Friday, January 25, 2013

Thank You, Annie!

This hot little tottie is our first cash donor. Thank you for supporting Walkers for Knockers, Annie!

God, she's cute.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


My sad little fundraising widget is still showing all zeros. :(
Someone just has to want to throw the first dollar to us for a great cause.
Please!! Let's get the ball rolling, friends!

What is the Susan G. Komen 3-Day™?
Thousands of women and men come together, each raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Then they take their commitment to end breast cancer one step further and walk 60 miles over the course of three days.

Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Komen 3-Day help support national research and large public health outreach programs. The remaining 25 percent supports local community and Affiliate outreach programs. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 30 years has been impacted by a Susan G. Komen grant.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cancer Made Me Do It

I had lunch with my good friend, Sharon, last week. She is also a breast cancer survivor and one of the few people who 'gets' everything I'm feeling.

We talked about how, if given the chance, neither one of us would give our cancer diagnosis back.
We are better people because of it.
We are strong, able, and we want to raise money and awareness so that someone else won't have to fight the battle that we did.
We want to see a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.

We have decided that, not only are we going to do the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k walk on Mother's Day, we are also going to commit to raising at least $2300 each before August 2013, so we are able to participate in the 60-mile, 3-day Susan G. Komen walk.
Beating cancer has made us feel like we can accomplish anything. 

I can walk the 60 miles, but I need your help with the fundraising.
No amount is too small;  All donations are tax-deductible and it's an amazing cause.

Please considering donating to our team, Walkers for Knockers. Nice name, huh? :)  There's a link in my sidebar. It only takes a minute and will bring us closer to our goal.
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day™ help fund national research and large public health outreach programs. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.

**We are always welcoming new team members; if you're interested in walking with us,  contact me!**

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What a difference a year makes.....

On this day last year, I had my radical bilateral mastectomy surgery.
I'm in awe of what a difference a year makes.
Keep praying for a cure!

01/03/12: post-surgery

12/31/12: Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fat Grafting Complete!

I had my fat grafting surgery on 12/20. It went wonderfully and the pain was very minimal.
I took pain pills the first night and was able to get by on just Tylenol after that.
I received a super sexy compression garment that I have to wear around the clock for two weeks.
It goes to my knees and up to my boobs. It's Spanx x50 and is NOT comfortable.
Because I haven't blogged in so long, tomorrow is actually the end of my two weeks..I won't miss my grandma girdle one bit.

Here is a picture of me getting ready for surgery. My husband and dad were at my surgery. My mom, thankfully, stayed with our kids.
Dr. Migliori prepped me for *hopefully* the last time.
I love that man but if I never see him again, that's okay with me.

Here is me soon after surgery. Groggy, bruised and swollen is never pretty....and yet I still post it.
I have no shame. :)
The bandages show where the fat from my thighs and stomach were injected. I have eight little puncture wounds total, four on my boobs, two on my hips and two on my stomach. Each hole has two sutures.

I'm rocking some pretty rad bruises on my thighs also. They got much worse a few days after this; however, it's not too painful.
For the record, liposuction obviously doesn't remove cellulite. Again, I can't believe I'm posting this.

I really like my new boobs. I'm extremely happy with Dr. Migs work, as usual, and I'm glad I decided to do the grafting.

So, I'm done with everything for now.
I'm relieved, but still feel uneasy.
More than anything, I'm thankful.
2013 is going to be my year.