12.05.18

So, I sat there in my dermatologist’s office this morning and I realized that I had way more trauma wrapped up in my experience this summer than I’d ever stopped to realize. Not until the moment between when I sat across from him fully clothed and talking about what had happened since the last time we’d met and when I awaited his return while wearing nothing but a paper gown, was I reminded of the deep anxiety and fear I felt about getting another declaration that part of me needed to be cut away.

Thankfully, that wasn’t the case and I’ll be keeping all of my parts between now and my next appointment in June. No changes, no concerns, no putting anything in a jar. Phew.

As I arrived at work, I was greeted by the overwhelming generousity of others and that was a nice reminder of all the good there is in the world.

Tonight, I am thankful for a clean bill of (skin) health, that amazing people I know and the opportunity to support friends from afar. (Am I the only one who feels totally paralyzed by awkwardness in the middle of Facebook Live events?!?)

For what are you thankful today?

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