Lesley Murphy Shares Shockingly Real Post-Mastectomy Photo
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Lesley Murphy

Lesley Murphy Shares Shockingly Real Post-Mastectomy Photo


Lesley Murphy continues to inspire us with how she’s handling her double mastectomy at the age of 29.

The Bachelor Season 17 alum has documented every step of her difficult journey, and now, she’s shared her most real photo yet.

It all started last month, when Sean Lowe’s former contestant revealed she’d tested positive for BRCA2, a gene that puts her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Seeing as her mom had breast cancer three years ago, Lesley wasn’t taking any chances, and ultimately decided to have both of her breasts removed.

The former reality star had the surgery on April 11, sharing a pic her mom took when she first arrived in the hospital room post-procedure.

“My boobs are gone. Crazy, right? Gone,” she wrote at the time. “It's hard to wrap my head around. I finally caught a glimpse of my bare chest during a FaceTime call a couple of minutes ago. Whoa.”

Then, two days later on April 14, the The Road Les Traveled blogger posted another shot from the hospital, this time alongside her supportive parents.

“Kicked cancer's ass before it could kick mine, and my favorite people were very instrumental in the process,” she wrote at the time.

And yet, her most vulnerable post was still yet to come!

Five days after the procedure, having given herself some time to heal, the Arkansas native shared the first image of her post-mastectomy breasts.

Alongside the Easter Sunday pic, which shows her sitting with her shirt opened, she writes, “My Sunday best, or what I could manage to put on today with limited arm movements.”

She goes on to explain that her mom has been helping her wash her hair, dress her, and measure the draining tubes from her chest.

She continues, “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!

Though Lesley concedes her breasts are now “sunken in” and “lumpy,” she adds that she’s now preparing for reconstructive surgery.

“I feel lucky because my surgeons only made one vertical incision on the lower half of both breasts while saving skin & nipple,” she concludes.

“So while all breast tissue is (hopefully) gone, I retained some of the old me! Happy Sunday. God is good.”

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