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Photobombed 👦🏼 while trying to take progress pics to document my fill stages.
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Not the angle I was trying for, but you can see where my drains came out on the side (still some bruising around that area) and my incisions, which are underneath and off to the side for each breast. I still have surgical tape covering the stitches and you can see purple marker under that from the markings the surgeon did pre-surgery.  Everyone has told me that my incisions are really small as they move their thumb and index finger about 2-3 inches apart from each other, but I can’t tell what is marker and what is stitches at this point. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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#PhotoBombed #PhotoBomb #HeMakesMeLaugh #BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAsisterhood #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #BreastHealth #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble #RebuildingYear #BetterThanYesterday #PracticePatience #PatientProgress #WorkInProgress
Photobombed 👦🏼 while trying to take progress pics to document my fill stages. - Not the angle I was trying for, but you can see where my drains came out on the side (still some bruising around that area) and my incisions, which are underneath and off to the side for each breast. I still have surgical tape covering the stitches and you can see purple marker under that from the markings the surgeon did pre-surgery. Everyone has told me that my incisions are really small as they move their thumb and index finger about 2-3 inches apart from each other, but I can’t tell what is marker and what is stitches at this point. 🤷🏼‍♀️ - #PhotoBombed  #PhotoBomb  #HeMakesMeLaugh  #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCApositive  #BRCAsisterhood  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #BreastHealth  #StrongWomen  #Breasties  #UnBRCAble  #RebuildingYear  #BetterThanYesterday  #PracticePatience  #PatientProgress  #WorkInProgress 
Positively Living... Take 3... 👐🏼Bilateral Breast Capsule Exchange w/ Implant Reconstruction and Abdominal Scar Revision✔️ Well the next chapter in my journey has come and gone. I'm so grateful to have such an amazing and supportive family! They had me laughing all the way into the surgery room. Unfortunately, as I was coming out it wasn't as funny 😂 ~>swipe to see the joy on my face! Nevertheless, I'm in recovery at Scripps La Jolla hospital and feeling excited to have this part of the journey behind me. 💞Can't wait to see the final results 😬😁 #brca2 #brcasisterhood #brcapositive #empoweredwomen #foobs #previvor #journey #beatcancer #scrippsmemorial #positivelybrca #survivor
Positively Living... Take 3... 👐🏼Bilateral Breast Capsule Exchange w/ Implant Reconstruction and Abdominal Scar Revision✔️ Well the next chapter in my journey has come and gone. I'm so grateful to have such an amazing and supportive family! They had me laughing all the way into the surgery room. Unfortunately, as I was coming out it wasn't as funny 😂 ~>swipe to see the joy on my face! Nevertheless, I'm in recovery at Scripps La Jolla hospital and feeling excited to have this part of the journey behind me. 💞Can't wait to see the final results 😬😁 #brca2  #brcasisterhood  #brcapositive  #empoweredwomen  #foobs  #previvor  #journey  #beatcancer  #scrippsmemorial  #positivelybrca  #survivor 
It’s hard to put into words what this weekend was for me. It was inspiring. It was uplifting. It was full of laughs, dancing, and fun. It was about mindset changes. Yes, I went there to gain tools to help build my business, but I left with so much more. 
You see, that’s the funny this about this business. It’s so much more than skincare. (Yes the skincare is FABULOUS - Hello, #1) But it’s helped me grow personally. It has helped me find my way when I was struggling to find it. This isn’t just a side-gig for me anymore. It’s my business. That I’M building. And each step that is a success, I hold highly. 
As I sit here writing this, I am sitting in an oncology office, because you know — #BRCApositive — to figure out my plan of action to prevent any future cancer. The fact that this business is allowing more financial freedom, and more options for our family is something that I can’t put a price on. I am able to stay home with my babies and enjoy every moment. With the unknowns that life can throw our way, I don’t want to look back and regret. For that, I am truly grateful. 
So my two cents: You want more for yourself? Figure out a way. You want to travel the world? Figure out a way to DO IT. You want to stay home with your babies? Figure out a way to DO IT. You want to pay off your student loans? Figure out a way to DO IT. Maybe Rodan+Fields isn’t for you. But maybe, just maybe, it’s everything you’ve needed. #rfmama #findawaytogiveyourselfmore
It’s hard to put into words what this weekend was for me. It was inspiring. It was uplifting. It was full of laughs, dancing, and fun. It was about mindset changes. Yes, I went there to gain tools to help build my business, but I left with so much more. You see, that’s the funny this about this business. It’s so much more than skincare. (Yes the skincare is FABULOUS - Hello, #1 ) But it’s helped me grow personally. It has helped me find my way when I was struggling to find it. This isn’t just a side-gig for me anymore. It’s my business. That I’M building. And each step that is a success, I hold highly. As I sit here writing this, I am sitting in an oncology office, because you know — #BRCApositive  — to figure out my plan of action to prevent any future cancer. The fact that this business is allowing more financial freedom, and more options for our family is something that I can’t put a price on. I am able to stay home with my babies and enjoy every moment. With the unknowns that life can throw our way, I don’t want to look back and regret. For that, I am truly grateful. So my two cents: You want more for yourself? Figure out a way. You want to travel the world? Figure out a way to DO IT. You want to stay home with your babies? Figure out a way to DO IT. You want to pay off your student loans? Figure out a way to DO IT. Maybe Rodan+Fields isn’t for you. But maybe, just maybe, it’s everything you’ve needed. #rfmama  #findawaytogiveyourselfmore 
Nadchodzą innowacyjne rozwiązania w chirurgii onkologicznej gruczołu piersiowego🙂Już niedługo moja firma VIAMED Oncology wprowadzi na polski rynek medyczny 2 nowe produkty do rekonstrukcji piersi oraz profilaktycznych mastektomii🎗W tym tygodniu konferencja Rak Piersi w Poznaniu - Onkologia i Plastyka 2018 gdzie zagraniczny speaker będzie prezentował najnowsze techniki operacji prepektoralnych, w których stosowane są te produkty - dla lepszego wyniku estetycznego oraz przeciwbólowego operowanych pacjentek. 
Wkrótce więcej informacji także w mediach✌️️#new#products #launch#breastsurgery #breastcancer #surgicaloncology #surgery #rakpiersi #rakpiersi🎀 #omealife #fundacjapelnapiersia #mastektomia #brca #brcapositive #breastreconstruction #innovation #medical #market #acellulardermalmatrix #instagram #picoftheday #instagood #instafollow#plasticsurgery #plasticsurgeon#positivevibes #challenge #business #me
Nadchodzą innowacyjne rozwiązania w chirurgii onkologicznej gruczołu piersiowego🙂Już niedługo moja firma VIAMED Oncology wprowadzi na polski rynek medyczny 2 nowe produkty do rekonstrukcji piersi oraz profilaktycznych mastektomii🎗W tym tygodniu konferencja Rak Piersi w Poznaniu - Onkologia i Plastyka 2018 gdzie zagraniczny speaker będzie prezentował najnowsze techniki operacji prepektoralnych, w których stosowane są te produkty - dla lepszego wyniku estetycznego oraz przeciwbólowego operowanych pacjentek. Wkrótce więcej informacji także w mediach✌️️#new #products  #launch #breastsurgery  #breastcancer  #surgicaloncology  #surgery  #rakpiersi  #rakpiersi 🎀 #omealife  #fundacjapelnapiersia  #mastektomia  #brca  #brcapositive  #breastreconstruction  #innovation  #medical  #market  #acellulardermalmatrix  #instagram  #picoftheday  #instagood  #instafollow #plasticsurgery  #plasticsurgeon #positivevibes  #challenge  #business  #me 
Just finished @drkristifunk 's book (Breasts: The Owner's Manual) to prepare for my upcoming appointment. This is a small excerpt of helpful tips (backed by research) to reduce your cancer risk, especially if you are at high risk like me. Recommended read if you are into scientific research and interested in learning about breast cancer (or have boobs!) #brca #brca2 #brcapositive #mutant #breastcancerprevention #breasthealth #breastcancerawareness #breastcancer #breasties #prophylacticdoublemastectomy
Just finished @drkristifunk 's book (Breasts: The Owner's Manual) to prepare for my upcoming appointment. This is a small excerpt of helpful tips (backed by research) to reduce your cancer risk, especially if you are at high risk like me. Recommended read if you are into scientific research and interested in learning about breast cancer (or have boobs!) #brca  #brca2  #brcapositive  #mutant  #breastcancerprevention  #breasthealth  #breastcancerawareness  #breastcancer  #breasties  #prophylacticdoublemastectomy 
⚠️Do not swipe the photos if you dont want to see how breast amputation looks like!⚠️
7 months out precisely today♥️ #throwbackthursday
I hesitated a long time before posting this raw last photo.
Cutting your (•)(•) is a decision that is threatening, hard and life changing. However i had the chance to choose to do that preventively instead of waiting for cancer to show up.
I experienced this process as a new start, a new chapter.
It showed me which people were true, present, who didnt ask for explanations as they knew i was mentally off track and didnt know how to keep social contact the way i normally do in that roller coaster of emotions, even if i really wanted to. By not giving up on me. By listening. dropping by. By giving me a caring hand to take at any time of the day or night, a loving shoulder to lean on, helping me do simple things as groceries, going for a car ride or braiding my hair every single week. You guys have no idea how much this meant to me.
My life cleared itself up from toxic boobs, people, and projects as i reviewed my priorities and shifted my focus.
Talking with a lot of dear women whove had the same, i realised this was not unique but pretty much what we all go through.
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To all women who are on the path of getting this invasive surgery, it is rough but it is worth it.
It is raw but it is real. 
Let people help you, accept the help of those who are offering and truly caring for you, even if it is hard.
They will all have a special spot in your hearts forever.
The real one's will stick around no matter what.
Let in only loving vibes and dont be scared to say that you have no energy for bullshit or negativity.
Hereby some photos of right before the surgery to during my expanding proces.
Don't forget who was there and who showered you with love even when you had absolutely nothing to give being as vulnerable as you could possibly be.
In that i include all the women i met through here with who i have talked daily.
 You can all do it and never hesitate to reach out! I am feeling so thankful for ao many kind souls in my life. Never forget who was there♥️
⚠️Do not swipe the photos if you dont want to see how breast amputation looks like!⚠️ 7 months out precisely today♥️ #throwbackthursday  I hesitated a long time before posting this raw last photo. Cutting your (•)(•) is a decision that is threatening, hard and life changing. However i had the chance to choose to do that preventively instead of waiting for cancer to show up. I experienced this process as a new start, a new chapter. It showed me which people were true, present, who didnt ask for explanations as they knew i was mentally off track and didnt know how to keep social contact the way i normally do in that roller coaster of emotions, even if i really wanted to. By not giving up on me. By listening. dropping by. By giving me a caring hand to take at any time of the day or night, a loving shoulder to lean on, helping me do simple things as groceries, going for a car ride or braiding my hair every single week. You guys have no idea how much this meant to me. My life cleared itself up from toxic boobs, people, and projects as i reviewed my priorities and shifted my focus. Talking with a lot of dear women whove had the same, i realised this was not unique but pretty much what we all go through. . To all women who are on the path of getting this invasive surgery, it is rough but it is worth it. It is raw but it is real. Let people help you, accept the help of those who are offering and truly caring for you, even if it is hard. They will all have a special spot in your hearts forever. The real one's will stick around no matter what. Let in only loving vibes and dont be scared to say that you have no energy for bullshit or negativity. Hereby some photos of right before the surgery to during my expanding proces. Don't forget who was there and who showered you with love even when you had absolutely nothing to give being as vulnerable as you could possibly be. In that i include all the women i met through here with who i have talked daily. You can all do it and never hesitate to reach out! I am feeling so thankful for ao many kind souls in my life. Never forget who was there♥️
2 WEEKS Post-Mastectomy: shedding one apparatus at a time. Both drains came out a couple days ago, and today, I lose the geriatric bra.
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My PS still wants me in a compression bra, but I can wear the sports bra of my choice, as long as it zips in the front (still range of motion arm restrictions). Pleasantly surprised so far by the ease of a front-closure sports bra (where have I been?!)! @lululemon and @athleta are my usual go-to stores 😍, and I purchased a couple great ones with them yesterday. Earlier in the week @outdoorvoices teased a new bra coming out and low and behold...it was a zip-front one, so I purchased that too (eagerly awaiting that shipment)! I’ll do a follow-up post with my favorite finds.
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Any other suggestions you all are loving? I’m cleared to start working out again next week, so I want ones that will double for workouts, even though ( . )( . ) these aren’t going anywhere!
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#BraRecommendations #Bra #SportsBra #ActiveWear #BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #BreastHealth #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble #RebuildingYear #BetterThanYesterday #PracticePatience #PatientProgress
2 WEEKS Post-Mastectomy: shedding one apparatus at a time. Both drains came out a couple days ago, and today, I lose the geriatric bra. - My PS still wants me in a compression bra, but I can wear the sports bra of my choice, as long as it zips in the front (still range of motion arm restrictions). Pleasantly surprised so far by the ease of a front-closure sports bra (where have I been?!)! @lululemon and @athleta are my usual go-to stores 😍, and I purchased a couple great ones with them yesterday. Earlier in the week @outdoorvoices teased a new bra coming out and low and behold...it was a zip-front one, so I purchased that too (eagerly awaiting that shipment)! I’ll do a follow-up post with my favorite finds. - Any other suggestions you all are loving? I’m cleared to start working out again next week, so I want ones that will double for workouts, even though ( . )( . ) these aren’t going anywhere! - #BraRecommendations  #Bra  #SportsBra  #ActiveWear  #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCApositive  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #BreastHealth  #StrongWomen  #Breasties  #UnBRCAble  #RebuildingYear  #BetterThanYesterday  #PracticePatience  #PatientProgress 
After months of putting it off, I finally got around to finishing #dangerousboobies by @caitybrodnick. Besides learning about silicone nipples (srsly where do I get those that aren't 500$), it was just nice to read a story about another young woman going through this who also thinks farts are funny. So if you are like, "Why does Alex keep talking about boobs she is OBSESSED!" Or want to learn more about this process for yourself/others (or you just think farts are funny too), I definitely encourage you to read. @caitybrodnick also has documentary called #screwcancer that is probably awesome too, but I will pass due to my aversion of viewing medical stuff. Now excuse me as continue to browse through a gallery of prosthetic nipples. 
