Monday, April 5, 2010 it really so bad?

April 5, 2010

“You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you don’t you, don’t you?”  Oh sorry...I have that song running through my head because my thoughts over the last ummm many, many days are how vain I am.  And you know what?  I think I'm ok with it.  I’m not vain enough (yet) to endure botox or plastic surgery on my face but I have realized that I will willingly and eagerly endure plastic surgery to fix what’s been broken during this journey.  And, I would be more than willing to get braces again.  If I had to watch myself on camera much, I think I’d get botox...and a spray tan...and wear false eyelashes.  Oh, and buy a bunch of new clothes.  But I’d leave my hair the same color because it happens to be my hair color and I’m kind of proud about that.

Anyway...several weeks ago I was part of a facebook “conversation” answering the question “would you have plastic surgery?”  Or something like that.  I wholeheartedly said yes because of what I’ve experienced in my own recent-ish life.  Others were acting like “Of course not.  You should be thankful for the way God created you and look at all the stretch marks, saggy skin from child birth, extra flab, and deformities as a map of the journey your life has taken you on.  Oh, and just exercise more and eat better.  That will solve most of your problems.”  Ok, ok...I may have stretched this conversation a bit but...whatever.  From my best guessing after gathering as much insight as I could from the facebook comments, those that had this view had not experienced anything close to my journey.  It is really nice to believe that under NO circumstance would you alter any body parts but I personally think that is a little unrealistic.  I don’t have any desire to have my body look like a road map of my journey thank you very much.  My memory will serve me just fine!!  I want it to look like it did when I was my fittest.  Likely not going to ever happen again but hey!! A girl can dream.

So, when I am all healed and assuming God hasn’t miraculously restored what I’ve lost, you can totally expect to read blogs about the surgeries I’ve had sucking and trimming on part of my anatomy to create another part!!  Oh...and I’ll be exercising regularly again too so I’ll be feeling really good!!


  1. I'm with you, sister. Vanity keeps me going! hehehe

  2. I think after all you have endured, you are more than warranted for a little surgical makeover if you want it! Although you always look amazing, even in the midst of chemo. How do you manage that? :)

  3. You are so inspiring! I am so glad Jane DeLong sent your blog to my mom!

  4. So what's wrong with a little nip and tuck? ha ha....I just don't view pictures of myself all that often and I put on my makeup in dim lighting. So, I may have a little too much blush on sometimes, what?! Love you; you can make me laugh hard.