Select Committee on Health Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum by Pauline Sordy (B 3)

  I am 46 years of age and in September 1996 had bi-lateral explantation after ruptures were diagnosed. Since then I have had one medical condition after another and I have found that the majority of the medical profession in this country do not acknowledge that my illnesses are linked to silicone poisoning. Prior to explantaion I was in perfect health and very rarely went to the doctors, but now I am never away.

  I suffer from constant eye and chest infections, muscle fatigue, bladder problems, gynaecological problems, severe asthma, lack of concentration, nerves.

  Please be aware that up to twelve months prior to explantation I was visiting the doctors complaining about being "unwell" but was always swept aside as though I was a hypochondriac. Only when I insisted on a second opinion through a specialist was I finally diagnosed as having bi-lateral ruptures. (They were removed in seven days).

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