Patient: “I want to remove my breast implants, I think they’re making me ill.“
Surgeon: “You’re implants aren’t ruptured or leaking, you’ve only had them for _ years, you shouldn’t be sick. Just replace them.”
I hear about this every. single. day. day. after. day.
How did my implants look when I explanted?
I’m so glad you asked.
They looked pristine, perfectly intact, just as pretty and new as the day I put them in 12 years ago.
No leaks. No ruptures. Nothing abnormal.
They made me sick, though.
- *brain fog
- *hard time concentrating
- *extreme fatigue
- anxiety and depression bouts
- *low libido (my poor husband)
- swollen lymph node in my armpit
- *blurry vision
- *eye floaters
- *ringing in my ears
- shortness of breath
- gasping for air
- *always freezing, especially my extremities
- *achy, stiff hip every morning
- *excessive hair loss
- *dry skin, hair and eyes
- viral reoccurrences (EBV)
- *slightly hyperthyroid
- *whacked adrenals
- *whacked hormones (especially cortisol)
- *whacked endocrine system
*I had these daily for years.
Since my explant on August 2, 2018, do you want to know how many symptoms are completely gone?
All of them except for shortness of breath and gasping for air. This one still comes and goes but is less frequent.
As far as the bottom five bullet points, I’m going to need to get followup blood work taken to check on them, but I’m going to bet they’re much better just by the way I’ve been feeling and sleeping.
If you’re not familiar with me and my experience with breast implants, here’s a super brief rundown. I promise.
I started feeling rundown in 2011, five years after I had my breast augmentation. I was only 28 at this time and felt like my body was falling apart.
For the last seven years I’ve been getting worse, with more symptoms showing up each year and the symptoms from the previous years getting worse.
Here’s the thing…
Since I was 15 years old I’ve been studying nutrition, fitness and all things health.
When I was 23 I took nutrition and dietetics classes in college.
At the age of 25 I become a certified personal trainer.
In 2011 I began doing online health and fitness coaching for women.
I’m a healthy person. I know what to do to take very good care of my body. Yet, I was starting to fall apart.
It seriously scared the ba’jezus out of me!
In October 2014, when a lymph node in my armpit started to get swollen and tender each month, THIS is when I KNEW something was seriously wrong with my body.
In 2015 I saw doctors, had ultrasounds, blood work taken and a mammogram. Nothing abnormal ever popped up.
It was around this time that I began eating more alkaline foods, doing detoxes of all sorts, reading everything published by Chris Wark (Chris Beat Cancer) and Ty Bollinger (The Truth About Cancer) and started removing everything toxic from my household. I completely switched out all of my hygiene products and cleaning products, threw away anything plastic, bought a new shower curtain, threw out all my fragrance- filled hormone disrupting candles and bought soy ones – I went above and beyond to try and figure it out.
Little did I know that it had NOTHING to do with my external environment and EVERYTHING to do with my internal environment.
My breast implants.
It took me six years to discover Breast Implant Illness.
Six years of researching like a mad woman, “living” with uncertainty about the health of my future, feeling like zombie from the moment I woke up and never wanting to do anything, to wondering what the hell was wrong with me and my body.
Not. Any. More.
I’mmmmmmm back to my young, vibrant self!
And nothing has changed in my diet over the last eight weeks either. I’m doing the exact same things I was two months ago.
The only thing that changed is my surgeon removed two massive foreign objects, that were perfectly intact, from my body.
They weren’t leaking or ruptured, ladies… but they were slowly poisoning me.
Is it a coincidence that after I removed them I got better? I think not.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of Breast Implant Illness, and you want your breast implants removed, but a surgeon is telling you to keep them in or to just replace them… run.
I always tell women, “don’t walk in and ask a surgeon what they think you should do or what they think is best for you… tell them that you want your implants out because you think they’re making you sick and you want to explant as soon as possible. And plus, besides the fact, they were never meant to be inside my body in the first place.“
My surgeons office does more explants each week (by far) than they do breast augmentations. This speaks volumes to me.
Nobody can look me in the eyes and tell me “if your breast implants aren’t leaking or ruptured, you are fine, healthy and perfectly safe.”
From my own personal experience with Breast Implant Illness, it’s NOT true.
And for the other 100,000+ women who explanted and got better, it’s not true for them either.
🤔it’s not all in your head
😤you’re not just stressed out
👵🏼you’re not just getting older
😩you’re not just a tired new mom
👎🏼these things don’t just run in your family
Breast Implant Illness, as it’s called, is a real thing. And you can get it… even if your implants aren’t ruptured or leaking. 👋🏼 🎤
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here’s to newfound health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,
♥️ Christina Dennis