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November 15, 2018

This fall (2018) two major studies have been released confirming exactly what most women suffering from breast implant illness already know. Rather then regurgitate the information I'll just share a brief quote from each and send you over to the links directly for you the mull over yourself. Interestingly all the information that confirms what we know is always independently funded. Is it a coincidence that any research funded by those who have a financial interest in breast implant never has any definitive conclusions?

The risk of women with breast implantation developing an autoimmune disease was 45 per cent higher compared to women without implants," said Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, director of the Division of Rheumatology at the U of A.

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The Study: https://academic.oup.com/ij...

May 28, 2018

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Today marks my 161st day or 6 months post explant anniversary! I cannot believe it has been an entire half year. I am humbled, blessed, filled with gratitude, feel honored and happy. Nothing is easy on the healing side, but for every two steps you move forward in your healing you only take one step backwards; so the journey is still moving you in the right direction!

My symptoms were stagnant for a bit, but recently they have begun changing for the better again. As noted below this is as of today!I weaned myself off Lexapro and have been a month free of it and no withdrawal symptoms for the past 10 days too!

All I can say is everything is better. I have documented every aspect of my heali...

May 19, 2018

I've continued to track my symptoms but haven't blogged them yet. It's been up and down the last few weeks with some detox cycles and then of course, I decided to wean myself off Lexapro (Anti-Anxiety medication) because I didn't feel it served me, in fact I felt it was inhibiting my healing progress. (I also found out the company that made it was fined over $300 Million for marketing for unapproved purposes, paying kickbacks to doctors, and failing to disclose/hiding negative clinical/research data.... AND THEN I found out that ALLERGAN bought them out, Allergan is the company that made my breast implants........ so weaning off was critical to me!)

Withdrawal symptoms were no joke. Dizzy spells, severe nausea, migraine headaches, hot flashes, profuse sweating, insomnia, irritability and some brain fo...

March 16, 2018

I'm now 88 days into my healing since my breast implant removal. I have been waiting for a much anticipated first appointment with a specialist regarding my silicone exposure and related symptoms (breast implant illness) and my day finally arrived March 15! Yesterday I had that appointment.

First of all, this is no hokey pokey doctor. He is a renowned and well-respected MD, PHD (Doctor of Medical Sciences) with specialities in Nephrology & Immunology. His areas of expertise include autoimmune disorders, inflammatory disorders and ASIA ( autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by an adjuvant). I was VERY fortunate that my family MD provided the referral to this specialist.

 My appointment was over 2 hours in length and included a very thorough review of my family medial history, an extensive revie...

March 9, 2018

Apologies, I've been really busy in year end for some clients of mine. I haven't worked since November of last year, so I have some serious catch up to do and this is the first I've felt well enough to finally get back to some part-time working again. So my priority has been to focus on meeting my clients needs and finalizing their year ends for tax deadlines. 

I am still tracking symptoms and taking my daily photos! The prior week there wasn't too much out of the ordinary, some minor inflammation and congestion related symptoms due to more sugar intake as a result of a few family birthdays close together! This week however I had a major reaction to a trigger.

I was at the salon on Friday getting my hair cut and the product that was used in my hair I didn't really think about. My scalp was really itchy...

January 23, 2018

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/bronchitis I had. After 8 days it had 0 improvement so I went into the ER and they put me on antibiotics. It was bad and getting more in my chest and the concern was pneumonia because it was heading that way. This year is particularly bad too! So I agreed. It was tough to distinguish flu symptoms from breast implant illness ones.

So fi...

January 9, 2018

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. Overall I fell better and most of my symptoms have improved except for a few.... that’s amazing! Felt pretty darned great today. I can think clearer, I’m not forgetting all the tIme, I feel sharper, quicker witted, and able to problem solve again. Hands were a bit stiff at day’s end but everything else felt great! Sat on the floor kn...

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