#brca #brcapositive #brca2 #breastcancerawareness #breastcancerprevention #breasties #cancer #genetictesting #mutant #mastectomy
After months of putting it off, I finally got around to finishing #dangerousboobies  by @caitybrodnick. Besides learning about silicone nipples (srsly where do I get those that aren't 500$), it was just nice to read a story about another young woman going through this who also thinks farts are funny. So if you are like, "Why does Alex keep talking about boobs she is OBSESSED!" Or want to learn more about this process for yourself/others (or you just think farts are funny too), I definitely encourage you to read. @caitybrodnick also has documentary called #screwcancer  that is probably awesome too, but I will pass due to my aversion of viewing medical stuff. Now excuse me as continue to browse through a gallery of prosthetic nipples. #brca  #brcapositive  #brca2  #breastcancerawareness  #breastcancerprevention  #breasties  #cancer  #genetictesting  #mutant  #mastectomy 
The  thought of me being cut off a body part was the worst. 🎀 Seit gestern ist meine Geschichte auf dem Brustkrebsportal auf BILD.de online: Es war so schön, dass mich meine Schwester @kati_dd dabei begleiten konnte. Wenn man ein Interview führt, reflektiert man noch mal alles extrem. Man erlebt hautnah, wie berührt die Menschen von Deiner eigenen Lebensgeschichte sind. Das, was mich mein ganzes Leben lang bereits begleitet hat, wird hinterfragt. Tränen fallen und ich musste weinen. Aber durch das Erzählen geraten Dinge nicht in Vergessenheit. Wir müssen uns nicht verstecken. Wir - kleine LebensHelden (Danke Ihr tollen Frauen von @lebensheldin 🌸). Wir stellen uns den Widrigkeiten des Lebens und lassen uns nicht so leicht aus der Bahn werfen. Wir wollen einfach  l e b e n !  #bild #bildonline #brustkrebsportal #cancerfighter #cancerwoman #cancergirl #mastektomie #mastectomy #brca1 #brcapositive #brca2 #thinkpositive 🎀 DANKE an @jana_kolbe
The thought of me being cut off a body part was the worst. 🎀 Seit gestern ist meine Geschichte auf dem Brustkrebsportal auf BILD.de online: Es war so schön, dass mich meine Schwester @kati_dd dabei begleiten konnte. Wenn man ein Interview führt, reflektiert man noch mal alles extrem. Man erlebt hautnah, wie berührt die Menschen von Deiner eigenen Lebensgeschichte sind. Das, was mich mein ganzes Leben lang bereits begleitet hat, wird hinterfragt. Tränen fallen und ich musste weinen. Aber durch das Erzählen geraten Dinge nicht in Vergessenheit. Wir müssen uns nicht verstecken. Wir - kleine LebensHelden (Danke Ihr tollen Frauen von @lebensheldin 🌸). Wir stellen uns den Widrigkeiten des Lebens und lassen uns nicht so leicht aus der Bahn werfen. Wir wollen einfach l e b e n ! #bild  #bildonline  #brustkrebsportal  #cancerfighter  #cancerwoman  #cancergirl  #mastektomie  #mastectomy  #brca1  #brcapositive  #brca2  #thinkpositive  🎀 DANKE an @jana_kolbe
DAY 11 Post-Mastectomy: Wasn’t sad about giving these up today!
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I took a shower, washed my hair MYSELF, and drove MYSELF down to the hospital to get my drains removed. Getting back to my independent self, one day at a time.
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🎥 Swipe right for video of drain removal. Quick and painless!  I’m FREE!!!
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#MissIndependent #FreeWoman #BabySteps #BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #BreastHealth #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble #RebuildingYear #BetterThanYesterday #PracticePatience #PatientProgress #MyHandsAreReallyTHATBig
DAY 11 Post-Mastectomy: Wasn’t sad about giving these up today! - I took a shower, washed my hair MYSELF, and drove MYSELF down to the hospital to get my drains removed. Getting back to my independent self, one day at a time. - 🎥 Swipe right for video of drain removal. Quick and painless! I’m FREE!!! - #MissIndependent  #FreeWoman  #BabySteps  #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCApositive  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #BreastHealth  #StrongWomen  #Breasties  #UnBRCAble  #RebuildingYear  #BetterThanYesterday  #PracticePatience  #PatientProgress  #MyHandsAreReallyTHATBig 
Does my #FannyPack make my drains look too full?
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Doc seemed to think so. I went in Friday for my 1 week post-op check-in with both surgeons. Everything looked great and is healing well, but drainage output was right on the cusp of clearing the 30mL/day mark, so they had to stay in. Womp womp. More rest was needed and taken. Finally excited to get them out TOMORROW on DAY 11 post-op!
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#BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #BreastHealth #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble #RebuildingYear #BetterThanYesterday #PracticePatience #PatientProgress
Does my #FannyPack  make my drains look too full? - Doc seemed to think so. I went in Friday for my 1 week post-op check-in with both surgeons. Everything looked great and is healing well, but drainage output was right on the cusp of clearing the 30mL/day mark, so they had to stay in. Womp womp. More rest was needed and taken. Finally excited to get them out TOMORROW on DAY 11 post-op! - #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCApositive  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #BreastHealth  #StrongWomen  #Breasties  #UnBRCAble  #RebuildingYear  #BetterThanYesterday  #PracticePatience  #PatientProgress 
•Happy Monday! •Growing up I was always that girl who was full of confidence and fire. I believed I could be the best at everything I did. Somewhere in college I lost that feeling. I doubted myself, my worth and my ability to the point where I didn’t even try because of the fear that I would fail. •As I start my new health journey I hope to change those fears. I hope to regain that fire I once I had, try new things, remember that I can do anything. Hopefully by stepping out of my comfort zone and be proud of the skin I’m in, I hope to encourage others to do the same!
•Happy Monday! •Growing up I was always that girl who was full of confidence and fire. I believed I could be the best at everything I did. Somewhere in college I lost that feeling. I doubted myself, my worth and my ability to the point where I didn’t even try because of the fear that I would fail. •As I start my new health journey I hope to change those fears. I hope to regain that fire I once I had, try new things, remember that I can do anything. Hopefully by stepping out of my comfort zone and be proud of the skin I’m in, I hope to encourage others to do the same!
Ya está abierta la inscripción para asistir a la III Jornada de cáncer de mama&ovario hereditario! En breve colgaremos todo el programa!!Este año TÚ eres la protagonista!! Haz tu inscripción gratuita YA!  En  http://amohasociacion.org/participa/iii-jornada-amoh/ Puedes venir acompañada de tu pareja o un familar, alguien importante también en la toma de decisiones!!Nos ayudas a difundirlo?
#cancerdemama #cancerdeovario #cancerhereditario #cancergenetico#brca1 #brca2 #brca #brca1positive #brca2positive #brcapositive #palb2mutation #geneshereditarios #oncologos #asesoresgeneticos #cirugiaplastica #cirugiaprofilactica#cirugiapreventiva#cirujanoplastico#menopausiaquirurgica#seleccionembrionaria#psicooncologa #mindfullness #impactopsicologico#pruebasgeneticas @parctauli @astrazeneca_careers @novartis @geicam_ 
Registration is now open to attend the III Conference of breast cancer & hereditary ovaries! Soon we will post the whole program !! This year YOU are the protagonist! Make your free registration NOW! In http://amohasociacion.org/participa/iii-jornada-amoh/ You can come accompanied by your husband or a family member, someone important in the Registration is now open to attend the III Conference of breast cancer & hereditary ovaries! Soon we will post the whole program !! This year YOU are the protagonist! Make your free registration NOW! In http://amohasociacion.org/participa/iii-jornada-amoh/ You can come accompanied by your partner or a family member, someone important in the decision making process as well! Do you help us spread the word? decision making process as well! Do you help us spread the word?
Ya está abierta la inscripción para asistir a la III Jornada de cáncer de mama&ovario hereditario! En breve colgaremos todo el programa!!Este año TÚ eres la protagonista!! Haz tu inscripción gratuita YA! En http://amohasociacion.org/participa/iii-jornada-amoh/ Puedes venir acompañada de tu pareja o un familar, alguien importante también en la toma de decisiones!!Nos ayudas a difundirlo? #cancerdemama  #cancerdeovario  #cancerhereditario  #cancergenetico #brca1  #brca2  #brca  #brca1positive  #brca2positive  #brcapositive  #palb2mutation  #geneshereditarios  #oncologos  #asesoresgeneticos  #cirugiaplastica  #cirugiaprofilactica #cirugiapreventiva #cirujanoplastico #menopausiaquirurgica #seleccionembrionaria #psicooncologa  #mindfullness  #impactopsicologico #pruebasgeneticas  @parctauli @astrazeneca_careers @novartis @geicam_ Registration is now open to attend the III Conference of breast cancer & hereditary ovaries! Soon we will post the whole program !! This year YOU are the protagonist! Make your free registration NOW! In http://amohasociacion.org/participa/iii-jornada-amoh/ You can come accompanied by your husband or a family member, someone important in the Registration is now open to attend the III Conference of breast cancer & hereditary ovaries! Soon we will post the whole program !! This year YOU are the protagonist! Make your free registration NOW! In http://amohasociacion.org/participa/iii-jornada-amoh/ You can come accompanied by your partner or a family member, someone important in the decision making process as well! Do you help us spread the word? decision making process as well! Do you help us spread the word?
When you see yourself on a billboard at #erinafair. 
My little girl screams out MUMMY THATS YOUR LIPSTICK!!!!
As you can see we are very excited to have spotted the #pinkhopeaus lipstick video. 
#pinkhopeaus #lipstick💄 #lipstick #love #mylittlegirl #proudmoment #proudmummy #fierce #empowered #authentic #strong #bold #pinklipstick #famous #exciting #sharingthemessage  #brca #brca2positive #brcamum #brcawoman #brca2 #brcalifestyle #brcapositive #fightofmylife
When you see yourself on a billboard at #erinafair . My little girl screams out MUMMY THATS YOUR LIPSTICK!!!! As you can see we are very excited to have spotted the #pinkhopeaus  lipstick video. #pinkhopeaus  #lipstick 💄 #lipstick  #love  #mylittlegirl  #proudmoment  #proudmummy  #fierce  #empowered  #authentic  #strong  #bold  #pinklipstick  #famous  #exciting  #sharingthemessage  #brca  #brca2positive  #brcamum  #brcawoman  #brca2  #brcalifestyle  #brcapositive  #fightofmylife 
🚨Sexy pic alert!🚨
Let me show you the PG-13 version of what I’m working with these days...
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• Surgical compression bra - hook & eye closures in the back AND front for an extremely snug fit before the front zip locks in all final lung expansion - comes in a hot lacey nude finish, not to be confused by your grandma’s Friday night Karaoke garb. I thought I would go crazy wearing a tight bra 24/7, but it actually feels much better to have it on, compressing everything as it heals, than the moments it’s undone to shower or clean the drain sites. The hospital sent me home in this, with a spare.
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• Drains - I have 2 drains (one on each side) with a rubbery tubing that outputs fluid into a bulb. Drainage output needs to be less than 30mL in a 24 hour period for two days before they can be removed. Most women have them in for 1-3 weeks. They don’t really hurt me (although some women complain of pain) - they’re just more of a nuisance to deal with (plus they’re what’s stopping me from getting my heart rate back up and being able to start PT). The catch is, the less you move, the lower levels of output. REST.IS.SO.HARD. 😳 The pockets sewn into the inside of this sweater are able to hold and conceal them when out and about. Otherwise, I have them safety pinned to my beautiful bra or attached to a lanyard while in the shower. Some women wear a serving apron tied around their waist, which works too.
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• Zip/Button-up shirts! I’m not supposed to raise my arms higher than shoulder height at this point, and even when I break the rules, it doesn’t feel good. Putting on shirts over the head is still a dream, and I need help into most of the ones that zip/button-up still when reaching the second arm back. Ouch.
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As far as reconstruction goes, I have not had that yet. I have expanders in, that were placed during surgery, where I will receive injections weekly starting next week to slowly expand my pectoral muscle away from my chest wall to make room for an implant. I don’t have any breast tissue left, so the little humps you’re seeing in the pic are from the medical pads/gauze and a little fill my plastic surgeon surprised me with.
🚨Sexy pic alert!🚨 Let me show you the PG-13 version of what I’m working with these days... - • Surgical compression bra - hook & eye closures in the back AND front for an extremely snug fit before the front zip locks in all final lung expansion - comes in a hot lacey nude finish, not to be confused by your grandma’s Friday night Karaoke garb. I thought I would go crazy wearing a tight bra 24/7, but it actually feels much better to have it on, compressing everything as it heals, than the moments it’s undone to shower or clean the drain sites. The hospital sent me home in this, with a spare. - • Drains - I have 2 drains (one on each side) with a rubbery tubing that outputs fluid into a bulb. Drainage output needs to be less than 30mL in a 24 hour period for two days before they can be removed. Most women have them in for 1-3 weeks. They don’t really hurt me (although some women complain of pain) - they’re just more of a nuisance to deal with (plus they’re what’s stopping me from getting my heart rate back up and being able to start PT). The catch is, the less you move, the lower levels of output. REST.IS.SO.HARD. 😳 The pockets sewn into the inside of this sweater are able to hold and conceal them when out and about. Otherwise, I have them safety pinned to my beautiful bra or attached to a lanyard while in the shower. Some women wear a serving apron tied around their waist, which works too. - • Zip/Button-up shirts! I’m not supposed to raise my arms higher than shoulder height at this point, and even when I break the rules, it doesn’t feel good. Putting on shirts over the head is still a dream, and I need help into most of the ones that zip/button-up still when reaching the second arm back. Ouch. - As far as reconstruction goes, I have not had that yet. I have expanders in, that were placed during surgery, where I will receive injections weekly starting next week to slowly expand my pectoral muscle away from my chest wall to make room for an implant. I don’t have any breast tissue left, so the little humps you’re seeing in the pic are from the medical pads/gauze and a little fill my plastic surgeon surprised me with.
