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Posts by Amy Appell

Met Gala Meets Mastectomy

After a bilateral mastectomy, especially like the DIEP Flap, it can feel very surprising to see your body represented.

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Remembering, the Eve of my Bilateral Mastectomy

Anniversaries can be fruitful in seeing how far you've come, especially after a bilateral mastectomy.

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Hearts Mark Our Hiking Trail

Mindful walking is worth every singe step. There's no time like the present to try it.

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BRCA Survivor

After becoming a previvor with her BRCA genetic mutation, Tiffany is now an official Survivor on season 41. How do you bloom with BRCA?

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🌟I did it🌟

Tell yourself, β€œ I can do it”. Take action.
You did it! Now what? πŸŽ‰
Repeat

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Sisters, Not Twins

An exploration of breast expectations can lead to a renewed perspective.

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How to Build Your Meditation Muscle

Curious about meditation? Here are some ideas to get you started...

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I Spy a Possible Previvor

We can get so triggered by labels that people use: Survivor, Previvor...isn't it actually about how we choose to label ourselves ?

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Divided States of America

Instead of the United States, we have become the Divided States of America. We can repair only what we acknowledge...together

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Sorta Satisfied

While breast reconstructive surgery falls under the plastic surgery umbrella, doesn't it feel different? Is it really that different?

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