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  1. Best surgeon for ETS in Canada is Dr. Christopher Compeau. He is located in Toronto Canada so if there are any Canadians looking for a surgeon I highly highly recommend scheduling an appointment with him. I am so lucky to have had the chance to do the surgery with him, he gave me my life back. I'm 1 year post op and am still loving my results. I am cured from blushing and my palmar hyperhidrosis If anyone has any questions feel free to message me
  2. ETS cured me from facial blushing and palmar hyperhidrosis. Best decision I have ever made in my life. If you've got questions feel free to contact me
  3. I 100% understand what you're going through and how much of a living hell this condition could be! I had major social anxiety when I had facial blushing and I lived an incredibly socially isolated life that made me so unhappy. Literally was scared of finding love and had zero friends. Zero. I had my ETS surgery back In July. I got T2 clamped and it was THE BEST decision I have ever made in my life. It truly changed my life and my only regret is that I didn't get it done earlier. I do experience compensatory sweat on my back and chest only when it's hot but little drips of sweat really don't bother me. The surgery was also a piece of cake -- I woke up with no pain and went home after 2 hrs. My scars are also barely visible if anyone wishes to see photos I could provide that Feel free to get in touch if you've got any questions. This forum really helped me out when I was debating whether or not I should go forth with getting the surgery so the least I could do is give back to this wonderful community :)
  4. I'm 3 months post op and I share the exact same results as you. This surgery has truly changed my life for the better and I am so grateful that was brave enough to do it
  5. I had ETS 3 weeks ago and words cannot express how happy I am that I did this surgery, it has changed my life. I haven't had a single blushing episode since the surgery. When I feel that I may blush I don't feel any heat rushing up to the face instead, I get this hot tingling sensation in my legs and back that lasts for about 5-10 seconds. I think that is the CS kicking in although the sweat isn't really produced as a result of this feeling. It may just be the way my body is reacting to no longer being able to produce a blush so it's releasing the heat elsewhere. Anyone experience the same thing? For reference, I had T2 clamped
  6. 2 week update - Palms are still dry and I haven't had a single blushing episode. Although I do have CS on my back and right below my breasts the pros greatly outweigh the cons. I attached a photo of what my shirt looks like after walking in 30 degree weather and a backpack on as well. The sweat stain that you see is right on my lower back area and I must also note that this shirt is very thin. The CS I had that day would only show through the tiniest bit had I worn a slightly thicker t-shirt. Humidity is the real culprit of the CS, once I step into a cool room it goes away instantaneously. The CS doesn't bother me at all its easy to cover up and it only happens when im out in the heat but even then I would say it is very mild. I feel that my anxiety related to FB is almost gone and I can speak to anyone without having to worry about turning scarlet red. My scars are healing beautifully and are barely there. If you guys would like a picture of that to see what it looks like let me know. Overall I am over the moon with the results of this surgery, I seriously feel that it has changed my life.
  7. I had ETS done a little over a week ago. Not had any problematic side effects. No regrets at all. I have some compensatory sweating when its very hot, but its much less than I had expected. I have not had a blushing episode since the ETS procedure although a small number of times I'd felt a surge of heat to the face which did not produce a blush, hardly even a flush. Like @Beetroot Head I was well informed and also did tons of research before having it. I had T2 clamped and my palmar hyperhidrosis is gone, my palms haven't sweat a single time since the surgery.
