Wednesday, 15 August 2012

#WIAW - Toast the Ta-Tas Party

So those of you who just come visit me on What I Ate Wednesday from Peas and Crayons, may not realize this, but just about 5 months ago I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction as a preventative measure for the BRCA 1 genetic marker.

Obviously the decision to go ahead with this surgery was a difficult one. And the entire process was a long. Recovery has taken a long time. Definitely a lot longer than I initially anticipated. But I think it is pretty safe to say that my body has healed, and my energy levels are finally back. And after all that, I am just so incredibly happy to be healthy and out the other side, so it was time to celebrate!

This weekend I hosted a Toast the Ta-tas Party. It was a way to say farewell and thank you to the boobies of the past! And as a welcome to the new Ta-tas! It was a night to celebrate being healthy and oh so happy!  

Here's how it all went down (commence photo bomb)

We had lots to eat, and clearly no thought was given to sugar content or points for healthy fare. We just ate yummy things, and had celebratory drinks! Pitchers of Mojitos and Margarita were made and enjoyed. And I ate my fair share of that licorice.

The Piece de le Resistance though, was definitely my beautiful over the top Boobie Cake, created by Emily Scott Cake Designs.

Emily is one of my super amazing and insanely talented friends, and her masterpiece far exceeded my expectations. I definitely struggled to cut into this beautiful piece. Much of the night was spent gushing over this gorgeous cake, and then enjoying eating it! So beautiful and so delicious!

For any of my local GTA friends who may need cakes, please make sure to check out Emily's Facebook Page or Email  her for consultations/pricing at Emily is just starting to grow her cake-making business, so I definitely want to help spread the LOVE! Although I am pretty sure her work speaks for itself!

The night was great! And more than anything I was struck by how lucky I am. I love my life, bumps, failures, scars, and all. And I love all the of the amazing people in it.

Last year was difficult, but I had an amazing group of people supporting me (many of whom were also there on Saturday). They were there for me when I was down, and they were right beside me to celebrate when I got back up. 

I spent Saturday night smiling and relishing in this great life that belongs to me. And I just felt incredibly grateful. I feel so grateful to have my health, and so proud to be able to recognize how far I have come. And with a life this beautiful, who needs boobs anyways?

Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,