Recovering from Cancer

Silhouette of a woman with bald head

My virtual silhouette sitting was a snap-shot in time to capture my new physical appearance following my recent breast cancer diagnosis and breast removal and chemotherapy.

Silhouette of a woman with bald head
Sue Duke, July 2020

Perhaps atypically, the change from having long flowing curly locks to bald, and the lopsidedness of being a uni-boober hasn’t been particularly challenging to my body-image. I can see this in my portrait, which I love. More prevalent are the feelings of anxiety and guilt.

I’m looking forward to seeing changes in my next silhouette following my radiotherapy and further down the line.

1 thought on “Recovering from Cancer

  1. So beautiful and brave ❤ 😃

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