Tuesday, November 27, 2007

We Welcome Diana Leighland and read her new Book: Big Breasts to Die For: The Silicone Survivors Handbook

Click here for Webpage

The Humantics Foundation, with open hearts, welcomes the very loving Diana Leighland to our Support System

and recommends her incredible new book ...

Big Breasts to Die For: The Silicone Survivors Handbook

Thankfulness & Support Group Messages for 11 26 2007

Dearest Group,

I spent a lot of time focusing on my blessings during this Thanksgiving Holiday ... I've long believed that what we focus on expands.

I am very, very grateful that new women are finding our support group and sharing their stories and providing loving energy to our growing numbers. I'd like to introduce you all to one of our newest members, Tammy from Florida, and invite you to read her story and especially her intelligent comments on dental concerns post implants. Click here for her new page.

Some things I read make me want to scream ... such as the plastic surgeon, whose patient, Donda West, died post surgery,  denying any possible wrongdoing. I found this revealing article on him,  Dr. Adams Blames Malpractice on Bad Patients.

Here's Pamela & the Human Adjuvant Disease Corp's latest newsletter.

This article promoting implants after being diagnosed with the breast cancer gene is particularly upsetting.

Breast Implants as Health Options, Not Cosmetic


Dr. Zuckerman wrote an excellent piece on Unnecessary Mastectomies, click here and another on Prophylactic Mastectomies here.

Another of our blessings is support group leader Kathy Nye.

For our newcomers who haven't had the pleasure yet of meeting Kathy, please read her story here, and how her breasts and how the promises made her 40 years ago, are almost mirrored in the article from this week.


I was very happy to hear from another long term friend of our support group, Linda B ...a very beloved sister. Please join me in sending her much love and healing energy.


From:  Linda B.

Ilena please let all of the women that you can get in touch with, know, that I have just gotten out of the hospital after a 25 day stay.

I have Lymph node Cancer. I had my first treatment in the hospital last week. Have it in all nodes. They found it behind the Left breast.

I started with fevers of 104. Hard chills, sweats, etc. I am still very week. The Dr's think I've had it anywhere from 3 to 2 years.

That's why I haven't been online lately. When I feel better, I'll email you more details. If any of the other women have it, ask them to email me. I have such low blood counts ....... Just hope they didn't catch it to late. mine is T Cell.

Much love for now.

Linda B (Silicone suckered)


Hungarian women with implants petition non-existent bill

There's lots and lots more but that's all I have time for at this moment.

If any of you knows anyone who could help our small non profit, The Humantics Foundation, with a tax deductible donation in any amount, it would greatly help us keep our message of cautions with breast implants on the internet. It is an extremely time consuming undertaking, to say the least.

The breast implant industry has merged their own vast public relations budgets with the chemical industry denial of MCS and the vaccination / pharmaceutical / anti-alternative industry  (to name a few.) They google bomb and attempt to drown out any non industry voices such as Mine ... and perhaps yours.

Love & Blessings from Ilena

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Breast Implant Plaintiffs Lawyers in 'Blood Feud' Over Fees From $2 Billion Settlement

Nate Raymond    The American Lawyer
There's a brawl raging in the Lone Star state among some of America's
richest plaintiffs lawyers.

These three men have been fighting for years. The latest round
involves legal fees won by O'Quinn in a $2 billion settlement in a
breast implant class action. O'Quinn collected $263 million of that
money as legal fees, according to arbitrators. for more click

Death of Rapper's Mom Shines Light on Liposuction & Breast Surgery ... Bravo to Dr. Zuckerman for being quoted

Dondawest Cosmetic surgery is so common in this town, you could forget it carries some risks.

Until someone famous dies while having a "procedure". That's what appears to have happened to Donda West, the mother of rap star Kanye West.

According to her publicist, Donda West underwent some kind of cosmetic operation (reportedly liposuction and breast reduction) at a facility in the L.A. area. Something went wrong, and she was taken by paramedics to the ER at Centinela Freeman hospital. Doctors could not revive her, and she was pronounced dead about a half an hour after she arrived.

Now, coroner's investigators will perform an autopsy to determine if she died from "complications of surgery." Donda West was 58 years old.

The fact that people can and do die from cosmetic procedures will shock many folks here. After all, plastic surgeons advertise their services on billboards and in glossy magazines. Sometimes you see them on TV news programs touting their work with "before" and "after" photos. They don't tell you that as with all surgery, there are no guarantees when it comes to safety.

Here's an excerpt from the Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association, March 2005, written by Dr. Diana Zuckerman:

Primary risks (of liposuction) include infection, damage to skin, nerves, or vital organs, fat or blood clots (that can migrate to the lungs, leading to death), and excessive fluid loss that can lead to shock or death. In addition, the different techniques are associated with complications such as skin or deep tissue damage, lidocaine toxicity, and fluid accumulation in the lungs. Despite the documented risks, the general public has an inflated sense of the benefits and a minimized sense of the risks of plastic surgery.