Sick from my Implants - Southlake, TX
I became progressively ill about 2 years ago:...
Looking great and feeling great!
I am human again
Joint pain and weakness
Muscle twitches, fasciculations and spasms
Eczema and dry scalp
My eyes are whiter, my skin is glowing
Normal body temperature-no chills
Moodiness and depression
Low sex drive
I no longer wake up in the morning feeling like I have the flu. In fact, I can barely sleep 7 hours now, whereas the past 2 years I have needed 9 and never felt rested. The strength has returned in my upper body. My joints no longer crackle. I have tons of energy and a very positive attitude. I feel like the person I used to know. I have not posted an update because I am just too busy living life with new found energy!
I miss my larger breasts but I am getting used to how I look. I actually like how clothes fit me better without the implants. Everyone tells me I look like I lost weight. I am going to buy some sexy, unsupportive bathing suit tops to enjoy the new look. The scars are healing nicely and the swelling is gone.
Any time I think about how I wish I had my old breasts, I remember that I got my health back by removing them. So worth it!
I hope that I am the exception. I hope that most women are not going through what I did. I also wish we had an alternative to silicone (and saline inside silicone). I called my rheumatologist to tell him how much better I was. He said there was a ton of literature and studies done 20 years ago about "implant illness" but nothing lately. I can't believe with the growing number of women getting implants that it is not still a huge problem and most women are completely unaware.
If anyone is thinking that their health problems may be due to their implants, they should really look into it. Not many doctors are aware of this problem but I can tell I am certainly not alone.
Dr. Heistein has an excellent bedside manner. He treats many woman who need breast reconstruction due to cancer. I felt very comfortable with his skill level and willingness to accommodate my needs. The overall result of his work is very positive. I am proud of my new, implant free breasts.