Day fifteen of #onlylovenovember asks us to consider discernment. Where’s the line between what serves me well and taking the easy road? To me, the ability to judge well is rooted in slowing. Slowing to listen. Slowing to take inquiry. Slowing to observe. When we slow to listen, we can better discern when to push and when to rest - be it on the mat or in our daily lives. Slow down and choose wisely, my friends. @melmarieyoga #yogaoffthemat
Hey #SoCalBreasties 👯♀️ We’re excited to announce partnering with BB & Co. (@boobibutter) for an afternoon to talk about modern breast health and care!
Join us on Sunday, December 9th in Carlsbad, CA!
BB & Co. will guide us through a how-to on performing a breast self-check and talk about the different products they offer to help with the healing of scars and keeping the skin of our breasts (reconstructed or otherwise) happy and healthy!
BB & Co.’s goal is to make breast health easy, fun, and empowering! They work to encourage women to perform regular breast-massages and self-checks with their nourishing topical Breast care products. Their company makes and sells all-natural lotions, creams, and serums specifically designed to keep breast tissue soft, supple, and healthy. Every product is made with the best organic ingredients shown to decrease inflammation and increase circulation.
Check out the link in our bio to RSVP! Feel free to bring a friend 👯♀️ as this event is open to all kinds of boobs 🙃 We will release the direct address a few days ahead of the event via email. See you there! 💕
Témoignage complet et émouvant d'une femme qui a vécu une mastectomie préventive avec reconstruction, et qui a finalement, huit années plus tard, choisi de se faire «déconstruire». "The most important aspect of my decision to remove my implants was not a gallant act of bravery, nor a rejection of boobs, foobs or anything in between. It was an act of self-love and self-honoring." "My implants were another place within myself, literally and figuratively, where I knew I had said "yes" when I should have said "no."" #toutaussifemme#notlessofawoman#mastectomie#mastectomy#cancerdusein#breastcancer#poitrineplate#goingflat
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MEND TIP: Meet your friend where he or she is. ⠀
“Some people want to talk, some don’t," says PhD and clinical psychologist Tammy A. Schuler. ⠀
Pick up on cues. Simply touch base. Reach out and say hi. Your texts, emails, cards and visits make a difference. ⠀
Your friend or loved one will appreciate knowing you’re thinking about him or her. Be clear that you don’t expect a reply. Facing a long list of messages to return can be daunting. ⠀
Learn more about what to say by clicking the link in our bio. #mendtip#mendaftercancer
Bad lemons is back! In today’s blog post I discuss being your own healthcare advocate and/or having a designated person to be it. I share the story about how advocating for myself saved my life this year. Link in bio 🍋🍋
Happy ✌️ year anniversary, CO 💚
I finished grad school in IL and worked for 6 more months to figure out where the heck to go. I often joked and said that grad school was my incubator and that I didn’t know if I was ready for the world without it.
All signs pointed to places out east for jobs, but the mountains in CO is where I knew I wanted to be.
It’s been better than I could have imagined and I can’t wait to see what year 3 has in store
Cancer muggles be like. 👄 No Susan, I’m still paying bills from 3 years ago. But let me try to go to work in between puking and contemplating my ETD estimated time of death, while my WBC count is at .02 🤦🏻♀️ Also, what’s up with $10 parking at the cancer centers? Can we live? Clearly not. #justanothermanicmonday
We want to know the formula for preventing cancer but there isn’t one. Via @qz So only 4% could prevent their breast cancer. “A study in JAMA Oncology explores how preventable different types of cancer are in relation to smoking, drinking, obesity, and exercise. More than 78% of people could’ve prevented their lung cancer; 30% for pancreatic cancer; 4% for breast cancer.” Link to article: https://qz.com/724515/how-preventable-is-cancer-it-depends-on-the-type/ #bröstcancer#eftercancern#siddharthamukherjee#mastectomy#rehabilitering#cancer#breastcancer#brca#jamaoncology
They say cancer changes you. They were right! Mine saw me launching with the words “fuck off cancer” in it. I could never have imagined I’d launch a business with the word “fuck” in it....but then I didn’t see cancer coming either.
I bet you’re pretty bloody terrified. Of having this huge diagnosis smack you in the face. Or maybe it’s the person you love who has told you what feels like the worst news possible. I know you’re rallying for a fight, itching to take this thing down a notch......feeling like you want to put two middle-fingers up to the Big C.
I know exactly how that feels. I was there. I still am there.
Fuck Off Cancer!
FOC Box Gifts - Where you can send practical gifts combined with something quirky and carefully chosen. Something that will make the recipient smile, chortle, or even laugh out lound.
Every time you make someone you love smile by saying fuck off cancer with a FOC Box gift. We will also donate a percentage to cancer reasearch.
If the word “fuck” offends you, I’ll make you a deal: help FOC Box create playful moments and we continue to donate to research and when we obliterate this filthy, fucking disease I will stop swearing. Deal? Lets start here.
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Heute morgen bin ich weinend aufgewacht. Ich habe geträumt, ich läge im Krankenhaus in einem Bett kurz vor der Betäubung für meine #prophylaktischemastektomie , meine Familie war zwar bei mir, aber ich hatte schreckliche Angst. Angst vor der OP, Angst vor den Folgen, Angst vor der Veränderung.
