One year uniboob already; I can't decide for myself if time has gone by fast or slow. Both is true in a way, it feels like ages ago and yet I can't believe that's its one year already. My "new" body feels very natural to me now and I have healed so well; I feel… Continue reading One Year with One Boob
Small changes causing big emotions
An email pops up on my phone one afternoon. "Yes, we'd very much like to use your after picture at the breast surgery ward. We just need to figure out the details. When can you come by to get the slip for the photo studio?" I felt like screaming. So excited. Small that they may… Continue reading Small changes causing big emotions
Ordinary life as an extraordinary uniboob
I'm getting used to daily life with my new self, both mentally and physically, and my energy level seems to be increasing day by day at the moment. Wanting to give an update for a long time, but I've prioritized otherwise; I'm very fond of the idea of me as a busy bee again. It's… Continue reading Ordinary life as an extraordinary uniboob
Healing is more than scar tissue
As the healing of my scar progress, I feel the process mirrored inside of me. To say that the last seven months have been the worst of my life is still an understatement. Just saying the words in my head feels shocking: "I had cancer". Essentially the same disease that killed my grandmother. In general… Continue reading Healing is more than scar tissue
The uniboob mission – Raising awareness on the flat choice in Denmark
Now a few weeks of *not* doing chemotherapy has passed and I've had some time to reflect on all that has been and still is. I still feel like I'm in some kind of honeymoon period, feeling mostly joy and ease even though I'm not thoroughly up to normal speed again. I still get the… Continue reading The uniboob mission – Raising awareness on the flat choice in Denmark
Chemo and me are breaking up – the passionate love-hate story has finally come to an end!
Fuck yes! Yes, yes, yes. YEEEES!!!!!! I'm out of my mind happy and yet tired and weary. This is surreal and I actually don't think anyone who hasn't been in this situation can understand what it feels like. I've done the entire six series of chemotherapy prescribed to me in April. But now it's done.… Continue reading Chemo and me are breaking up – the passionate love-hate story has finally come to an end!
Politiken kronik: Bliver jeg en freak?
Brystkræft rammer hver 9. kvinde i Danmark, og delvis eller hel fjernelse af brystet er en realitet for rigtig mange. Det er ikke nogen perifer sygdom, der rammer en lille del af befolkningen. Alligevel ser man stort set aldrig kvinder med et bryst eller uden bryster. Jeg ved hvorfor og håber på, at vi kan… Continue reading Politiken kronik: Bliver jeg en freak?
Onwards and upwards towards new normals
Is amazing how we adapt. I guess it's one of the most prominent features of mankind; you except new realities in a heartbeat. This is how we have colonized almost all parts of the earth, spanning from the hottest of deserts to the snow covered freezing arctic. I'm in neither environment, but nontheless this transformation… Continue reading Onwards and upwards towards new normals
Why would we ever want to call our bodies flawed? Why are our bodies policed and not under our own control? Why would we need to hide our bodies? Both having your breast removed and having a breast or nipple get problematised, in different settings, and both issues becomes accentuated in my position. Every time… Continue reading Fucking flawless
A heavy heritage
I was 19 years old when my grandmother on my mother's side was diagnosed with breast cancer. At this point she had her breast removed without reconstruction. She didn't receive neither radiation nor chemotherapy, possibly because she declined - but I'm not sure. Then there was spreading to the thyroid, so that had to be… Continue reading A heavy heritage