Dec 6, 2011 11:02PM - edited Dec 6, 2011 11:02PM by kittycan
Chickenlegs, I could be your sister. no symptoms, no genetic factors, no family history, breastfed my daughter etc. Lumpy boobs all my life, what they call "busy breasts".
In June I had bloody discharge from my left nipple, the milk duct was removed in surgery. Besides 2 small benign papillomas, ADH was found. After a few days of research and the knowledge getting off my nature-identical Hormone replacement therapy was not an option ( hot flashes from hell every 15 to 20 minutes 24/7 without it ), I made up my mind to have a PBMX. None of my docs thought I was crazy. It's been 8 weeks now since my surgery, it was really not bad, direct to implant expanders filled with 200 ml each. After 2 fillings I have a full B cup and will get my final implants in January with day surgery.
For the PBMX, I stayed in the hospital overnight, the surgery took 3.5 hours, and my BC and PS worked hand-in-hand.
the first 6 hours were rather unpleasant, but then I was already roaming the halls, and even slept some that night without being drugged. Did only need 3 Vicodin in total and took half pills, and Ibuprofen after day Three. 5 mg of Valium at night for a week, then another week of 2.5 mg, as your breast muscles tend to spasm a bit getting used to the implants. Was walking a mile on my tread mill 3 days after surgery. The drains were annoying but easily stashed in a fanny pack. You want to have a couple of different bras to switch around while you still have swelling.
my boobs look great and are no longer a liability and I have regained trust in my body. Pathology found ADH in several other milk ducts on both sides, and it never even showed as calcifications in my annual mammograms. My BS said, she's pretty sure I would have had cancer within a few years.
I had no doubt at all through the whole process I was making the right decision