One year!!!! I can’t believe it’s been a year without implants! 🙌🏽 I had a ROUGH few years prior to explant & I am so thankful to be here. I implanted at 19, and starting showing symptoms of Breast Implant Illness (BII) 2-3 years later. Skin rashes, heart palpitations, shoulder pain, brain fog, fatigue, inflammation. It wasn’t until June 2015 at 30 years old that my health took a dive. I went to urgent care for what I thought was a broken rib and found out I had a severe PE and spent 7 days in ICU. Shortly after I was suffering from the above plus anxiety, depression, insomnia, temperature intolerance, food intolerance, hair loss, dry skin, Candida, mood swings, weight gain & more. I was so mentally and physically sick I couldn’t work, care for myself or my family. I was put on antidepressants and anti anxiety medication and sent to a therapist with no relief.
The crazy thing is I was considering having my implants redone until speaking to a dear friend who I’ll forever cherish who introduced me to BII and the amazing support group of 30k+ woman. ❤️🙏🏽 A few short weeks later I found a doctor who fit me into a cancellation for a full capsulectomy. It’s been life changing to say the least. I was back to work 2 weeks later, off my prescriptions and relieved of 95% of my symptoms. The only symptom remaining is Candida which I am finally tackling. But life on the lighter side is oh, so good! ❤️