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My Magic Coat

Here is a picture of my favorite winter coat. It is a vintage coat, a pretty royal blue with a slightly tattered lining. It has a great fur collar and fabulous vintage buttons. I have worn this coat for three winters now and am convinced that this coat has a bit of magical powers. In a way this coat transforms me and I want to share its story with you.

Being diagnosed with cancer changes everything in your world.  On August 11th 2011, I received my diagnosis and my surgery had been scheduled for the 31st. I opted for a double mastectomy and expanders to be put in right after that, a surgery which would last about 4 hours. The only other surgery I had ever had was a tonsillectomy in the 2nd grade, so I was nervous. Continue reading My Magic Coat