I didnt think about losing my children. I didnt think about leaving my mother, she said. She thought instead of how death would feel. Although I will be dead, I will not be in pain anymore. That searing pain came from an unimaginable source: a silicone filler, like the one Brown assumed plastic surgeons use daily. Hers was injected into her buttocks,with the hope of improving her appearance. Brown never predicted the injections would land her here dying in a hospital bed in June 2010. Her body was shutting down from a staph infection that doctors said was connected to the silicone injections.
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Local hospital posts online pricing list for common surgeries, medical procedures – LocalSYR.com powered by NewsChannel 9 WSYR Syracuse
Navigating through the health care system is no easy task. With rising costs and sometimes hidden fees, the call for transparency in Central New York hospitals can be heard now more than ever before. “There’s a lot of discussion in our governments now mandating hospital post prices online. Actually, in some states that mandate is already in place,” said Kelli Harris, CFO of Crouse Hospital. But, that isn’t the case in New York State. Although some lawmakers are pushing for it, many hospitals continue to keep their pricing a mystery until after you’ve had the procedure.
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DIY plastic surgery leads to horrific injuries – CNN.com
She doesn’t hesitate to tell others about how she suffered in extreme pain for five long years after the silicone injections. She explains how she watched her buttocks harden and discolor, seeing doctor after doctor to try to get help. She lifts what’s left of her arms and explains what was actually injected in her buttocks. When her doctors tested the substance injected into her body, Brown says it was bathroom caulk. Brown doesn’t know what happened to the woman who injected her. At 47, Brown has had to learn to do everything all over again with prosthetics.
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