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.
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