Silicone breast implants and illness
on 17 Feb 2010
I had bilat. masectomies in 1991 with reconstruction in 1992, at the beginning of the reformerendom of the silicone gel implants. I did recieve the implants and became ill throughout many years without knowing what was going on. Then in 2004 a cardiothoriac surgeon removed a lump 4CM from the internal mammary lymph nodes, positive for silicone. Then in 2007, another lump under my arm next to the chest wall on the left side 2CM and positive for silicone, only seen with a CT scan. The ct showed alot of snowy substance in the lungs and lymph nodes. During this time I was sick all the time with lung issues and many other immune problems, now on 2 or 3 years. I had reconstructive surgery again to remove the implants, which had been leaking for a long time for doctor said. This surgery was very extensive because they did a T-Flap. The recovery went bad. To summarize, I had 13 surgeries in a 4 month period and was hospitalize for 4 months for wound care of the abdomen. I'm still recovering after 3 more surgeries since 12-04-09. My body rejected the implants once they were leaking. So, yes there is silicone poisoning, but I know there has to be symptoms for this. I wouldn't want anyone to go through this, as I did. What are the problems with silicone implants?
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