Af - 03/04-17 13:48; Opdateret: 03/04-17 16:16

24-årige Paige fik fjernet begge bryster: Nu viser hun resultatet frem24-årige Paige fik fjernet begge bryster: Nu viser hun resultatet frem

Et par bryster var en simpel pris at betale for at undgå at udvikle brystkræft. Sådan lyder meldingen fra 24-årige Paige More fra New York City i USA.

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(Billede: Instagram/Paige More)

Som bare 22-årig fandt den unge amerikaner Paige More ud af, at hun var BRCA-positiv. Det betyder, at hun havde en mutation i et af de gener, der indikerer, at man er i farezonen for at arve kræft fra et familiemedlem.

I Paige Mores tilfælde havde der tidligere været kræfttilfælde hos kvinderne på hendes faders side, og med meldingen om at hun var BRCA-positiv, var der mere end 55 procents chance for at blive ramt af sygdommen. Det skriver People.

Dermed kunne hun gøre to ting. Enten kunne hun regelmæssigt blive tjekket hos lægen for kræftsymptomer, eller hun kunne komme sygdommen i forkøbet.

- Selv hvis jeg valgte overvågningen, så ville jeg dermed vælge at bruge så meget af mit liv hos en læge. Det føltes mindre som overvågning og mere som om, jeg bare ventede på at få kræft, og jeg har aldrig været den type. Jeg ville bare forhindre det for mit liv og min fremtid, fortæller Paige More til People.

Ibi Makienok hasteindlagt
Ibi Makienok hasteindlagt

I januar 2017 var beslutningen taget. Paige More skulle have sig en mastektomi - en operation, der fjerner begge bryster. Dermed var muligheden for at udvikle brystkræft forsvundet.

Foruden at Paige Mores bryster nu er væk, har hun samtidigt fået store ar som følge af operationen. Det bekymrer hende dog ikke det mindste. Hun har nemlig valgt at dokumentere sin nye rejse uden bryster på Instagram.

I will never forget how excited I was to go back to see my doctors the week after my surgery to see if it was time to get my drains out. I was so hopeful because anyone who has had drains knows- THEY SUCK! (Literally!) My mom and I were rushing to get ready to get out the door and I remember asking her if she would snap a quick photo of me. I am so thankful that she did. I wanted to remember exactly how I looked and felt with these drains in. I never had drains before so it was so strange to me that the pain from my drains completely overshadowed and hurt much worse than the pain from where they removed my breasts. Oftentimes I wanted to rip the drains out because the pain and discomfort was so unbearable I didn't think I could take it any longer (my doctors are glad that I didn't!) Though I only had to have the drains in for a week, it felt like an eternity. I remember I woke up that day feeling like it was Christmas morning- today the drains were finally being removed! YASSSS!!! 🙌🏻🎁🎉

Et opslag delt af Paige More (@paige_previvor) den

Her betegner hun sig selv som en 'previver', der nemmest oversættes til 'en, der har overlevet en sygdom før, man fik den'. På profilen har hun delt sine billeder for at inspirere andre til at dele billeder, selv om de har ar. Derudover gør hun det også for sin søsters skyld, fortæller hun til ABC.

Se de sjove billeder: Mor gør nar af Hollywood-kvindernes 'urealistiske' billeder
Se de sjove billeder: Mor gør nar af Hollywood-kvindernes 'urealistiske' billeder

- Min 13-årige lillesøster elsker Instagram, og hun ville tage nogle billeder af mig. Jeg ville ikke rigtigt, fordi jeg troede, jeg ville blive skuffet over, hvordan jeg så ud. Men min lillesøster er ikke blevet testet for genmutation endnu, og jeg ville have hende til at forstå, at jeg stadig var den samme storesøster, og at operationen ikke har ændret noget. Jeg ville heller ikke have, hun skulle være bange for at blive testet for genmutation i fremtiden, siger hun til det amerikanske medie.

Se flere billeder af Paige More herunder.

I wanted to post this picture of my drains being removed because so many of you have said you are nervous for your drains to be taken out! You're not alone, I was so scared! And I know this picture is intense and looks kinda scary, but trust me there is nothing to worry about! It goes so quickly! It didn't hurt me at all, it was just the weirdest feeling in the world. They literally just pull them right out of you. Its hard to explain it but they do it so quickly that they literally just slide right out. Like I said, the weirdest feeling in the world. It's such an amazing thing to look forward to! You'll be so happy!! The second they came out, I felt like a new person. I was physically so much more comfortable and I felt so free. Without the drains I was immediately less restricted and I could move a little bit better than I had been able to since my surgery. I never expected to feel joy and happiness only a short week after having my double mastectomy but I did. I want to hear about how you feel/felt about getting your dreaded drains removed... all I have to say is sayonara suckers!! 🎉💕

Et opslag delt af Paige More (@paige_previvor) den

There is no better feeling in the world then when you start to feel your body recovering and getting stronger. It took me about two weeks after my surgery. For me it means I am no longer confined to my couch or bed. It means I can get up and walk around and explore. It's an amazing feeling when you start to feel yourself getting better. I still have to take it slowly, it's so easy to overdo it which causes extreme pain and exhaustion. I've found that it's best to pick one activity and then relax and heal for the rest of the day. So when my sister told me she knew of a bright pink wall up in Los Angeles I knew I had to make the trek out to see it. This was the activity I chose for the day and though it took a lot out of me, it was beyond worth it. The feeling I had when I saw this wall was overwhelming. The color pink has always been one of my favorites but joining the BRCA sisterhood it represents so much more to me now. Standing in front of this wall I felt strong. I felt powerful. I felt beautiful and feminine. I felt healthy and happy. I felt bright pink. But most importantly I felt thankful that I no longer have to worry about getting breast cancer! What an amazing feeling! 🙌🏻💕

Et opslag delt af Paige More (@paige_previvor) den

Just over here wishing my abs were as hard as my foobs... 😂

Et opslag delt af Paige More (@paige_previvor) den

LÆS OGSÅ: Model går viralt med vigtigt før/efter-foto: - Jeg fortjener at være glad

LÆS OGSÅ: 22-årig model har 63 cm. langt ar: Jeg vil gøre usynlige sygdomme synlige

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