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Apr 23, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Lisa Williamson Rosenberg

Having just had breast cancer removal/ breast reduction and radiation done on one breast, I throughly enjoyed reading your story. I plan on having the other one done to match and I feel good about it. I appreciate the close to your body feel of my "new" breast. It stays where I put it. I enjoyed your story so much I went and read some of your other articles and your blog. Your parents seemed like fascinating people. Will keep reading more and will look for your novel. Thank you to my sister in law Sari for bringing Oldster to my attention. Really enjoy the stories, and getting to know the writers too.

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Roberta, thank you so much for this comment and your openness about your own breast journey. I wish you good health <3.

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💝

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Apr 23, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Lisa Williamson Rosenberg

Such a powerful and moving story! Though I’m not bi-racial, as a Jewish girl who had a terrible self-image in childhood because of overweight and struggled with an eating disorder for years, I can relate to the trauma you describe so vividly. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

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Thank you so much for reading, Ruth. This legacy is so prevalent.

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Apr 23, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Lisa Williamson Rosenberg

Inspiring artistically, bodily, and hormonally! Thank you for the powerful writing of your journey. I look forward to reading your novel.

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Thank you, Emily!

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Apr 23, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Lisa Williamson Rosenberg

I loved reading your story, Lisa 🫶

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Thank you for reading, Uli!

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Apr 23, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Lisa Williamson Rosenberg

Thank you for this gorgeous story, Lisa! I was just yesterday writing about my own HS-era disordered eating (and the role some Jewish family members played). It’s something how we all shared this super-intense HS experience, but knew so little about the struggles of those around us, y’know? Looking forward to reading your book come August! Dori ❤️

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Thank you so much for this comment, Dori. I would love to read your piece too someday. One day we'll all share our crazy PA stories! <3

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Apr 23, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Lisa Williamson Rosenberg

I so enjoyed reading your beautiful, inspiring story Lisa. My mom took my teenage 32 F self to that bra shop, too.

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Thank you for reading, Blair. What a shop that was, right?

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Apr 23, 2022Liked by Lisa Williamson Rosenberg

I hope Part II is coming next... I want to know if the surgery was a success and if you're happy with the results. Did it change your life?

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It did. No more back pain and body image improved enormously.

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And did the surgeon give you the size you wanted? I've heard that sometimes promises cannot be kept once they're actually into the surgery.

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My body image was such that my desired size was probably a negative double A! :D He gave me the size that wound up being perfect for me and my frame.

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