Perk # 85: Cancer Taught Me A Lesson About Loving My Body

"Do your boobs hang low, do they wobble to and fro, can you tie 'em in a knot, can you tie 'em in a bow........."

A couple of years ago I gave serious thought to having a breast lift.  Even though the rest of my body was in good shape, gravity, (along with breast feeding three children) had not been kind to my breasts.  My sagging bosoms really bothered me.   I thought, “If only my breasts were perkier, then I could love my body.”  Well, lucky for me I put it off until I could better afford it, which never came to pass.  ( I imagine I would be kicking myself now had I wasted all that money! )  Here is the irony:  Now that I have only one breast, I have come to see it as a beautiful part of my body.    The same is true about my hair.  I always hated my hair, complaining that it was too thin, too fine, or too mousey brown.   Now I look in the mirror and see this bit of black fuzz on my head, and I love it.  I have hair again, YAY!  It took losing my hair to make me appreciate just having hair.   Lesson learned.  You will never again hear me complain about my big nose.

Tip:  Love the skin you’re in.

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12 thoughts on “Perk # 85: Cancer Taught Me A Lesson About Loving My Body

  1. Such a cute graphic! We have to appreciate each part of our body. When I broke my right arm several years ago I really appreciated having the cast off and being free of pain, as I refused to take pain killers.

  2. Beautiful! I remind myself often that while breast cancer sucks, I’m lucky it was in a part of my body that could be removed. I’m not sure I’ll ever love my post-cancer, post-reconstruction body, but I’m grateful to still exist within it.

  3. I remember that little ditty about boobs ! What you say is SO TRUE ! My hair is thin and fine and my boobs hang low ……. thanks for reminding me that I still have them. Absolutely love your blog ! God Bless 🙂

  4. Love this blog! My hair is also just starting to grow back, my nick name lovingly given by my family is fuzzy wuzzy. I love it, so happy I have any hair at all 🙂

  5. Thank you for your wonderful blog. I just had a biopsy to determine the type of bone cancer that I have. I love your positivity!

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