Corrective surgery

Can be confused with plastic surgery but I beg to differ. 

OK, for corrective surgery something is wrong and needs to be corrected but couldn't that be said for someone that wishes they had bigger boobs?

To each their own, I'm not having a go at anyone for choices they make. Hell, I made mine at 14. I had a pigeon chest partially corrected. The sturnum protruded out like a boob in the middle of my chest and it was prominent. I lived the beach and boogie board. When I left the water I had a massive angry rash everywhere on that bone in the centre of my chest. A shirt only his it from drawing attention and did nothing to prevent it. It hurt and was very painful.

I couldn't lay on the cement on my belly without rocking and the pressure of that bone pushing in was unbearable at times.

The teasing was out of control and I would walk around slumped to try and conceal the dam thing.

I had enough,spoke with my mother and made it happen. A year of pain and discomfort and it made a hell of a difference with my confidence and activities.

Sure, I have a huge scar down my chest but that is nothing but a reminder of the positive step I took to change something that was physically and emotionally affecting me.

Half of my chest needed to be corrected but I declined,unfortunately that side test against my heart which has my heart in a strange kind if place. Apparently CPR should only be done on me as you would a child as my heart is right on my rib cage.

So,summing up. Its a bold move to make to change anything and sometimes people have reasons they may never tell anyone in their lives. When I feel I am being critical I remind myself what I had to do and tell myself "do not be a hypocrite mate".

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Comments (10)

  1. noahbody

    That’s a shame. I am sorry for you. It must have been very painful. And embarrassing at such a young age. Kids can be cruel.

    October 31, 2016
    1. Walkaboutman

      For a longtime it ached and I had to go back for another op as a bone fragment came off and was pushing its way out of my chest,hence the bodgy job in the middle to reopen me again.

      November 01, 2016
      1. noahbody

        I am so sorry for you.

        November 01, 2016
  2. Bettymom

    Sounds like you were very mature for your age and took care of the problem in a very adult manner. Applause!

    November 01, 2016
    1. Walkaboutman

      I always preferred older kids. Thanks betty

      November 01, 2016
      1. Bettymom

        You’re welcome. A lot of smarter kids prefer the company of adults or older kids.

        November 02, 2016
  3. notthinking

    This must have been difficult. Glad you are doing well. Hope you never need CPR but have you considered a tattoo that with instructions for emergency personnel? Just a thought. Not to minimize the importance of such I have refrained from an humorous tattoo ideas. On a serious note, I understand your situation and wish you well.

    November 01, 2016
    1. Walkaboutman

      That is a very good idea. Got me thinking now,thank you.

      November 01, 2016
  4. cjb321

    So happy that this was taken care of and you are feeling better about yourself.

    November 01, 2016
  5. savannahheagney

    We should learn to make decision from very young age and that will help us in our future too but sometimes reality is so cruel but I am happy that you have review services which help us to understand these situation better and I hope that everybody should be this strong.

    December 30, 2016