  8. Day 5 update - still super pleased with the results. My eye is back to normal and I feel no pain. I only experience compensatory sweating when I am in bed under the covers but even then it is very minimal. I experience CS on the back of my thighs, my lower back and a bit on my butt - honestly a great trade off for sweaty palms and blushing. Today I placed myself in a situation I would have 100% blushed in and did not blush. I had a nightmare last night that all the good side effects that came from this surgery went away. Its been a big change to not have sweaty palms. It's still pretty surreal to me and sometimes when I realize my hands haven't sweat once since the surgery I start to feel like I'm in someone else's body. Hoping this "honeymoon" phase continues :-)
  9. Hello, (I posted this in the Facial Blushing forum but it also is for excessive sweating hence the double post) I am a 20yo woman that has palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis as well as FB. I have had this ever since I could remember from a very young age although the blushing only began once I hit puberty and was honestly worse then the excessive sweating. It is now 11PM and I had my ETS done at 11.30 AM at the T2 level. When I woke up, I instantly felt the results in my palms feet and armpit; they are dry and warm and I could not be more happy about finally having dry, warm hands. I think I shook everyones hand in the recovery room and almost cried tears of happiness when a kind nurse that felt my palms drip from sweat before the surgery showed how happy she was to see them dry. I haven't gotten the chance to test out if I still have FB, I'll have to wait to recover a bit and then spark a conversation with a stranger with a mirror in my hand. Pain: I woke up with a bit of discomfort in my chest, it felt a bit uncomfortable to take in normal/deep breaths but that discomfort has subsided. I am not experiencing any centralized pain in my back or where the incisions were made like i though I would. Thankfully I just feel a bit sore and tight where the incisions are. The nurse asked me on a scale of 1-10 how bad the pain was and my response was 2, it still is only because of the discomfort in my throat from the breathing tube and from not being able to take deep breaths. Eye: For some reason I had woken up from the general anesthesia with a smaller eye on my right side. It was a bit red and swollen when I woke up but thankfully it has healed fairly well over the last few hours. My surgeon said that it is most likely a result from the general anesthesia or some numbing agent that they placed in my system that may have travelled close to the nerves near my eye. He said he believes it will be temporary and so far so good as it is looking much better and you would have to look closely in order to see a difference between the two eyes now. I am praying that it is not Horners Syndrome and that it will continue to heal back to normal. Again, it is pretty minor at the moment and is not my main worry as I could always get a bit of botox in my forehead that would lift the eye a bit. Compensatory Sweating: I took a 3 hour nap with a thick puffy blanket on in a fairly warm room with thin pyjama pants and a shirt with a sweater on top. I did feel that the pyjamas fabric in the back of my thighs were damp but I am now not under this blanket and feel no compensatory sweating. I'm really crossing my fingers that it stays like this as my surgeon said I will see what my true results are within 3 weeks. So far, I do not regret my decision to get ETS. Just waking up to dry and warm hands and feet feels absolutely life changing and I am certain this will ease my anxiety significantly on a daily basis and allow me to gain more confidence. I was supposed to have this surgery when I was 18 but did not happen to find a surgeon I was 100% comfortable with at the time and also felt like I had to do more research to solidify that I really wanted to have this surgery. If you are looking into getting this surgery, do your research, visit more than one doctor and make sure you already embrace a possible reality before the surgery that you may experience possible side effects like CS as a result of gaining what you really want to improve your quality of life. I live in Toronto so if anyone would like my surgeons information, feel free to send me a message. I know how challenging it could be to live with FB and/or excessive sweating everyday so if anyone needs a friends, I'm all ears! Kindly, RosieFace
  10. I think Jennifer Lawrence may have some excessive sweating going on as she openly talks about her hands getting clammy and body all sweaty. The singer P!NK does blush I have seen it on T.V. In one of her interviews they asked her why she named herself Pink and she said it was because she would turn pink when talking to people. For some people the blushing really tones down with age. My mom used to severely blush as a kid, teen and young adult and I have never seen her blush once in my 20 yo life
  11. Hello, I am a 20yo woman that has palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis as well as FB. I have had this ever since I could remember from a very young age although the blushing only began once I hit puberty and was honestly worse then the excessive sweating. It is now 11PM and I had my ETS done at 11.30 AM at the T2 level. When I woke up, I instantly felt the results in my palms and feet; they are dry and warm and I could not be more happy about finally having dry, warm hands. I think I shook everyones hand in the recovery room and almost cried tears of happiness when a kind nurse that felt my palms drip from sweat before the surgery showed how happy she was to see them dry. I haven't gotten the chance to test out if I still have FB, I'll have to wait to recover a bit and then spark a conversation with a stranger with a mirror in my hand. Pain: I woke up with a bit of discomfort in my chest, it felt a bit uncomfortable to take in normal/deep breaths but that discomfort has subsided. I am not experiencing any centralized pain in my back or where the incisions were made like i though