If you have had a first-hand experience of cancer or have felt the impact of cancer a family member only then will you realise it is worse than life-threatening!
For women who suffer from breast cancer in one breast, they have to undergo a painful breast surgery by removing one of the breasts. If it spreads to the other breast, then the two breast would have to be removed.
Talk about the scars that the surgery leaves on those breasts without nipples. It’s a “body mutilation” sort of impact it has on your emotions. You definitely can’t be the same after such horrific experience.
From real-life celebrities like Angelina Jolie who had undergone a double mastectomy (two breast removal through surgery), Juliana Rancic (former E-News show host) is also a survivor of breast cancer, Karen Igho (former Big Brother Africa housemate and winner in 2013) is a survivor also!. This dreaded disease is worse than life-threatening but post-surgery life can be affected as well either psychologically or physically or not been able to have children.
Erika Hart is also a breast cancer survivor who has undergone a double mastectomy and has since been living positively since overcoming the disease. She celebrates her body topless (whaaat!). She has done a lot of projects to assist in cancer awareness. Her recent shoot with talented photography (Islandboi Photography) says it all!
kudos to every woman fighting and surviving cancer!
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I have an issue with resting. I'm virtually obstinate and immovable when it comes to simply doing nothing, I can't and won't. Yes, we talk a lot about resting and self care and doing what's in the best interest of our bodies. But, what I think goes unaddressed is how Black folks are taught to keep doing, keep going, rest only at night for the smallest bit of time, outside of which is deemed lazy. And no one should be seeing you as lazy. Last night, when I took a bath, I thought why am I doing this in the middle of the week. I should have waited till Friday. I sunk deeper into the water. I am reminded of this day. The first time I left the house after resting on purpose after my double mastectomy. How happy I was to be able to move and not be still. Never thought I'd be discovering the beauty of being still post recovery. #cancerwarrior #doublemastectomy #blacklivesmatter #queer #scars #bandages #qpoc #manymoonsago #blackfemme #femme #breastcancer #selfcare #rest