Hi My Beautiful Ladies Sorry it has been so long since I have written a blog post. The past 6 month have been filled with so much and I just couldn't bring myself to write. About 6 month ago I came to the realization that my breast implants were making me sick and possibly responsible for my Multiple Sclerosis.
I was born with a chest wall deformity called tubular breasts and at the age of 15 I had 2 reconstructive surgeries with saline implants to correct it. For the past 23 years I have developed all sorts of strange symptoms, cognitive, muscle and joint pain, thyroid, weight gain, autoimmune disease, eczema, strange skin problems, geographic tongue, fatigue, brain fog, depression, sever headaches, heart palpitations, chronic bladder infections, sensitivity to light and sound to name a few. I seemed to baffle Doctors and thought I was doomed genetically. Since I got the implants at such a young age it seems I have always felt this way, I don't remember what it feels like to be normal.
This past December I came across an article telling Anne Ziegenhorn's story describing how sick she became from saline implants. In the article, it explained how her implants were filled with mold making her deathly ill. As I read this article it was as if I had written it. So many of her symptoms I had. At that moment I felt God telling me, this is you. I began to sob and knew I had to get these toxic things out of my body. Anne mentioned the doctor that performed her ex-plant surgery Dr. Susan Kolb. She is the leading expert on removing breast implants with the capsule. I ordered her book right away and scheduled a consult all the way in Atlanta. Turned out both of mine were leaking with internal ruptures. Mold in my right implant, enlarged lymph-nodes and infection. Breast Implants are linked to a rare type of lymphoma and I knew If I didn't get these out that would be my next big battle.
I had my implants removed on June 10th. Needless to say I have been on an emotional roller-coaster leading up to this. Because of my breast deformity I knew I would be deformed after they were taken out and I refused to have any put back in. Because of my Multiple Sclerosis, surgery dramatically increases my chances of a relapse, and then there is the financial burden this is causing my family. The ex-plant was covered by my insurance but because of my deformity I had to have a lift and eventually a fat transfer which is not covered which is around $15-$20,000.
Now that I am 2 months post op I can see how the Lord has carried me through all this, He gave me peace when this mountain became too much. He worked out every detail and made me realize what trusting Him really is. I still have a long road ahead, many months of anti-fungal and mold detox but now I feel like I really have a chance to get well. This was the root of all my problems. Now that they have been removed, lets see what happens. I feel more hope then I ever have about my future.
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