It was almost one year ago that I underwent surgery to remove my breast implants.
One year ago I was having a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning and staying awake past 8pm. One year ago I would have dizzy episodes that came out of nowhere. One year ago I had sudden slurred speech and was hospitalized and discharged with no answers. One year ago I was having horrible neck pain and headaches. One year ago I was having such bad brain fog that I could not even complete a simple to-do list in a timely manner. This was all one year ago. I somehow forced myself to be as active as I could be for my family, but I was struggling and looking back I believe it was written all over my face.
It was a petrifying decision to remove my breast implants but it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It took me many of months to come to that decision. I did not want to believe that those implants were causing so much disaster inside of my body. I had them for almost one decade so surely it was not the implants, right?! WRONG!
The thing with breast implant illness is that symptoms are very subtle and begin very slowly until BAM…. you end up where I ended up. Sick. Very sick.
I have received endless amounts of compliments about the following things since I removed my implants…
- WOW your skin is glowing
- You look so young and full of life
- Your energy is back
- Your natural breasts fit your body so much better
- Your hair looks so much fuller
- You look healthier
- And so many more….
I have also received endless amounts of compliments from my husband as well but we will keep those to ourselves 😝. In all seriousness my poor husband for years had to massage my neck with every ounce of energy he had because my neck hurt so bad. He would pound my neck as hard as he could because no amount of pressure would take that neck pain away. That neck pain that I suffered from for YEARS never returned after the implants were removed.
Compliments are great obviously but what is most important is how I feel. It is truly a night and day difference. Unfortunately I am dealing with some hormonal issues that are preventing me from feeling completely normal. We know implants are endocrine disrupters but I am not sure how much to blame on the implants verse genetics. I am 36 years old and have premature ovarian failure (peri-menopause) and recently began bio-identical hormones to help these imbalances. This will just take time for the remainder of my symptoms to resolve.
I am happy to say that my cortisol AKA the “stress” hormones are finally back to where they need to be. It took me about 8 months to get those where they needed to be post-operatively. Breast implants cause internal stress on your body. They are foreign objects and DUH your body does not like anything foreign!
If I knew what I know now back when I was 25 years old I would not have gotten breast implants. My purpose now is to help shed light on implants and how they can destroy ones health.
If you have implants and have any symptoms please do not just ignore the fact that it could be implant related because you are scared of the aftermath. The aftermath is glorious!!!
If you are considering breast implants I strongly urge you to reach out to me or do your own research.
PEACE OUT IMPLANTS!