Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Boobie Tuesday - Scars


There was a time in my life where I felt differently about my scars. A time where I felt differently about my many medical misadventures. And a time where I felt differently about my body.

I would cover myself with baggy clothes, don high necklines, and sport a smile - all in an attempt to hide the battle that was raging underneath. My eye was constantly drawn to that prominent red scar that had made a home on the left side of my chest.  And I hated my body.

And all I could see were all the things I wasn't. That scar was a reminder that my body wasn't healthy. It screamed "You are not enough. You are weak, and your body is defective!". And it's bright angry appearance made sure that everyone noticed.

There was a time where I was deeply embarrassed by all my Darwinian Failings..

But those days have come and gone.

And this little body of mine has a whole lot more scars.

But today when I look in mirror and I see all of the jagged lines crisscrossing my chest - I see something different.

I see health. I see strength. And feel a profound and overwhelming sense of gratitude and pride.

I am so grateful for my life. And I am so grateful for my scars.

They remind me every day how precious life is, and how hard I have fought for my health.

They serve a a reminder to relish in every moment, of everyday, and to never take anything for granted.

Today I can see the beauty of my scars and I feel incredibly blessed.

Help me with the fights against Cancer by visiting my  Fundraising Page for the CIBC Run for the Cure. Click the Link below! Let's make Cancer History in our lifetime!
http://www.runforthecure.com/site/TR/RunfortheCure/CentralOffice?px=2478921&pg=personal&fr_id=1430

Thank you so much to everyone who had donated so far! I am just shy of $600 at the moment!

Love you Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

4 comments:

  1. Beautifully said Krysten. xoxo

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  2. I was gonna say how awesome you are and how you inspire people through example and how amazing you are as a person, runner and fashion icon... but instead, I'm going to say that "Boobie Tuesday" makes me chuckle like a small child.

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  3. I have two large scars on my back from a skin cancer scare about 5 years ago. At first I was ashamed and made sure my tanks didn't show them. Now I flaunt them, I guess maybe a part of me thinks that because I was brave enough to let them cut out some of my skin, to let them leave me scared, that I also helped let myself live.

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  4. TRULY THAT QUOTE WAS CREATED FOR **YOU**

    xo

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