Letting Go of My Looks: The UGLY Truth About How Cancer Changes Your Body

I have always had a little bit of vanity. I like to dress up, put on makeup and look my best. I always tried to stay in shape and take care of my body.

To say that my relationship has changed with my body over the last six months is an understatement. When I was first diagnosed, we joked that one of the pluses was going to be that I got super skinny from chemo. I bought a new bikini for the day when I would be able to show it off.

Well, here we are 6 months in and I am ready to show off my bodacious bod!

Basically, medications mixed with this disease had another idea. I suffer from terrible bloating and constipation. While my skin might have taken on a new glow, I don’t feel as confident in my body as I once did.

And that’s hard.

Here is a bit more information about why I am so bloaty. It is not just one thing that is causing my body to change. It is a bunch of things all at once. It is frustrating but there are worse things!

I have been talking to my doctors about my weight gain and of course there is no quick solution. I just have to readjust to my new lifestyle that isn’t as active and make sure I am exercising when I can.

About The Author

A few months ago, I was told that my boobs are trying to kill me and being misdiagnosed for two years allowed them to recruit throughout the rest of my body by way of my spine. Before this, I knew f*ck all about cancer. Now, between sipping chemo cocktails, I want to talk about the truth of living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer with my support system and people I have met along the way to recovery.

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