Bringing up Breast Implant Illness to friends and family can be a touchy and uncomfortable topic.
“My best friend knows my breast implants made me sick for years, but she won’t listen to me. She’s still going to get a breast augmentation.”
“My sister is ill and knows about Breast Implant Illness, yet she doesn’t want to hear it or admit that her implants are making her sick.”
I hear story’s like this every week.
And if you’re a warrior like me, who was sick for years and explanted, you just want everyone else around you to listen up and follow suit. Right?
It’s hard to fathom that women would continue to (or potentially) jeopardize their health and livelihood for larger breasts, but if you continue to hound your friends and family you’re just going to end up annoying them and possibly losing the relationship you have with them.
Here are my best pieces of advice for you:
1. All we can do is inform others. It’s then entirely up to them to do what they want with the information you presented to them. Some women will get it immediately, some might take some time and some might be so stubborn that they avoid you like he plague.
2. It’s not our responsibility or job to try and convince or manipulate someone else into doing what we think (and know) is right for them. Even though we’ve been through the fire and we know how good life is on the other side, it’s not right to keep pounding on the door when you were never invited in the first place.
3. When you approach a women about Breast Implant Illness be very mindful of your tone and body language. I’m sure we’ve all had those times where we said something with a little too much “energy” that got interpreted wrong just because of our tone. Acting nonchalant, yet assertive and concerned, is what I think works best.
4. Not all women are ready to admit or face the truth that their implants are whats making them sick. There are a lot of women who:
– aren’t confident in their own body as is
– lack self-love and self-worth
– feel insecure in their marriage or are with a “boob man” so they think their husband will be unsupportive
– just aren’t in the right mental space to take all this on
– aren’t ready to part ways with their implants for whatever reason
Tread lightly and have patience with these women. They’re going through enough.
5. If you happen to find an article online, a Facebook Group or any information about Breast Implant Illness, tag her in it. You never know, maybe something will catch her attention.
Here’s exactly how I would approach a friend:
Me: “hey, are you still not feeling well?”
Her: “all her excuses and reasons……”
Me: “did you ever stop to think it could be your implants? I know we were told back when we got them that they were safe, but since then there’s been a ton of research linking implants to a cluster of illnesses and symptoms, identical to yours. It’s called Breast Implant Illness – here, join this Group and just check it out for yourself. Whatever you decide to do is entirely up to you.”
That’s literally it.
Either she’s going to be open to receiving the information (like we were) and thank you, or she’s going to completely push it aside.
Both of which are her choice and decision.
I’m the type of person who wants to save everyone, so I get it.
But I can’t wear myself down and drive myself crazy trying to convince every women that it’s her implants making her sick.
I’m very protective of my energy and vibration, so for me spending too much time on people who don’t want my help (yet) isn’t worth it.
You’re an adult, they’re an adult… and at the end of the day your health is your responsibility and her health is her responsibility.
They’ll know who to come to if/when they start feeling ill – trust and believe that. 🙏🏼
I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this topic?
Have you had a similar experience?
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here’s to health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,
❤︎ Christina Roulund-Dennis