Brittany (@brittski_britt) — Wanderlust
Previvor
BRCA2
OH EM GEE!!!!!! This is me y'all!!!! I still can't believe I'm looking at myself
OH EM GEE!!!!!! This is me y'all!!!! I still can't believe I'm looking at myself in the photo! I had the privilege of working with the stunning Kayla of @kreativeeyestudios and a group of amazing stylists that came together to help myself and 5 other #previvors#survivors and #trivers feel like queens for a day. Almost a year ago I started my journey with my preventative double mastectomy. During this time I felt like my womanhood and sex appeal was literally being ripped from my chest. When @rdaoust asked me if I would like to do a boudoir shoot I was nervous that I wasn't ready and my #foobs still weren't pretty with the expanders and being uneven. Deep down in my heart I knew I was so lucky to show of my journey, 3 surgeries down and hopefully only one more to go. I am so proud of myself for sharing my scars and my story and I'm so proud to be able to look at myself and feel sexy again. Kayla thank you from the bottom of my heart for showing me that yes I am still and woman and yes I am still sexy. This was one of the best experiences of my life and words can't express how greatful I am for you. Xoxo #hero#strong#strongwomen#sexy#bringingsexyback#beautiful#brca2gene#brca2positive#brca2previvor#brca2#fuckcancer#unbrcable#breastie#isavedmylife#canadiangirl#bcgirl#tattooedgirl#girlswithtattoos#doublemastectomy#preventative#scarsarebeautful#beautiful#scarsaresexy
24.03.2019 23:55:04
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Well here is a little video I'm so proud to be apart of. A friend came to me and
Well here is a little video I'm so proud to be apart of. A friend came to me and asked to a short film on my BRCA2 journey so far. I just want everyone to know that this gene mutation is a thing and to please listen to your body and do all your checks and screenings. Living the surgery and seeing the scars is a dad to day thing for me now, to see the video really hit hard what I have been going through. I still have my good days and bad days but still happy with my decision. #previvor#brcalife#brcasisterhood#brca2#brcapositive#unbrcable#doublemastectomy#preventative#foobs#lovemyself#strong#strongwomen#mylife#livelife#fuckcancer#nonipples#journey#ichooseme#canadiangirl#bcgirl#tattooedgirls#girlswithtattoos#tears#ididit
01.01.2019 04:29:54
PREVIVOR! That's me!
I had this amazing talented makeup artist contact me asking
PREVIVOR! That's me! I had this amazing talented makeup artist contact me asking if I would be interested in being her model for a breast cancer awareness body paint and of course I said yes! I am so happy with my Previvor body paint. @mpmakeupartistry#previvor#brcasisterhood#brca2#brcalife#unbrcable#love#bodypaint#positivevibes#brave#foobs#doublemastectomy#preventative#strong#blonde#bcgirl#canadiangirl#tattooedgirls#myjourney#previve#itsjuatpaint
11.10.2018 04:53:26
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Well I haven't posted this one yet because I'm working on my journey of acceptan
Well I haven't posted this one yet because I'm working on my journey of acceptance. On week 4 of my recovery my surgeon noticed my incision opening on my left side, he stitched it up and I was put on IV therapy for 10 days. On the 10th day of my incision not healing my surgeon decided I needed to go back in for surgery. He told me he wanted to remove the dead skin and worst case he would have to take out the implant and put in an expander until I healed completely. Well I woke up and yup worse case scenario. The first week I spent most of my time in bed depressed but I'm slowly coming out of it. This journey is definitely harder then I could have imagined but here I am! I'm taking it day by day and I'm trucking through. At the end of August I will start getting my expander filled which will hopefully not take to long and then have yet another surgery to put my implant back in and I can not wait for that day to come. At the beginning of this process my surgeon was very upfront with me about everything that "could" happen, that it was rare but it's always a possibility. I never thought it would happen to me.... #brca2#brcasisterhood#previvor#foobs#brcalife#brca2positive#strong#strength#igotthis#live#fuckcancer#girlswithtattoos#canadiangirl#bcgirl#jounrey#brcajourney#healing#expander#scarsarebadass#unbrcable
31.07.2018 06:42:25
Its been one month

Its been one month since my profalactic double mastectomy. I
Its been one month Its been one month since my profalactic double mastectomy. I feel my past posts have been sad and well I'm still waiting for things to get happy. I've had break downs here and there but today was especially hard. I got up this morning to go to an appointment and I decided I was going to wear this dress that I've been so excited to wear without having to wear a bra. I was excited that my foobs would be perky and the dress would just hang so pretty, boy was I wrong. I stepped infront of the mirror and my stomach dropped. "Is this what I actually look like?" I just stood there looking at myself and started regretting this huge decision I made. "I should have waited till I have a steady partner, how is someone going to find me attractive when I don't find myself attractive?" Why is self beauty so distorted in my brain?! I talked to my mom about it this evening and she tells me how beautiful I am and that you can't even tell I had the surgery when you see me in a t-shirt...that's when I know I'm doing a good job at hiding my hurt and self consciousness. I get told that self acceptance will come and I know it will, not looking for that nor am I reaching for compliments I just wanted to vent and say that this is so hard and so shitty and I'm dieing inside when you see me out and about. I love so much the kind words and the encouragement that I receive from everyone, I just can't wait for the day I can truely feel them. #brca2positive#bcgirl#brcalife#brcasisterhood#brca2#brokenheart#sad#doublemastectomy#foobs#lost#canadiangirl#jounrey#live#imok#lost#stircrazy#inmyhead#staystrong#lashes#somanytears#reconstruction#fuckcancer
05.07.2018 05:29:40
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I cried a lot today.
