E X P L A N T PART 1
I didnt know when I would share, but im nervous and figure maybe talking about it will help keep me calm.
Its Wednesday, my baby girl is 4.5 months old, and we had our last breastfeed at 2am on Tuesday morning. It was quiet, both laying down in my bed, Sam was beside me sleeping and she had such a peaceful night with just 1 wake up for a feed, sleeping in till 7.30am. I feel a little broken, giving up something i cherish and feel blessed to do. Breastfeed my baby girl. I have tears while writing.
Rayne was 7.5months before he went on the bottle, this time round i was aiming for 9 months, summer time - I love feeding my babies. It feels like the thing I LOVE to do, something Sadie did so well - FEED, has been stolen from us.
But, life threw something else my way.. well I actually threw it at myself 5 years ago... Breast Implants. These implants have hurt me for far to long. The pains, aches, distortion and tightness... along with other symptoms I wont go in to, but various health concerns I am sure they have caused by the exposure to Silicone. But it wasnt until April this year, when Sadie was a newborn, that I was made aware of ALCL. A rare cancer linked to my EXACT breast implants. Allergen Textured implants. The risk of this cancer increases 20% by having these in my body... The statistics are scary, especially when the statements released explain the bacteria that forms this cancer pops up around the 7 year mark from implant. Here i am at 5... get them out.
Fast forward to now... and as of yesterday, I have found out my pain is caused from Capsular Contracture, great explains alot, but this along with the risks above - had my surgeon want to remove them ASAP for my health and prevention. With the pains in one side - cause by the capsular contracture, i had to make the call to wean Sadie and do this asap.
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