By Alyce Collins
THIS woman developed large OVARIAN CYSTS and was incredibly sick but no doctor could explain why, until a colleague’s wife told her about BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS and she learned that her breast implants were ‘TICKING TIME BOMBS’ which made her believe she was dying.
General manager, Kellee Green (37) from Ohio, USA, hated being told to ‘eat a burger’ by people who thought she was too thin and felt that she had a child-like frame, with her 32A breasts making matters worse. After hating her body for so long, Kellee opted to have 300cc breast implants in 2010, making her a 32D and helping her to feel womanly.
In 2015, Kellee started having migraines up to five times a week so her neurologist provided her with medication, but this didn’t help, and she developed crippling anxiety also.
In 2016, Kellee had a cyst removed from her ovary and after surgery she was diagnosed with endometriosis, which has been linked to breast implants. Since her diagnosis, Kellee has had three tennis ball sized cysts removed from her ovaries.
Kellee didn’t want to become too fearful, but her odd symptoms continued as in 2017 she became nauseous and developed vertigo, making the room spin uncontrollably. The numerous symptoms caused Kellee’s health to drastically decline in February 2019 and she ended up in hospital for three days, but her scans came back healthy.
Kellee saw a neurologist, gynaecological doctor, psychologist and an autoimmune doctor multiple times, and mentioned her implants to them but no one could diagnose her. Fortunately, Kellee’s boss mentioned her sickness to another colleague who asked if she had breast implants because his wife had become ill as a result of her implants.
Kellee reached out to this woman and was told about breast implant illness and the countless side effects implants can cause. She immediately sought to have her toxic implants removed, with her surgery taking place on July 17, 2019.
“Growing up, I was always the skinny girl and I hated it, I saw all the other girls fill out and I didn’t,” said Kellee.
“I got all of the skinny jokes. I was often told to go ‘eat a cheeseburger’ or people said to me, ‘if you turn sideways, you’ll disappear’. I knew if I got breasts implants, I would have a shape to my body and people could stop making fun of me.
“I didn’t do much research into implants like I should have done. I just knew I wanted them. I was almost 30 and I wanted to look and feel like a woman.
“After the surgery, I loved my 32D chest. I couldn’t have been happier with the results and I didn’t look like a little girl anymore. I wasn’t getting made fun of constantly for being a stick or a beanpole.
“Things were great for a while, but after five years my anxiety and migraines started getting bad. I’ve always had headaches, so I just went to my neurologist and started new medication, but nothing seemed to work. It got to the point where I wouldn’t make plans, and if I did, I’d have to cancel last minute.
“Three years ago, I had a cyst on my ovary, and I had surgery to remove it and I was diagnosed with endometriosis, which can be linked to breast implants. For three years, I’ve had surgery once a year to have huge tennis ball sized cysts removed so they wouldn’t rupture.
“After that, I started getting nausea and vertigo. The room would spin, and I’d have to hold onto something to stop me falling.
“I couldn’t go to work because I was too dizzy and weak to drive. I had a fever every day and the weird symptoms kept coming so I’d go to another doctor and get more bloodwork done but got no answers.
“By February 2019, my body just crashed. It started as a cold that wouldn’t go away and I kept getting told it was viral so to wait it out. They took blood and my iron was dangerously low, so I was put on iron pills and my white blood count was also low.
“After three weeks I ended up in the hospital with a migraine, dizziness and nausea and nothing was working so they admitted me for three days. I had bloodwork done and my iron was slowly coming up and everything else looked normal.
“I was so dizzy; I was walking into walls. I had pain in my left breast, so they did a mammogram and ultrasound which both came back fine. I couldn’t work or drive due to the dizziness and complete brain fog. I was weak and my joints hurt so bad, and my arms, legs and feet went numb.
“My gums started bleeding, my resting heart rate was 160bpm and I was having constant panic attacks and shortness of breath. Then my perfect vision started to blur, like I had sand in my eyes. All of this was happening, yet no one knew why.
“I went to my family doctor, my neurologist, an auto immune doctor, a psychologist, and a gynaecological doctor, but no one could explain my symptoms. I brought up my implants to each of them and I was shut down because they’d never heard of breast implant illness.”
One of Kellee’s work colleagues had heard of breast implant illness as his wife had her implants removed due to the misunderstood condition. This brought the condition to Kellee’s attention, and since having her implants removed, many of Kellee’s symptoms have gone or are improving by the day.
Kellee had assumed her implants were safe as they were saline, but she hopes to encourage others to do their research before making such a lifechanging decision.
“My boss told one of our contractors that I was sick and unable to work, and he asked if I happened to have implants because his wife was sick and going through the same thing,” said Kellee.
“This led me to reach out to her in March. She led me to a group on Facebook which talked about breast implant illness and it has over 85,000 women going through the exact same thing.
“I was in complete shock that all of our stories seemed so similar and after comparing the many symptoms we all shared, I knew in my heart that it was my implants and they had to come out.
“I could feel my health declining fast. I cried to my dad and told him I felt like I was dying. I wasn’t the mother I used to be, and it broke my heart for my son, Bentley.
“My surgery was July 17, and I was ready to get my life back. I was terrified that removing them wouldn’t diminish my symptoms, however I feel like a new person already. I’ve noticed about 70 per cent of my symptoms have already gone.
“I had no clue how toxic breast implants were. I didn’t know the saline ones that I chose had a silicone shell, and silicone has around 40 toxins which soak into your capsule, which goes into your body, leaving you sick and fighting for your life.
“Before you make a drastic decision that will affect your health, do your research. Instead of changing your appearance, change the way you view yourself. Don’t risk your life for two toxic bags that are ticking time bombs sitting in your chest.”