Love My Body
I am so excited to share with you all my favorite part of my body. It is something I am so proud of and I am not ashamed to show it off! I know it is different for everyone, so if you have a favorite body part, share it below in the comments. I’d love to hear it! Every part of our body tells a story about ourselves. And after going through all the health issues and changes with my body, I’ve learned to embrace what my body is capable of doing and any mark it has left is a reminder that I have overcome a lot.
So can you guess what my favorite part of my body is? I’ve been wanting to share it for awhile but to be honest it had to wait until summertime so I can appropriately showcase it. Because it is not like I can wear a swimsuit when it is cold out, ohh Chicago weather.
My Favorite Part of My Body
Alright let’s have the drumroll (insert drumroll music)….. my favorite part of my body is my …. surgery scars! Did you expect me to say that? Every time I look at all my surgery scars, it reminds me of my strength. Like, damn girl you handled some of the toughest surgeries. I feel so badass whenever I look at my surgery scars. You know how people talk about their battle wounds and brag about it, that’s exactly how I think about it when it comes to my scars.
The one scar that is the most visible to people is my port scar. I have this odd attachment to my port. I’ll be honest, I was a little sad when I had to remove my port (in the cancer world we like to call it de-ported haha!). Every time I go into treatment now, I miss my port. I hate being poked in the arm and that port made it easier and painless.
I guess I could have just worn a low-cut top to showcase my port scar, but what’s the fun in that?! In a world where we need to learn to embrace our bodies a little bit more, I figured a swimsuit is the most appropriate. Considering how much my body has changed, I hope this gives encouragement that we can all love our bodies (yes, even in a swimsuit) no matter where we are in life.
Can You See?
Also, I didn’t realize it until after these photos were taken, but it looks like my port scar is not as obvious as I thought due to the lighting. The lighting was perfect for photos (it made my skin look flawless, heyyyyy), but it somehow brightened up the scar too. Plus, I think with time they do fade a bit. Got to thank my surgeon for being amazing on closing me up haha. In real life it’s more obvious. So if you are looking at these photos and are like uhh Rach where’s the scar, this is why!
If you’re wondering where it is located, it is on my left side right above my left breast (so look at the right in the photos). You’ll see a slightly dark line that’s about 4 inches long. And the other one is a 1-inch scar by my left collarbone (so your right). Right where it meets my necklace. It looks like a dark spot.
The Non-visible Ones
My other scars are the ones from my major surgeries such as my double (bilateral) mastectomy. Those scars definitely have proven my strength. I can vividly remember how awful I felt the first month, especially the first week! I couldn’t walk, I was bed ridden, in so much pain, and my husband literally had to do everything for me (yup going to the bathroom too – god bless him for being so wonderful).
Sorry, I’m not showing those scars. I don’t feel comfortable exposing my breast to the world. I definitely like to try to keep my blog rated PG as much as possible. But I also think you all get the point by now that I love my surgery scars. Every time I look at them, I feel like a badass. Like I can conquer anything!
Remember when I talked about how I stumbled upon cute swimsuits on Amazon?! As promised, I purchased this one-piece from Amazon and I absolutely love it. I decided to go with this one because lately I’ve been into one-pieces, I love the scallop detailing, and I can show off my port-scar. Plus, for $26 it is so worth the try! I’m actually impressed with the quality. As for sizing, I sized up and went with a medium. My issue with swimsuits are the bottoms. Let’s just say my butt is very bubbly? Haha. And I’m not a fan of butt cheeks being exposed. However, if it is wasn’t for my butt, I think a size small would have worked!
So what about you? What is your favorite part of your body?