It’s officially been ONE week since I exited the operating room, and it seems as though it’s flown by!
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✨WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS
• Breasts Amputated - reducing risk of breast cancer from 87% to about 2%.
• Pathology labs returned - all breast and nipple tissue removed is cancer free! Official #PREVIVOR status met.
• @tommyjohnwear underwear now for women - worth all the hype!
• Lots of family time = lots of laughs.
• Reconnecting with great friends from the past.
• Connecting with new #breasties all over the world.
• The food & hospitality! Thanks to @sunluv66!
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I’ve been going at my usual rate, not accepting that I’ve just had a major surgery...until today. I took time to sleep, and sleep away the majority of the day, I did. Though, I desperately want to get back to the gym (shout out to #alpha!), my body desperately needs this rest, and I finally listened. 😴💤
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📷: Two days prior to surgery
#BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #Weightlifting #Fit #FitMom #Fitness #StrongMoms #MomsWhoLift #MomsWithMuscles #Gym #StrongWomen
#BetterThanYesterday #PracticePatience #UnBRCAble
It’s officially been ONE week since I exited the operating room, and it seems as though it’s flown by! - ✨WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS • Breasts Amputated - reducing risk of breast cancer from 87% to about 2%. • Pathology labs returned - all breast and nipple tissue removed is cancer free! Official #PREVIVOR  status met. • @tommyjohnwear underwear now for women - worth all the hype! • Lots of family time = lots of laughs. • Reconnecting with great friends from the past. • Connecting with new #breasties  all over the world. • The food & hospitality! Thanks to @sunluv66! - I’ve been going at my usual rate, not accepting that I’ve just had a major surgery...until today. I took time to sleep, and sleep away the majority of the day, I did. Though, I desperately want to get back to the gym (shout out to #alpha !), my body desperately needs this rest, and I finally listened. 😴💤 - 📷: Two days prior to surgery #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCApositive  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #Weightlifting  #Fit  #FitMom  #Fitness  #StrongMoms  #MomsWhoLift  #MomsWithMuscles  #Gym  #StrongWomen  #BetterThanYesterday  #PracticePatience  #UnBRCAble 
DAY 6 Post-Mastectomy:
BIG DAY!
✔️ Hair washed
✔️ Makeup done
✔️ Bowels cleared
#BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #StrongWomen #Breasties #BigDay #BigDeal #UnBRCAble
Feeling beautiful is a personal achievement 🖤
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I know a lot of us have been struggling with finding themselves sexy after (and in the process) breast reconstruction.
Let me get this straight - a woman who wants to feel sexy has nothing to do with her trying to get the attention of men.
Feeling beautiful, sexy, is something personal.
Dressing up and feeling pretty and beautiful is for us.
Dont you guys think that we all want to get your attention, set your egos aside and let us do what we want to do without thinking it has anything to do with you.
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Let me get something else straight- if we choose(/can!) to go bigger with our reconstruction, it does not give anyone the right to tell you that you are having a boob job. (a lot of us have heard that more times than not)
It is barely a way to have something to say and to choose in a process that is already hard enough.
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One more thing - I have nothing against boob jobs AT ALL.
It is just plane different than a reconstruction.
 BUT women who do have boob jobs are doing it for themselves and nobody else.
And they should be proud of it! I know enough beautiful women who have done it and they are killing it as they should! - we already have such a pressure about how we look in this society... so y'all who think that way should cut some slack to the women who are willingly taking measures to feel good in their bodies.
If it takes a boob job, sports, a new cream, anything.
Nobody has the right to tell you who you are and why you are doing certain things. 
Be proud ! And dont let people bully you with their narrow closed minds.
You are beautiful, unique, and a beautiful work always in progress.
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This photo was taken 4 weeks after my exchange surgery, trying on bikini tops for the first time since surgery.
And oh I felt good. And pretty. And that, i did it for myself. As always💖
 favorite bikini brand (my next one WILL be @anaonointimates )?✍🏼👇🏼
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#empoweredwomem #brcagene #previvor #breasts #foobs #vegan #brca2 #advocateforyourhealth #youareenough #perfectthewayyouare #breasties #doublemastectomy #breastreconstruction #notaboobjob #loveyourscars #exchangesurgery #brcasisterhood #brcapositive #breasties
Feeling beautiful is a personal achievement 🖤 . . I know a lot of us have been struggling with finding themselves sexy after (and in the process) breast reconstruction. Let me get this straight - a woman who wants to feel sexy has nothing to do with her trying to get the attention of men. Feeling beautiful, sexy, is something personal. Dressing up and feeling pretty and beautiful is for us. Dont you guys think that we all want to get your attention, set your egos aside and let us do what we want to do without thinking it has anything to do with you. . . Let me get something else straight- if we choose(/can!) to go bigger with our reconstruction, it does not give anyone the right to tell you that you are having a boob job. (a lot of us have heard that more times than not) It is barely a way to have something to say and to choose in a process that is already hard enough. . . One more thing - I have nothing against boob jobs AT ALL. It is just plane different than a reconstruction. BUT women who do have boob jobs are doing it for themselves and nobody else. And they should be proud of it! I know enough beautiful women who have done it and they are killing it as they should! - we already have such a pressure about how we look in this society... so y'all who think that way should cut some slack to the women who are willingly taking measures to feel good in their bodies. If it takes a boob job, sports, a new cream, anything. Nobody has the right to tell you who you are and why you are doing certain things. Be proud ! And dont let people bully you with their narrow closed minds. You are beautiful, unique, and a beautiful work always in progress. . . This photo was taken 4 weeks after my exchange surgery, trying on bikini tops for the first time since surgery. And oh I felt good. And pretty. And that, i did it for myself. As always💖 favorite bikini brand (my next one WILL be @anaonointimates )?✍🏼👇🏼 . #empoweredwomem  #brcagene  #previvor  #breasts  #foobs  #vegan  #brca2  #advocateforyourhealth  #youareenough  #perfectthewayyouare  #breasties  #doublemastectomy  #breastreconstruction  #notaboobjob  #loveyourscars  #exchangesurgery  #brcasisterhood  #brcapositive  #breasties 
DAY 5 Post-Mastectomy:
Let’s talk about this amazing muu-muu by Croft & Barrow (I think they call it a dress). It zips all the way up the front for those of us that have limited arm range of motion and pockets that flip inside out, perfect for holding and concealing drains!
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#MuuMuu #CroftBarrow #BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCA2 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #BreastCancer #ProphylacticMastectomy #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble
DAY 4 Post-Mastectomy:
First shower and boob cookies! Today was good - aside from dozing off randomly (usually in the middle of returning a text), I’m weaning off the Oxycodone and leaving the pain relief up to Extra Strength Tylenol and a muscle relaxer, which has been tolerable.
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The shower was  tricky with the drains coming out each side of my chest and not letting the water hit the incisions, but we managed well with the simple use of a lanyard to attach my drains, wearing them around my neck. Still no mobility of my arms above my shoulders per the request of my surgeon, but I couldn’t imagine trying to wash my hair at this point anyways. I tried stick deodorant today - OUCH! Quickly switched to spray deodorant, which I am very happy to have purchased in advance. Looking forward to an even stronger tomorrow.
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#BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble
DAY 4 Post-Mastectomy: First shower and boob cookies! Today was good - aside from dozing off randomly (usually in the middle of returning a text), I’m weaning off the Oxycodone and leaving the pain relief up to Extra Strength Tylenol and a muscle relaxer, which has been tolerable. - The shower was tricky with the drains coming out each side of my chest and not letting the water hit the incisions, but we managed well with the simple use of a lanyard to attach my drains, wearing them around my neck. Still no mobility of my arms above my shoulders per the request of my surgeon, but I couldn’t imagine trying to wash my hair at this point anyways. I tried stick deodorant today - OUCH! Quickly switched to spray deodorant, which I am very happy to have purchased in advance. Looking forward to an even stronger tomorrow. - #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCApositive  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #StrongWomen  #Breasties  #UnBRCAble 
since it was #feelitonthefirst yesterday & because i love fall, i feel like this was relevant & perfect. happy september you beautiful mutants, new month means crushing new goals! ♥️
since it was #feelitonthefirst  yesterday & because i love fall, i feel like this was relevant & perfect. happy september you beautiful mutants, new month means crushing new goals! ♥️
DAY 3 Post-Mastectomy:
No complaints! I feel really great, given everything. I’m staying at my dad and his wife’s house this week, which has been fantastic so far. My dad’s wife, Amy @sunluv66, is an amazingly healthy cook so I’ve had nutritient-packed, high veggie/high protein meals and snacks at my fingertips. My sister-n-law, Kelsey @kelseyhuebsch, is a nurse practitioner and together they’ve been tag-teaming my care around the clock.
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You can see my drains peeking out the bottom of my PJ top as I took a walk around the block. Per my doctors’ suggestion, I’ve been up and moving quite a bit these past 24 hours, and feeling great doing it. I’m just supposed to limit arm mobility and restrict range above my shoulders (shout out to Kelsey for throwing my hair up into a pony tail).
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I have a whole list of Netflix series that I’ve been collecting from everyone’s recommendations, but I can only manage to get through the first 5-10 min of a show before I conk out. 😴
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#BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble #HealingFoods #FoodHeals
DAY 3 Post-Mastectomy: No complaints! I feel really great, given everything. I’m staying at my dad and his wife’s house this week, which has been fantastic so far. My dad’s wife, Amy @sunluv66, is an amazingly healthy cook so I’ve had nutritient-packed, high veggie/high protein meals and snacks at my fingertips. My sister-n-law, Kelsey @kelseyhuebsch, is a nurse practitioner and together they’ve been tag-teaming my care around the clock. - You can see my drains peeking out the bottom of my PJ top as I took a walk around the block. Per my doctors’ suggestion, I’ve been up and moving quite a bit these past 24 hours, and feeling great doing it. I’m just supposed to limit arm mobility and restrict range above my shoulders (shout out to Kelsey for throwing my hair up into a pony tail). - I have a whole list of Netflix series that I’ve been collecting from everyone’s recommendations, but I can only manage to get through the first 5-10 min of a show before I conk out. 😴 - #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCApositive  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #StrongWomen  #Breasties  #UnBRCAble  #HealingFoods  #FoodHeals 
DAY 2 Post-Mastectomy:
A lot of really great things today! Aside from going home, I was officially deemed a #Previvor!! All of my pathology labs came back as #CancerFree!
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It’s happened many times where women thought they were going in for preventative mastectomies, only to find out that they had cancerous or abnormal cells within their breast tissue that had gone undetected by mammograms or MRI’s. With BRCA+ women, they tend not to mess around in these situations and immediately set up chemo treatment plans following mastectomy. Confirmation of all breast and nipple tissue having “no evidence of atypia or malignancy” is the huge cherry on top of this surgery. -
#PostMastectomy #BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble #Previvor #CancerFree
DAY 2 Post-Mastectomy: A lot of really great things today! Aside from going home, I was officially deemed a #Previvor !! All of my pathology labs came back as #CancerFree ! - It’s happened many times where women thought they were going in for preventative mastectomies, only to find out that they had cancerous or abnormal cells within their breast tissue that had gone undetected by mammograms or MRI’s. With BRCA+ women, they tend not to mess around in these situations and immediately set up chemo treatment plans following mastectomy. Confirmation of all breast and nipple tissue having “no evidence of atypia or malignancy” is the huge cherry on top of this surgery. - #PostMastectomy  #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCApositive  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #StrongWomen  #Breasties  #UnBRCAble  #Previvor  #CancerFree 
And here she is, 2 days after surgery, my niece-in-law is one courageous young lady!! Take a look at page 2 to follow her journey. #previvor #brca2 #brcapositive
And here she is, 2 days after surgery, my niece-in-law is one courageous young lady!! Take a look at page 2 to follow her journey. #previvor  #brca2  #brcapositive 
I can not believe it’s September 😱 It’s been a year since I got my results back for being #brcapositive and a lot less happened then I imagined! I am doing my self examinations and ultrasound scans but yet to see a specialist about it 🙁So my lovelies don’t forget to #feelitonthefirst and learn to #knowyournormal 😘 .
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#brcaandme#brca#brca1#brca2#breastcancerawareness#warrior#previvor#breastie#knowyourgenes#gettested#prevention#spreadingawareness#knowledgeispower#knowyourrisk#health 📷: Pinterest
I can not believe it’s September 😱 It’s been a year since I got my results back for being #brcapositive  and a lot less happened then I imagined! I am doing my self examinations and ultrasound scans but yet to see a specialist about it 🙁So my lovelies don’t forget to #feelitonthefirst  and learn to #knowyournormal  😘 . . . . #brcaandme #brca #brca1 #brca2 #breastcancerawareness #warrior #previvor #breastie #knowyourgenes #gettested #prevention #spreadingawareness #knowledgeispower #knowyourrisk #health  📷: Pinterest
DAY 1 Post-Mastectomy:
I made it! Surgery went well. 4 hours - expectation was 5-6...assuming the lack of breast mass helped play a part in that. 😜 I was up joking around and chatting with the nurses during my first hour of post-op, before being sent back to my room.
