“Just press post Tara” ?
This by FAR is the hardest thing I’ve ever shared but the only thing that has kept me from sharing thus far is my own PRIDE ?
I will get judgements and critical responses to what I’m about to tell you.
Anywhere from….ugh she’s so superficial to why is she sharing her personal life with everyone.
To those…. I can’t change the way you think about others but I know HE ??can because I was just like you years ago ?
This is something I never thought I would share with ANYONE.
My husband knew. A few friends that asked knew ? Ive kept this secret for the past 7 years.
The SECRET…. BOOBS ? I know you are shocked ?
A little over 7 years ago I had decided to get breast implants. After my second was born and nursing both babies I had nothing left like many of us mamas. So I decided that I wanted to be back to what I was before babies so I made the decision to get implants. It was truly on a whim ? I did not think it through. I didn’t want anyone to know and planned to never tell anyone this story but…..God had other plans ?
I didn’t really think twice about them. But I truly never thought they were really me ?Clothes did fit better…. It was easy and I even talked positively about implants with other women that were getting them ?. I was really fine with them for the first 5 years.
Fast forward after Cade was born…. I started having health problems. I chalked it up to hormones and age.
First…. food sensitivities
So I just took out the culprits like dairy, gluten and some veggies. Then I had a food sensitivity test done and started to get rid of the foods I was sensitive to. I kind of controlled it to a point.
Then the past 2 years….
Inflammation all over my body
Serious premature aging
Migraine Headaches daily
Weight gain no matter how clean I ate (15lbs this past year)
Extreme pain in my hands after lifting
I would lose my grip of things
Extreme bloating no matter what I ate
So yeah you can see some of these other women experience that do not have implants but I needed answers and I wasn’t going to settle for “this is what happens as you age” crap. This wasn’t going to be my LIFE.
I prayed. I researched A LOT. I believe God led me to all the right places. God led me to people suffering with the same thing. A support group of women like me suffering quietly…. some a lot worse than me and others just starting to feel bad. There was a name for what I was experiencing….Breast Implant Illness.
I made an appointment with a doctor. He told me that my implants were textured…which as of recent studies show an increase risk of cancer AND that he never used them nor would he. That was it. Done. No matter what the outcome of my health was I needed these implants out ASAP. I have children…. I have a calling on my life and I can’t be in this state of health and do what I’m called to do.
They had an OPEN appt one week later which was crazy…..but I just knew it was for me. I wanted them out. I mean I fuel my body with whole foods and exercise. I don’t eat many processed foods. How can I allow these TOXIC bags to tear me down?
That was March 23. That day is when I got my life back.
I experienced so many positive emotions that day….FREEDOM from who I was 7 years ago. Gods love in a whole new way and because of that a sense of SELF LOVE I’ve never experienced.
My mind is clear. Even when I was taking the pain killers the first day. Truly remarkable.
Inflammation GONE 8lbs of it ?
Chest pain gone besides the soreness
My skin is soooo clear and TJ said today that I look so much younger. He said he noticed right when I came home from surgery. He also said I had sunken eyes and bags under them before “But I didn’t want to say anything” ??. Thanks for thinking of my feelings babe ?
Energy is backkkkk
Can’t wait to have my blood tested soon to see the difference too
My close friend shared that she had a dream that she was waiting for me after surgery and the doctor came out and said I was restored and healthy. Then he turned around and turned into Jesus. ???. That’s what God has been telling me since my surgery.
I AM RESTORED ??
Why do I share? Because other women may be thinking of getting them and maybe my story helps them research and make a good decision. Because women that have battled cancer may be led by their doctors to get implant(s) and run into even more issues. Because my story can save someone a lot of pain and sickness.
Am I saying everyone will experience what I did? Not sure. I don’t have all the answers. I’m just sharing what I went through. What I experienced. Maybe my mess can help someone.
I am a totally different person than I was 7 years ago. God made me perfect and I’m proud of that. I’m so blessed by this life that I didn’t need nor want anything standing in my way.
I love who I am and my body and everyday I feel more blessed that I didn’t wait too long.
I have a lot of life to live ?
Thanks for reading this far…. You’re welcome to email me or message me if you have questions! I’ve talked with SO MANY women who were going through the same thing for the same reason but couldn’t figure out why. If this posts helps even ONE person, it’ll be worth it!
Remember friends your STORY unlocks someone else’s PRISON??