I would. Thankfully I just feel a bit sore and tight where the incisions are. The nurse asked me on a scale of 1-10 how bad the pain was and my response was 2, it still is only because of the discomfort in my throat from the breathing tube and from not being able to take deep breaths. Eye: For some reason I had woken up from the general anesthesia with a smaller eye on my right side. It was a bit red and swollen when I woke up but thankfully it has healed fairly well over the last few hours. My surgeon said that it is most likely a result from the general anesthesia or some numbing agent that they placed in my system that may have travelled close to the nerves near my eye. He said he believes it will be temporary and so far so good as it is looking much better and you would have to look closely in order to see a difference between the two eyes now. I am praying that it is not Horners Syndrome and that it will continue to heal back to normal. Again, it is pretty minor at the moment and is not my main worry as I could always get a bit of botox in my forehead that would lift the eye a bit. Compensatory Sweating: I took a 3 hour nap with a thick puffy blanket on in a fairly warm room with thin pyjama pants and a shirt with a sweater on top. I did feel that the pyjamas fabric in the back of my thighs were damp but I am now not under this blanket and feel no compensatory sweating. I'm really crossing my fingers that it stays like this as my surgeon said I will see what my true results are within 3 weeks. So far, I do not regret my decision to get ETS. Just waking up to dry and warm hands and feet feels absolutely life changing and I am certain this will ease my anxiety significantly on a daily basis and allow me to gain more confidence. I was supposed to have this surgery when I was 18 but did not happen to find a surgeon I was 100% comfortable with at the time and also felt like I had to do more research to solidify that I really wanted to have this surgery. If you are looking into getting this surgery, do your research, visit more than one doctor and make sure you already embrace a possible reality before the surgery that you may experience possible side effects like CS as a result of gaining what you really want to improve your quality of life. I live in Toronto so if anyone would like my surgeons information, feel free to send me a message. I know how challenging it could be to live with FB and/or excessive sweating everyday so if anyone needs a friends, I'm all ears! Kindly, RosieFace
  12. Yes, I have Raynauds as well! It is often linked with hyperhidrosis and I have it in my hands and toes. I'm hoping my ETS surgery on the 27th this month will help that out.
  13. Thank you for sharing!! I am most definitely going to try these out I can see how it could potentially rewire how we think about blushing. I started wearing makeup blush on my cheeks and a bit on my forehead so that it looks like my face is blushing a bit 24/7 and it's really helped me embrace the blush when it does happen. I usually fear of what people will think and what they may say after my face turns bright red. By wearing the blush, there's not a very big change in colour in my face as even when the blush settles the redness is still a bit there. It's helped me psychologically and has reduced my fear of blushing, try it out! (You don't have to only be female to do this too) Embrace the blush :~) Rose Face
  14. Hi there Jim, I totally understand how you feel as I too suffer from facial blushing as well as palmar hyperhidrosis. FB impacts my day-to-day most though. My father always used to laugh at me every time I would turn red, which happens everyday and is triggered just by thinking for a millisecond about it. I would always tell him to stop laughing at it but he enjoyed the laugh and didn't see how much it truly impacted me so he continued for years. About two months ago, I finally built up the courage to have a discussion with him and told him exactly how I felt. This is not a vanity issue, this is a medical condition and it is not something I can hide although I was good at hiding the negative impact it had on me. Letting it out and letting him know exactly how I felt and how much it took a toll on my social life throughout the years was one of the best things I've ever done. It took a heavy weight off my chest all by saying - hey, this is my problem, this is how I feel about it, now that it is out in the open I can worry a little less about what you think and gain a bit of your empathy. I've done the same thing with with my older siblings whom intimidate me a bit a times and doing so has seriously helped me embrace the blush so much more. When I meet someone new and sit for a conversation I tend to blush and before they could even bring it up and make me feel shitty, I laugh a bit at myself and mention that it's nothing to worry about, the blushing happens frequently and it's part of who I am. I have spoken to some friends about the issue and also about getting surgery for it and they belittled the matter like it was very insignificant. It was one of those "oh but the blush is so endearing, don't be such a worrier!" Quite honestly, I lose a bit of respect for people that react that way after seriously talking to them about it so I do distance myself a bit from the negativity. Everyone's got their own opinion but at the end of the day, nobody has the right to giggle or belittle something I take pretty seriously. I know it's such a difficult thing to talk about but start with one person that you feel comfortable with and your confidence will grow. I can genuinely say that by having it out in the open, I have seen a significant reduction of FB on the daily. Luckily, I'm very fortunate to have understanding people in my life so once I told them how brutal it is to live with it they understood and have given me their full support. Follow my account if you would like to be updated with the results of the ETS which I will be having in either late June or early July :o) Hope that helps and if anyone ever needs to talk, I'm all ears! Rosie Face
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