Sorry for the long time in between updates. Things have changed so much since January.
After my band was gone, a few weeks later I accidentally ate gluten and didn’t get sick! Before even a crumb would knock me down for at least a day. Confused we tested a few things- naan, perogies, and garlic bread. Nothing made me sick. So I went to a new doctor who wanted me to test my celiac again. First I had to eat gluten for 6 weeks. Then I got tested again. My biopsy came back negative but my bloodwork came back positive. Conclusion? The doctor could not confirm I was in fact celiac. W.T.F right??
Since then my 86 food sensitivities have flared up. At one point I couldn’t even eat watermelon because of the natural sugars. Yet when I went to Africa, no foods bothered me there and I came back able to eat anything again.
Another thing I have been pursuing the last few months is removing my breast implants. When I came home to Canada and suddenly had problems eating food, people who knew used to joke that my doctor in Korea took some of my organs and gave me knock offs. How else would I explain this sudden celiac, 86 food allergies, ongoing neck shoulder and back pain and the long laundry list of things wrong.
Then I found out about breast implant illness http://healingbreastimplantillness.com/. Though no doctor will admit to it, there are actually probably more women getting their implants removed than getting implants put in. There are so many symptoms which yes can be associated with other illnesses but for me it made so much because 6 months after I got implants when I moved to Canada I slowly got sick. Not to mention I also have something growing on my thyroid which could potentially be silicone but that’s for another post ( getting tests and biopsy in October).
So as I am writing this I am now sitting at my parents recovering from removal, capsulectomy (scar tissue) and breast lift ( which is what I wanted when DK talked me into implants) and it is weird to think I will have small boobs ( I will probably be a small b), I am happy to get the remainder of foreign objects removed.
I can give more details later but right now I am too tired. Surgery went well, was about 4 hours long and they sent me home the same day. Though my boyfriend was on board for removal for my health and is helping take care of me, I do remember dozing on and off to him humming (and trying to sing but he doesn’t know the words) “Where did you go, my lovlies? Where did you go?