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Displaying All Stories Tagged With: Physical Appearance

"You find your way, you have your moments, and you live your new version of your life."
"Pale skin will be beautiful for me and my family from now on."
"I always thought after my first experience with melanoma that I would catch it early if I ever got it again."
"I hate to admit it, but I still went tanning."
Nancy D.
"And I said to myself, ‘Operation, live like this, or die. My choice.’ And that's how I got over it. So it's not the outside that counts; it's the inside."
"The physical appearance is not who Nancy is. Nancy is a whole person with a personality. I think that is the essence of our relationship, is who we are as, as people, not as you change your physical appearance."
"They do not sugar coat what they’re going to do to you and how they’re going to do it. And they want you to understand that you’re going to be disfigured."
"I fought to keep my arm as long as I could stand it - at the point I decided to have the four quarter amputation. I had to know just what was in there because no one seemed to know. Then, we found out it was basal cell carcinoma."