My Experience With Breast & Body Awareness
A few months ago I started feeling a bit of discomfort and pain in my left breast; I knew something didn't feel right in my body. I kept bugging my doctor until he finally suggested we do an MRI-- we had already done the routine sonogram & mammogram earlier this year and they were both clear. Two weeks ago, after performing the MRI, and to my surprise, the scan picked up what looked like a cyst on my RIGHT breast. (The Universe works in a synchronized way). Therefore, doctors suggested a cyst extraction to confirm the diagnosis.
A week later, during the procedure we quickly learned this wasn’t a cyst and instead it was a solid something, therefore a biopsy had to be done. The procedure was uncomfortable and invasive, but thankfully no pain due to the anesthesia. I left the hospital feeling dizzy, scared, defeated, and with my anxiety through the roof. When I got home, I curled up in bed and took a 2 hour nap. I was feeling tired and sad. Later that day, I sat in meditation to calm myself down & try to find my center.
THIS was the making point for me, I clearly saw a raw opportunity for growth, surrender, strength, faith, and the perfect cosmic chance to look at all my fears straight in the face. I dove right in. I decided to shift from darkness to light with no attachment to the outcome. I chose to change the rhetoric of my experience to acknowledge that the only way out was through. I started having conversations with my body and my future self that aligned with the frequency of the life I want to live. From this place, I was able to share what I was going through in love and not in fear, and possibly shed light on other women in my position out of a place of vulnerability and love.
I’m so grateful for all the love and support I received during this time—specially from husband and children, the glue that hold me together. So thankful for my spiritual practice & the work of @drjoedispenza, which as you all know, I’m a big fan of. This beautiful exercise reconfirmed the why of my life & my deep passion for sharing with the world that we are powerful beyond belief and that it’s time to claim that power back. And while my condition is one to be followed up thoroughly, I will continue to show up daily for every cell in this body while doing the work that is required in the conventional world (diagnostic tests & treatments). This is what holistic living is, an approach to life that considers multidimensional aspects of wellness. I invite you to be proactive with your health (physical, mental, spiritual and social needs) and for the ladies, please routinely check your breasts.
Sending all my love and awareness to anyone going through a challenging time right now. I see you, and I’m here for you.
with love & light always, Gigi