Sharing her story. Nearly eight years after Danica Patrick obtained breast implants, she had them removed after experiencing strange symptoms.
“I wasn’t sure I was ready to share this, but then I remembered that true vulnerability is sharing something you’re not really ready to,” the former NASCAR driver, 40, wrote through Instagram on Friday, April 29. “I got breast implants [in] November of 2014. I got them because I want to have it all. I was really fit, but I didn’t have boobs. So I got them. Everything went well, and I was happy with them.”
Three years later, Patrick observed that her hair “was not as healthy” and began to interrupt off. She additionally had gained weight with “no luck losing” the extra pounds.
“Then fast forward to late 2020 and the wheels came off,” the Wisconsin native wrote in her social media submit. “I had cycle irregularity, gained more weight, my hair wasn’t looking healthy at all and my face was a different shape (weird I know). So I went down the rabbit hole to figure it out. I did every test that could be done.”
Patrick — who confirmed her split from boyfriend Carter Comstock last month — underwent quite a lot of “out-of-range” medical exams based mostly on her signs, which included hypothyroidism, heavy steel toxicity, dysbiosis, extreme leaky intestine and hypoglycemia. After receiving her take a look at outcomes, the “Pretty Intense” podcast host went underneath the knife on Wednesday, April 27, to have the implants taken out of her chest.
“Within hours after surgery this is what I noticed — my face had more color and less dark circles (no food before the second pic), my face started producing oil again, I could take a 30 [percent] deeper breath into my chest already,” she added in her Instagram submit. “And I had so much energy when I woke up (and surgery was at 230pm).”
The Somnium Wine founder shared an additional post-op update through her Instagram Story on Friday, writing, “Feeling … well nothing, I was pretty hopped up on meds riding home. But look at my face color!”
Amid Patrick’s restoration, she has taken an array of homeopathic medicines and tried pink gentle remedy to assist her mitochondrial well being. The Pretty Intense writer has been a big advocate of therapy in general through the years, typically equating it to how she’s moved on after a breakup.
“[A relationship is] more indicative of the work that this person has done before you ever met them,” Patrick exclusively told Us Weekly in September 2021, noting that relationships are “not easy” and take a major quantity of labor to keep up. “You know, the idea that you’re going to change someone is a pipe dream. Like, it’s just … someone has to want to change for themselves.”
She added: “[It’s about] finding someone that has that kind of quality and that also fits you in so many ways. … That’s the other part is, you know, you’ve got to like doing everything together.”