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Pain is being managed well in multiple ways. Honestly, I expected a lot worse, accompanied by tears; but instead, I found myself in tears of laughter per usual in the company of Blake and my family. Breasts look great! Incisions are small and blood flow look good.
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I’m up, walking around gradually and eating full meals. The surgeons said I could be discharged today, but gave me the option of staying another night, which I am happily taking them up on! THANK YOU again for all of the positive thoughts. I am reading every single one of them and am blown away by the love and support of people near and far, at all stages throughout my life. ❤️
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#BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCA2 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine
DAY 1 Post-Mastectomy: I made it! Surgery went well. 4 hours - expectation was 5-6...assuming the lack of breast mass helped play a part in that. 😜 I was up joking around and chatting with the nurses during my first hour of post-op, before being sent back to my room. - Pain is being managed well in multiple ways. Honestly, I expected a lot worse, accompanied by tears; but instead, I found myself in tears of laughter per usual in the company of Blake and my family. Breasts look great! Incisions are small and blood flow look good. - I’m up, walking around gradually and eating full meals. The surgeons said I could be discharged today, but gave me the option of staying another night, which I am happily taking them up on! THANK YOU again for all of the positive thoughts. I am reading every single one of them and am blown away by the love and support of people near and far, at all stages throughout my life. ❤️ - #BRCA  #BRCA1  #BRCA2  #BRCApositive  #BRCAmutation  #GeneticMutation  #GeneticCancer  #Mastectomy  #ProphylacticMastectomy  #StrongWomen  #Breasties  #UnBRCAble  #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine 
Clarissa Foster's Understanding BRCA covers everything you will want to know if you find you have the BRCA gene mutation. It draws on personal experience and extensive research.
Head over to The People's Book Prize and vote for it!
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#brca #hboc #BreastCancer #cancer #brcagene #brcastrong #brcastrong #malebreastcancer #brcapositive #brca1 #brca2 #brca1positive #brca2positive #brcaawareness #fightcancer #beatcancer #cancersupport #previvor #knowbrca
...and 10 sec later, I had to sit up. 😆 Oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️ here’s hoping that after my exchange surgery laying on my stomach won’t be too uncomfortable/strange. .
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Anyone else feel oddly uncomfortable when laying on your stomach/side? bending over in the shower to adjust the temp? seat belt across your chest? hugging? running? lifting weights? 😥
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#godisgood #unBRCAble #previvor #brcapositive #brca1 #brca1positive #brcasisterhood #breasties #brcamom #previvor2018 #previvorperspective #brcastrong #warrior #strength #mutant #prophylacticdoublemastectomy #skinsparing #doublemastectomy #screwyoucancer #fightlikeagirl
...and 10 sec later, I had to sit up. 😆 Oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️ here’s hoping that after my exchange surgery laying on my stomach won’t be too uncomfortable/strange. . . Anyone else feel oddly uncomfortable when laying on your stomach/side? bending over in the shower to adjust the temp? seat belt across your chest? hugging? running? lifting weights? 😥 . . . . #godisgood  #unBRCAble  #previvor  #brcapositive  #brca1  #brca1positive  #brcasisterhood  #breasties  #brcamom  #previvor2018  #previvorperspective  #brcastrong  #warrior  #strength  #mutant  #prophylacticdoublemastectomy  #skinsparing  #doublemastectomy  #screwyoucancer  #fightlikeagirl 
All checked in, marked up and ready to do this! Huge thank you to everyone for the prayers, love and well wishes. .
See ya on the other side...hopefully. ✌🏻
📷: Eleanora Huebsch (7 yrs old) .
#BRCA #BRCA1 #BRCApositive #BRCAmutation #GeneticMutation #GeneticCancer #Mastectomy #ProphylacticMastectomy #StrongWomen #Breasties #UnBRCAble
Here’s my story why I started my breast cancer and BRCA journey. Thank you for encouraging me Dawn. #knowyourfamilyhistory #BRCApositive #savesecondbase #stagefourdeservesmore

My dad had breast cancer and was stage4 mets to the bone. He was in the hospital for over a month. I didn’t know how serious it was and my parents didn’t tell me. It was 1989 and treatment for cancer was different then. I decided one night, and mom agreed, to go out to the movies with friends. I came home to a voicemail telling me to get back to the hospital. Daddy died less than an hour later. I don’t know if he knew I was there. I’ll always feel that guilt. No therapist has been able to wipe that away. I was 29! An adult. Almost 30 years have gone by. But he’s my guardian angel who’s at my side, all the time. 
My uncle did a family tree and saw the trend of breast and ovarian cancers on his mom’s side of the family. It was riddled with it. At the same time, Dr. Mary Daly at Fox Chase Cancer Center had started the BRCA genetic mutation study. Our family became part of that important study. It led me to 11th Annual Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer® Conference and being educated, informed and supported throughout my journey and beyond! (Info at facingourrisk.org) @basserbrca @facingourrisk @foxchasecancercenter @cancercenter
Here’s my story why I started my breast cancer and BRCA journey. Thank you for encouraging me Dawn. #knowyourfamilyhistory  #BRCApositive  #savesecondbase  #stagefourdeservesmore  My dad had breast cancer and was stage4 mets to the bone. He was in the hospital for over a month. I didn’t know how serious it was and my parents didn’t tell me. It was 1989 and treatment for cancer was different then. I decided one night, and mom agreed, to go out to the movies with friends. I came home to a voicemail telling me to get back to the hospital. Daddy died less than an hour later. I don’t know if he knew I was there. I’ll always feel that guilt. No therapist has been able to wipe that away. I was 29! An adult. Almost 30 years have gone by. But he’s my guardian angel who’s at my side, all the time. My uncle did a family tree and saw the trend of breast and ovarian cancers on his mom’s side of the family. It was riddled with it. At the same time, Dr. Mary Daly at Fox Chase Cancer Center had started the BRCA genetic mutation study. Our family became part of that important study. It led me to 11th Annual Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer® Conference and being educated, informed and supported throughout my journey and beyond! (Info at facingourrisk.org) @basserbrca @facingourrisk @foxchasecancercenter @cancercenter
Hope.  It’s a feeling of trust. .
I’ve lived the last three years on this word. 
I have hoped for so many things and not all of them have turned out the way I would have written them but I trust God’s pen. .
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Here I am again. Standing in hope.  Trusting the journey.  Whatever that may be.
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CT scan tomorrow.  And this is all too familiar. .
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Hope with me.
Hope. It’s a feeling of trust. . I’ve lived the last three years on this word. I have hoped for so many things and not all of them have turned out the way I would have written them but I trust God’s pen. . . Here I am again. Standing in hope. Trusting the journey. Whatever that may be. . . CT scan tomorrow. And this is all too familiar. . . Hope with me.
This mama loves her snuggles! Somehow his kisses make everything better! Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns and in a family of 6 it feels like one of us always has something going on. So these kisses and hugs truly mean the world to me!! #happymommy #momlife #momof4 #nyc #momblogger #mom #mommy #summer #naptime #positivevibes #hugs #kisses #baby #timeisflying #kidsgrowinguptoofast #brcapositive #brcalife #previvor #previvormom #indianwomen #indianmom #figuringitout
This mama loves her snuggles! Somehow his kisses make everything better! Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns and in a family of 6 it feels like one of us always has something going on. So these kisses and hugs truly mean the world to me!! #happymommy  #momlife  #momof4  #nyc  #momblogger  #mom  #mommy  #summer  #naptime  #positivevibes  #hugs  #kisses  #baby  #timeisflying  #kidsgrowinguptoofast  #brcapositive  #brcalife  #previvor  #previvormom  #indianwomen  #indianmom  #figuringitout 
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#brcapositive #pinklemontree #pink #brca #october
Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. - unknown.
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5.5 weeks out.
Being that I am Hispanic with darker skin color, my scars don’t usually heal this pretty. 😊 I believe I have my PS to thank, he’s been a dream! And I also applied “scar rescue”, a blend of essential oils, pretty religiously. .
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I go in for my last fill on Friday totaling to 650cc. If all goes well, we will be scheduling my exchange surgery for the end of November! Can’t wait! Because no matter how lucky I’ve been with healing, expanders are SUCH a pain.
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And although I no longer have a nipple, I felt naughty not covering where it once was 😝. .
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#godisgood #unBRCAble #previvor #brcapositive #brca1 #brca1positive #brcasisterhood #breasties #brcamom #previvor2018 #previvorperspective #brcastrong #warrior #strength #mutant #prophylacticdoublemastectomy #skinsparing #doublemastectomy #screwyoucancer #fightlikeagirl
Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. - unknown. . . 5.5 weeks out. Being that I am Hispanic with darker skin color, my scars don’t usually heal this pretty. 😊 I believe I have my PS to thank, he’s been a dream! And I also applied “scar rescue”, a blend of essential oils, pretty religiously. . . I go in for my last fill on Friday totaling to 650cc. If all goes well, we will be scheduling my exchange surgery for the end of November! Can’t wait! Because no matter how lucky I’ve been with healing, expanders are SUCH a pain. . . And although I no longer have a nipple, I felt naughty not covering where it once was 😝. . . . . #godisgood  #unBRCAble  #previvor  #brcapositive  #brca1  #brca1positive  #brcasisterhood  #breasties  #brcamom  #previvor2018  #previvorperspective  #brcastrong  #warrior  #strength  #mutant  #prophylacticdoublemastectomy  #skinsparing  #doublemastectomy  #screwyoucancer  #fightlikeagirl 
11 years, 2 days ago I had #bilateralmastectomy with reconstruction.  11 years ago today,  my labs came back clear.  I was initially told I was #BRCApositive... turns out I wasn't and didn't need a mastectomy. I had #triplenegativebreastcancer 
I can't wait to celebrate the same #remission anniversary from #hpv16oralcancer . Difference is there is a #vaccine for #hpvcancers there isn't one for others. So while many are surviving breast cancer, protect your loved ones from a preventable cancer. #oralcancer is on the rise,  it's disfiguring and changes how one eats, drinks,  swallows, and the side effects from radiation are always giving back. 
Btw...I found my  #breastcancer through #selfexamination #checkyourself #cancerwarrior #fuckcance #cancersucks
11 years, 2 days ago I had #bilateralmastectomy  with reconstruction. 11 years ago today, my labs came back clear. I was initially told I was #BRCApositive ... turns out I wasn't and didn't need a mastectomy. I had #triplenegativebreastcancer  I can't wait to celebrate the same #remission  anniversary from #hpv16oralcancer  . Difference is there is a #vaccine  for #hpvcancers  there isn't one for others. So while many are surviving breast cancer, protect your loved ones from a preventable cancer. #oralcancer  is on the rise, it's disfiguring and changes how one eats, drinks, swallows, and the side effects from radiation are always giving back. Btw...I found my #breastcancer  through #selfexamination  #checkyourself  #cancerwarrior  #fuckcance  #cancersucks 
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When I found out I was #BRCA1positive in January, I flooded myself with information. Everything from books to news articles to podcasts- I could not stop obsessing over trying to, all the sudden, become an expert on everything about my diagnosis and double mastectomies and where research is at and where it is going and so on.
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I had to slow that down for my sanity, but I still make sure to fit in to my regular reading books and articles that pertain to #BRCA.
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This book is different than all the rest because it is a fictional story and takes a rather humorous approach to looking at what it’s like to get a BRCA diagnosis.
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Lacey gets her diagnosis and sets out to make a bucket list of things to do before having her double mastectomy. Although her bucket list is much different and her personality is a compete 180 from what mine would be, I loved how relatable her emotions leading up to such a thing can be. Although I know I already plan to go through with a double mastectomy myself, this book reminded me that it’s ok to take my time with that decision, choosing when is best and keep up an open mind to changing that plan if I decide another one is actually better.
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Bravo to @georgialouclark on this one- for letting me laugh while also crying my way through Lacy’s journey and my own.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ . When I found out I was #BRCA1positive  in January, I flooded myself with information. Everything from books to news articles to podcasts- I could not stop obsessing over trying to, all the sudden, become an expert on everything about my diagnosis and double mastectomies and where research is at and where it is going and so on. . I had to slow that down for my sanity, but I still make sure to fit in to my regular reading books and articles that pertain to #BRCA . . This book is different than all the rest because it is a fictional story and takes a rather humorous approach to looking at what it’s like to get a BRCA diagnosis. . Lacey gets her diagnosis and sets out to make a bucket list of things to do before having her double mastectomy. Although her bucket list is much different and her personality is a compete 180 from what mine would be, I loved how relatable her emotions leading up to such a thing can be. Although I know I already plan to go through with a double mastectomy myself, this book reminded me that it’s ok to take my time with that decision, choosing when is best and keep up an open mind to changing that plan if I decide another one is actually better. . Bravo to @georgialouclark on this one- for letting me laugh while also crying my way through Lacy’s journey and my own.
Not a huge fan of Sad Selfies. But to get my point across, I just hurt myself. All I did was twist my body, just a tad to turn a light off and it brought me to my knees crying. 
During my procedure my Surgeon moved my inframammary fold. (The fold under the breast) I had Capsular Contracture that moved my implants down. This procedure is just a step in reconstruction. During this procedure the surgeon uses sutures to stitch the breast fold to the periosteum of the rib (second layer of rib cage) to establish a new crease beneath the breast.  So doing activities that stretch the stiches like Twisting, bending over, reaching high and low, laying on my side causes pain. Sometimes I'm ok and other times I feel like I got stabbed with a knife, out of nowhere.

Any other breasties ever have this procedure done? I have a post op appointment on Tues. So I plan on chatting more with the Doctor about how long this takes to heal.

My core hurts from fat grafting. 
I also had to say goodbye to my sweet Mother in Law today. She lives 1300 miles away. Shes cared for my 3 kids and hubby, cooked, cleaned and cared for me the last 12 days. 10-12 days after surgery I'm usually good. Please pray for me as Monday comes and I'm back to mom life, alone. 
