living in my body was not fun…I was terrified inside!
I arrived at 90210 Beverly Hills penthouse suite at 5:30am. I was so nervous and also excited to get these OUT of me!!! I remember I couldn’t wait to get up on that operating table (something I’ve never felt before with all my other surgeries in the past.) I wrote on my hand “god I trust your timing."
It was a 5 1/2 hour surgery and he got 99.9% capsule! I remember waking up with this inner feeling of knowing, I’m FREE! No more butterfly leg twitches/neuropathy/burning organs, joint pain, stabbing bee stinging pain in my implants, rashes, loss of appetite, metallic taste in my mouth, nausea, fatigue, ringing and itching in my ears, which I would make bleed and rashes. I just knew it was over !
TEARS OF JOY :)