What makes my story so different from most of the others?
Mine was caught on mammogram films for years and I was never told. In fact my written reports from my local medical facility all say NORMAL~ SO, my other doctors never looked at my breast as being the problem, even though I complained of breast pain consistently and one breast enlarging and going back to normal on and off over several years.
~Fast forward to 2013~
Fri, Sept 27, 2013~ "OHHHH NOOOOO, I think I sprung a leak"!
I arrived to my mammo appt Mon Sept 30, 2013 and there are 2 techs in the room. I told them the possibility of a leak but it is hard to tell because I had gained 60lbs which has given me more breast tissue. One tech stayed behind the computer and the other tech did my mammo. She took the rt breast 1st and stated "yep you have a leak, but we saw that 2 yrs ago". WHAT?? This was the first time I had heard of any issue with my breast implants in the 9-10 yrs of mammograms at this facility. On Oct. 2, 2013 I went and ask for all my films so I could view, since I had never seen my own films before. Here are a few views. I now have my mammograms from 2005-present and an MRI 2011 of my liver/gallbladder that happen to show approx 25 views of the breast prior to the removal of my gallbladder after they abladed my thyroid.
|Left Breast implant appears normal in all the mammos. I do not see dots inside the implants as you will see on the right implant.|
|Can you see the dots forming inside the implant?|
|this one is pretty obvious~|
|Left implant appears normal on all views, a little saline fluid has leaked over time.|