Today was the first time I have seen my plastic surgeon sin
I cried a lot today. Today was the first time I have seen my plastic surgeon since my surgery 15 days ago. I got my drains removed and the tape over my incisions removed as well and got to see myself and my incisions clearly for the first time. I had my 4 drains in for the full 15 days and let me tell you they were so uncomfortable and became quite painful the last couple days, but they are needed to get rid of the fluid after surgery. So I'm in pain already and the surgeon as to cut the stitches that are holding the drains in then pull them out. Let me tell you I was squirming and had sweat on my forehead and tears rolling down my face, but the relief I felt after having them out was amazing. Then the tape over my incisions were removed, I couldn't look down. Looking down and seeing no nipple and a breast that is foreign to me broke my heart. The tears and the "it's not fair" thoughts started again. Its hard when your brain can't forget the past and just accept the now. Why can't I just look at myself and be ok? This is not only physical healing that I'm working on but mental and that almost feels harder. To get my brain and heart on the same borad as the physical body is definitely going to be a process. #breastlife#foobs#nonipples#brca2#unBRCAble#healing#breastie#fuckcancer#live#canadiangirl#bcgirl#realness#boobs#drainfree#keepitreal#stillbeaitiful#cry#hardday#doublemastectomy#reconstruction#previvor#igotthis#thrive#bathroomselfie#brca2positive#brcagene#brcastrong#brcalife#brcasisterhood#brcaawareness
20.06.2018 06:42:23
I'm sore, I'm tired and uncomfortable but I'm a previvor! I've been having a har
I'm sore, I'm tired and uncomfortable but I'm a previvor! I've been having a hard last couple days. I'm missing being at work being social, I miss sleeping on my stomach, I miss driving and it's also very hard for me to be so dependant on my mom. This is a sadder post I guess I just need to vent I feel like I want to give up but ugh to late I'm stuck like this. Yes I know I'm lucky yes I know I'm brave but I'm aloud to feel down and out too. #previvor#strong#strength#fuckcancer#unbrcable#brca2positive#brcalife#uncomfortable#tired#down#jounrey#sad#sore#brcastrong#foobs#nonipples#canadiangirl#bcgirl#blondie
14.06.2018 01:30:16
Ok real shit. 
Greasy hair, 4 drains, no nipples and foobs. Well it's 4 days aft
Ok real shit. Greasy hair, 4 drains, no nipples and foobs. Well it's 4 days after surgery and I got to take off my bandages and take a shower. This is scary I don't look like myself, I don't feel like myself and it's a very outer body experience. I don't even know how to explain this feeling. My chest is numb and my side hurt from my drains. Why did I do this?! Well I'll never have a nipple slip. But jokes aside and deep deep down I know this is the right decision. I know I'm going to have ups and down days and today was a down day. But I push through and I want to still be that voice in your head CHECK YOURSELF!!!! Men and women it is so very important! Please please please your life is so important and this quick check can save your life. #previvor#foobs#brave#brcalife#brca2positive#brca2#unbrcable#unBRCAble#thrive#live#canadiangirl#bcgirl#igotthis#drains#showerday#strong#superwoman#fuckcancer#strength#checkyourself#feelingmyself#tattooedgirls#realtalk#myfoobs
08.06.2018 22:45:32
I made it! After being in surgery for 8 hours here I am! Groggy, sleepy and a li
I made it! After being in surgery for 8 hours here I am! Groggy, sleepy and a little bit of pain. The pain is worse when I have to get up and move or cough. The thought is still racing through my mind that I was in surgery yesterday and I had a bilateral mastectomy. I DID IT! I've had amazing nurses and my doctor's were sent by the angels. Thank you for all your support and kind words, I can even describe how great and brave it has made me feel. I will keep posting my journey and I will continue saying please please take care and love your body! #unbrcable#brcalife#brca2#previvor#brave#ididit#selfcare#newboobs#surgery#fuckcancer#canadiangirl#bcgirl#checkyourself#bodypositive#foobs
05.06.2018 21:11:17
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BRCA2 I got this
So heres my tits!🐝🌹 When I was born I inherited a special gene
BRCA2 I got this So heres my tits!🐝🌹 When I was born I inherited a special gene from my dad. Not only my good looks but the BRCA2 gene. Having this gene increases my chances of breast and ovarian cancer. With this gene it's said I would have between %45-%65 chance of breast cancer by the time I'm 70. I have a family history of breast cancer from my aunt and great uncle(yes men get breast cancer too) and when I turned 26 I got tested for the gene mutation. After finding out I was positive I became flooded with emotions and options and information were then thrown at me. My first option which I have been doing for 2 years is flying to Vancouver once and year and getting a breast MRI done, this year I would have started mammograms as well. And a second option is to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. This means I would get both breasts removed to lower my chance of breast cancer to about maybe %1. So here I am! Laying in bed the night before my surgery. Trying to be brave and confident but inside I just want to crawl into a dark hole. This is scary shit! I'm 30 years old and I'm getting both breasts removed!, holy Hanna is this the right decision?! But then my super powers and concern for my health takes over and hell yes I'm ready for this! In the end I'm just wanting to put my story out there. Whether you have the gene or not I just want everyone to be proactive with their health! Only you can take control and take care of yourself. So tomorrow I will head into this surgery proud, brave and confident I am doing the right thing for me and my body. . . . . #tits#previvor#brca2positive#brcastrong#live#thrive#boobs#takecare#mastectomy#brave#lovemyself#boobees#brca2#brcasisterhood#brcalife#brcagene#love#canadiagirl#bcgirl#igotthis#fuckcancer#scarsarebadass
04.06.2018 06:01:06
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