My nightmare

I’ll begin by saying I’m a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and a teacher who always puts God first. My story begins summer 2017… I’m an avid runner and crossfitter… worked very hard to stay in shape and continue to be active with my girls… after having my babies my body just wasn’t bouncing back the way I would have liked… so I started researching plastic surgeons in the San Antonio area… Dr. Jeneby was everywhere! And his reviews were fantastic! I went in for a surgery consult with Nancy… she was nice… a little on the uneducated side… but I convinced myself that the reviews were great and I was just being too picky… I was soooooo excited! I had scheduled my mommy makeover for July 2018…
Day of surgery: check-in and everyone is nice and the nurse preps me for surgery…. Dr Jeneby comes in marks me up and it’s soon time to go to the operating table…
After Surgery: I wake up in a daze in and out and in a remarkable amount of pain… the EMTS get there to take me to the hotel… the ride is rough as they do not avoid any bumps… get to the hotel and they wheel me in… as they are about to transfer me to the bed… it so happens the transfer sheet was wrong, and they drop me! I had just been sliced open and they dropped me about 2ft onto the bed… My sister was with me and panicked! My blood pressure sky rocketed… the nurse that was with me gave me pain medication and my blood pressure slowly came down…
Recovery: Did everything right! Rested, slept, drank my protein, ate healthy, kept everything super clean!
One week post op appt: talked to Nancy about the the EMTS dropping me… she was sincerely embarrassed and kept apologizing… in comes Dr Jeneby, she tells him what happened and he immediately says “well that’s not our fault” “if you want to make a complaint, I’ll give you the number to the EMT company” WOW! I couldn’t believe he was so uncaring! Didn’t even ask if I was ok… Nancy did give me a free facial at Spa Black… thanks but no thanks…
2 week check up: my right arm starts bothering me… a lot… I let them know and they said it was normal and it will go away… Dr Jeneby looks at my scars and says (with his thumbs up) “Awesome!”
3weeks: the pain becomes worse and I notice a brownish stain on my gauze from my right Breast incision… I call them and send them a pic (live out of town) and they say it’s normal… it’s coming from the sterilstrips…
That night: I wake up and feel dripping from my breast incision area… i take off my ace bandage and my gauze is soaked!! And fluid won’t stop from gushing out…I panic! I’m sick to my stomach and I can’t breathe… my poor husband didn’t know how to help me… it was constant non stop… clear liquid…I called the office and left a message… I got a call back about 3 hours later and they told me to go in ASAP…
Next day I go in… Nancy tells me that it’s no big deal, that the liquid is clear and should be fine… Dr Jeneby comes in… not at all concerned or interested in how I was feeling… he squeezes my right breast sooo hard it brought tears to my eyes… then he took a sample of the fluid to send to the lab. He proceeded to numb my area… mind you, he had just squeezed my breast which was throbbing with pain… he didn’t even give my a heads up… he just stuck me over and over again… he resutured me and told me I needed to do less that I was over doing it… over doing what??? I had been in bed for 3 weeks taking it easy!
Next day: I get a call from the doctors office and they tell me I have an infection; pseudomonas bacteria… they asked me if I had been in a nursing home or was in contact with someone who had been, since it was a common bacteria found in around the elderly… I told them NO! They put me on ciproflaxcin and said they wanted to see me the following week…
Week 4: Go in and Dr Jeneby continues to let me know that they have never seen this infection and that it is new to them… that it’s found in soil or nursing homes… he asked me if I had a dog… which I do, and he said that the dog might have brought it in… I felt horrible… as if I was dirty… and I did this to myself… he checked my sutures again on my right breast and said it looked red and irratated… so he reopens me again… drains about 50cc’s from my implant and resutures me … again! The pain was numbing … but the worst part is that I wasn’t living… I couldn’t participate in any of the activities that I loved to do, I couldn’t carry anything over 5lbs, I wasn’t the mother I use to be… I hated that I had made this descicion myself… I was healthy! No health issues no medications and here I was…
Week 5: went back so they could check my incision…again… it wasn’t healing… so the news was the right implant had to come out! I was devastated…. and Dr Jeneby just walked out… I told Nancy that day, “Dr Jeneby is so rude”… her excuse for him was that he had just had a busy morning… Wow….
I wanted both of them out!! I wanted to be myself again… but after talking to my friend who is a PA (and went through the same thing with him… except she had MRSA) she convinced me to just get it replaced…
Next day: I went in and under local anesthesia he cut and pulled out my implant… it was horrible!!! I felt absolutely lost and embarrassed! I felt selfish for choosing to do this to myself… my poor husband who had to see me so depressed and my daughters who really lost their mommy for all that time…
Fast forward to 3 month later: my replacemt day was Dec 18th… nervous as can be I go in to get my implant replaced… mind you I had to pay another 1250$ on top of the 15k I had already paid… he wanted to keep the port in to make adjustments… for some reason I associated the ports to the infection… so I declined the port…
It’s been 8 weeks since my replacement and so far everything seems ok… I still get nervous thinking that My incision is going to open up and fluid will be flowing out of my breast… I lost so much of myself due to his lack of professionalism and etiquette … I will probably need to redue my BA in the near future… but I will never step foot in his office again… I wasn’t too sure about writing my story… but the truth is, if there were woman who would of spoken up… filled out reviews… I might have never choosen him as my Plastic Surgeon… if I could help women at least think twice about going to him… it’s worth it to put my story out… God is good… and the journeys we go through only make us stronger… I just hope more women speak up to stop this man from being so careless and from practicing a craft he is definitely not qualified to perform. Still healing from surgery… but the emotional healing will take much longer….
I pray for all women who have been affected by this man….God Bless

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