Simone Mckenzie-Slaven Barely Survived Breast Implants

July 2, 2019


March is Breast Implant Illness Awareness Month.


Yes this is a real thing.


I know. Because this is what I had. 

Yet no doctor would believe me. 

No doctor would believe that my implants were making me sick.

Instead of looking for a cause as to why I was experiencing:


  • Arthritis 

  • Chronic Fatigue 

  • Anxiety 

  • Heart palpitations

  • Loss of vision 

  • Depression 

  • Internal tremors 

  • Parasites 

  • Weight loss 

  • Dizziness 

  • Numbness in fingers 

  • Food sensitivities 

They prescribed immune suppressing self administered injections weekly and told me to take anti depressants. 


You see, medically on paper, I was a picture of health. 

There was nothing that would come up on countless blood tests, MRI’s, ECG, stress tests, X-rays, ultrasounds. 

This illness all happens internally.

I was “the healthiest looking sick person”.

And I was healthy. 


  • I eliminated gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar from my diet. 

  • I juiced

  • I made my own kombucha

  • I made my own bone broth 

  • I read everything on health I could find 

  • I took over 20 supplements a day 

But I just couldn’t get better.


I had to quit my job, I could no longer drive. My kids had to stop after school activities as I couldn’t get them there. 

I was a recluse in my own home. 

Too hyper sensitive to noise and people. 


My naturopath discovered an illness and he thought that my implants were the source of my troubles. 

I had them scanned. 

They were not leaking. So it can’t be them. 


But it was. 

I had them removed 18 months ago.

After I visited 3 surgeons, and 1 of them said if I left them in they would kill me. 

The other 2 were more concerned with my appearance. 


It hasn’t been an easy 18 month recovery. 

I think the 8 years of medicated injections have taken their toll. 

I struggle with permanent damage from the arthritis in my foot. 

And still deal with some sort of pain daily.

My system is extremely sensitive still. 

And if there is a new pain or symptom I fear the worst, and immediately think everything is coming back. 


I am not a rare case. 

This is happening to tens of thousands of women world wide. 

This does not discriminate. 

It does not matter whether you have silicone or saline. 

Whether you have a rupture or not. 

It is simply your body reacting to something foreign and trying to destroy it. Which in turn destroys you.