My Explant Journey- Discovering Breast Implant Illness (BII)

As fate would have it, the person who was doing my taxes was filming her post explant video update the day of my appointment. She asked if I would mind if they took a few shots of her working; of course I didn’t mind at all. I then built the courage to probe a little and asked exactly what she felt that lead her down the path of an explant. Fortunately, she openly shared her whole story. Many of the things she mentioned felt so incredibly relatable. We exchanged social media information and she added me to a BII Facebook group. I then Googled the fu*ck out of BII and did hundreds of hours of research. Meanwhile, my symptoms continued to get worse, and something became very clear to me; I knew without a doubt, that my implants were definitely making me sick. Better yet, my implants were slowly poising and killing me (I am not even exaggerating).

If I knew then, what I know now, I would have never gotten implants. A simple breast lift would have sufficed, but I didn’t realize you could do one without getting implants. At the time, I made the best decision for myself, with the information I had available to me. This all happened during 2005, which was the breast implant boom. The only concern at that time was staying away from silicone. In any case, this was a very long and life changing lesson. This experience has changed my core mission in life as well as my overall outlook on life. I appreciate life and health so much more!

While not everyone has bad reactions to implants, make sure to educate yourself before putting in foreign objects into your body. Make sure the benefits outweigh the risks for you. There are other healthier options available, such as fat transfers. If you do decide to implant, just listen to your body and be on the lookout for any warning signs. Often times, the signs are subtle at first, but they’re always there and they get worse and harder to ignore over time.

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