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Breast Implant Illness: From a NonBeliever to Healed!

My Entire Journey...with Pictures and Resource Links

Breast Implant Illness

For the past several years I've been public about my "mystery illnesses".   Several people did ask me privately if I'd considered it being my implants and I scoffed at them and thought "Oh what ever- it cant be that- they are safe!" 

If this is you, or sounds like a friend that you know, please know that I was that person too and have created this blog series for people that are thinking just like I did.  I share what I had to see and hear to finally open my mind for consideration.  I'm happy to say, that nearly 3 months after having them removed 80% of my symptoms are gone and I feel younger than ever.  I am grateful every single day for my health and vitality.  The Heal is real...Godspeed ladies.  
HUGS...

Seay

EPISODE 1 : Breast Implant Illness AHA Moment

https://www.seaystanford.com/blog/2018/4/23/my-breast-implant-eviction?rq=breast

EPISODE 2 :  Cause of BII

https://www.seaystanford.com/blog/2018/5/3/what-to-know-when-choosing-a-breast-implantexplant-surgeon?rq=breast

EPISODE 3  : Symptoms of BII

https://www.seaystanford.com/blog/2018/5/15/the-sneaky-symptoms-of-breast-implant-illness-episode-3?rq=breast

EPISODE 4 : Stigma and Judgement

https://www.seaystanford.com/blog/2018/5/17/breast-implants-can-we-toss-the-stigma?rq=breast

EPISODE 5: Eve of Surgery "Balloon Release"

https://www.seaystanford.com/blog/2018/6/25/3byjlsy705phrj8lrtytpyo7mlv0e2?rq=balloon%20release

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Coaches, Healthy People and the AutoImmune Prevalence

Why are so many COACHES being diagnosed with autoimmune and gut health issues?

1) it SEEMS like more coaches are “getting it” because we are the majority SPEAKING to it on social. A bunch of my neighbors have it and have never even heard of Beachbody. Our job is to be vocal while the average person suffers in private. So our voice is “lounder” but that doesnt correlate to actually being more prevelant . 

2) we, in this group and the round table are 5* and above coaches. We are wired to PUSH. Many of us are type A and drive ourselves into exhaustion while the rest of the non high achievers rest. Our personalities are more prone to high cortisol levels and a cascade of other ailments bk we don’t stop until our body crashes on us. That level of stress all the time wrecks your hormones. 

3) healthy people are more aware of their body and small changes. Someone who is a train wreck, EVERYTHING hurts or is off so it’s all just a big blur when it comes to warning signs. People that are healthy notice even the slightest change in their body. So we are primed to naturally dig and explore for our own answers more and sooner than the average person. Then of course, we TALK, about it. LOL

And 4) because I have to go here. We (andmost health and fitness minded folks) are more vain than the average household person both in body image and for social / biz image. Many of us opt for implants (and Botox, and what ever else) to enhance what fitness cant. 
Implants can cause more of an inflammatory response, gut issues, food sensitivities and autoimmune type symptoms than any nightshade, shake or bean. I’ve been on an exhausting journey trying to diagnose my mystery illness, excessive weight gain, chronic inflammation and pain and AI-type symptoms for FOUR years. I refused to think it was my implants. Funny now, at almost 46 years old, and 9 weeks post op from breast explant surgery, nearly ALL of my symptoms have gone away. I spent years of elimination diets, detoxes and remedies but it was my IMPLANTS causing and exacerbating the health issues i was already genetically predisposed to. 

https://draxe.com/breast-implant-illness/



Sorry so long but I’ve heard this question in FB groups and thought it was one that was deserving of some perspective to consider. 😊

 

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Let's Chat a Bit More about Breast Implant Illness, Shall We?

Let's Chat a Bit More about Breast Implant Illness, Shall We?

Since sharing about my own bout with Breast Implant Illness I’ve had dozens of women reach out to me privately with questions.  

While I don’t have all the answers, and can’t guarantee vitality for you if you have them removed, I will say, those nasty suckers certainly aren’t doing your health any favors.   They are a ticking time bomb where you will eventually...notice odd changes in your health.

 

Simply put, they are foreign objects that can cause an inflammatory and immune response in your body.  For each person that reaction can manifest differently based on your DNA, what you are pre-dispositioned to already and your lifestyle.  (ie: your body’s weakest points)

For me, it was my gut health.  For others, it can be autoimmune-type symptoms.  The sneaky thing is, the symptoms are random so you kinda brush them off or take a pill to make them “go away”.  

 

I girl asked me last night when exactly does the illness start to happen?  There’s no time table. Again, it depends on many personal variables. Ive seen women that (allegedly) never had any symptoms, to many years later,  to just a few weeks after implant surgery. Again, it just depends.

 

Another girl asked if she was ok- because she had saline filled.  No. The shell of the implant is still...SILICONE. The problem is that silicone can slowly leach its toxins into our vital organs, which aren’t very far since they are stuffed front and center in our chest cavity.  This leaching process can happen even more so when heated, like in hot tubs, saunas or hot showers.

