Monthly Archives: November 2013

Time for reflection

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Its that time of year we look back at what we are thankful for. Once again I have many, many things! Yes, it has been another hot mess of a year for myself and husband but what does not kill you only makes you stronger!

But seriously, there are lots of things I am thankful for this year. First off, the wonderful and relentless care from my husband. I may not say “thank you” as much as I should, but I couldn’t have ridden on this hell ride without you and Branden. Second my in laws, I am so lucky to have them in my life. They welcomed myself and son into their family with open arms and have helped me at times in a moments notice, for this I am truly thankful.

Now, when it comes to friends you really learn who they are when life throws You a curve ball. JB as always your my sista from anotha mista,I love just laughing with you 🙂 And I can’t forget my two friends that have been going through the whole mastectomy thing at the same time as myself. Who would have though way back in fourth grade when I met you that we would be getting new boobs now( actually I think we got our first set of boobs back in 4th grade lol). And to my other mastectomy partner in crime, I am so happy I was able to help you along the way. Like I said, another good thing about the big C is I now have another friend. And for all of this I am thankful!

Oh, and getting a new rack this year is something I am VERY thankful for! Even though a mastectomy is not the way you want to get it, I am thankful for no more breast cancer!! So have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
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What do you think when you look at your body’s imperfections?

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I received a a book called “Words That Matter” by the Oprah Magazine. This quote is about the truth of ones body, it really struck a cord with me. Enjoy!

I look at my very imperfect body and see its patches of history, like stamps on a passport. The stamps aren’t the kind of thing that would make me throw off my towel at the gym or be the first to jump naked into a lake. But like a good story, they remind me of where I been, and the annoying and endearing people I’ve met along the way.” – Betsy Carter

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My body maybe in a state of transformation right now, and I accept that. I have many, many scars to show for the battles I have fought and won. I wear them as my metals of honor, because they are mine, I own them. The scars will always be there to remind me that I am stronger then I think! And no matter what life challenges are out there waiting for me, I can look at those scars and say, “I’ve got this!“.

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My birthday gift from my Plastic Surgeon

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Well I know I haven’t updated on my reconstruction status in a week or so. Last week I only did 25 cc’s and now unfortunately I’m getting filled every other week.( The week off is my gift lol)  I’m  now in the home stretch now I have three to four more fills to go!

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I think I see it?

With all that being said, I’m still in a lot of pain. Not so much my left side, its the right side  The fills are getting harder to to take. I think it’s because of the previous radiation and the fact that there is not much room left in the boob region. However, I am able now to go without my bra stuffers! I actually somewhat have boobs now! They are more or less shaped like a whoopie cushion, mine don’t make noise when you squeeze them!

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Hey! That’s an idea, to have squeekers in the expanders, kind of dog toys lol. That would be great, so at all the follow up appointments my girls would get a little squeak!

Anyone up for squeakers in your expanders?!?! Lol

Today is my 39th Birthday!

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You know your getting old when the infomercials at 3am are for a  “Greatest Hits” collection for songs from when you where in high school! (WTF??) Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Guns n Roses and U2 are now part of the classics and “remastered” collection. I official feel very,very old! (At least they are on CD’s and not on cassettes lol)

Happy 39th to me! 🙂 
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Oh…ps cancer, haha! You didn’t steal this birthday from me!
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A Quotable Blog

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Today I’m not writing, just gonna quote. ENJOY! 🙂

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At least I think so!!

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(Its the day after that is rough!)

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This perfectly describes my sleep pattern right now!!! Lol

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And I promise I will!!

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Well, soon I will out boob you lol

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This list started three years ago when the big C showed up!!

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This is so true!

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Haha!! Accept the feel up costs a $25 copay! If it was not a doctor doing it, it would be called prostitution!

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This one is for my husband. I love you, but you just don't get it. Its ok, the voices in my head do lol.

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HELL YEA!!

And last, but not least…
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Hope one or two made you smile! And if it did pass it on, its contiguous!