I was listening to the ketogenic girl podcast a few days ago. fast keto podcast Check it out, BTW, the is lovely and has interesting content. Anyhoos, I was listening to episode 50 which was all about breast implant sickness. Now, I don’t have breast implants. But I do like learning just for the sake of it. As the lady described her symptoms my interest was increasingly peaked. Aches, pains, chronic fatigue. She mentioned that any implant in the body could cause a debilitating autoimmune response.
Lightbulbs started going on over my head. I had a bunionectomy done when I was only 11 or so. Years of dance and genetics meant I was the unfortunate kid with horrible feet that were flat and deformed with big bunions. Cry a little tear for me, please. Well, it was in vain because that bunion grew back. Oh yes. So now I was left with a big, unsightly bunion with a gnarly scar and two steel/nickel screws embedded in my bone.
All this time I have struggled with chronic fatigue and a weird array of symptoms. I’ve developed celiac’s disease. I’ve had issues with my thyroid. I’ve been anemic. I’ve had random bouts of hair loss. All this time I was trying to detox my body and I have been quite possibly being poisoned from the inside out. Lovely.
I started googling and learned that most metal implants at the time were stainless steel bonded with nickel and other metals. Nickel is carcinogenic. Nickel is proven to cause inflammation and auto-immune issues. Another dot that I connected is the fact that I have a contact allergy with most metals. I can’t wear jewelry without my skin burning and even things like metal buttons on my clothes bother me. That’s a major sign of toxicity. ://thesmartchoice.com/autoimmune-diseases-metal-implants-devices/
I visited a podiatrist as a woman on a mission. He x-rayed my foot and suggested a far more complicated procedure than I wanted. Titanium plates and screws.
I politely asked to skip any more metal. Please and thank you. He agreed to go in, shave down the bone, and remove those blasted screws. It won’t fix the root of my foot (teehee) problem but it will a. Make my foot less hideous and b. get the metal the heeellll out of there.
Will it improve my health? I am cautiously optimistic. I am reasonably hopeful. I believe it enough to go under the knife.
My surgery is scheduled for the 19th of December. I actually pretty excited. I’ll be out of commission and unable to HIIT my workouts (I’m so punny, I know) for about 6 weeks but I’ll find a way to manage. 😉