- CASE FILE
Had breast implant surgery, implants removed due to chronic pain. Pain ceased 4 years after removal. 7 years later, chronic pain returned.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Twenty years ago, had breast implant surgery. Pain after surgery never stopped, so I had the implants removed after 2 months. Pain continued, after many doctors appointments, surgery was performed to remove scar tissue. Pain continued. Another surgery to remove scar tissue again. Pain continued. I had 4 surgeries, with the last one, a breast specialist a well known specialist in Los Angeles suggested that the thoracic nerves be clipped so the pain signals would not be sent from the brain. After surgery, there was "new Pain" under my arms from this surgery. I found out later from other doctors that the nerves would just grow back, I would not have proceeded with this surgery if I was told this. However, I do feel the doctor was trying to help. I have been to every kind of specialists from neurologists, plastic surgeons, pain doctors. I have had 30-50 injections in my spine, had a spinal cord stimulator, physical therapy, acupuncture. Currently, taking pain medications and see a pain specialist every month. What is interesting, the pain went away for 6 years after the removal of the implants(it took 4 years for this original pain to go away). Ten years ago, I started feeling the pain coming back. It was right when I started going thru menopause. I have listened to every doctor and followed their recommendations. I just turned 64, would appreciate if I could be part of your research and program. There are many more details that I haven't listed here, but would be glad to answer all your questions. Thank you.