Seay Stanford: Breast Implant Eviction

💕 I’ve been suffering with this mostly in silence...and this is a BIG DEAL for me...so here goes yall...

Over the past several years I’ve shared publicly how I’ve not felt quite right (actually like crap) and have been on a quest to treat my many “odd and random” symptoms.
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Doctors visits, scans, tests, pokes, prods…and $22,000 in medical costs in 2016, all resulted in, “You’re normal.”
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I know I’m not freaking normal. I know what NORMAL feels like and THIS… this is not it. Screw the doctors and people that basically told me it’s all in my head or just normal signs of aging.😡
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What people were REALLY saying is, “We don’t know.” But it’s easier to suggest the symptoms are all in my head than admit defeat.
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🧐 I KNEW something was wrong and started spending thousands of dollars to be my own health advocate and find the answer. I was the poster girl for clean eating, wellness and a healthy and happy lifestyle. 
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I have tried so many things: organic supplements, massage, cupping, diet & lifestyle changes and alternative healing methods. I’ve taken dozens of tests, cat scans, had more vials of blood taken than I can count and followed the direction of my health care professionals (both eastern and western), trainers, nutrition plans...all to a T. 
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I looked for every solution. I tried elimination diets, cleanses, more tests and still…. Nothing. Some of the elimination diets and programs left me feeling better for a moment but I couldn’t hang on to that vitality for any length of time. 🙁
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So the struggle and search continued…
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I sort of got tired of sharing the struggle here and with others because at the end of the day, I still didn’t have a “period at the end of my sentence”: I still had no answers and why bother continuing to share the struggle with still no freaking solution. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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👉🏼There was this ONE posibility that kept popping up in front of me over and over again on social media and private messages. 
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Constantly. 
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---> BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS.
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But I continued to push that option away “no, that wasn’t it” I would tell myself, “that’s not my issue.” 
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I even thought up until 5 weeks ago, “that’s not a REAL thing.” 
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🤷🏼‍♀️ I don’t know about you but I thought the only way someone could get “sick” from their implants was if it was silicone, and it ruptured or leaked. Mine were not damaged so I thought, “well that isn’t me so obviously I’m fine.” And...I LIKE having my implants, so entertaining the thought it could be THEM wasn’t happening. #denial
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But after ruling pretty much everything out over the past couple years, I felt I HAD to at least entertain the idea, I may be suffering from the effects of toxic tatas.
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The more research I did and the more people I spoke with I realized just how misinformed and in denial I was… 😮
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The implant doesn’t need to leak or rupture to be dangerous - in fact, the shell of the implant itself is ridden with chemicals that can potentially poison your body. 
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So what happens?? Our bodies are smart and designed to fight foreign objects. Our immune system smartly starts building a CAPSULE around the implant to create a barrier between us and the foreign object. Since the implants obviously can’t be pushed out our immune system constantly stays hard at work for many months….and in my case many YEARS. 
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This capsule is a problem in and of itself. Imagine barnacles growing off a piling. The capsule grows these same barnacles that also create problems such as infection and inflammation.🔥
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As long as the implants are around, our body continues over time attacking our implants as a foreign object as something it needs to destroy and get rid of.🥊
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After years the immune system and the body itself weakens and it starts to shut down. At the same time, those toxins from both capsule and the shell of the implant are leaking into your bloodstream - slowly wreaking havoc.🔥
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As I read through the symptom list for BII I felt like the list was speaking RIGHT to ME…., 🤚🏼FACE PALM SEAY moment...nearly all of my issues were RIGHT THERE, even the REALLY ODD random ones like swollen lymph nodes in my arm pits. (yep- those were “normal” too)
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The most common symptoms are fatigue, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory and word loss), joint and muscle pain, hair loss, weight gain, recurring infections and problems with thyroid and adrenals, lymph nodes or other endocrine glands.
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So if I had implants for 23 years, why NOW? What about all the years I was fine? I pondered that, too.🤔
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First I can honestly say I’ve had at least SOME of the symptoms for a really long time, specifically the tingling in my hands and feet (I even wondered if I had MS) but the symptoms were mild and would pass. I definitely felt more and more symptoms over the years but chalked them up to aging or normal woman stuff. Prior to being certified as a holistic health coach in 2012, I also took pills to make my little symptoms “go away” in the interim. Once I stopped taking pills to bypass my symptoms, the symptoms were able to present themselves much more LOUDLY. 
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2015 was the most stressful year of my life. I know through all the constant stress and “fight or flight” my body was experiencing had my cortisol levels on full throttle for a year all meanwhile while my immune system was on hyperdrive still trying to reject my implants. 
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A perfect storm.⚡️
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I feel that, on top of already having minor signs of BII, the extreme stress sent my body into inflammation and immune OVERDRIVE. 🚨
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By 2016, I was the sickest I have ever felt in my life. Looking back, I had nearly every official symptom of BII and was on the verge of an autoimmune disease (later learning also a very common outcome of BII).
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So I tackled each symptom and what it’s cause could be, one by one. My life became consumed with finding my answer.
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I’m tired of feeling like shit and gaining weight despite my efforts. Actually, intense exercise makes my inflammation even...WORSE. ♨️ 
If another person tells me to eat right and exercise more, I may literally punch them in the fucking face. Trust me, if you lived with me, you’d know that my body weight and how I feel do not AT ALL reflect my constant efforts.
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🤔 My guess is that because I eat well and exercise consistently, my symptoms aren’t nearly as bad as some of the thousands of really severe cases I’ve read about. I think taking good care of myself, drinking antioxidants, antinflammatories and adaptogens in my shake, raised my immune system enough to somewhat tame the inflammatory fire burning inside of me. I can’t imagine what a mess I’d possibly be if I wasn’t eating super clean, and still exercising.
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THANK GOD for that!🙌🏼
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But I do notice when I’m highly stressed, my symptoms all get way worse, especially the past few weeks of late.♨️
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SO HERE MY BIGGER REVEAL-->>>>> On May 9, I’m having my silicone bags officially... E-FREAKING-VICTED!! Yes, I’m having them removed for good.👉🏼👉🏼
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Yes- I’m totally freakin scared. 😭What if I look deformed? What if I have dreadful scars from the lift? What if...I don’t even feel better????? 😞
I have had implants my entire adult life (3 sets) and don’t even know what my real “friends” look like at this point. 🤷🏼‍♀️ What if I’m not sexy to my husband any longer???
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🦋 But what leads me MORE is I think...WHAT IF I DO FEEL BETTER?!!! What if this explant is what my body needs to FINALLY HEAL?! What if they have been the CAUSE of all these crazy and random symptoms I have felt? I’ve seen now thousands of post explant pictures of women and how literally just hours after explant you can see a difference in their face. Months after the physical improvements are even more drastic. 
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Even IF I don’t get relief, from everything I’ve learned I just want them freakin’ OUT of my body.🚫
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Until May 9, I’m thinking positively, believing THAT THIS is finally the period at the end of this very long sentence. I’m planning my post surgery detox (highly recommended after explant surgery) and am READY to get on with my life. 😍
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I’ll be sharing more about what I’m learning and doing along the way. I am in a facebook group with 40,000 other women just like me. I realize and understand that you may not want to hear any more. I respect that immesley as that was me. I am at a place now though, where I believe BII is a real, scientific immune auto response our body does that slowly causes problems. 
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HERE’S to HEALING xo Seay

This site is a HUGE resource to learn more: https://healingbreastimplantillness.com/

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