Friday, April 22, 2011

88. I made the Dean's List

Just wanted to share my success. I made the Dean's List for this Semester! I can't believe it and yet I can because I set my goals and kept my eye on the prize. Dean's list is an overall average of 85% and I still haven't got a mark back but even if I did not write that test I would still have an 87%, when I do get that mark back I am looking at at least a 90% average.

I am incredibly proud of myself considering all I have gone through in the past 2 years especially entering school while still vulnerable and recovering from surgery. It wasn't easy and some days I still feel like I am catching my breath and recovering.

In reality, I am still recovering. I am adjusting to my new body. And it is not always easy. I still experience weird sensations, numbness, pain and extreme tiredness but it has all been worth it. I am so glad I didn't wait to start school in September.

My time is now:) Thanks for sticking with me through this journey. It is so great to see the light at the end of the tunnel:)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

87. I'm up for nomination!

Hi everyone. I have some exciting new!

I am up for nomination by two of my teachers at school for my hard work and participation in College Life and Community Life. If my blog has touched you in some way or you've reached out to me and we have corresponded via email please consider sharing your thoughts or write a letter of recommendation about our experience on how my blog helped you in your experience or quest for knowledge.

Please submit your responses by hitting the CONTACT ME button to the right of the screen or email me personally at

Also, please be aware that what you share will be shared with others so be sure to protect your own confidentiality if you don't want private information shared. As well, it would help if you put a disclaimer at the bottom of the message stating that you give me permission to share your letters publicly:)

Thanks all! Life is so exciting!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

86. 1 year post-op PBM pictures

hi everyone! i finally got around to taking some pictures. these are one year post operation of my double mastectomy. since i moved, the quality and lighting of the pictures does not look the same as all my other pictures because i could not achieve the same lighting. bummer. the lighting also makes the foobs look a little off however, what you are seeing with my nipples being different heights is what i see in the mirror.  the little bruise (bovi-burn) hasn't disappeared much on my left breast.

when looking at these pictures, keep in mind that my scars are only 4 months old as my final reconstruction surgery was december 6, 2010. i'm not overly excited with the way my scars are looking so far but i gues this is because of how i heal. i was really hoping they would look thinner than they do.

overall, i am very pleased with my results. i am looking forward to the day i have a little bit of cash to get some nice bras and a sexy swimsuit. i love my new cleavage...and also not having to wear a bra!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

85. 1 Year Post-Op Mastectomy!!!

Woo Hoo!!! 1 Year!

Yes! Life does go on!

Today found me in a great mood and giddy despite being extremely tired from school.

I apologize that there are not pics as promised. I will do them over the weekend when I have a chance to breathe. I have one week left until Semester 1 of Nursing is done and then 2 blissful weeks off before Semester 2 begins.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

84. still here!

a quick hello. i am sooooo busy with school. it has taken over my life in a good way. i am growing so much as a person and i am so proud of myself! i am pulling off the marks i had aimed to achieve which is making all the hard work more worthwhile!

one year is fast approaching since i had my mastectomy. i will be sure and do a one year post; complete with pictures. april the date:)