The Journey To Short Hair

Hello everyone,

I am feeling so grateful today! After revealing my face on instagram without hair (that was hard), I have received so much love and support, I am at a lost for words!

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Right after my second chemo my hair began to fall. Chunks of hair coming right off. I could not wash it, brush it, or even touch it, it would just come off. I felt like a shedding animal! My head began to hurt, it felt heavy on my shoulders, I just wanted to chop it off. I decided I was not going to sit and wait for my hair to fall off little by little. If I was going to have no hair, it was going to be on my terms! So I called in my team (husband and sister). The rest is history!

The hardest part of this process was preparing my 5 year old niece. I am not going to lie, I was scared… How is she going to react? Will she cry? Will she understand? She knows auntie is sick, but she does not know what it is.. How are we going to tell her? Finally, we began to introduce to her the idea that auntie was going to do something silly with her hair. We even showed her a picture of a girl with a bald head, she panicked a little, but then she thought it was funny! We explained to her that auntie was going to cut her hair for some time and then it was going to grow like Rapunzel’s. See, she loves princesses and we needed her to understand this is temporary, so what better way than to use princesses to help her process this. She was present at the moment and even laughed and took pictures of me. She still finds me funny and I am ok with that.

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As for me, I am doing ok. I have learned to love the process… and honestly, it was not as hard as I thought it would be. My hair it’s still falling and will continue to do so until I am completely bald. But it will grow back and I am excited about the different stages it will go through before it gets back to the length I want it.

Xoxo,

Aimet





My Cancer Journey with Boy Meets Girl!

Hi Ladies,

Welcome back!!!! This is the beginning of a new chapter for All Things Aime. I am introducing the lifestyle part of this blog, were I will be sharing some personal stuff and more of my journey with cancer. I have teamed up with Boy Meets Girl to launch this new corner of the blog and I am forever grateful for their continued love and support!

Some of you might know that I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This has completely changed my life! But I am here to fight and create awareness in the process.

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I have decided to share my cancer journey through my blog and social media account. I must confess, this was a hard decision to make. Are people going to judge me? Are they interested? Do they even care? Then I thought, what if my purpose is to share my story, to inspire women, to create awareness! I went back and forth for some time. Asked my family and friends. And well, here I am! Ready to share it all!

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After choosing a bilateral mastectomy, I knew I was going to have some scars. My tumor was located right behind my areola, meaning my nipple would be compromised in the process. My lymph nodes needed to be biopsied and this required incisions right under my armpits. I was going to have 4 scars and this was a scary thing for me. I was terrified, not only about the surgery but having to deal with the scars afterwards. It has been two months since surgery today! I have finally decided to share my scars with the world.

Today I can say, I am so proud of these scars. Not only because my doctor did an amazing job, but because I have become stronger.   

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ready to win!

Aimet