Sunday, 3 March 2013

My Boobie-versary - An Ode to Silicone

One year ago I began one of the wildest, most profound, painful, and amazing adventures of my life.

One year ago I said in the most rudimentary sense that "health really does trump beauty".
And I set out to learn how to love my body for what it can do rather than for what it looks likes. One year ago I ran my very first half marathon and then the very next day I Toasted the Tatas with a prophylactic double mastectomy.

Today is my Boobie-versary!
And Today I celebrate with an Ode to Silicone!

Well Tatas... It has been a rocky start.
Here we are 5 races, a marathon, and 3 surgeries later. And it seems we are back in the recovery stage all over again - what a year it has been. To say that our latest adventure has been frustrating, is an understatement. The last few months have been hard - but never have I questioned my decisions to make you a part of my life.

You have taught me more about myself than I could have ever imagined. But more than anything this past year with you has taught me my greatest lesson in self-love. You have taught me how to honor my body and to be grateful for my health. And you have taught me how to find strength in the struggle and to see the beauty that surrounds us. I have learned to be grateful for this life - the good days and the bad - because I have been blessed with the chance to live another day. And I have learned to live every single day with passion, a grateful heart, and to the fullest.

So today I wanted to thank you for this bumpy road we are on together.

One year ago today I woke up with new fake Tatas and two 4 inch scars where my nipples used to be. One year ago today I woke up without breasts, but knowing I was no longer at risk for the Breast Cancer I was predisposed to. I woke up in an extreme amount of pain, but Happy and Healthy. And I wouldn't change a thing.

Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail
Krysten

33 comments:

  1. beautiful post by a beautiful woman! Thank you for sharing <3 Beautiful on the inside and out, and inspiration to ALL of us females!

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  2. Really powerful. So trite to say this, but I really needed something like this today! Thanks for giving it to me :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing such a powerful story. Of course it saddens me that you've had to endure this, but it's so uplifting to hear what you've gained as a result. Congrats to being so strong!

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  4. You are amazing and so are your boobies!! ;) Thank you for being so strong and inspiring!! xoxox

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  5. Happy Boobie-versary!!! You are one incredible lady and you have handled all this with such grace. I know that it's been hard at times and there have been setbacks but I so admire you Krysten. xoxo

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  6. You are amazing! Happy boobieversary to you!

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  7. Happy boobie-versary! Thank you for sharing your story! You are truly beautiful inside and out!!

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  8. You are such a strong, brave, and beautiful woman inside and out! Happy boobieversary!

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  9. Happy boobieversary! What a wonderful gift you gave yourself a year ago! Love it!

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  10. Beautiful post! It was so great to meet you today! Looking forward to a group lunch date and possibly doing a race together some time!

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  11. You are just amazing! Thank you for being an inspiration to so many of us!

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  12. Love your strength and your amazing attitude! You are such an inspiration.

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  13. You're blazing through each recovery s positively I love it!

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  14. You are simply amazing...and beautiful both inside and out. Love ya! xo

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  15. Yay for boobies! You're already beautiful before - but giving yourself LIFE is by far the best thing!:)

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  16. You're awesome! Happy boobie-versary! xoxo.

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  17. Happy Boobiversary girlfriend!! I think it's wonderful that you were more focused on your health than anything else. It's not easy, and dang near impossible, for some women to give up their breasts...and for you to say "see ya!" in the name of YOUR life? A-freaking-men!

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  18. "Show me your bibs!"

    That sign at races always makes me laugh. Just thought I would share. Happy you are healthy.

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  19. You are a wise lady... I'm impressed at how well you've handled this crazy challenging year, and for your openness and honesty throughout. Happy one year!

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  20. Such an inspiration - beautiful post.

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  21. Happy Boobieversary! You are amazing.

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  22. Loved this!! PS - your boobs look unreal. I totally checked them out :)

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  23. You are SIMPLY AMAZING - that is all I can say!!!!

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  24. You simply glow of Happy & Healthy! So happy FOR YOU ;)

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  25. Thanks for sharing. Happy Boobie-versary!

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  26. This post is awesome! YOU are awesome!! Hooray for Boobies! Happy Boobie-versary my dear :)

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  27. Beautiful post. It gives me hope for what I am going through now. You are an inspiration to keep going and living - thank you for being so open with your journey and sharing it here! :)

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