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Offline smoothd

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Hello guys, frankly im going insane, thinking about suicide
im 30 and i had the surgery when i was 17, about 13 years ago, i didnt know back then about what is a good surgeon and what is not, i just went for the first option because ive just wanted to remove the breasts and my parents didnt realy care, id say that i had grade 3 gyno, as for the results the left side is ok but there is a crater on the right side, the surgeon told me before surgery that i might lose sensation in the nipple and i was ok with that but i goddamn lost sensation in all of my chest, also i still have some pain when i push the nipples.. ide say that i have lost sensation in about 3 inches in each direction from the areola ..
it always feels like some one had injected a local anesthesia to my breast and it never went away.. its like there is a part of skin in my chest that doesnt belong to me,its very hard to live like that and i tend to be depressed because of it, think about it a lot and really feel it, also everything feels stuck, moving my hand from side to side is not fun at all, ive immediately felt after the surgery that ive been butchered, the skin was extremely red and blue

how often does it happens and what is the reason for such an extended feel loss? is that even normal? what can be done about the presistant feeling  of nipple soreness , chest soreness and "stuck" and  lack of sensation?

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Truly sorry you have this result and have had to live with it for all these years.  The results of your surgery are simply unacceptable.

It would be best for you to consult with a recognized gyne specialist in your area to get a reasonable idea of what could be done to improve your results.  Unfortunately, there is no sure way to restore sensation but other facets of your results may be able to be improved.

Good luck!

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Hello guys, frankly im going insane, thinking about suicide
im 30 and i had the surgery when i was 17, about 13 years ago, i didnt know back then about what is a good surgeon and what is not, i just went for the first option because ive just wanted to remove the breasts and my parents didnt realy care, id say that i had grade 3 gyno, as for the results the left side is ok but there is a crater on the right side, the surgeon told me before surgery that i might lose sensation in the nipple and i was ok with that but i goddamn lost sensation in all of my chest, also i still have some pain when i push the nipples.. ide say that i have lost sensation in about 3 inches in each direction from the areola ..
it always feels like some one had injected a local anesthesia to my breast and it never went away.. its like there is a part of skin in my chest that doesnt belong to me,its very hard to live like that and i tend to be depressed because of it, think about it a lot and really feel it, also everything feels stuck, moving my hand from side to side is not fun at all, ive immediately felt after the surgery that ive been butchered, the skin was extremely red and blue

how often does it happens and what is the reason for such an extended feel loss? is that even normal? what can be done about the presistant feeling  of nipple soreness , chest soreness and "stuck" and  lack of sensation?

I'm also sorry to hear about the results of your surgery!  However I would like to address the fact that there is so much more to your life that you can focus on and move forward!

You must have positive things in your life that can make you less depressed! My personal experiences, I've leaning to look at what I can do instead of what I can't do! I've been through 8 surgeries now.  3 have been major back surgeries, 2 total knee replacements, and 3 were about the same as getting gyno.

I lost my testicles after a vasectomy and I now have 46H size breast, however I'm not going to go through the process of removing them because I'm still dealing with spine issues which I think are more important!

I need to use a wheelchair to go any distance, I still can walk out to the garage to get into my truck to go places and this is one of the things I'm thankful for!  Another is that I can still walk to the toilet and not be stuck in the wheelchair peeing in a bag!

I had to move to a power wheelchair recently because my left arm stop working again due to neck issues. I have had problems with my neck in the past with pitched nerves.

I'm thankful for the fact that I served my country for 11 years and all my medical cost are covered by the VA, as I'm a disabled vet,  however there was a time that I was fit as a fiddle, a Navy diver!

As a civilian I was a general contractor, carpenter by trade strong as an ox and go on 5 hours of sleep,  but now I take it least 2 naps a day.

I'm thankful for being here to see my children grow up and my grandkids be born and grow too!

I had a heart attack at the age of 37, had to go on disability at the age of 40!

I'm now 59, and I thank God for each and every day!

I believe that if you learn to see that the glass is half full, each and every day will go better for you then if you see them as half empty.

If I'm having a hard time seeing the glass half full,  then I think of places that take care of children like St. Jude's, and that brings me back to reality,  no child should have to go through any cancer or bad stuff that they go through!

God bless, and welcome to the forum!  I hope that we can help!

Bob

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[font="Open Sans", sans-serif]Hi Bob i was amazed to read what youve been through[/font][/color]
[font="Open Sans", sans-serif]i dont know if ill be able to continue with my life when i feel all the time that there are big patches of skin  that are disconnected from me, i was amazed to hear that this is not normal... this is driving me crazy really im thinking about killing myself i cant live like this.[/font][/color]

[font="Open Sans", sans-serif]regarding your back problems, i had them too,sharp back pain going down the leg ,its not your spine, your spine is probably fine, probably you suffer from TMS- tension myositis syndrome, it took me 3 years of research to understand this, discs dont cause pain, this because of what happened to you in life you have a lot of rage in you that is repressed in the unconscious because of the shame and sadness, im the same, so for the rage not to come out the brain uses a strategy and uses the autonomic nervous system to reduce blood supply to get your attention to focus on the body in order for the rage not to come out to consciousness... this is why probably the pain jumps from your back to your knee to the neck..[/font][/color]

[font="Open Sans", sans-serif]go and read\listen to the book "Healing back pain" by john e sarno MD he saved me in that regard[/font][/color]

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I also have neuropathy from year's of untreated diabetes because I have a blood disorder that mast diabetes. The diabetes cause a lot of damage to me too!

You need to find help! Life has so much more to offer and this is such a small thing if you look at the big picture! I can offer an ear but I don't have the experience or the expertise to give you the help that you really need to get through this! Please, find that help, I'll do what little I can, but I'm limited as I can only offer a shoulder and an ear.


 

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