Explant 1 Year Anniversary!!
Happy Anniversary to me! One year ago today I took control of my health. After praying for years for physical healing from a long list of random ailments the Holy Spirit told me that my breast implants were making me sick. This was a foreign concept to me at the time - I had 300cc saline under the muscle for 10 years at that point and had never heard of saline making anyone sick. This led me to my usual obsessive googling for answers which led me to https://healingbreastimplantillness.com . Here i was shocked to read that tens of thousands of women with implants were experiencing the same unexplained illnesses that had been tormenting me for years.
Some of the symptoms I experienced include:
runners knee, tailbone dislocates, arches collapsing, torn lower bicep tendon, constant muscle knots, painful ovarian cysts, right breast painful during ovulation, hair thinning, fatigue, brain fog , under arm folliculitis, back acne, anxiety, constant bloating, gluten intolerance, hair dull and dry, unexplained weight gain, premature grey hair, puffy face, vision declining, miscarriage, premenopausal hormones at 28 years old including; low progesterone, testosterone, vitamin D, low thyroid.
On the outside I looked happy and healthy. On the inside I was slowing dying. As soon as I found Breast Implant Illness I knew it was the culprit behind all my pain. I immediately scheduled my explant surgery with Dr. Straka in Kingwood, Texas. I have not regretted my decision for a moment. As soon as I woke up from surgery I began to experience Immediate relief from my fatigue. While on narcotic pain medication I had more energy than I had in years! My soul also felt relief. I had no idea that the implants had burdened me with not only a physical weight, but a weight on my soul as well. I just felt more like “me”. I don’t know how else to explain that. But suddenly I was happier.
Since sharing my story 2 other women in my life have explanted as well. They found the same answers to their questions that I had found. At least 5 other women in my life have now made the decision to NOT get implants after reading my story. This is why I share.
Why did I get them in the first place? Back then I was a size 2 and a 34C chest. I certainly didn’t need them, however I let people in my life speak to my insecurities and desire to be loved, letting them convince me I needed them. I want to urge women of all ages reading this. You are perfect just the way God made you! If anyone asks you to undergo unnecessary surgery just for their pleasure or tries to convince you it will make you happy - don’t be fooled, that is NOT love.
It took 6 years for my symptoms to start showing, and after that each year it got worse and worse. I wish I had been more intentional with my detox after surgery. I was hoping for immediate weight loss and a decrease in bloating but I only seemed to gain more weight. It wasn’t until I tried Start Detoxing that everything changed big time. After completing one detox cycle I lost 2 pant sizes and 15lbs. Today for the first time in 3 years I can now fit into my old jeans! I believe my body was trying to detox from the chemicals used in surgery as well as my immune system trying to recover from fighting the poison bags in my body for so long. I HIGHLY recommend that anyone who has a surgery or explants - plan a detox!
I am so thankful for all the support I received for my decision and am happy to share knowing it is changing others lives. I am here to answer questions for anyone who wants to know more about Breast Implant Illness.
Today I am happy, healthy, free, and 100% ME.