Explanting 11 Year Old Cohesive Gel. Enbloc or Bust. Toronto, Ontario

There really should be a National Explant Day. I...

There really should be a National Explant Day. I mean, it seems to me, I have spent more hours researching taking these babies out than I have actually working. This has become a full time job, one that started Labour Day to be exact. While my friends were celebrating their long weekend, I was developing bedsores on my bottom from sitting so long, blurred vision and tunnel carpel ... to add to an already long list of silicone side effects. You see like most of you, I just hadn't been able to connect the dots when it came to all these weird symptoms. It wasn't until I literally had an epiphany, a devine intervention, if you will. I have always believed we all have angels around us, we all have the answers within us, it just took some extensive quite time for me to see the light, so to speak.

I am 51 years old. I have had textured, 425CC cohesive gel implants since 2004. They still look great, my jugs. Funny thing is, I almost never display them. They are just too big on my small frame. So I have lived the better part of the past 11 years with them covered up. I mean really, lets be honest, where else is someone suppose to look when they are speaking to me when these giant melons are looking them square in the eye? Right from the get go I felt a sort of disconnect from these "things" on my chest. They immediately flipped and rotated. That was terrifyingly shocking, brother, now what? I went back to my PS and he told me he had never seen anything like it (really? that's not comforting at all) and that he was sure they would settle into place. Eventually they did, I wish I could say the same for me settling into my new rack.f It wasn't until a number of years later my left implant started to rotate and migrate up, oh, man. Now I was told, like most of you, that I could probably live out the rest of my life with these glorious new and improved gummy bear implants "so go home and enjoy my life". Hard to do when toxic silicone is permeating your body which will eventually rear it's ugly head.

Here are a list of my symptoms ... Chronic Cough (can you say sexy smoker cough), sinus drip (yum), breast tightness (at least no wrinkles) and pain, pain between shoulder blades, cysts, swollen lymph nodes, itchy (the illusive itch you can never seem to scratch), alcohol intolerance (crap, sometimes that's the only thing that gets me through the day), foggy head (I'm blonde, so any airhead issues only reinforce the stereo-type ... not to mention the boobs) memory issues (so bad I was starting to think I should be checked for Alzheimer's), anemia, cold hands and feet, burning sensation hands and feet and tingling, nausea, "bubble" lumps, poor posture and just recently ... purplish blue nipples which indicate a circulation issue.

There is no doubt these sacs need to come out STAT. Since I am from Canada, apparently OHIP should pay for the explant portion of the operation. I am also considering a lift if my PS feels I would qualify and benefit. Problem with Canada from what I see is a lack of experienced PS that perform enbloc as well as remove any migrated silicone. I don't want to throw my money away by paying for an explant in Ohio when it's covered here in Ontario, but I also know the way my mind works, if I do not have confirmation that everything was removed, and correctly, it will forever nag me.

I am reaching out to you ladies who have already explanted in Ontario and elsewhere to ask you to share with me your consultation process, who you went to, what they told you and ultimately who you ended up explanting with and what your outcome was. I plan on paying it forward, photos and all. It warms my heart to see so many women brave enough to share their personal stories, support and exalt other women. Thanks to you all from the bottom of my heart.

Life's too short to worry about tits!
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