 

While the majority of western civilization medical doctors will deny (or at least won’t admit) that BII is a real thing, especially plastic surgeons, many Eastern medicine, or naturopaths, will.  I have found this article below, by Dr Axe very helpful in explaining BII and its symptoms, in layman's terms.

 

Whether you may have BII, or something else, I hope you find your answers and wish you improved health and healing. XO Seay

https://draxe.com/breast-implant-illness/

 

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Incredible weight and health transformation from Jillian Mills!

Hey Ya’ll. 👋 In the midst of some life-changing events, I wanted to share. For those of you who don’t know, I suffered three tragic events within a three-week period, several years back:

⧫ I lost my father to cancer
⧫ I lost my career to a company-wide layoff
⧫ My mom became symptomatic with Alzheimer’s

For nearly a solid decade my health was torn down from stress, grief and the chaos that had become my life. I developed:
💥high blood pressure
😵insomnia
😩severe depression
😞insane weight gain
😷horrific chronic pain from three autoimmune diseases that were out of control….and a host of other health issues
😲Eventually, I had catastrophic vision loss and was blacking out and falling.

I had been warned endlessly by doctors that I had to make some changes. It wasn’t until a nurse friend of mine very sternly told me that I was on a path to die💀 before my mother that the magnitude hit home. I was stunned. 😦 I knew I was ill. I was in denial as to how bad I’d really gotten. I was a caregiver who’d lost sight of me. It was about taking care of someone I loved, period. But, now, I was putting her in jeopardy by going down a path that might leave her without me. And, so it began…my journey to wellness. 💪

When I recognized I had to fight 👊to regain my health, I also recognized I didn’t have the energy to go through trial and error. I needed guidance, support and the right tools. 🔧 Enter: Beachbody. I wasn’t interested in simply losing weight, though I desperately needed to lose. And, I certainly wasn’t interested in killing myself to lose weight only to regain it because I didn’t learn how to maintain it. Through the unparalleled products and tools, amazing support systems and the guidance of my coach, I embarked on my road to recovery. 
My current state is:
⚖Over 60 lbs lost - though the weight isn’t my biggest accomplishment. 
🙀I went from regular cortisone shots in both knees to taking knee replacements off the table. 
🙌For the first time in over 10 years, I have no symptoms (And, no pain!) from my autoimmune conditions. 
💤I sleep without aids! 
🏃I have energy for the first time in a decade. 
🙋I’m getting healthier every day - the weight loss is just a side effect…an awesome one!

Now, my mom isn’t at risk of her caregiver dropping dead at any moment.💀 And, while, I can’t bring my father back, I know he would be proud of me…especially now, as I embark on my new career as a Beachbody Coach. 🙌Yep! I know what it’s like to be very ill along with the struggles of being overweight. It’s not enough that I figured it out. I want to share it with others! With my academic history in nutrition, I’ve got all my prerequisites in place to test for certification as a health coach. But, my resume is this: 
✋I’ve been there. 
👉I’ve lived it. 
👍I totally get it. 
And, I’ve come out the other side. If you want to be healthy and fit, 💪you don’t have to try to figure it out on your own. 
It would be my honor🙇 if you would allow me to pay forward the amazing health transformation Beachbody has done for me, TO YOU by meeting you 🤝wherever you are on your journey and walking you through to your fullest potential and possibly the best health of your life.

- Jillian Mills

Jillian Mills

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All Natural after removing my Breast Implants!

THIS IS...ME!! 😍
First time in 23 years I can say, “I’m 100% Me!” 💃🏼
Nothing ON or IN me...and it feels soooo good! 👙
3 weeks post op after having my toxic silicone bags removed from my chest and I’m feeling better every day. 
Heck- I even lost 3 pounds while in Aspen 😍
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I should be able to start working out again in another week or two but until then, I’ll continue losing weight with the Mindful Eating program!!

All Natural after removing my Breast Implants!

All Natural after removing my Breast Implants!

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Breast Implants: So Gross You Need to See!

THERE THEY ARE!!- all 550ccs x2 of them and they are quite HEAVY! All the capsule (the red blob below) was successfully removed from my body and rib cage. 
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It doesn’t look like 2 pieces inside us. The implant looks more like a hamburger with the capsule over it. (See pic in first comment) 
After surgery it is peeled off and away (kinda like a sausage casing 😜). 
Although yes, the silicone shell can make you sick, it’s our bodies natural defense to build this capsule around the implant, that slowly starts to give us the BII auto-immune type symptoms and inflammation. 
If you have implants, yes, yours look like the picture in the first comment, inside you, too. It’s what our body miraculously does to foreign objects to protect us. 
It took years for my many once insignificant symptoms to really stand out. It can take up to a year, even two, for the body to heal after implant removal. 
For me, I’m thankful these bags and capsules are a thing of the past and I can start the healing process ❤️

My 550 CC Silicone casing and filled implant with capsules peeled off.

My 550 CC Silicone casing and filled implant with capsules peeled off.

Implants with capsule before being peeled off.  The capsule forms immediately after implant surgery.

Implants with capsule before being peeled off.  The capsule forms immediately after implant surgery.

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