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My 550 CC Implants are Outta Here!

My 550 CC Implants are Outta Here!

My 550 CC Implants are Outta Here!

YES- my shirt reads, “RESTORED BACK TO THE 1972 MAKE and MODEL” 😂
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And YES- these are MY ACTUAL IMPLANTS- the 550cc silicone ones I carried inside of me since 2011.
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My 2 week post op was today and I’m healing well. I have a small infection that should resolve in the next few days. Many of you have asked how I’m healing...
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1) My eye “floaters” are completely gone. 
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2) My painful arm pit lymph nodes cysts have completely dried up and disappeared. I had these for the past six months and doctors said the only way to treat them would be to have them drained. 14 days post op and they are GONE! 
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3) My dry and red eyes look so much younger and white. 
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My sleep is worse as my hormones are all over the place as my body is naturally detoxing the 40+ toxins found in every silicone shell. I go from sweating profusely to freezing. Totally normal after explant. I got sick slowly and the full healing can take up to a year. I’m doing weekly massage and cupping therapy to help the detox process. 
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If you have odd or annoying GI, nerve, skin or endocrine type-symptoms that are similar to autoimmune, or have developed an autoimmune disease, then know they are probably early symptoms of breast implant illness. I was in denial for quite some time and after learning what I now know that the implant, FDA and doctors don’t want us to know, I’m SOOO HAPPY these toxic tata’s are now a conversation piece in my living room and not jacking up my body any longer. 🦋
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The Heal is Real ladies!

 

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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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Benefits of Getting Implants Removed

#1. I love that I can finally wear these cute little bra-let’s 💕

#2. I love that I don’t have this big squishy grandma cleavage. 

#3. I love that I can wear cute low cut T shirts and feel sexy. 

Going for the “Grace Kelly casual-look” tonight for dinner with friends. 🙌🏼

The Heal is Real ladies 🦋

Breast Implant illness healing.

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Breast Implant: Removing the Toxic TaTa's

Finally feeling quite good today and ❤️SO LOVED❤️ after my authenticity surgery. 
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My HEART is FULL and my TATA’s are REAL. Can I get an AMEN?! 😘
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THANK YOU so much to all you AWESOMELY LOVING people out there that reached out to me this past week! 
And most of all to my kick ass mama and private nurse, Holly Hamman Creel!! No way would recovery be possible without quarterbacking everything from my meds, to food to running a full house of children on the last week of school! 
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This weekend was TOUGH, as our body start to flush out toxins and naturally detoxes after implant removal. And that phase of healing hit me HARD this weekend. 
Our bodies are INCREDIBLE things. 
The HEAL is REAL! 🙌🏼

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Breast Implant Illness Post Op Healing

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😮 The EYES and FACE...

That’s where you notice the HEALING from BII, first!

When your body isn’t fighting the toxic foreign object inside of you, inflammation goes down and your:

👀Eyes become whiter and brighter

❤️Skin becomes less red & more fresh

🌸Face becomes less puffy. 

Same lighting and time of day. No make up. No difference in what I ate the night before. 

Just 15 HOURS since getting toxic bags out and my body is already starting to HEAL! It can take up to a year (even two) for total healing but already there’s improvement 🌸🌸🌸

🙌🏼 The Heal is Real! 

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What to know when choosing a Breast Implant...Explant Surgeon: Episode 2

How I almost hired Dr Dick and what you need to know about choosing your Explant Surgeon...

You're OUTTA Here!

You're OUTTA Here!

 


It’s been a week since I last shared about my upcoming EXPLANT and I have a significant lesson to share with you… (and in case you missed it)

 Although the BII Healing Website suggests not to go with your original surgeon, I once had a great experience with mine  so wanted to give him an opportunity to explant.

 THANK GOODNESS the website also warned me that MOST plastic surgeons will likely give you a really crappy reaction if you bring up Breast Implant Illness, performing en blocs, and that you should be totally prepared to walk away during the consult if your surgeon gives you ANY push back.

But I thought, “Eh...not MY surgeon, he’s such a nice guy!  And he’s done my last TWO implant surgeries!”