Let's just say lots of tears for lots of reasons.
#truth #surgery4
#notaboobjob
#previvor #breastcancerawareness #breastreconstruction #implants #brca #mastectomy #breastcancer #brca2 #brcaawareness #hboc #previvor #mastectomyrecovery #breastexpanders #breastcancerawareness #raw #trustwithoutborders #reconstructionsurgery #truth #brcapositive #prophylacticmastectomy #doublemastectomy #dangerousboobies
#scars #scarsarebeautiful #mastectomyscars #scarstellastory #capsularcontracture
Not a huge fan of Sad Selfies. But to get my point across, I just hurt myself. All I did was twist my body, just a tad to turn a light off and it brought me to my knees crying. During my procedure my Surgeon moved my inframammary fold. (The fold under the breast) I had Capsular Contracture that moved my implants down. This procedure is just a step in reconstruction. During this procedure the surgeon uses sutures to stitch the breast fold to the periosteum of the rib (second layer of rib cage) to establish a new crease beneath the breast.  So doing activities that stretch the stiches like Twisting, bending over, reaching high and low, laying on my side causes pain. Sometimes I'm ok and other times I feel like I got stabbed with a knife, out of nowhere. Any other breasties ever have this procedure done? I have a post op appointment on Tues. So I plan on chatting more with the Doctor about how long this takes to heal. My core hurts from fat grafting. I also had to say goodbye to my sweet Mother in Law today. She lives 1300 miles away. Shes cared for my 3 kids and hubby, cooked, cleaned and cared for me the last 12 days. 10-12 days after surgery I'm usually good. Please pray for me as Monday comes and I'm back to mom life, alone. Let's just say lots of tears for lots of reasons. #truth  #surgery4  #notaboobjob  #previvor  #breastcancerawareness  #breastreconstruction  #implants  #brca  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #brca2  #brcaawareness  #hboc  #previvor  #mastectomyrecovery  #breastexpanders  #breastcancerawareness  #raw  #trustwithoutborders  #reconstructionsurgery  #truth  #brcapositive  #prophylacticmastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsarebeautiful  #mastectomyscars  #scarstellastory  #capsularcontracture 
Me trying to catch up on sleep from surgical menopause and just general breakneck speed stress. I have a 1 1/2 hour round trip commute to a full time ad job doing strategy for Church’s Chicken, 2 amazing beautiful thriving smart funny daughters, a rocky love life, and live pretty far outside my element. I had 3 major surgeries this year - down 2 natural breasts and a reproductive system - and I just completed a kickass writing workshop where I wrote the bones of my first literary horror story.
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If you want help from a life long writer / creative entrepreneur / strategist / survivor, get at me. ❤️😘 #singlemom #brcaprevivor #brcapositive #brca #creativecoach #creativitycoach #previvor #twinmom #creativesofinstagram #creativeentrepreneurs #authorpreneur #entrepreneurlife #authorproblems #illustratorsofinstagram #artistsproblems #dothework #soulpreneur Quote via @breaktheweight
Me trying to catch up on sleep from surgical menopause and just general breakneck speed stress. I have a 1 1/2 hour round trip commute to a full time ad job doing strategy for Church’s Chicken, 2 amazing beautiful thriving smart funny daughters, a rocky love life, and live pretty far outside my element. I had 3 major surgeries this year - down 2 natural breasts and a reproductive system - and I just completed a kickass writing workshop where I wrote the bones of my first literary horror story. ✨ ✨ I’m coaching creatives now and feel this is my calling. I have been in many a trench and I know marketing. This year, I studied the wide breadth of issues facing creatives in business, life, and with their emotions - and the principles of creative coaching with the great, insightful and prolific, #ericmaisel  ✨ ✨ ✨ I’ve augmented this framework with tips, exercises, and actionable strategies of my own to make all my work with you result in clear progress and self-actualization customized to your life and art. ✨ ✨ ✨ If you want help from a life long writer / creative entrepreneur / strategist / survivor, get at me. ❤️😘 #singlemom  #brcaprevivor  #brcapositive  #brca  #creativecoach  #creativitycoach  #previvor  #twinmom  #creativesofinstagram  #creativeentrepreneurs  #authorpreneur  #entrepreneurlife  #authorproblems  #illustratorsofinstagram  #artistsproblems  #dothework  #soulpreneur  Quote via @breaktheweight
My Story is out and About.
This is such a surreal experience i cannot believe i am lucky enough to be able to share my story with others. 
This has been very hard to put into words and i hope that this article has helped everyone to understand my decisions.
Thank you #pinkhopeaus for creating such a safe and wonderful community. The support and confidence you have given me has been unbelievable.
So check me out at #pinkhope
I am #fierce 
#iwillfight 
#pinkhope #brca #brcalifestyle #brca2positive #brcapositive #brcafierce #mystory #storytotell #read #share #fightofmylife #proudmoment #lipstick💄 #fierce #shades #inspire #strong #keepmovingforward #confident #empowered #authentic #generations #breastcancer #iwillfight
My Story is out and About. This is such a surreal experience i cannot believe i am lucky enough to be able to share my story with others. This has been very hard to put into words and i hope that this article has helped everyone to understand my decisions. Thank you #pinkhopeaus  for creating such a safe and wonderful community. The support and confidence you have given me has been unbelievable. So check me out at #pinkhope  I am #fierce  #iwillfight  #pinkhope  #brca  #brcalifestyle  #brca2positive  #brcapositive  #brcafierce  #mystory  #storytotell  #read  #share  #fightofmylife  #proudmoment  #lipstick 💄 #fierce  #shades  #inspire  #strong  #keepmovingforward  #confident  #empowered  #authentic  #generations  #breastcancer  #iwillfight 
I’ve always been an advocate of boob checking, especially with my mum having two breast cancer diagnosis. Strangely and somewhat ironically though since my own BRCA2 diagnosis I’ve found myself scared to check. Perhaps it’s because admiring your tattas in the mirror is a bit bizarre, but probably because I’ve now been told I’m 88% more likely to find something. So now I have strategies. I always check early and on days I could book a doctors appointment, never late at night and never on weekends or if I have something nice planned. That way I know if I do find anything I can do something pretty quick and not be sat worrying (more than I would be anyway). But most importantly I DO check, regularly and thoroughly, because I have seen first hand how it can save a life. What’s your strategies? #brca #brcapositive #booblover #previvor #coppafeel #boobcheck #health #journaling #feelyourboobies #brca1 #brca2positive
I’ve always been an advocate of boob checking, especially with my mum having two breast cancer diagnosis. Strangely and somewhat ironically though since my own BRCA2 diagnosis I’ve found myself scared to check. Perhaps it’s because admiring your tattas in the mirror is a bit bizarre, but probably because I’ve now been told I’m 88% more likely to find something. So now I have strategies. I always check early and on days I could book a doctors appointment, never late at night and never on weekends or if I have something nice planned. That way I know if I do find anything I can do something pretty quick and not be sat worrying (more than I would be anyway). But most importantly I DO check, regularly and thoroughly, because I have seen first hand how it can save a life. What’s your strategies? #brca  #brcapositive  #booblover  #previvor  #coppafeel  #boobcheck  #health  #journaling  #feelyourboobies  #brca1  #brca2positive 
Meet Barbara Scott 🎀. Barbara is a three time breast cancer survivor, BRCA positive Breastlink Angel.  She was diagnosed the first time in her 30’s. Barbara is an integral part of the Angels, as she worked with Dr. John West 30 years ago to form a breast cancer support group.  We are so honored to have you on our team Barbara.  Please go to Breastlink.com to read Barbara’s story. #breastlink #breastlinkangels #brca #brcapositive #3timesurvivor #stage4 
#metastaticbreastcancer #surviveandthrive #breastcancersurvivor #werisebyliftingothers #womenhelpingwomen #pinkribbon #keepfighting #makeadifference #survivor
Meet Barbara Scott 🎀. Barbara is a three time breast cancer survivor, BRCA positive Breastlink Angel. She was diagnosed the first time in her 30’s. Barbara is an integral part of the Angels, as she worked with Dr. John West 30 years ago to form a breast cancer support group. We are so honored to have you on our team Barbara. Please go to Breastlink.com to read Barbara’s story. #breastlink  #breastlinkangels  #brca  #brcapositive  #3timesurvivor  #stage4  #metastaticbreastcancer  #surviveandthrive  #breastcancersurvivor  #werisebyliftingothers  #womenhelpingwomen  #pinkribbon  #keepfighting  #makeadifference  #survivor 
I hold my "breasts" in pain, cry out to God about my Gene's. I've cried to Him multiple times about my "broken" Genes. I'm thankful to be given the medical opportunity to do what I can in helping my body prevent Cancer. One special thing in this photo is that tattoo on my wrist. "I LOVE YOU SWEETHEART" in my husband's handwriting. I cant help to see it when I look down. My husband has been by my side surgery after surgery, always reminding me the definition of love. I don't know if I could take this on without him.
#notaboobjob
#previvor #breastcancerawareness #breastreconstruction #implants #brca #mastectomy #breastcancer #brca2 #brcaawareness #hboc #previvor #mastectomyrecovery #breastexpanders #breastcancerawareness #raw #trustwithoutborders #reconstructionsurgery #truth #brcapositive #prophylacticmastectomy #doublemastectomy #dangerousboobies
#scars #scarsarebeautiful #mastectomyscars #scarstellastory #capsularcontracture
I hold my "breasts" in pain, cry out to God about my Gene's. I've cried to Him multiple times about my "broken" Genes. I'm thankful to be given the medical opportunity to do what I can in helping my body prevent Cancer. One special thing in this photo is that tattoo on my wrist. "I LOVE YOU SWEETHEART" in my husband's handwriting. I cant help to see it when I look down. My husband has been by my side surgery after surgery, always reminding me the definition of love. I don't know if I could take this on without him. #notaboobjob  #previvor  #breastcancerawareness  #breastreconstruction  #implants  #brca  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #brca2  #brcaawareness  #hboc  #previvor  #mastectomyrecovery  #breastexpanders  #breastcancerawareness  #raw  #trustwithoutborders  #reconstructionsurgery  #truth  #brcapositive  #prophylacticmastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsarebeautiful  #mastectomyscars  #scarstellastory  #capsularcontracture 
When you have the most supportive friends. I am one lucky human. 
Thank you to everyone getting behind this beautiful range of Lipsticks. 
#brca2 #brcalifestyle #brcapositive #brcafierce #brcastrong #brcamum #brca2positive #breastcancergene #mutant #lipstick💄 #lipstickaddict #pinkhopeaus #breastcancer #ovariancancer #foundation #makeup #friends #love #iwillfight
Taking this bracelet off reminds me that all the pain I haven't felt ((in my chest)) since Monday will start creeping in. This bracelet represents a warning. Its required I wear it for 96 hours after surgery, just in case something had happened after surgery and I needed anesthesia, this would alert the doctors of what to give me. 96 hours are up and my chest hurts. I can feel the bruising and I'm raw. Stitches cover my breasts and my incision is fresh.
#notaboobjob
#previvor #breastcancerawareness #breastreconstruction #implants #brca #mastectomy #breastcancer #brca2 #brcaawareness #hboc #previvor #mastectomyrecovery #breastexpanders #breastcancerawareness #raw #trustwithoutborders #reconstructionsurgery #truth #brcapositive #prophylacticmastectomy #doublemastectomy #dangerousboobies
#scars #scarsarebeautiful #mastectomyscars #scarstellastory #capsularcontracture
Taking this bracelet off reminds me that all the pain I haven't felt ((in my chest)) since Monday will start creeping in. This bracelet represents a warning. Its required I wear it for 96 hours after surgery, just in case something had happened after surgery and I needed anesthesia, this would alert the doctors of what to give me. 96 hours are up and my chest hurts. I can feel the bruising and I'm raw. Stitches cover my breasts and my incision is fresh. #notaboobjob  #previvor  #breastcancerawareness  #breastreconstruction  #implants  #brca  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #brca2  #brcaawareness  #hboc  #previvor  #mastectomyrecovery  #breastexpanders  #breastcancerawareness  #raw  #trustwithoutborders  #reconstructionsurgery  #truth  #brcapositive  #prophylacticmastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsarebeautiful  #mastectomyscars  #scarstellastory  #capsularcontracture 
Surgery #4 now in the books. You can check out what happened In the OR on my last post. My mastectomy in October was the worst pain I've ever had. This comes in second place. Fat Grafting is no joke. My stomach hurts. Like a pain level of a 12. I'm thankful the anesthesiologist gave me a nerve block in my chest, I cant imagine waking up with pain in my chest and my belly. Last time I held onto the guardrail screaming at the nurses for drugs 🤣.
My chest is very bruised. It's where he inserted fat and fixed my other issues. He also moved my breast fold. My nerve block is wearing off and I feel nauseous and sore. Here's an update in photos. Some may say they are graphic so here's a warning with a beach photo of where I was last week!
Also I cant emphasize enough that this is #notaboobjob.

