Carolina Marconi: “They removed both breasts, I was afraid”

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The letter was written on Instagram, not to celebrate the near end of chemotherapy, but to recall one’s experience on the day when one should be most willing to listen to it. Carolina Marconi, which inside and outside its social networks has told about its fight against breast cancer, has decided to celebrate Bra Day, World Day for Awareness on Breast Reconstruction, with a long post. “Today my breasts are dotted with scars, signs of the battle I am fighting. For nine long hours I was in the operating room – explained via Instagram – They removed both breasts and they reconstructed them, and I will never stop repeating how grateful I am to Professor Masetti’s surgical team, Professor Salgarello, who thus avoided the trauma of seeing myself mutilated in a part of my body ».

Carolina Marconi, who discovered cancer during a routine visit that should have marked the beginning of an assisted fertilization process, did not hide the difficulties following hair loss and the appearance of scars. “There were days when I no longer recognized myself in the mirror, after losing my hair, eyelashes and eyebrows and then I felt like another person with that bald head that makes me feel naked,” wrote the ex gieffina, who will finish chemotherapy on 10 November. “The disease made me aware of fear”, he later admitted, to arrive at the most precious conclusion: “Cancer does not depend on me, but the spirit with which I face it does».

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