As many of you know, I am recovering from major surgery right now. My surgery was on January 29, 2016 and for the next year to year and a half I will be detoxing and doing special treatments to regain my health. There are many women who were not so lucky!
Some of you have already watched the video myself and my Mountain Man produced to share our story or listened to my podcast, but I felt it necessary to write our story also for those of you unable to watch videos or listen to podcasts.
This is a personal story and although I have had great pain and suffering, I feel that God used me as a vessel so that I can Pay It Forward and help others and that is exactly what I intend to do. Additionally, I feel very blessed to be able to share my story because my illness almost took my life.
In 1991 and again in 2004 I had lumps removed from my right breast. I was young, felt misshapen and bought into my doctor’s spiel about how safe the new saline implants were hook, line and sinker.
For the last three years, my health has been progressively declining. Medical doctors laughed at me and told me that it was in my head and I was full of poo. They were wrong, as most plastic surgeons and doctors are today when they tell women that their implants couldn’t be causing their health issues. Thankfully I had the knowledge to know how to self-diagnose and self-medicate with natural remedies which honestly was my saving grace. I knew that my immune system, adrenal glands, lymph glands, thyroid, and liver were taxed and sluggish so I was treating them on a regular basis but did not know the cause. I tried sleeping more and trying to take better care of myself, but my health continued to decline.
I went from being a very physically fit, athletic, driven person to someone who within a months time was nearly wheelchair bound, unable to walk more than a 1/4 mile unassisted, unable to sit straight for more than 15 minutes without pain, unable to lift a canning jar a 1/3 full of dry oatmeal when only months before was lifting 85 lbs on my weight bench. I had heat traveling up and down my arms and legs, a swollen face, entirely swollen abdominal area, blurred vision and dry eyes, could drink enough water for my entire family in a day and was still dehydrated, chest pain, a hiatal hernia due to all the swelling in my abdomen, digestive issues, pains in my breasts, swollen lymph glands, sinus issues, nauseated all the time, unable to eat, I was losing my hair by the handfuls, debilitating headaches and face pain, symptoms of fibromyalgia, lupus, Lyme, MS, my adrenals, thyroid, liver, kidneys and immune system were taxed and no longer working properly as well as SO many other symptoms. Holding a conversation became an issue as well because I could not keep my thoughts to save my life. Doing my radio show became such a challenge and a fear at the same time because I never knew from minute to minute what my body and mind would do.
It was honestly such a scary time for myself and my men. I knew I was sick and didn’t know what was causing it and men are fixers and they had to resign to watching my health decline and were unable to do anything to help me. As I mentioned in our video and podcast, it is important to think of each other’s feelings during such trying times and to realize that we all think differently and handle situations differently. So communication is key and understanding that when your man is angry it is probably because he can’t fix you so it comes out in anger.
It was really quite amazing how I was diagnosed and many of you will think I am crazy. As many of you know, we take our faith very seriously and God is the head of our family. During my sickness, I became even closer to God and he truly shared things with me. This was something I often prayed to have the ability to do – to hear him speaking to me… It was awing…
I felt God nudged me to get an ionic foot bath. I have used them in the past (pre-implants) to help detox my body, but I never owned one. I knew we could all benefit from it, so when we had the money I purchased one. When it arrived I could not wait to use it and pulled out all the paperwork and was reading over everything before my first soak. One of the first warnings on the pamphlet was if you have implants of any kind you should not use it… I was so disappointed and decided to do some searching on the internet and the 2nd line of my first search revealed a link to Breast Implant Illness!
It was like someone smacked me in the face or flipped the switch to the BIG neon sign! The link revealed all the symptoms to Breast Implant Illness and my mouth continued to drop open. I was a walking poster board child for this illness. I had all the symptoms, but one. I just cried, but they were more tears of joy to know FINALLY what was causing me to be so sick.
The next night my eyes went wide open at 1:50 am and I felt nudged to search and search and search about this illness and EVERYTHING I searched brought me to Dr. Susan Kolb, MD of Plastikos.com and author of The Naked Truth About Breast Implants. I knew that God was pointing me in the direction of Dr. Kolb. She could not have been more suited for the job, not only does she treat people from all over the USA and all over the country, but Dr. Kolb was her own guinea pig many years ago when she personally had Breast Implant Illness (BII). She is not only a medical doctor, but she is also a naturopath and a wealth of information when it comes to ridding the body of all the poisons.
What Is Breast Implant Illness (BII)
Breast implant illness is a period of sickness affecting the body caused by silicone or saline breast implants. Symptoms of breast implant illness vary from body to body due to personal differences, the type of breast implants and the progression of the illness.
It appears that a few symptoms show up a little earlier and more consistently such as fatigue, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), joint and muscle pain, hair loss and dryness throughout the body including organs and glands.
I highly recommend, if you are experiencing fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, joint and muscle pain, hair loss and dryness throughout the body, it is your body indicating to you that the implants are causing illness and should be removed as soon as possible.
Because breast implants affect most body systems, symptoms are widespread and can be related to toxicity, immune dysfunction/failure, auto-immune diseases, neurological symptoms, endocrine symptoms and metabolic symptoms.
What Is Silicone Toxicity
I feel it very necessary to mention this… Silicone Toxicity is not just from breast implants, but from anything silicone in your body such as stomach belts for weight loss, silicone mesh for hernias and varied other uses as well as the medical ports used for different procedures. PLEASE be aware that you too may be affected and it is very important to spread the word. These items are killing people.