#previvor #breastcancerawareness #breastreconstruction #implants #brca #mastectomy #breastcancer #brca2 #brcaawareness #hboc #previvor #mastectomyrecovery #breastexpanders #breastcancerawareness #raw #trustwithoutborders #reconstructionsurgery #truth #brcapositive #prophylacticmastectomy #doublemastectomy #dangerousboobies
#scars #scarsarebeautiful #mastectomyscars #scarstellastory #capsularcontracture #notaboobjob
Surgery #4  now in the books. You can check out what happened In the OR on my last post. My mastectomy in October was the worst pain I've ever had. This comes in second place. Fat Grafting is no joke. My stomach hurts. Like a pain level of a 12. I'm thankful the anesthesiologist gave me a nerve block in my chest, I cant imagine waking up with pain in my chest and my belly. Last time I held onto the guardrail screaming at the nurses for drugs 🤣. My chest is very bruised. It's where he inserted fat and fixed my other issues. He also moved my breast fold. My nerve block is wearing off and I feel nauseous and sore. Here's an update in photos. Some may say they are graphic so here's a warning with a beach photo of where I was last week! Also I cant emphasize enough that this is #notaboobjob . #previvor  #breastcancerawareness  #breastreconstruction  #implants  #brca  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #brca2  #brcaawareness  #hboc  #previvor  #mastectomyrecovery  #breastexpanders  #breastcancerawareness  #raw  #trustwithoutborders  #reconstructionsurgery  #truth  #brcapositive  #prophylacticmastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsarebeautiful  #mastectomyscars  #scarstellastory  #capsularcontracture  #notaboobjob 
Praising Calvin Klein's bras🙏🏻
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Had a lot of conversations with breasties about which bras are the most comfortable with implants; keeping in mind the weight of the foobs. Tried so many different ones and 
I personally am  in love with @hm sport bras and @calvinklein 's bralettes.
Since implants can be heavy, i dont find it so comfortable to go bra less too long. Jumping in those as soon as i get home😂
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#notaboobjob #doublemastectomy #exchangesurgery #breastreconstruction #tissueexpanders #brcagene #geneticmutation #brcasisterhood #brcapositive #breasties
Praising Calvin Klein's bras🙏🏻 . Had a lot of conversations with breasties about which bras are the most comfortable with implants; keeping in mind the weight of the foobs. Tried so many different ones and I personally am in love with @hm sport bras and @calvinklein 's bralettes. Since implants can be heavy, i dont find it so comfortable to go bra less too long. Jumping in those as soon as i get home😂 . . Any bras you love and recommend?😍 #notaboobjob  #doublemastectomy  #exchangesurgery  #breastreconstruction  #tissueexpanders  #brcagene  #geneticmutation  #brcasisterhood  #brcapositive  #breasties 
This happened today, I’ve finally graduated from my binder to a sports bra‼️Expanders are not so bad in a sports bra. 👍🏼 Still refusing to sleep on my side...not digging the way shifting expanders feel 😷 🤕.
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Boobs are coming along great. Bigger than I expected and I’ve still got 3 fills remaining! I’m currently at 550cc.😬😥
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Overall, I’m feeling really good and have been attempting to resume “normal” life. Ive also been cleared to drive and go back to work (but first DISNEY!). Only thing missing is lifting restrictions... specifically lifting my 1 year old 😪. 3 more weeks! .
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#godisgood #unBRCAble #previvor #brcapositive #brca1 #brca1positive #brcasisterhood #breasties #brcamom #previvor2018 #previvorperspective #brcastrong #warrior #strength #mutant #prophylacticdoublemastectomy #skinsparing #doublemastectomy #screwyoucancer #fightlikeagirl
This happened today, I’ve finally graduated from my binder to a sports bra‼️Expanders are not so bad in a sports bra. 👍🏼 Still refusing to sleep on my side...not digging the way shifting expanders feel 😷 🤕. . . Boobs are coming along great. Bigger than I expected and I’ve still got 3 fills remaining! I’m currently at 550cc.😬😥 . . Overall, I’m feeling really good and have been attempting to resume “normal” life. Ive also been cleared to drive and go back to work (but first DISNEY!). Only thing missing is lifting restrictions... specifically lifting my 1 year old 😪. 3 more weeks! . . . . . #godisgood  #unBRCAble  #previvor  #brcapositive  #brca1  #brca1positive  #brcasisterhood  #breasties  #brcamom  #previvor2018  #previvorperspective  #brcastrong  #warrior  #strength  #mutant  #prophylacticdoublemastectomy  #skinsparing  #doublemastectomy  #screwyoucancer  #fightlikeagirl 
& just like that, this girl has her surgery date. 🌸
& just like that, this girl has her surgery date. 🌸
Which one, which one? 
They are all so beautiful i cannot choose which one i want to wear!
Fierce, Authentic, Empowered,
Strong or Bold.... 100 per cent of your money spent on these amazing lipsticks goes to straight to helping women with breast or ovarian cancer.

So not only can you be looking amazing but feeling even better you have given to an amazing cause.

#pinkhopeaus #lipstick💄 #lipstickaddict #lipstick #brca #brcalifestyle #brcapositive #breastcancergene #breastcancer #survivors #pinkhope #inspire #fierce #empowered #strong #bold #authentic #iwillfight
Which one, which one? They are all so beautiful i cannot choose which one i want to wear! Fierce, Authentic, Empowered, Strong or Bold.... 100 per cent of your money spent on these amazing lipsticks goes to straight to helping women with breast or ovarian cancer. So not only can you be looking amazing but feeling even better you have given to an amazing cause. #pinkhopeaus  #lipstick 💄 #lipstickaddict  #lipstick  #brca  #brcalifestyle  #brcapositive  #breastcancergene  #breastcancer  #survivors  #pinkhope  #inspire  #fierce  #empowered  #strong  #bold  #authentic  #iwillfight 
Here it is!!!! I am Fierce.
I am so proud to be involved in this project with an inspirational bunch of women. 
What tops of this experience is my little girl wants to be just like mummy and have pink lips. 
That honestly bought tears to my eyes.
Thank you #pinkhopeaus.

#pinkhope #pinkhopeaus #fierce #lipstick #lipstick💄 #lipstickaddict #lip #pink #pinkshades #inspire #fighters #survivors #breastcancergene #breastcancer #breasties #brcapositive #brcalifestyle #brcapositive #brca2 #brcafierce #brcastrong #brcamum #brcasisterhood #love #hope #inspire #iwillfight
Here it is!!!! I am Fierce. I am so proud to be involved in this project with an inspirational bunch of women. What tops of this experience is my little girl wants to be just like mummy and have pink lips. That honestly bought tears to my eyes. Thank you #pinkhopeaus . #pinkhope  #pinkhopeaus  #fierce  #lipstick  #lipstick 💄 #lipstickaddict  #lip  #pink  #pinkshades  #inspire  #fighters  #survivors  #breastcancergene  #breastcancer  #breasties  #brcapositive  #brcalifestyle  #brcapositive  #brca2  #brcafierce  #brcastrong  #brcamum  #brcasisterhood  #love  #hope  #inspire  #iwillfight 
When look at the women in this photo I can’t help but get emotional... never in my life have I been surrounded by such incredible individuals. I’m overwhelmed to know each of their stories. Stories of heartbreak, of pain, of victory, of breakthrough, and of perseverance. Each story, each face, and each scar is unique. But all united to stand together in LOVE and support. When I look at these women I see an immense amount of strength it’s humbling... Then I look over and see MYSELF standing NEXT to these women... Never could I have imagined seeing myself - ME, being included in a group of such warriors. I’ve never seen myself that way... THANK YOU ladies, for acting as my mirror... a reflection of strength, beauty, and light. YOU ALL are a beautiful reminder on some of the hardest days. I’m so grateful to know EACH of you. Forever bonded by something so special. My sisters. My family. My Breasties 💕
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#screwyoucancer #breastcancer
#brca #brca1 #brcasisterhood
#dangerousboobies #scars #scarsaresexy #foobs #BRCApositive #fightlikeagirl #warrior #previvorsperspective #transformationtuesday #newportbeach
When look at the women in this photo I can’t help but get emotional... never in my life have I been surrounded by such incredible individuals. I’m overwhelmed to know each of their stories. Stories of heartbreak, of pain, of victory, of breakthrough, and of perseverance. Each story, each face, and each scar is unique. But all united to stand together in LOVE and support. When I look at these women I see an immense amount of strength it’s humbling... Then I look over and see MYSELF standing NEXT to these women... Never could I have imagined seeing myself - ME, being included in a group of such warriors. I’ve never seen myself that way... THANK YOU ladies, for acting as my mirror... a reflection of strength, beauty, and light. YOU ALL are a beautiful reminder on some of the hardest days. I’m so grateful to know EACH of you. Forever bonded by something so special. My sisters. My family. My Breasties 💕 . . . 📷 credit: @honeyplumphotography #previvor  #survivor  #family  #support  #preventativedoublemastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #screwyoucancer  #breastcancer  #brca  #brca1  #brcasisterhood  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsaresexy  #foobs  #BRCApositive  #fightlikeagirl  #warrior  #previvorsperspective  #transformationtuesday  #newportbeach 
Update. 
Can you spot 3 tiny incisions? Those are from my hysterectomy 2 years ago. They are now manipulated with tools and closed up with stitches. My surgeon ended up doing some fat grafting today, which was totally unexpected, I'm so happy he was able to use the same incisions!
He swapped out my implants for smaller ones. He added a material called alloderm and used a technique I'm not completely sure of but apparently I have a ton of stitches on my chest from it and have to go get them removed next Monday. He went in and did some work on my capsule that will leave me very sore. It's called pie crusting, so my capsule looks like a lattice pie crust to help release some of the capsule. He then moved my external fold.
I'm in a lot of pain and it's hard to even move, this fat grafting is no joke, I feel like I did 3400 situps and then someone hit me with a car. Also my ribs are killing me! I was surprised to find out they gave me a nerve block for my chest and it lasts 3 days. I know some of these words don't make since to those that have not had any procedures yet or to my friends or family who are following my journey. Please send me a DM and I can explain a bit more if you'd like. I had surgery this morning and I'm pretty out of it. I'll answer the questions when I can. Thanks for all your love the last couple of days!
#previvor #breastcancerawareness #breastreconstruction #implants #brca #mastectomy #breastcancer #brca2 #brcaawareness #hboc #previvor #mastectomyrecovery #breastexpanders #breastcancerawareness #raw #trustwithoutborders #reconstructionsurgery #truth #brcapositive #prophylacticmastectomy #doublemastectomy #dangerousboobies
#scars #scarsarebeautiful #mastectomyscars #scarstellastory #capsularcontracture
Update. Can you spot 3 tiny incisions? Those are from my hysterectomy 2 years ago. They are now manipulated with tools and closed up with stitches. My surgeon ended up doing some fat grafting today, which was totally unexpected, I'm so happy he was able to use the same incisions! He swapped out my implants for smaller ones. He added a material called alloderm and used a technique I'm not completely sure of but apparently I have a ton of stitches on my chest from it and have to go get them removed next Monday. He went in and did some work on my capsule that will leave me very sore. It's called pie crusting, so my capsule looks like a lattice pie crust to help release some of the capsule. He then moved my external fold. I'm in a lot of pain and it's hard to even move, this fat grafting is no joke, I feel like I did 3400 situps and then someone hit me with a car. Also my ribs are killing me! I was surprised to find out they gave me a nerve block for my chest and it lasts 3 days. I know some of these words don't make since to those that have not had any procedures yet or to my friends or family who are following my journey. Please send me a DM and I can explain a bit more if you'd like. I had surgery this morning and I'm pretty out of it. I'll answer the questions when I can. Thanks for all your love the last couple of days! #previvor  #breastcancerawareness  #breastreconstruction  #implants  #brca  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #brca2  #brcaawareness  #hboc  #previvor  #mastectomyrecovery  #breastexpanders  #breastcancerawareness  #raw  #trustwithoutborders  #reconstructionsurgery  #truth  #brcapositive  #prophylacticmastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsarebeautiful  #mastectomyscars  #scarstellastory  #capsularcontracture 
(FL part 2/2) 🙋🏻‍♀️ Taking Kernel on my FL trip is so important to me. Next Wednesday marks 10 years since my mom died. She was #BRCA positive and fought ovarian/breast/melanoma cancers for 5 years. It started when I was 12 and it ended in absolute hell for 3 torturous months in ICU. I was traumatized by so many parts of this experience and the idea of being anywhere near FL grew dreadful. I left once I finished school and have hardly gone back. But this fall, WE’RE going together!!!!!! And that changes everything. My perspective, my role, my focus... it feels clear and positive when Kernel’s with me. For the first time in a decade, I’m excited about FL! That’s a big breakthrough for me, all thanks to the dog who changed the way I see and live life. #PTSDDog #WorkingDog #KernieGFlyHighhh #JetBluePlzHookMeUp
(FL part 2/2) 🙋🏻‍♀️ Taking Kernel on my FL trip is so important to me. Next Wednesday marks 10 years since my mom died. She was #BRCA  positive and fought ovarian/breast/melanoma cancers for 5 years. It started when I was 12 and it ended in absolute hell for 3 torturous months in ICU. I was traumatized by so many parts of this experience and the idea of being anywhere near FL grew dreadful. I left once I finished school and have hardly gone back. But this fall, WE’RE going together!!!!!! And that changes everything. My perspective, my role, my focus... it feels clear and positive when Kernel’s with me. For the first time in a decade, I’m excited about FL! That’s a big breakthrough for me, all thanks to the dog who changed the way I see and live life. #PTSDDog  #WorkingDog  #KernieGFlyHighhh  #JetBluePlzHookMeUp 
Thank you @megan_makethemomentlast for this photo. I'm dealing with anxiety going into my surgery tomorrow and I didn't recognize the woman in this picture. When I put my fears aside, I can see my raw strength, you captured it so well. 
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Beautiful Girl,
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Wishing this incredible woman lots of luck this week as she undergoes yet another surgery after discovering she has the brca gene and choosing to become a previvor of the disease with a double mastectomy. You can follow her story @trustwithoutborders_brca. 
