So what's been going on?! Let me see if I can do an easy breakdown by MAJOR activities that have gone on since our last post. Bare with me....it will be hard to elaborate most of it.
So let's start here....2013. Dirt Dames started off with a BANG at the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series. We met so many amazing people and had SO much fun doing the events! In May of 2013, I felt that I wanted to get my pre-baby body back, and part of that included putting the volume back to my breasts that I had lost while breastfeeding. Yes, this part of the story is important. Crazy, I know. Long story short, I met and scheduled my breast augmentation and lift with Dr. Stuart Kincaid in Temecula, CA. I won't bore you with the details, but I ended up with implants that were 160 cc's more than what I wanted. And I basically looked like frankenstein. Lucky for me, I was ON facebook and saw a Casting Post from Evolution Media that was REPOSTED by Tamra Judge, for a show about wanting plastic surgery, OR wanting bad surgery corrected. It was like God just led me right to it. I immediately applied for it. And had a response back really quickly. Had you seen the photos I sent, you would have known why. I was cast for the show Botched, and well, if you saw it then you know the details. For those of you who don't, watch the video. I had the worst case of "synmastia" that Dr. Dubrow had ever seen. The muscle had completely been cut off of my sternum. It was horrific. And the guilt that I felt, knowing that this was a result of a choice I made, a choice that I had struggled with until the second I went under anesthesia.....was even worse than the disgusting results.
Dr. Dubrow performed 2 surgeries. 1 to remove the implants and stitch my muscle back down to the chest wall and rib cage. And a 2nd to clean up the scars, and replace the implants. Most people ask if the 2nd surgery was necessary, YES it was. The original surgery had removed so much tissue from one breast, it looked like a tennis ball had been cut out of my breast. I just wanted to look "normal"....
That takes us to the wrap of my episode, 4/2014. My reveal!
Since the first surgery, I have had SO many health issues that I did NOT have before the breast augmentation. Which led to me being diagnosed with fibromyalgia FROM the surgery.
So. Fast forward to now. I've been battling Fibromyalgia. I have taught myself to sew in the last 9 months, and have started a children's clothing line, called Little Dukes and Dames.
The hope was that the children's line would take pressure off of me being sick, because I design the clothing and my mother makes them. But it seems that my custom bikini orders are still on my plate.
And now I have to re-learn my life, with this invisible disease. It consumes me. Most days, I can't even think straight. Let alone sew. And let's not forget, I am still a stay at home mom, to my handsome 3 year old Gunnar. I truly don't get a break for anything!