Tamra Barney

Tamra explains her decision to have her implants removed and her inspiration to move forward.

on Apr 11, 2012

So let's get something straight: It's not that I do not like Brooks, because you cant help but like him. He is very charming and has been nothing but nice to Eddie and I. I just worry about Vicki getting too close so soon. She has been very emotional for the past year with the divorce and Briana's health, so I am worried about her. When I heard that she handed over her passwords to Facebook and her email accounts, plus the "no secrets comment," that concerned me. One reason is she has not been dating him very long. She is a public person, and you need to be extra careful.

I want my friend to be happy more than anyone in the world, and, if Brooks is the one, I support them 100 percent. This season you will continue to see me get to know Brooks and question a few things, we went through some tough times. We are in a different place now and he really does love Vicki to death. But, I'm still keeping my eyes on you Brooks. LOL!

Removing my breast implants was something that I thought about for years. You saw me down-size five years ago (baby steps) after struggling with the decision to remove them completely. I did not have the confidence or courage to remove them five years ago. when I say there were many reasons why I removed my implants -- I mean it. It started with feeling that they were just too big for my frame. I felt they made me look heavier than I was. It was hard to run. It was hard to find clothes that fit properly, and I could not find a bra that fit to save my life. I felt like no matter what I wore I looked like a porn star. But it wasn't until a doctors appointment that I knew I wanted them out. Going in for my annual check up and mammogram and getting the results changed many things for me. I was first told that I had an irregular pap and needed a biopsy, so I did just that. Then my mammogram came back telling me that I had a lump that needed to biopsied. My OB/GYN told me that it was just probably my implant folded and that I should not worry. It was not my implant and they did remove it. It was not cancerous. Thank God.

But it made me wonder if my breast implants made it harder to detect cancer?