As a 22 year old full time worker and student, I have always had high confidence. I excell in sports and academics, have great friends, awesome family. You know, the usual. The beginning of my downfall was in 2011, I was in Chicago on base while in the Navy, and I had a TIA, or in lamens terms, a small stroke. And that wasn't the only one. Two more followed. Then, months of muscle spasms and pain, headaches and lightheadedness. I just didn't feel right.
After 9 months, I finally started to feel better. Then, something else happened. I was working out one day, went to change from my sportsbra, and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Something had changed. My left breast had significantly shrunk. SIGNIFICANTLY. I went to the doctor, and there they were, a bunch of tiny little lumps around the outside and under my left underarm. Months later, and after all the removal, I am now uneven, and my confidence has been ripped from me. Health insurance doesn't cover the reconstruction of this.
At 22 I never thought I would have experienced the things I have medically, but I have. I work a lot, but not enough to afford the surgery on my own. I just want to be me again. I want to feel good about myself again. I just need a little help.
Thank you <3