I support women in healing their bodies, minds, and souls after Breast Implant Illness and Breast Cancer.
Do you have breast implants?
Perhaps you've experienced breast cancer and a double mastectomy.
Perhaps you had a prophylactic double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA gene.
Or maybe you got implants, because you've never felt comfortable with your natural body.
Are you now experiencing symptoms that you think could be aligned with Breast Implant Illness?
I've been there.
I had early-stage breast cancer and went through a double-mastectomy with expanders in 2018.
I had implant exchange and revision surgeries in 2019.
I had my implants removed in 2020 after I realized they were making me very, very sick.
My symptoms included a brutal headache for nearly two years; constant neck and shoulder pain; horrible brain fog; memory issues; mixing up words and getting lost in the middle of sentences while talking with people; forgetting what I was talking about in front of groups while public speaking; slurred speech; haloed and fuzzy vision; losing handfuls of my hair every day in the shower; dizziness; joint pain; muscle pain; feeling like I was dying; constant flu-like symptoms; extreme exhaustion; depression; anger and rage; and other symptoms.
Despite my symptoms, I was worried about going completely flat after explant. I was concerned my symptoms could be from something else, and that removing my implants would be "for nothing."
But my intuition was screaming at me to get them out.
Explant was one of the best decisions of my life.
My vision had been blurry for 18 months. It was restored as I was waking up from anesthesia. I told the nurse in the recovery room, "this might sound really weird, but I haven't been able to see clearly for almost two years, and I can see what you're typing on that computer monitor. Like, crystal clear."
She replied, "It doesn't sound weird, and you're not the first patient to tell me that."
I sobbed to my husband as we drove home from the hospital after my surgery. The signs along the highway, the leaves on the trees, and the license plates on the cars were all vivid and crisp. My 20/20 vision had been restored, all within hours of explant. "I just got my life back!" I bawled.
ALL my symptoms have since resolved, most of them immediately after explant.
I know I recovered quickly, because I fuel my body properly. There was never a need for a "detox" after my explant. I am a certified health coach who believes in giving our bodies what they need, and not a lot of what they don't. I don't use pills, supplements, or shakes. If you love daily celery juice, that's cool. I don't. I eat real food. I focus on making choices that don't cause inflammation in my body.
I have been a coach for more than 15 years. Earlier in my career I focused primarily on working with nonprofit leaders on fundraising and life coaching. I hired my own health coach several years ago, just before I was diagnosed with cancer. She supported me with getting healthier and feeling better than I had ever felt in my life. She also supported me with managing my mind through the cancer diagnosis, with decision-making, during my double-mastectomy surgery, and through recovery. As a result of our work together, I chose to pursue my own health coaching certification and master transformational and life coaching certifications.
Now that I have recovered from Breast Implant Illness and gone completely flat, I am committed to supporting women who are considering explant; women who have recently explanted and are in need of additional support around nutrition and healing; and women who have been diagnosed with cancer and are considering aesthetic flat closure instead of implants.
I have no judgement for women who choose implants. I just want you to be fully informed as you make your decision.
I also want you to know you are perfect, whole, and complete without breasts--real, saline, or silicone.
If you would like support--and to learn more about my services--click below to schedule a complimentary 30-minute consult.
Amy is compassionate and patient. She is always understanding of where I am coming from and where I am at. She helped me give myself permission to do what I want to do, helped me let go of the “should,” and did it all gracefully! She is such an amazing coach who cares about the wellbeing of her clients! -M.G.
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