Choosing My Health Above All Else.
Updated: May 18, 2022
Sharing a personal update.
I wanted to take a couple minutes today to share with you a little bit of a personal update on some decisions that I have made for myself.
I really feel that 2022 is unintentionally and also intentionally becoming a year of tremendous change for me. Since January, so many things have already happened.
So many things have changed personally, never-mind all that’s happening in our world right now. Those of you who know me, know that I have kind of gone on this journey of doing a major body hack for the past three to four years. Randomly and sporadically I've had red spots show up on my body and all over my body. I’ve done so many different things to try to figure out what the root cause of it is, and that's not what this video is about, but it is part of what has brought me to arriving to the decision that I want to share with you today. Many that follow me on Instagram know that I am a huge believer and supporter in chemical free health, natural remedies, and I often talk about being mindful of not just what we put on our bodies, but what we put in our bodies.
This past fall some of people know, I had COVID which attacked my kidney. It gave me a horrific kidney infection; I had all kinds of blood work done, testings, ultrasounds and CT scans done. Once the infection was gone, the aftermath that was lingering was horrible pain due to nerve damage that was done around my kidney from COVID. During this time, I started to reassess and evaluate my health, turning inward and asking myself what can I be doing to optimize my health? Really, if you're going to optimize your health to be living your healthiest self, you've got to address what's going on IN your body.
Most people do not know, but in 2011 I had breast augmentation done and I had breast implants put in. And in 2015 I had the procedure done again.
Little side note: the message here is not about coming down on breast implants industry (at least not here). When I put my breast implants in it was the best decision I could have made with the knowledge I had and where I was on my health journey at that time. I put my implants in solely for me, and now I've arrived at this point where I am taking out my implants solely for me.
Back in 2011, I was in a different place on my journey and I really didn't dive into what is the breast implant product. It is a product that can go in your body and not break down or disintegrate after years and years.
It's right there in the name, “plastic”, plastic surgery. It's called that for a reason. Maybe that's why it's common nowadays to hear it called cosmetic surgery. Food for thought....
The breast implant is not something that your body ever becomes compatible with. It's something that your body learns to tolerate, but your body is always trying to get rid of the foreign unnatural object out of your system. No matter how “good” your product is.
I wanna live an optimal life with optimal health. I made the decision to Explant and remove my implants on March 2nd in San Jose, Costa Rica.
I'm extremely blessed that one of the top surgeons in the world that performs this surgery is here in Costa Rica. En Bloc is a specific type of surgery that not every surgeon will do or knows how to perform the procedure properly.
My surgery include a U-Flap Lift a type of reconstructive surgery as well to give my breast some natural volume. I'm hoping that I'm going to not look too different than how I do right now. My recovery is gonna be pretty intense. I'm gonna be laid out for basically an entire month and not able to do much of anything. And so in my time of healing, I want to share my journey and possibly be able to help other women who may not realize that their implants are possibly contributing to them not feeling well or making them sick.
Thousands of women around the world who have had what's called breast implant illness (BII), there's tons of different groups and stories and testimonies. Thankfully for myself, I have not had any severe issues with mine but I know women a girlfriend of mine (here in Costa Rica) her white blood cell count was so low they thought that she had cancer because of the illness that was happening due to her implants. That's not everybody's story that doesn't happen to everybody.
You are supposed to change your implants every 8-10 years max. If you've had implants in beyond that, you should really get a new set or Explant. Everybody's journey and reaction is going to be different. And it's also gonna to depend on what type of product you have, but also who is your surgeon that put them in.
I'm not an expert in this by any means, I am just wanting to be here to share my experience and share what I'm learning and the research I am doing. There are 40 different chemicals that are used to make implants, comprised of harsh toxins and that's in your body and in the coming weeks, as I am in recovery, I'm going to share more on this.
Explant date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Simple Hard Decision.
This decision has not been easy. It's definitely been a hard decision, but the decision was simple. I'm a firm believer in good health and optimizing your health. I believe and know that this is the right thing for me to be doing.
I am excited. I am also a little nervous, as I'm sure you can imagine.
Our health is all we have. It's the most important thing.
I'm going to update you and share my journey along the way. Let's connect on IG @ShaeInvidiata