Well this past week involved a flare up. What is a flare up? A flare up is a periodic time frame in which some of the breast implant illness related symptoms you have that subside return and remind you what life was like before you explanted. It's temporary. The flare ups end. It's part of the healing process and should be expected for months and years to come, the good thing is that they become less frequent and less severe as your body heals. I personally have found them to
So I'm changing up how I write these and not doing daily entries. This is because my symptoms are occurring so much less already that there isn't much to blog on each day. I still have symptoms that are not gone yet, but improving so I'm going to list the ones that occurred during the week as a general format instead of daily because sometimes I don't notice a lot during the day! So first things first this past week I was on a full round of antibiotics because of the flu/bron
When I first came across the term breast implant illness back in March of 2017 and began to read about the onslaught of symptoms associated with breast implants, I was in awe and shock. At first, I felt relieved that I’d found the answer, my symptoms matched them perfectly. In the very same moment, I also felt devastated that I would need to remove my “breasts.” The silicone bags I had developed an unnatural attachment to, of which I falsely believed defined me as a feminine
Well I didn't log my symptoms this week because I have been battling a nasty flu bug that turned into bronchitis. By day 8 it had not improved at all so I went into the ER and they set me up with antibiotics. While I am not normally a fan of antibiotics, I knew something wasn't quite right after 8 days with no sign of improvement. The doctor on staff felt it had a lot to do with my body recovering from surgery and just being over extended and not able to fight the bug. The ne
Jan 1 - a bit swollen in face this am and congested but it disappeared quickly after waking. Eyes watering a bit on and off throughout the day, but not tears. Throat felt a bit phlegmy after dinner and harder to swallow, but otherwise good most of the day. Had a bout of nausea after dinner for about 30 minutes and then it was gone. Felt energetic. Wasn’t tired despite two late nights in a row and lots of activity. Hair seems to be growing back in. Skin is looking better. Over
Dec 25 - had a 4 hour nap. runny eyes, runny nose. Minor congestion in sinuses. Reduced facial inflammation. Easier time swallowing (noticeable). Sat on ground and wasn’t stiff and achy trying to get up or walk around. Get tired easily but I’m not fatigued with this blanket of endless fatigue. Itchy ears. Felt pretty energetic and had my bubbly happy personality back for the first time in a while! I really enjoyed watching my kids unwrap presents and then playing with them .