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The Bald & The Beautiful
Archive: 04 2012
lovely_lady_lumps
Apr
26

For as long as I can remember, I have needed external validation for just about anything that I do. When I was in school, I always wanted to be the top of my class. I would come home with an 86% on a math test and my mom would jokingly say 'Where's the other 14%' because she knew that I wasn't happy with only… Read More

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lovely_lady_lumps
Apr
18

This past year has really changed my perspective on a variety of aspects of my life, one being the definition of beauty. I don't feel beautiful anymore and cancer has a lot to do with that. When I think of a beautiful woman, I picture Beyoncé or Scarlett Johansson or my mom and all of these women have… Read More

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lovely_lady_lumps
Apr
11

So often we hear about how awful our healthcare is and it’s not hard to find someone who bitches about his/her job, employer, or co-workers. Well, I’m here to sing a different tune. Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 26 years old has certainly turned a few heads. When I told my family doctor about the… Read More

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lovely_lady_lumps
Apr
04

I’ve written about what I call 'cancer etiquette' a few times now and although I have learned to expect that people will tell me about how many family members or friends that they know who have died from cancer, I just can't get used to some things that people say.  From the beginning, I have heard the… Read More

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lovely_lady_lumps
lovely_lady_lumps
Member since
May 12, 2011

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011 @ 26 years old. Breast cancer does not run in my family; further proof that cancer doesn’t discriminate.I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. I want to get my story out there so other young women know that they are not alone. I have been blessed with an incredible support system and I would love to pay that forward.

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