Annette – South East

Implant date: Dec 03
Implant Surgeon: Brent Tanner, Bupa/Spire Tunbridge Wells
Implant Manufacturer: Silimed 285 cc
Silicone or Saline: Silicone Polyurethane, 1st and only set
Textured Shell : Yes
Duration implanted: just short of 14yrs

Symptoms: progression to HASHIMOTOS Thyroid disease, Adrenal issues, Muscle Pain & Weakness, Fatigue, unexplained Chronic Back pain, Restless Leg Syndrome, Short term and Long term Memory issues, Lack of Concentration and Brain Fog, Confusion, Skin rashes, Hair Loss, Sores on my Scalp and Hair Line, Dry bloodshot Eyes, Blurred Declining Vision, Sinus Infections, Hormonal issues resulting in HRT, Heart Palpitations, Breathlessness, Severe Anxiety, Chronic Insomnia, Depression with Suicidal Feelings, Frequent need to Urinate along with Stress Incontinence, Low  Body Temperature and always feeling cold, Food Intolerances, Brittle Nails,  Body Aches, Electric Jolts to body, Water Retention, Leg Swelling, Body Puffiness, Chronic Inflammation. Inability to work 

Autoimmune Diagnosis: Just prior to Implants I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism – an Under Active Thyroid 

Capsular Contracture: No

Explant Date: Oct 16
Explant Surgeon:  Dr Kappel in the Netherlands

Full or part capsulectomy: My surgeon got nearly all of the Capsules out but not all sadly. They were placed over the muscle.

State of implants: Confirmed Gel Bleed, implants were yellow and wrinkled with loss of volume as both my implants were no longer filled with its contents. The textured surfaced looked very flaky and they smelled really chemically and all slimy 

Histopathology results: No sign of (pre) malignancy. 
Reported Fibrosis and Chronic Inflammation with locally Strong Eosinophils Infiltrate and Local Histolytic reaction to Silicone. 

Additional information: Explant Operation went very well, no complications, minimal scaring. I did not have a lift. I had drains for 3 days and no antibiotics. I reacted to plaster tape which resulted in blisters and was painful

1 month Plus post explant:

Had surprising energy the first week after explant and whilst I was in Holland but crashed after day 8. BII Symptoms were bad and I was very very depressed, low energy and in pain. Hair loss got worse. Noticed Skin eruptions underneath my jaw line and cheek area that appeared which I had not seen before. Also Weird skin sores on my scalp and hair line that got more pronounced right after explant. I am still experiencing this but not as bad. General I am very up and down, better days and then bad days. Poor energy levels. Notice I don’t feel so cold and my body temperature seems more regulated. Back pain, general aches and pains have improved. I don’t seem to need as much thyroid medication which is good so have managed to reduce this. Still feel generally unwell and still not sleeping very good. My body doesn’t feel on such high alert which I like. Some days my eyes are brighter and not blood shot anymore. Blurry vision is still with me, worse some days more than others, I don’t seem to need the loo as often and stress incontinence is more or less non-existent. Sometimes my chest feels lighter and I can breath better but not always like others report and can be worse in the morning apron waking. Still get the feeling like I have been slept on and I still get heart palpitations. My nails have started growing and my hair isn’t coming out as much (what is left of it as is very fine) Anxiety gets to me sometimes but not bad like it was with implants. Body swelling especially my legs is still apparent. My body still feels quite inflamed despite eating clean and taking a host of supplements.  I feel this is also down to vaccine poisoning (I stupidly had a load of them a couple of years ago) I also have quite a few amalgam fillings so I am looking into addressing these issues that will help with my overall detoxing. I also have both MTHFR gene issues which doesn’t help

6 months post explant: TBA

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