Telling Your Story, Making a Change
When I was 19 I chose to have surgery to augment my breasts. I had 650cc Natrelle saline implants placed under the muscle. After a year of pain, discomfort, and unnaturally shaped breasts my implants finally settled in. By this time my ones 34A chest was now sitting at an enormous 34DD and I was attracting attention everywhere I looked. I didn't like the attention, I didn't like the staring so I taught myself to look down, avoid eye contact, and developed social anxiety which drove me to stay indoors as much as possible. Another year went by and I started getting nauseous every day, no matter what I ate or drank. This was the start of a long battle with doctors and ever changing, mysterious symptoms. I was always cold, my hands and feet would go numb, I'd have a head ache, my knees, neck, elbows and hips hurt, I developed carpal tunnel, I suffered from low body temperature, vertigo, dizziness, brain fog, fatigue, ringing in my ears, the list goes on and on. No matter how many doctors I went to, no one could find anything wrong even after four years and I really started to think that it was in my mind! Then one day in early 2017 I was trying to look up information about my symptoms and I kept coming up with the same, unexpected answer... it was my BREAST IMPLANTS. As I continued reading I found more and more stories just like mine and I knew I had to do something about it. That is why I decided to start this endeavor to inform and connect women who are going through this experience, share knowledge, and make their voices heard! Please share your story or make a donation to help fuel my documentary!
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