#previvor #breastcancerawareness #existinphotos #erieglamourphotographer #breastreconstruction #implants #brca #mastectomy #breastcancer #brca2 #brcaawareness #hboc #previvor #mastectomyrecovery #breastexpanders #breastcancerawareness #raw #trustwithoutborders #reconstructionsurgery #truth #brcapositive #prophylacticmastectomy #doublemastectomy #dangerousboobies
#scars #scarsarebeautiful #mastectomyscars #scarstellastory #capsularcontracture
Thank you @megan_makethemomentlast for this photo. I'm dealing with anxiety going into my surgery tomorrow and I didn't recognize the woman in this picture. When I put my fears aside, I can see my raw strength, you captured it so well. Repost•• Beautiful Girl, You can do Hard Things. . . . Wishing this incredible woman lots of luck this week as she undergoes yet another surgery after discovering she has the brca gene and choosing to become a previvor of the disease with a double mastectomy. You can follow her story @trustwithoutborders_brca. #previvor  #breastcancerawareness  #existinphotos  #erieglamourphotographer  #breastreconstruction  #implants  #brca  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #brca2  #brcaawareness  #hboc  #previvor  #mastectomyrecovery  #breastexpanders  #breastcancerawareness  #raw  #trustwithoutborders  #reconstructionsurgery  #truth  #brcapositive  #prophylacticmastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsarebeautiful  #mastectomyscars  #scarstellastory  #capsularcontracture 
Picking this guy up and holding him as much possible. Monday starts the "can lift over 5lbs for 6 weeks" recovery. ((Almost impossible with 3 kids, I can usually make it 3 weeks.)) #breastreconstruction #implants #brca #mastectomy #breastcancer #brca2 #brcaawareness #hboc #previvor #mastectomyrecovery #breastexpanders #breastcancerawareness #raw #trustwithoutborders #reconstructionsurgery #truth #brcapositive #prophylacticmastectomy #doublemastectomy #dangerousboobies
#scars #scarsarebeautiful #mastectomyscars #scarstellastory #capsularcontracture
Picking this guy up and holding him as much possible. Monday starts the "can lift over 5lbs for 6 weeks" recovery. ((Almost impossible with 3 kids, I can usually make it 3 weeks.)) #breastreconstruction  #implants  #brca  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #brca2  #brcaawareness  #hboc  #previvor  #mastectomyrecovery  #breastexpanders  #breastcancerawareness  #raw  #trustwithoutborders  #reconstructionsurgery  #truth  #brcapositive  #prophylacticmastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsarebeautiful  #mastectomyscars  #scarstellastory  #capsularcontracture 
•you are a well woman fighting sickness, not a sick woman fighting to get well• 💪🏻#itsallinthemindset #brcapositive
Unlike my mama, my aunts, survivors, those currently fighting the battle, and the estimated 260k women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, who didn’t and will not have the opportunity to be proactive...I did. There has been no room for self pity or regret for my gene mutation, what I chose to do, or the physical changes I’m going through. All I could feel is blessed and very fortunate.
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I thought I would cry my eyes out at the sight of my chest fresh out of surgery...but I didn’t, I couldn’t, I haven’t and maybe it was the pain I was in that didn’t allow me to feel sad. No, it was the strength I had gained watching my mom weather the storm of her breast cancer...like a boss. It was the strength I gained from doing research, reading medical journals, and talking...and talking...and talking with my amazing doctors. And, it was the strength I gained following and reading the stories of all my resilient previvor sisters. 😌 I was mentally prepared. .
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The girls? I didn’t lose them...I’m getting them replaced with brand new boobs, my foobs...the  ones that won’t try to kill me, the ones that will remain perky FOR-EVAH! 😝 Even when I’m 60, I’ll be the mom with perky breast, the one who previved and thrived! .
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#godisgood #unBRCAble #previvor #brcapositive #brca1 #brca1positive #brcasisterhood #breasties #brcamom #previvor2018 #previvorperspective #brcastrong #warrior #strength #mutant #prophylacticdoublemastectomy #skinsparing #doublemastectomy #screwyoucancer #fightlikeagirl
Unlike my mama, my aunts, survivors, those currently fighting the battle, and the estimated 260k women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, who didn’t and will not have the opportunity to be proactive...I did. There has been no room for self pity or regret for my gene mutation, what I chose to do, or the physical changes I’m going through. All I could feel is blessed and very fortunate. . . I thought I would cry my eyes out at the sight of my chest fresh out of surgery...but I didn’t, I couldn’t, I haven’t and maybe it was the pain I was in that didn’t allow me to feel sad. No, it was the strength I had gained watching my mom weather the storm of her breast cancer...like a boss. It was the strength I gained from doing research, reading medical journals, and talking...and talking...and talking with my amazing doctors. And, it was the strength I gained following and reading the stories of all my resilient previvor sisters. 😌 I was mentally prepared. . . . The girls? I didn’t lose them...I’m getting them replaced with brand new boobs, my foobs...the ones that won’t try to kill me, the ones that will remain perky FOR-EVAH! 😝 Even when I’m 60, I’ll be the mom with perky breast, the one who previved and thrived! . . . . . #godisgood  #unBRCAble  #previvor  #brcapositive  #brca1  #brca1positive  #brcasisterhood  #breasties  #brcamom  #previvor2018  #previvorperspective  #brcastrong  #warrior  #strength  #mutant  #prophylacticdoublemastectomy  #skinsparing  #doublemastectomy  #screwyoucancer  #fightlikeagirl 
This group of women are so inspiring and i am so humbled to be sharing this project with them. 
#pinkhopeaus #pinkhope #breastcancergene #breasties #breastcancer #warriors #warriorspirit #awarness #storytotell #inspiring #humbled #beautiful #strong #brca #brcalifestyle #brcapositive #brcafierce #brca2 #brcapositive
Hair is getting a little wild!!! #brcapositive #cancersucks #cancerfree #stillsmiling #tnbc
Czasem zastanawiam się ile z mojej choroby pamięta mój syn. Miał wtedy 3 latka. Ciągle mam wyrzuty sumienia, że jednak to jego dzieciństwo zostało bez powrotnie zabrane przez MOJĄ chorobę. Że były momenty, w których nie miałam siły iść z Nim na spacer, pójść na basen, pokopać piłkę. Dużo rzeczy było nieosiagalne dla Nas wtedy. Bo chemia, operacja, słaby dzień... Minęło 2 lata, mój Filu mało pamięta z tych gorszych chwil, co mnie cieszy, myślę, że mało tez rozumiał co się dzieje. Dziś pamięta jak zdejmowałam perukę i mówiłam, że mam super moce bo nikt inny nie umie zdejmować włosów, pamięta, że dostawałam lek, pamięta, że czas jeździłam do szpitala i mnie troche nie było. 
Może kiedyś nie będę miała pretensji do samej siebie, że moje dziecko musiało mieć troche inne dzieciństwo niż Jego rówieśnicy. Podporządkowane leczeniu. Może kiedyś zapomne Jego smutne oczy jak musiałam jechać na oddział. Może kiedyś nauczę się od Niego zapominania takich momentów, bo On nie ma żalu, nie pamięta a nawet jak coś pamięta to mówi, że to było dawno i to nieważne. 
Chcę umieć zapominać jak dziecko i bawić się życiem tu i teraz. 
Zostaje padawanem swego syna:) #madrosci #syna #Filip #moj #rycerz #zostaje #twym #padawanem #mama #syn #kochamcie #przepraszam #rak #rakpiersi #breastcancer #breastcancerwarriors #brca1  #brcapositive #amazonka #zycieporaku #matczynamilosc #najwazniejszy #synus #aletojuzbylo #niewroci #dzieci #sa #niesamowite #instamama #mamaisyn
Czasem zastanawiam się ile z mojej choroby pamięta mój syn. Miał wtedy 3 latka. Ciągle mam wyrzuty sumienia, że jednak to jego dzieciństwo zostało bez powrotnie zabrane przez MOJĄ chorobę. Że były momenty, w których nie miałam siły iść z Nim na spacer, pójść na basen, pokopać piłkę. Dużo rzeczy było nieosiagalne dla Nas wtedy. Bo chemia, operacja, słaby dzień... Minęło 2 lata, mój Filu mało pamięta z tych gorszych chwil, co mnie cieszy, myślę, że mało tez rozumiał co się dzieje. Dziś pamięta jak zdejmowałam perukę i mówiłam, że mam super moce bo nikt inny nie umie zdejmować włosów, pamięta, że dostawałam lek, pamięta, że czas jeździłam do szpitala i mnie troche nie było. Może kiedyś nie będę miała pretensji do samej siebie, że moje dziecko musiało mieć troche inne dzieciństwo niż Jego rówieśnicy. Podporządkowane leczeniu. Może kiedyś zapomne Jego smutne oczy jak musiałam jechać na oddział. Może kiedyś nauczę się od Niego zapominania takich momentów, bo On nie ma żalu, nie pamięta a nawet jak coś pamięta to mówi, że to było dawno i to nieważne. Chcę umieć zapominać jak dziecko i bawić się życiem tu i teraz. Zostaje padawanem swego syna:) #madrosci  #syna  #Filip  #moj  #rycerz  #zostaje  #twym  #padawanem  #mama  #syn  #kochamcie  #przepraszam  #rak  #rakpiersi  #breastcancer  #breastcancerwarriors  #brca1  #brcapositive  #amazonka  #zycieporaku  #matczynamilosc  #najwazniejszy  #synus  #aletojuzbylo  #niewroci  #dzieci  #sa  #niesamowite  #instamama  #mamaisyn 
"Zdjęcie z czasów chemii. Znalazłam je w telefonie męża. Zapytałam po co mu takie foto mnie - łysej, zmęczonej, bladej, po chemii? Powiedział, że wyglądałam ślicznie, że musiał to uwiecznić. Dojrzewałam do tego tekstu... Jestem pełna szacunku dla partnerów, którzy trwają przy osobie chorej. Mój Mąż zawsze powtarzał, że On wie, że będzie dobrze, że damy radę. Mówił zawsze, że wiara to Jego broń. Zawsze był i zawsze jest. Wspierał, pomagał i kochał. Tak samo przed chorobą, jak w trakcie i teraz po. Ostatnio powiedziałam pewnemu młodemu mężczyźnie, że dla mnie jest wielkim ideałem męstwa, tak jak mój Mąż, czy jeszcze kilku takich egzemplarzy, których znam. Nie sztuką jest być kiedy jest dobrze, sztuką jest być kiedy cały świat Ci się sypie. I, kurden na prawdę jesteście ideałami. Wy, faceci, którzy jesteście z nami w tych chwilach. Chemia, operacja i depresja. Dla mnie jesteście MegaMocnymi Superbohaterami, wartościowymi osobami. To jest miłość. Nie zapominajmy o tym.
Prawdziwy mężczyzna jest i kocha Cię nawet bez rzęs i brwi, łysą, bez cycka. Prawdziwy mężczyzna powie: "Jesteś piękna!" Chociaż wyglądasz tak jak, na tym zdjęciu. Prawdziwy mężczyzna po prostu będzie zawsze: wsparciem, siłą, miłością, nadzieją. 
Dziękuję prawdziwym facetom, którzy nie uciekają jak tchórze. Dziękuję, że widzimy w Waszych oczach miłość i pożądanie, nawet jeśli choroba zabrała nam cały pakiet kobiecości. Ogromny szacunek dla Was, nasi partnerzy. Kochamy Was, jesteśmy wdzięczne na zawsze." - @zycieporaku ▫#zycie #zycieporaku #miłość #akceptacja #kocham #wspieram #wsparcie #rakpiersi  #breastcancer #brca1 #brcapositive #wyznanie #podziękowanie #mąż #mężczyzna #bezinteresowność #cancerfighter #onkologia #depresja #przeżycia
"Zdjęcie z czasów chemii. Znalazłam je w telefonie męża. Zapytałam po co mu takie foto mnie - łysej, zmęczonej, bladej, po chemii? Powiedział, że wyglądałam ślicznie, że musiał to uwiecznić. Dojrzewałam do tego tekstu... Jestem pełna szacunku dla partnerów, którzy trwają przy osobie chorej. Mój Mąż zawsze powtarzał, że On wie, że będzie dobrze, że damy radę. Mówił zawsze, że wiara to Jego broń. Zawsze był i zawsze jest. Wspierał, pomagał i kochał. Tak samo przed chorobą, jak w trakcie i teraz po. Ostatnio powiedziałam pewnemu młodemu mężczyźnie, że dla mnie jest wielkim ideałem męstwa, tak jak mój Mąż, czy jeszcze kilku takich egzemplarzy, których znam. Nie sztuką jest być kiedy jest dobrze, sztuką jest być kiedy cały świat Ci się sypie. I, kurden na prawdę jesteście ideałami. Wy, faceci, którzy jesteście z nami w tych chwilach. Chemia, operacja i depresja. Dla mnie jesteście MegaMocnymi Superbohaterami, wartościowymi osobami. To jest miłość. Nie zapominajmy o tym. Prawdziwy mężczyzna jest i kocha Cię nawet bez rzęs i brwi, łysą, bez cycka. Prawdziwy mężczyzna powie: "Jesteś piękna!" Chociaż wyglądasz tak jak, na tym zdjęciu. Prawdziwy mężczyzna po prostu będzie zawsze: wsparciem, siłą, miłością, nadzieją.  Dziękuję prawdziwym facetom, którzy nie uciekają jak tchórze. Dziękuję, że widzimy w Waszych oczach miłość i pożądanie, nawet jeśli choroba zabrała nam cały pakiet kobiecości. Ogromny szacunek dla Was, nasi partnerzy. Kochamy Was, jesteśmy wdzięczne na zawsze." - @zycieporaku ▫#zycie  #zycieporaku  #miłość  #akceptacja  #kocham  #wspieram  #wsparcie  #rakpiersi  #breastcancer  #brca1  #brcapositive  #wyznanie  #podziękowanie  #mąż  #mężczyzna  #bezinteresowność  #cancerfighter  #onkologia  #depresja  #przeżycia 
I have had such an exciting day today and i cannot wait to share it with everyone but i just have to patient as this project is top secret but maybe check out #pinkhopeaus instagram story for a little preview.

