Lesley Murphy, of Bachelor fame, shared a powerful moment on Instagram. It's a picture of her chest after a double mastectomy.
Murphy, who as on Sean Lowe's season of The Bachelor, had a bit of a scare when she tested positive for a rare gene mutation called BRCA2-positive. This make her very susceptible to getting cancer in her breast or ovaries, she announced in some recent Instagram videos.
Her latest pic is going viral because of the powerful moment and message it sends. The bravery and beauty this picture shows is without words.
My Sunday best, or what I could manage to put on today with limited arm movements.🤷🏼♀️My mom washed and dried my hair today. She dresses me in the mornings. She also measures my drains twice daily which are the tubes you see coming out of my lovely red apron I never take off. She's the freaking best. She slept in my hospital room and bed at home for the first few nights, helping me in and out of bed and giving me meds at horrid hours to control the pain. I have to sleep on my back in the exact same position every night. Sometimes when I make the wrong movements it feels like my chest is detaching from my body, but all in all, I think my upper half is healing nicely! Sure, it's sunken in and lumpy because what you see are deflated expanders that were put in which will gradually get filled every 2-3 weeks as I get ready for reconstructive surgery. Hopefully by then the permanent marker will be off my body😂I feel lucky because my surgeons only made one vertical incision on the lower half of both breasts while saving skin & nipple. So while all breast tissue is (hopefully) gone, I retained some of the old me! Happy Sunday. God is good.🙌🏻💞 #LesleysBreasties #LesNipsBRCAintheBud #BreastCancerAwareness #FightLikeAGirl
It's amazing to see how much Murphy lives her life to the fullest. If you look through her Instagram, you can see some amazing journeys she's been on around the world.
This exact time last year, I was staying inside a capsule on the side of a mountain. Literally just hanging out. On the side. Of a mountain.😱It was one of my best adventures to date because I love a good challenge (you have to climb up and zip-line down!) and to me, adventure travel is the best kind of travel. If you would have told me while I was eye-level with the clouds in the Sacred Valley of Peru that I'd be getting a prophylactic double mastectomy a year later, I would have laughed in your face. Funny how much can change in a few hundred days, huh? I watch this video now and a lot of me wishes I could go back in time, completely in control, no pain, able to rock climb and free as a bird. But that was when I had my old boobs, potential cancerous cells and all. Who wants that? Boy bye👋🏻After all, pain is only temporary. Adventures are forever👣 For more deets and a longer version of this video, click the link in my bio! #tbt #adventure #travel #peru #travelbug Music: Jai Paul - Jasmine // soundcloud.com/jaipaul
Adventure begins where the world ends👣Arguably the most famous hike within Torres del Paine National Park is a 7 hour excursion through mountains, forests and boulders. I couldn't feel my face as we climbed the last mile, and once my fingers went completely numb, I got a little worried. I stopped caring when we arrived at the base😍😍😍 @onlyinsouthamerica #onlyinsouthamerica