- CASE FILE
I have gained 70 pounds in the past few years after having implants put in for breast cancer. I might have breast implant illness. Help
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I had breast cancer four years ago in 2015. I believe because I was in a four wheeler accident and bruised my breast back in September 2013 that I developed breast cancer. I was left after the accident with little balls under my skin of dried blood. Little bumps were up my neck and arms and chest. It became a part of me no big deal mind you I was around 170 pounds at five for at the time . When I was doing a self check I noticed one of my bumps from the accident had grown on my breast. Being odd I told my mom who is a registered nurse and she immediately told me to call and have it checked out. I waited several weeks to go to the doctor, because I was in denial. I mean come on, I am only 33. Well when I went to the doctor finally a few weeks later the doctor skipped the mammogram and went straight to ultrasound because he was suspicious of the lump too. And then came the biopsy And five days of waiting for the results to confirm my hell that I had stage 2 breast cancer. It happened so fast. First I got a port put in a couple days later I was already receiving my first round of chemo I did that for five months and my hair fell out. Then I had a double mastectomy. It happened so fast. Then in 2015 i weighed 150. When I had that surgery I found out that the tumor spread after chemo to my lymph nodes. Only one was affected but they removed 15. The implants came after another month and then I went through radiation 23 treatments. I was supposed to have 25 but I was burned so badly I had to stop. I did a new technique that was brand new to my hospital called breast hold technique where they make you hold your breath while they do the radiation to spare your lungs and heart because apparently my lungs and heart were very close to my chest cavity. So fast forward one year I had my ovaries and tubes out because I had a dermoid cyst on her ovary and my grandmother had ovarian cancer so they said out they come and hello menopause I am now 34. So yes I gained weight bone scans two years after cancer showed osteopenia I suspected this because my bones always hurt and ache couldn’t even touch my legs without me coming unglued including my hip bones and ankle bones. I developed planter fasciitis. I have muscle aches all the time from the Aremidex I take because I had hormone positive cancer so I have to go through menopause naturally and I take that pill to block hormones. Now to go into my problems I have itchy skin constantly. I developed psoriasis after cancer I now have COPD hypertension gastroparesis and pyloric stenosis because I tried a lot of weird diets and medications so I’m sure that contributed to that. I have a low vitamin D count. Lymphedema. Vision changes after having Lasic in 2012 and now I’m back in glasses. I have gained 75 pounds. I am always tired. I have sleep apnea in my sleep study showed that I had 17 occurrences in a hour. So I earned myself a CPAP machine . Had a CAT scan done a little while back that showed my implants have become deformed. I will upload photo I kept telling my doctors and it feels like the implants are in my armpit and guess what I was right. Had a CAT scan done a little while back that showed my implant to become deformed. I will upload photo. One implant is it a cone shaped and is extremely hard One is very squishy and soft and goes into my armpit side walls with severe con caving in the front and ironically that wasn’t even the breast that had cancer and I was scalped from the mastectomy more in that breast. I have gone to several plastic surgeons who refuse to operate on me at this high of weight and currently 225 pounds because they say the breast will wash away in my body basically because I’m so heavy. I have 700 CC in each implant right now and I look like a B cup. I keep explaining that these toxic bags need to come out of my body and nobody will do it because I’m overweight not thinking that possibly I could be overweight because of the implants. I have recently done my own research and discovered breast implant illness. Yes it is a real thing not too many doctors are on board with it including mine. My parents are in the medical field my stepfather is a doctor he doesn’t believe it either. I have been told the past four years I need to eat right and exercise more and I will lose the weight. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have done every diet had personal trainers gone to the gym took up walking on a treadmill I’ve done it all I have not lost weight a few times I will lose 20 pounds and immediately gain it back when I stopped doing what I was doing. I’m trying to think of the other things that I’ve had wrong over the years right before cancer I had a kidney stone and just last year I had another kidney stone the kind where you don’t drink enough water. I have developed restless leg syndrome over the past year or so. Just got diagnosed with hypertension because I was experiencing blurry vision and not feeling well and of course it turned out it was my blood pressure but I still have no idea about the blurry vision ( update it was dry eye) When I told the doctor about these issues when I went for the blood pressure problem she basically dismissed it. She asked me if I’ve been to my psychiatrist lately. I am very insulted and upset that a doctor that I have trusted and referred many people to has taking it so lightly to dismiss me that my problems are in my head I am sick and tired of plastic surgeons telling me to lose weight to remove the deformities that I carry around with me daily when they could be causing me all these problems please please hear my cries for help. Just want to get better I don’t think that I am crazy because I have over 20 issues wrong with me I have gastroparesis and pyloric stenosis from being on several medications and even had the obera balloon put inside of me after gaining so much weight to only make me sicker and caused me to have pyloric stenosis and Gastro paresis along with some of the other medications I took to lose weight. Doctor prescribed I have fatty liver disease I have granulomatous disease of the lungs. Currently I was exposed to mold when I was a kid. I’ve had asthma my whole life but now it is extremely worse. Sorry for this long book but this about sums it up!