Breast Implants: Recovery & Discovery
We dedicate this Dayand this page 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.
A new study was just published: Breast Implant Surveillance Reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Maternal-Child Health Problems
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We have dedicated April 1, 2007 as
Breast Implant Survivors Day
I'm 44 years old and live in Northeast Texas.
Between 1989 and 1995, I was working full time and first caring for my ill father who passed away in 1991, and again for my mother who died of breast cancer in 1998.
Over the years it started with subtle changes in my health that I contributed to my work schedule and caring for ill and elderly parents. By 1995 I was starting to have fairly serious health problems, but none of the doctors I went to could find a problem, all denied my implants could be causing a problem. By 1998, after several mammograms and fear of rupture, I decided to have my breast implants replaced with saline. I discussed explant with my plastic surgeon but he assured me I would be disfigured, so we discussed saline implants. He told me silicone was perfectly safe, and I would not be happy with saline.
I now look to the future with high hopes and want to tell my story in hopes of helping other women.
I hope Breast Implant Awareness Day will heighten awareness that just because the ban has been lifted on silicone, that does not necessarily mean they are safe. I fear for the thousands of women who continue to have these defectives devices implanted every day.
Together we can make our voices heard!
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Please view excellent video by implant survivors:
(please let us know if any links go down)
Implanted Women's Stories
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