Ob das wirklich die richtige Entscheidung ist, habe ich mich heute schon unzählige Male gefragt. Aber eigentlich brauche ich diese OP. Ich brauche sie für mich und für meine physische, aber ganz besonders auch für meine psychische Gesundheit. Ich habe schreckliche Angst, ich komme mir schwach vor und hilflos. Aber ich mache weiter. Denn das ist jetzt mein Leben. Es war so nicht geplant, nicht gewollt, aber ich nehme es an. Ich mache weiter und stelle mich dieser Aufgabe. Ich bin stark, nicht weil ich keine Angst habe, sondern weil ich weitermachen - trotz meiner Angst.
#survivor , #previvor oder #previvortobe : #bleibstark !!!
Baci, baci euer Fräulein BRCA ***Stay strong***
Today I woke up crying. I had this dream where I am already in the hospital waiting for the anestesia for my #preventativedoublemastectomy . My family was with me, but I was so scared. Scared of the surgery itself, scared of the consequences, scared of the changes. If this is really the right decision, I asked myself a thousand times this morning... But I need this surgery, I need it for myself, for my physical and especially for my mental health. I am awfully scared, I feel weak and helpless. But I will continue. Because that's my life now. It wasn't planned or wanted like this, but I accept it. I'll continue and I face it up. I am powerful not because I am not scared, but because I go on despite the fear.
#survivor , #previvor and #previvortobe : #staystrong !!!
Baci, baci your Miss BRCA
Thanks to @brca_previvorxo
for posting such an inspiring and motivational quote
Let’s talk about growth🌱⠀
Did you know there is such thing as Post Traumatic Growth? While resiliency is “the personal attribute or ability to bounce back” from extremely life events. PTG is a theory that explains the positive transformation or growth we may experience after traumatic life events, like a cancer diagnosis. ⠀
And while a cancer diagnosis is in NO WAY a positive thing, a lot of us diagnosed may be able to grow in areas in our life and find beauty in things we might not have experienced without it. We may become more empathetic as human beings, become more open to helping others, become agents of other forms of positive change, to better support people etc. ⠀
Cancer has broken us down in more ways than most people could possibly ever imagine, but despite it all, we are proud as hell of the women we are becoming as we walk through it. ⠀
What makes you proud of yourself? ⠀
Share in the comments.
What else would you add to this?
1. Doing something for yourself daily that makes you happy or makes you feel pretty is a non-negotiable.
2. A self-healing technique can be:
- drinking a cup of dandelion tea
- getting an organic green juice
- dry brushing
- jumping on a rebounder for 15 minutes
- going for a walk
- sitting in an infrared sauna
- getting a message
- doing yoga
3. Laughter is medicine. This might get woo-woo for some but your feelings and thoughts produce and send out a vibrations. Vibrations that either heal or harm. Laughing once an hour will do wonders to your mind, body & soul.
4. When times get tough one of the best things you can do for yourself (and the world) is to take the attention off of you and give back to others.
5. Forgiving yourself and the past, Accepting the fact that you are where you are today bc of your actions and choices and then letting go and Releasing it all is one of the very first things I Guide my clients through who are struggling with health issues, their weight and/or binge and emotional eating. To move forward in health & happiness, you can’t bring the weight of the past with you. Forgive, Accept and Release.
11 days till operation “bye bye boobies”. I still can’t get over thinking that a part of myself is going to be completely gone in less than two weeks. It’s such a crazy feeling to be mourning the loss of part of yourself, along with being thankful that you can do something to reduce your risk and feeling blessed to have this chance to not hear that horrible “c” word one day. #previvorjourney#previvor#brca2#genemutation#staystrong#reducerisk#mastectomy
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted. I’ve been lucky enough to go on my friends hen do to Amsterdam! Now, the ‘dam’ isn’t somewhere I’ve been before.. I’ve definitely turned into a ‘Fuck it, I’m doing it’ kind of person since last year and I’m so glad I have.. Amsterdam certainly was an impressive place to visit, so much to see and experience. Definitely eye opening and bloody hilarious at times. I think we all feel most alive when we are laughing and pulling ourselves out of our comfort zones. I was so worried before we went about having the stamina to keep up with the drinking and energy. Also, wearing my pjs without my bra and prosthesis and also getting changed infront of my friends. I got through it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I want to go again! It was certainly liberating to stay up late and do what we wanted, the carbs kept me going. It’s taken me a week to get over it 😂. #thedam#hendo#onebap#mastectomy#mastectohme#breastcancerawareness#lifebeyondcancer
Expanders are out and implants are in! Breast reconstruction is done! So happy to never have to worry about developing breast cancer. This was a long process but totally worth it. My bilateral mastectomy was in April and I got fills every 2 weeks to expand my chest muscles. 5 months later and I'm finally done. I can honestly say this last surgery has been such a breeze compared to my first surgery. I'm very open with this so anyone who has ANY questions feel free to ask me. Thank you to everyone who's helped me along the way. #brca1#genemutation#breastcancer#previvor#expandersuck#mastectomy