#hair #makeup #styled #glam #hope #brca #brcalifestyle #brcamum #brca2 #brcapositive #brcastrong #brcafierce #brcasisterhood #love #exciting #somuchfun #iwillfight
THIS girl... completely changed my life. I remember when I first got tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and I hadn’t even received my results yet... I found @paige_previvor on IG when she first started her journey. I reached out to her and shared what I was going through, and she didn’t even hesitate to give me her number and hop on a call with me to chat. She immediately assured me I wasn’t alone and that we would get through this TOGETHER. That first phone call was a little over a year ago... and just yesterday as we said our goodbyes and the @the_breasties 2018 summer retreat came to a close, we embraced each other and she whispered in my ear “look how far we’ve come...” Thank you Paige for all that you’ve done for me, and countless other women who have felt alone and scared. You’ve created a landing place for us that we can call HOME. Cheers to how far we’ve come, and how far we will go 🥂💕🌊
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#howfarillgo #moana #bestweekendever #cheers #breasties #summervibes #socialmediafriendships 
#notalone #movemountains #previvor
#preventativedoublemastectomy 
#doublemastectomy 
#screwyoucancer
#brca #brca1 #brcasisterhood
#dangerousboobies #scars #scarsaresexy #foobs #BRCApositive 
#selflove #fightlikeagirl #warrior #previvorsperspective
THIS girl... completely changed my life. I remember when I first got tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and I hadn’t even received my results yet... I found @paige_previvor on IG when she first started her journey. I reached out to her and shared what I was going through, and she didn’t even hesitate to give me her number and hop on a call with me to chat. She immediately assured me I wasn’t alone and that we would get through this TOGETHER. That first phone call was a little over a year ago... and just yesterday as we said our goodbyes and the @the_breasties 2018 summer retreat came to a close, we embraced each other and she whispered in my ear “look how far we’ve come...” Thank you Paige for all that you’ve done for me, and countless other women who have felt alone and scared. You’ve created a landing place for us that we can call HOME. Cheers to how far we’ve come, and how far we will go 🥂💕🌊 . . #howfarillgo  #moana  #bestweekendever  #cheers  #breasties  #summervibes  #socialmediafriendships  #notalone  #movemountains  #previvor  #preventativedoublemastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #screwyoucancer  #brca  #brca1  #brcasisterhood  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsaresexy  #foobs  #BRCApositive  #selflove  #fightlikeagirl  #warrior  #previvorsperspective 
•one week until surgery•
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This is not your heart breaking my darling, this is your heart hatching, shedding the shell of who you once were. This is your rebirth.
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Meet the incredible and beautiful Kaysie. I'm so lucky to know her and have followed her journey the past few years. This woman embodies the concept of rebirth. If you ever doubt your own stregnth, look to someone who has struggled and is still smiling. Thank you Kaysie 😘!
@trustwithoutborders_brca 
Savedbylincoln.wordpress.com

#breastreconstruction #implants #brca #mastectomy #breastcancer #brca2 #brcaawareness #hboc #previvor #mastectomyrecovery #breastexpanders #breastcancerawareness #raw #trustwithoutborders #reconstructionsurgery #truth #brcapositive #prophylacticmastectomy #doublemastectomy #dangerousboobies
#scars #scarsarebeautiful #mastectomyscars #scarstellastory #capsularcontracture
•one week until surgery• Repost: @megan_makethemomentlast ------------------ This is not your heart breaking my darling, this is your heart hatching, shedding the shell of who you once were. This is your rebirth. . . . Meet the incredible and beautiful Kaysie. I'm so lucky to know her and have followed her journey the past few years. This woman embodies the concept of rebirth. If you ever doubt your own stregnth, look to someone who has struggled and is still smiling. Thank you Kaysie 😘! @trustwithoutborders_brca Savedbylincoln.wordpress.com #breastreconstruction  #implants  #brca  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #brca2  #brcaawareness  #hboc  #previvor  #mastectomyrecovery  #breastexpanders  #breastcancerawareness  #raw  #trustwithoutborders  #reconstructionsurgery  #truth  #brcapositive  #prophylacticmastectomy  #doublemastectomy  #dangerousboobies  #scars  #scarsarebeautiful  #mastectomyscars  #scarstellastory  #capsularcontracture 
《It will rain beauty, but you will bloom.》
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#norainnoflowers #trustthejourney #bloom #trustyourself #selflove  #beyourownbestfriend #brcapositive #newweekahead
"Podczas rozmów z Wami na Różowej Plaży, zaczęłam temat "Lęk po zakończeniu leczenia, depresja - jak to u mnie było". Nie zamierzam ukrywać, że dużo zajęło mi czasu ogarnięcie siebie, swojego nastawienia, podejścia do życia, po tym wszystkim co mnie spotkało. Nie ukrywam przed Wami depresji łącznie z myślami samobójczymi - tak byłam w taki dołku, aż takim... Takim, że mój mąż musiał wychodzić wcześniej z pracy, bo bałam się samej siebie. 
To było straszne piekło. Po schemacie leczenia nagle odzyskałam wolność(?), ale strach, że teraz już nic mnie nie chroni (co jest błędnym myśleniem), chodzi o chemię, naświetlania itd., odbił ogromne piętno na mojej psychice. Ciągle myślałam, że zaraz znowu to wszystko wróci, że będę cierpieć, że umrę, że co z moją rodziną, synem, mężem. Myśli, które skupiały się jedynie na złych momentach, żalu do losu i tyle. Zero pozytywów. Wtedy myślałam, że uniknę cierpienia jak zadecyduje sama, kiedy odejdę. Nie mogłam przestawić się na opcję "i żyła długo i szczęśliwie po raku". Aż w końcu coś się stało w mojej głowie, że wróciłam. Jestem znowu sobą, mimo tego, że byłam na dnie, obecnie jest super. Boję się oczywiście, ale wiesz co? Każdy dzień jest Twój - nie marnuj Go. 
Tak, jestem taka jak Ty." - @zycieporaku ▫ Autorkę tego tekstu poznałam tutaj, na Instagramie. Jestem pełna podziwu z jaką odwagą mówi głośno o tym, o czym wiele osób się boi/odczuwa lęk/obawę. Jeżeli są wśród Was Kobiety z podobnymi przeżyciami, zachęcam Was do rozmowy z Alicją - bohaterką, fighterką, megapozytywną dziewczyną! ❤❤❤ #depresja #rak #rakpiersi #choroba #chorobanowotworowa #zalamanie #pacjentonkologiczny #pacjent #breastcancer #breastcancerwarriors #niepoddawajsie #zycieporaku #brcapositive #brca1 #jestemkobieta #jestem #takajakty #takajestmojahistoria #pozytywnemyslenie
"Podczas rozmów z Wami na Różowej Plaży, zaczęłam temat "Lęk po zakończeniu leczenia, depresja - jak to u mnie było". Nie zamierzam ukrywać, że dużo zajęło mi czasu ogarnięcie siebie, swojego nastawienia, podejścia do życia, po tym wszystkim co mnie spotkało. Nie ukrywam przed Wami depresji łącznie z myślami samobójczymi - tak byłam w taki dołku, aż takim... Takim, że mój mąż musiał wychodzić wcześniej z pracy, bo bałam się samej siebie.  To było straszne piekło. Po schemacie leczenia nagle odzyskałam wolność(?), ale strach, że teraz już nic mnie nie chroni (co jest błędnym myśleniem), chodzi o chemię, naświetlania itd., odbił ogromne piętno na mojej psychice. Ciągle myślałam, że zaraz znowu to wszystko wróci, że będę cierpieć, że umrę, że co z moją rodziną, synem, mężem. Myśli, które skupiały się jedynie na złych momentach, żalu do losu i tyle. Zero pozytywów. Wtedy myślałam, że uniknę cierpienia jak zadecyduje sama, kiedy odejdę. Nie mogłam przestawić się na opcję "i żyła długo i szczęśliwie po raku". Aż w końcu coś się stało w mojej głowie, że wróciłam. Jestem znowu sobą, mimo tego, że byłam na dnie, obecnie jest super. Boję się oczywiście, ale wiesz co? Każdy dzień jest Twój - nie marnuj Go.  Tak, jestem taka jak Ty." - @zycieporaku ▫ Autorkę tego tekstu poznałam tutaj, na Instagramie. Jestem pełna podziwu z jaką odwagą mówi głośno o tym, o czym wiele osób się boi/odczuwa lęk/obawę. Jeżeli są wśród Was Kobiety z podobnymi przeżyciami, zachęcam Was do rozmowy z Alicją - bohaterką, fighterką, megapozytywną dziewczyną! ❤❤❤ #depresja  #rak  #rakpiersi  #choroba  #chorobanowotworowa  #zalamanie  #pacjentonkologiczny  #pacjent  #breastcancer  #breastcancerwarriors  #niepoddawajsie  #zycieporaku  #brcapositive  #brca1  #jestemkobieta  #jestem  #takajakty  #takajestmojahistoria  #pozytywnemyslenie 
Today we meet the plastic surgeon that will be doing my procedures. I will admit i was a little nervous walking in even though i have done this all before with my mum, it is different when you are in the main seat.
We managed to ask all of our questions and get this ball rolling.
Thank you to my amazing husband for being my lunch date and such a supoort.

Quick Question to all of the #breasties has anyone had a transflap? and how did you find the end result,? #surgeon #plasticsurgery #doublemastectomy #twosurgerys #brca #brcalifestyle #brcapositive #brca2 #brcamum #timebombs #tickingtimebombs #breastcancergene #mutation #breasties #myjourney #iwillfight
Today we meet the plastic surgeon that will be doing my procedures. I will admit i was a little nervous walking in even though i have done this all before with my mum, it is different when you are in the main seat. We managed to ask all of our questions and get this ball rolling. Thank you to my amazing husband for being my lunch date and such a supoort. Quick Question to all of the #breasties  has anyone had a transflap? and how did you find the end result,? #surgeon  #plasticsurgery  #doublemastectomy  #twosurgerys  #brca  #brcalifestyle  #brcapositive  #brca2  #brcamum  #timebombs  #tickingtimebombs  #breastcancergene  #mutation  #breasties  #myjourney  #iwillfight 
Podczas rozmów z Wami na Różowej Plaży, zaczełam temat "lęk po zakończeniu leczenia, depresja- jak to u mnie było". Nie zamierzam ukrywać, że dużo zajęło mi czasu ogarnięcie siebie, swojego nastawienia, podejścia do życia, po tym wszystkim co mnie spotkało. Nie ukrywam przed Wami depresji łącznie z myślami samobójczymi-tak byłam w taki dołku, aż takim... Takim, że mój mąż musiał wychodzić wcześniej z pracy bo bałam się samej siebie. 
To było straszne piekło. Po schemacie leczenia nagle odzyskałam wolność(?) ale strach, że teraz już nic mnie nie chroni (co jest błednym myśleniem), chodzi o chemie, naświetlania itd, odbił ogromne piętno na mojej psychice. Ciągle myślałam, że zaraz znowu to wszystko wróci, że będę cierpieć, że umre, że co z moją rodziną; synem, mężem. Myśli, które skupiały się jedynie na złych momentach, żalu do losu i tyle. Zero pozytywów. Wtedy myślałam, że uniknę cierpienia jak zadecyduje sama kiedy odejdę. Nie mogłam przestawić się na opcje" i żyła długo i szczęśliwie po raku" Aż w końcu coś się stało w mojej głowie, że wróciłam. Jestem znowu sobą, mimo tego, że byłam na dnie, obecnie jest super. Boję się oczywiście ale wiesz co? Każdy dzień jest Twój nie marnuj Go. 
Tak, jestem taka jak Ty. 
#depresja #rak #rakpiersi #choroba #chorobanowotworowa #zalamanie #pacjentonkologiczny #pacjent #breastcancer #breastcancerwarriors #wrocilam #niepoddawajsie #nigdywzyciu #zycieporaku #brcapositive #brca1 #jestemkobieta #jestem #takajakty #takajestmojahistoria  #pozytywnemyslenie #follow4follow #instafollow
Podczas rozmów z Wami na Różowej Plaży, zaczełam temat "lęk po zakończeniu leczenia, depresja- jak to u mnie było". Nie zamierzam ukrywać, że dużo zajęło mi czasu ogarnięcie siebie, swojego nastawienia, podejścia do życia, po tym wszystkim co mnie spotkało. Nie ukrywam przed Wami depresji łącznie z myślami samobójczymi-tak byłam w taki dołku, aż takim... Takim, że mój mąż musiał wychodzić wcześniej z pracy bo bałam się samej siebie. To było straszne piekło. Po schemacie leczenia nagle odzyskałam wolność(?) ale strach, że teraz już nic mnie nie chroni (co jest błednym myśleniem), chodzi o chemie, naświetlania itd, odbił ogromne piętno na mojej psychice. Ciągle myślałam, że zaraz znowu to wszystko wróci, że będę cierpieć, że umre, że co z moją rodziną; synem, mężem. Myśli, które skupiały się jedynie na złych momentach, żalu do losu i tyle. Zero pozytywów. Wtedy myślałam, że uniknę cierpienia jak zadecyduje sama kiedy odejdę. Nie mogłam przestawić się na opcje" i żyła długo i szczęśliwie po raku" Aż w końcu coś się stało w mojej głowie, że wróciłam. Jestem znowu sobą, mimo tego, że byłam na dnie, obecnie jest super. Boję się oczywiście ale wiesz co? Każdy dzień jest Twój nie marnuj Go. Tak, jestem taka jak Ty. #depresja  #rak  #rakpiersi  #choroba  #chorobanowotworowa  #zalamanie  #pacjentonkologiczny  #pacjent  #breastcancer  #breastcancerwarriors  #wrocilam  #niepoddawajsie  #nigdywzyciu  #zycieporaku  #brcapositive  #brca1  #jestemkobieta  #jestem  #takajakty  #takajestmojahistoria  #pozytywnemyslenie  #follow4follow  #instafollow