Symptoms Of Breast Implant Illness & Silicone Toxicity
Fatigue Or Chronic Fatigue
Cognitive Dysfunction (Brain Fog, Difficulty Concentrating, Memory Loss)
Muscle Pain and Weakness, Joint Pain
Hair Loss, Dry Skin and Hair
Poor Sleep and Insomnia
Dry Eyes, Decline In Vision, Vision Disturbances
Hypo/Hyper Thyroid Symptoms
Hypo/Hyper Adrenal Symptoms
Estrogen/Progesterone Imbalnace or Diminishing Hormones
Slow Healing of Cuts and Scrapes, Easy Bruising
Throat Clearing, Cough, Difficulty Swallowing, Choking
Gastrointestinal and Digestive Issues
Fevers, Night Sweats, Intolerant To Heat
New and Persistent Bacterial and Viral Infections
Slow Clearing of Common Colds and Flues
Fungal Infections, Yeast Infections, Candida, Sinus Infections
Sudden Food Intolerance and Allergies
Slow Muscle Recover After Activity
Heart Palpitations, Changes in Normal Heart Rate or Heart Pain
Sore and Aching Joints of Shoulders, Hips, Backbone, Hands and Feet
Swollen and Tender Lymph Nodes in Breast Area, Underarm, Throat, Neck & Groin
Bouts of Dehydration For No Reason
Numbness/Tingling Sensations In Upper And Lower Limbs
Cold & Discolored Limbs, Hands and Feet
General Chest Discomfort, Shortness of Breath
Pain and/or Burning Sensation Around Implant and/or Underarm
Liver and Kidney Dysfunction
Toxic Shock Symptoms
Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks
Symptoms of/or Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
Symptoms of/or Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
Symptoms of/or Diagnosis of Auto-Immune Diseases Such As; Raynaud’s Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Nonspecific Connective Tissue Disease, Multiple Sclerosis
Sypmtoms of/or Diagnosis of ALCL Lymphoma
Why Breast Implants and Silicone Make Us Sick
Breast implants and silicone cause illness because they are large foreign objects which overwhelm and impair our immune systems causing immune system dysfunction and auto-immune symptoms. Immune system dysfunction allows opportunistic bacteria and fungi to grow out of control causing serious bacterial and fungal infections in our body which produce large amounts of bio-toxins which overload our organs. In addition, implants are made of silicone which is a chemical soup of dangerous toxins and heavy metals that when implanted in the body begin breaking down due to body chemistry and releasing and circulating particulates of silicone and neuro-toxic, cyto-toxic, carcinogenic chemicals and heavy metals contaminating tissues, organs, glands and body systems. Simply put silicone is a biologically active and toxic substance that causes bio-toxins and systemically poisons and impairs many functions of the body.
Many people feel that the saline implants are safe, but they could not be more incorrect. I had saline implants and nearly lost my life to them. The problem with saline implants is that the valves leak which then allows fungis, bacteria and mold to form within the implants as well as around the implants. This combination is very toxic. Something as simple as hugging someone can cause the deadly concoction to leave the implant and enter the body causing you to get very sick. Additionally, the saline implants have a silicone outer shell which is still allowing silicone into the body and most cases the silicone had leached into the saline so it is still entering the body upon the valves leaking.
Life Without Implants
Ladies, we should be celebrating ourselves. We were beautifully and wonderfully created and to ever feel we are not enough or to allow a doctor to tell us we need to be more is ludicrous. I am celebrating my life and my body. I am proud of who I am, who God has sculpted me to be and how he made me. My regrets are that I did not feel like I was enough before because as I stated previously, I feel as though God is using me as a vessel to help other people so I am not losing sleep over a decision made 12 years ago. Instead, I have a voice and a heart to help, inspire and heal and that is exactly where my focus is. I found a book recently titled Raising Body-Confident Daughters: 8 Conversations To Have With Your Tween and I think this is something that all young girls should see. Our society puts too much emphasis on our outer appearance and not enough on the person that is inside!
Are You Still Considering Implants? Love Yourself For Who You Are Instead!
For those of you that are reading this and are actually considering and feeling the need to enhance your body, might I just say PLEASE DON’T DO IT‼ If reading the above is not enough to scare you, remember I almost lost my life‼ Do you have children or do you want to have children? If the answer is yes – do you want to lose an ounce of precious time with them? Would you also want to poison them while breast feeding? Consider your family – you will be sick it will just be a matter of when. You will lose your valuable and precious time to this illness – it will sneak in and steal your life. I am SLOWLY regaining my life and I am here to encourage you to think twice. They are not worth it‼ I am celebrating being me and happy with who I am and how I was created. Please look in the mirror and think about all the amazing things you love to do and the people you love – that will be impaired down the road when the illness sets in… Love yourself for who you are and how you were made and go out and enjoy your life‼
If you have a man in your life that is pressuring you to enhance your figure, you may be with the wrong man. A real man will love you for who you are both inside and out and would NEVER ask that of you!
If you have friend’s in your life pressuring you, PLEASE have them read this and you may consider finding new friends!
This may sound harsh and if nearly dying is not enough for you, what will you do when you start losing all your hair & your teeth, being quarantined in a facility because you have picked up unusual viruses and bacteria because your immune system is so impaired, wheelchair bound maybe for life and end up extremely over weight. This is happening to women all over the country and I am using my voice in hopes of eliminating you from becoming a statistic too!
Please share this with EVERYONE you know – if is important that the word is spread and remember this is not just for those with/or thinking of getting breast implants, but those with stomach belts, silicone mesh, medical ports or any form of silicone in the body. This is also not limited to women so please share with EVERYONE you know.
If you feel this has revealed answers to your own prayers and you feel you may be suffering from silicone poisoning, feel free to email me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org and below you will find some great resource.
Breast Implant Illness & Healing by Nicole (Facebook Group)
Breast Implant Truth, Implant Illness and Explantation (Facebook Group)
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