My health is irrevocably damaged, my quality of life poor due to 16 years of undiagnosed rupture. IF rupture had been diagnosed earlier my outcome would have been very different. My explant surgeon stated my prognosis is poor.
I hoped that if my situation could be the learning curve and prevent other women from this nightmare then I would be at least glad of that. I hoped it would make a difference for women with implants locally. When a regional surgeon told me he would not proactively screen women with breast implants for possible complications or rupture, even if they presented with symptoms consistent with it, due to possible liability issues, stating that they should not expect care here, my blood curdled and I felt assaulted knowing my rupture had been ignored, my life and my worth devalued because I was perceived a medical liability. And similarly for other women with breast implants in this region.
I had already committed to using the remaining time I have left on this planet to advocate the truth of breast implants, and this leaves me all the more committed.