March, 2007

We dedicate this Day to our Sisters, Mothers, Aunts, Neighbors, Friends and other Loved Ones who have not survived the complications of their breast implants ... please visit our Memorial Webpage.

Please join us in requesting that your Representative Co-Sponsor the FDA Scientific Fairness for Women Act by clicking here.

The FDA Scientific Fairness for Women Act (HR 2503) would take politics out of women’s health decision-making at FDA by:

Rescinding approval of silicone breast implants if the manufacturers cannot conclusively demonstrate their safety for the life of the implant;

 

Patty Faussett
Beautiful and courageous founder of Saline Support Group

Karen Curry
Suffers ill effects from Silicone Gel Implants

Terri Peake
Former Penthouse Pet, lost years of her life to saline implant related problems

Shari Halverson   
Young mother whose life has been turned upside down after complications from her implants

Read about Children of Implanted Women

Read about CANDO and the Platinum Issue

A new study was just published: Breast Implant Surveillance Reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Maternal-Child Health Problems

Online Support Groups & Chat Rooms

Implant Info Net Website & Chatroom

Breast Implant Support Forum

Silicone Holocaust Chatroom

Saline Support Group

SiliconeKids

Lany's Prayer & Information Group

We have dedicated April 1, 2007 as

Breast Implant Survivors Day

 

Thank you for your interest ... my name is Gail.

These photos were taken just 5 years apart ... after I became ill due to silicone toxicity. The photo below is my ruptured implant with a dacron fixation patch.

 

I'm joining other women to celebrate Breast Implant Survivors Day.

I have been ill for 14 years after suffering the toxic effects of silicone breast implants leaching into my body over many years.

Although I'd had several surgeries for complications of my implants, the real illness didn't become apparent at first and it was several years before I started to feel the painful effects.

I became fully disabled at age 43 after first becoming sick at age 37.

It took about 5 years to even make the connection between the implants and the illness. But I was going downhill fast and when my chest wall started burning like fire, I knew I was in trouble and made arrangements to have the implants removed.

The surgeon didn't use the enbloc removal method and silicone was left behind after the removal. It was several more years before I could convince another surgeon that the operative report of "all silicone was removed from the chest area" was not valid. I knew I was still slowly being poisoned, I could feel it! So another surgery was performed and pathology confirmed the gelatinous material removed was silicone.

Now I have MS like symptoms, cerebral spinal fluid leaks causing double vision, liver, thyroid and kidney problems plus positive reading of blood in urine continues, severe fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

There isn't specific medical diagnosis for this painful condition although it is known to be an autoimmune reaction against foreign material and chemicals introduced to the body via the implants.

The industry that sells this product denies any relation to the coincidence of untold thousands of women who are sick and all have similar illness after being implanted for a few years. For me, having the implants removed did not recover my good health as I'd hoped. Sometimes I've heard women get better after removal but I had too much exposure and there is evidence of silicone in my liver and thyroid (partial thyroidectomy has been performed). My life is full of ultrasounds, MRI's, kidney/blood/liver/thyroid/bladder analysis, surgeries and pain.

I am so grateful for my support group who have helped me survive this painful –what I call my nightmare. I take one day at a time and no longer consider suicide as an alternative to the pain.

I am sure, like the Tobacco Industry - the truth will come out eventually. In fact, the silicone industry uses the same public relations teams to defer the truth coming out on the dangers of implants.

I take my hat off to all of you who are sharing your story today.

Media Links

Please view excellent video by implant survivors:

On YouTube

On GoogleVideo

On Yahoo Video

Another Video

My Breast Implants Come Out

(please let us know if any links go down)

Implanted Women's Stories

Media Links

Please view excellent video by implant survivors:

On YouTube

On GoogleVideo

On Yahoo Video

Another Video

My Breast Implants Come Out

(please let us know if any links go down)

Implanted Women's Stories

Alexandra's Story

Alice's Story

Beth's Story

Dede's Story

Gail's Story

Karen's Story

Kate's Story

Kathy K's Story

Patty's Story

PJ Brent's Story

Rachel's Story

Rogene's Story

Rosanne's Story

Rosie's Story

Shari's Story

Terri's Story

 

 

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