“My body is fighting them.”
Clare Crawley is removing her breast implants, and she took to Instagram on July 4 to explain her reasons behind the decision.
"The truth is, I've been going through things medically with my body that I have not had answers to, to be honest," the former Bachelorette said in a video. "My skin has been having really bad hives and rash. My whole body is just inflamed and itchy. ... I've had blood test after blood test. That is not my only symptom, but that is the most physical one."
After two recent mammograms, an ultrasound, and a consultation with her doctor, Crawley has decided to remove her implants as a way to solve this health issue.
“As much as I love my implants, my body is fighting them and recognizes it as something obviously foreign in my body,” she said, being sure to disclaim, "This is my case, my body."
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She continued, "My body can't heal. My body is in fight mode, constantly. It's exhausting, it's frustrating. It's all making sense. My health is the most important thing. They are coming out."
In a caption for her video, Clare Crawley wrote, “I’m sharing this in hopes that it might help others going through something similar feel not so alone. I feel that this was important to share so I can be a resource for anyone going though this as well. I know how being your own health advocate is hard sometimes, and can feel like an uphill battle. This is the reality of life for so many people though! I’m just so incredibly thankful to all the people who are in my life that support me not only in my peaks but in the valleys as well.”
Her boyfriend (and rumored fiancé), Dale Moss, wrote in the comments, “So proud of you for sharing this, love. I know this wasn’t easy but will help so many other women going through what you’ve been experiencing. I love you & with you every step of the way.”
This story originally appeared on: Glamour - Author:Condé Nast