Hello everyone! My name is Sandra. I wanted to share my story with you today because I know it will help many of you make a very tough decision. There are a lot of women out there who are just like me, and if you’re one of them I truly hope you can gain something from what you’re about to read.
I’m a cancer survivor—breast cancer, to be specific. I was diagnosed 4 years ago. If you’ve ever been in the same boat as me, I don’t have to tell you how life-shattering those words were.
It came out of the blue, to be sure. My husband and I were planning a road trip at the time, but life had other plans for me.
As someone who has been healthy all my life, I never thought it would happen to me. But, there we were. My husband and my children and I all hugging and holding hands, wondering what was going to happen to me.
Luckily we caught it early. My doctor suggested a double mastectomy just to be safe. That meant I was going to need some serious reconstructive surgery after the first procedure. At first, I didn’t even want to think about getting breast implants. My only concern was being healthy again.
Of course, you can probably tell I beat cancer! The mastectomy went through without a hitch. I got to go home and spend time recovering, surrounded by my loving family and friends.
Even though my illness was devastating at first, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The memories I have with my loved ones following my procedure will last forever.
But the biggest surprise was yet to come. Like I said, getting a breast augmentation wasn’t high on my list of priorities at first. But gradually as I recovered, I began thinking to myself…
“I may have beaten cancer, but did I really win if I let that horrible disease change the way I felt about my body?”
I thought that my now-flat chest would always be a nasty reminder of my battle, both to myself and my loved ones.
Again, I started wondering about breast augmentation. Through the grapevine, I heard about Dr. Jones and how he’s helped dozens of women just like me (and maybe you!) turn their lives around with breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
Even though I was nervous, my husband and daughters encouraged me to schedule an appointment. So I did.
I am so grateful for their support. Walking into Dr. Jones’ office I was immediately put at ease. From his receptionists to the doctor himself, everyone there is just wonderful—respectful, kind and attentive.
Dr. Jones helped make the entire process quick and easy to understand. He seemed to know exactly what I wanted to look like. Where before I was beginning to grow ashamed of my body, now I was filled with a new kind of hope.
Well, the surgery came, and went. I followed Dr. Jones’ breast augmentation recovery tips and I finally saw my breasts as they were going to be…I cried tears of joy. I looked better than I did before my mastectomy. Can you believe that? I really couldn’t, not at first. I thought I must be dreaming.
But I wasn’t. After I finally came back down to Earth and really took a good, hard look at myself…I was certain. It wasn’t a trick. Dr. Jones had done exactly what he told me he would do—make me look like a winner, not just a survivor.
And I felt like a champion! Just months before I was worried sick about whether I’d live long enough to see my grandchildren grow up. Now? Now I felt like a million bucks.
Last year, one of my dear friends went through a similar situation. I was grateful to be in a position to offer her help when she needed it most. She took my advice to heart, and now we’re starting to form our own little club of “cancer winners.”
Dr. Jones took a completely negative, horrible situation…and turned it into one of the best experiences of my life. Like they say, every cloud has a silver lining. But my storm cloud was full of gold.