My once lovely and kind PS was a total CONDESCENDING PRICK like I’ve never seen before. 😭.

I’m a very educated and professional woman, a strong advocate for holistic health and he made me feel like a dumb bimbo hypochondriac and literally said, “sounds like you’ve been on those crazy websites that scare people into thinking their implants are the cause of their illness.” He went on questioning me with a condescending tone re the “real source” of my many symptoms.

 “I feel like you are making me feel crazy, for wanting my implants out.” I said.

“Crazy?  I didn’t SAY you were crazy.  But do you feel you are?”

 

Wait...WHAT….THE…. F*CK???????

 

It was at this point last Monday I began SHAKING.  This was EXACTLY what the site fore-warned me about.  I just couldn't believe MY doctor would turn from Mr Sweet to Dr DICK.

I pulled myself together enough, knowing I HAD TO WALK AWAY from both him and my surgery date.  “You may be PHYSICALLY capable of doing my surgery but we are not MENTALLY aligned - so to not waste any more of our time, I’m going elsewhere”.

It felt DAUNTING to know that I had to go back to square one, find a new surgeon, book a new consultation and a schedule new surgery date.

FIRST THING you NEED to know:  

It is IMPERATIVE that the doctor COMMITS to getting the entire capsule out.  If any is left inside, YOU WILL NOT GET BETTER. Know that when they tell you, “My patients that have had their implants removed have not gotten any better.” that it is because they didn’t take the entire capsule out with the implant.  So no shit sherlock, they didnt get better. A PS should have NO ISSUES with you wanting both your actual implants and all of your capsule returned to you so that you can send it to pathology for testing.

 SECOND THING:  

The majority of plastic surgeons will not acknowledge BII exists.  

Why do you think?  

Yes...Liability.  And then Money.

Although know that there are thousands of doctors, pathologists and plastic surgeons that DO. There are thousands of reported cases despite there still being no actual BII screening.

There is an approved list of physicians that are committed to getting the entire capsule out of you.  

Oh and as for the FDA...it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve approved something safe that isn’t.  Especially when tied to a pharmaceutical drug or medical “device” company.

 

I’m happy to share that I followed the approved list and found one of THEEE BEST plastic surgeons in Tampa Bay.  He is not only one of the most TALENTED and accredited surgeons but he has committed to get as much of my capsule out, even though much of it may be attached to my rib cage.  Ugh to think I may have 23 year old capsules left in me my from my other TWO sets of implants. GROSS.   He will also give me my implants back to me and send the all the capsule to pathology.  

Everything happens for a reason.  I couldnt be sure that Dr DICK was committed to get my entire capsule out, leaving me open to having to pay for another surgery by someone who was.  

 

My NEW surgery date is May 22.  I’ll be in surgery about 5 hours and it’s not cheap at $12,000, and of course NOT covered on insurance (grrr...that’s another post for another day)  But…. as my mom put in perspective to me: I will not have to waste another dime on breast implants surgeries for the rest of my life, I hopefully will not blow more money on diagnostic testing and IF i do in fact feel better, I will have my HEALTH and  LIFE back!      #WorthIt

I have included pictures of what implants LOOK LIKE when they are removed with the capsule, a news video from a Canadian Chemist investigation down below....

Until Episode 3...HUGS and HEALTH,

Seay

 

** PICTURES BELOW ARE GRAPHIC and COULD BE DISTURBING **

This is the first time it's been explained (and shown) HOW and WHY the implant causes so many health issues from a Canadian Chemist on the Canadian FDA board:  

http://www.azfamily.com/clip/14095997/breast-implant-illness-a-search-for-answers

 

Explanted breast Implants covered in the capsule the body naturally builds around it to protect and defend us against the "foreign invader".  It can be peeled off the implant, like a sausage casing, once explanted.

 

Breast Implants removed
Breast implants removed
 

WHY if your implant is under the muscle (like mine), it becomes problematic in getting all the capsule out.

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My Breast Implant EVICTION: Episode 1

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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