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Oct 5, 2020 05:51AM
Last week was odd. I saw the podiatrist, still having pain so I asked her if the x-rays showed the bone healing. She said that honestly there's not much difference between a bone on the way to healing and a healed bone, that you need an MRI for that. So I'll see her in another month and if I still have pain, we'll get the MRI. The pain on top of my foot also continues along with the nerve pain shooting down to my big toe (esp when I point my toes). She said that could possibly be a stress fracture, there are a lot of joints in the top of the foot. So that too will get checked in a month if it's still aggravating me.
Then the really weird part--I bought a couple of SHEFIT bras after seeing their ads in my IG feed. I love them and so when I got one of those auto generated emails from their marketing department asking me to review the bra, I did.
Friday I got this email directly from someone in the marketing department:
I am reaching out on behalf of the SHEFIT marketing team. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing reviews from customers that have been affected by this disease and have found support by using SHEFIT Bra's through their journey. Your review has been selected as one we would like to feature in our social channels.
Your review: "I was already difficult to fit in sports bras (small chest, bigger cup size) and then I had breast cancer. Now I've had a lumpectomy and radiation and my left breast is way different than my right. It doesn't matter with this bra--both sides are fully supported, there's no digging into painful spots and running no longer hurts my breasts. I'm glad I took a chance on this bra."
We are reaching out to request a photo of you in your SHEFIT to go along with your review. We can provide you with 1 free bra of your choice for taking part. However, if you do not feel comfortable, I totally understand. If you would like to share your social handles we can tag you in our post.
Please send photos by Monday, Oct 5th.
And well, I decided to do it. My husband is a great photographer so he helped me out. In fact, he asked me to flex as you'll see in this photo, and here's my reply:
Thanks for reaching out--have to say, this is a first for me :) I gathered up my courage and got some photos for you, which are attached. If you do post these, my IG name is edjcat, my Twitter is edj3 and I'd rather not be tagged on FB since I use my full real name there.
I also want to share the two reasons I decided to do this, whether you use my photos or not.
First, one of the things that drew me to your brand was the diversity in your models. Women aren't all young and thin and white, and I appreciated so much that you show more than just that. But I didn't see any older women, which definitely describes me. I turned 60 this year and have always been active, I'm an avid runner (half marathon is my favorite distance) and do a lot of strength work as well. It's important to know there's life after a breast cancer diagnosis (and actually also after a melanoma diagnosis), and that women can be fit at any stage of their lives.
Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks.
4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes
5/6/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
6/3/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
9/23/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)