averytswiftie

Avery. 21. NY. Breast Cancer Survivor. College junior (jewel!). Future pediatric occupational therapist. Reputation Secret Session Watch Hill 1. Taylor followed 5/9/15 at 4:23pm. Liked 14x! I am a proud Swiftie who found herself and her confidence in Taylor and her lyrics. Instagram: (personal) fearless_avery13 . Twitter: Shining_swiftie

averytswiftie:

I am so sorry to hear that Mama Swift has been battling breast cancer. It hits as close to home for me as you can get. It sucks. It isn’t fair. Going through a double mastectomy, chemo, and reconstruction surgeries were the worst times in my life. What my mom was going through this past year, watching me suffer, was unbearable, so I can only imagine what you must be feeling as a daughter. Every walk, donation, and thought regarding breast cancer going forward will not only be for myself, but for your mom, too. I know we’re both fighters. I love you <3 @taylorswift

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averytswiftie:

I am so sorry to hear that Mama Swift has been battling breast cancer. It hits as close to home for me as you can get. It sucks. It isn’t fair. Going through a double mastectomy, chemo, and reconstruction surgeries were the worst times in my life. What my mom was going through this past year, watching me suffer, was unbearable, so I can only imagine what you must be feeling as a daughter. Every walk, donation, and thought regarding breast cancer going forward will not only be for myself, but for your mom, too. I know we’re both fighters. I love you <3 @taylorswift

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I am so sorry to hear that Mama Swift has been battling breast cancer. It hits as close to home for me as you can get. It sucks. It isn’t fair. Going through a double mastectomy, chemo, and reconstruction surgeries were the worst times in my life. What my mom was going through this past year, watching me suffer, was unbearable, so I can only imagine what you must be feeling as a daughter. Every walk, donation, and thought regarding breast cancer going forward will not only be for myself, but for your mom, too. I know we’re both fighters. I love you <3 @taylorswift

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I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN OBSESSED WITH JOURNEY TO FEARLESS SO THIS NEW DOCUMENTARY IS SUCH A GIFT!!! SHE DIDN’T HAVE TO DO ANY OF THIS FOR US, BUT SHE DID.

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Olivia in the space backpack is a new level of fashion I didn’t even know existed

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tayorswift:

Taylor before going on stage and opening the VMAs 2019 - Miss Americana on Netflix Jan. 31

This is me. Daily.

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taylornation:

“It was happiness without anyone else’s input.” 💕 Who else is FREAKING OUT about the Miss Americana trailer?! Add it to your Netflix watch list so you can see it as soon as it’s out on January 31: https://taylorswift.lnk.to/MissAmericana

I JUST GOT OUT OF CLASS

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I have Cancer.

I already posted about this on twitter, but I was hesitant to post it on here because I know that Taylor follows me and I don’t want her to worry. (Not that she probably even sees my posts anyway.)

I know that this disease (although don’t know Mama Swift’s specific type) hits especially close to home with the Swift family, too…

With that being said, last week, out of complete shock, I was diagnosed with cancer. Breast Cancer. I am 19 years old. How rare is that you may ask? 0.002% likelihood that someone my age would have this type of cancerous tumor.

The prognosis looks bright, but I do need to have surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy for a while, and fingers crossed that I won’t need chemo- they can’t say for sure yet until after the surgery…. and I’m supposed to be going back to school next weekend! Not the greatest timing for entering the hardest year of my OT program, but the cancer was caught early, and if all goes well I’ll be able to go back a few weeks late and get my radiation treatments near there.

This news has given me a new perspective on what’s important and what’s silly in life, and @taylorswift ‘s songs have a new-found meaning to me. I mean, you sang Change at my first Rep Tour concert before I knew this news, and now as I listen to it, all I can think about is beating this cancer. “There’s something in your eyes says we can beat this.”

I’m not gonna lie, that when I first found out, I wished that I could call you up and talk to you or your mom because she really knows what cancer is like, and I know you both care- your mom gave me the biggest, warmest hug at your house, and you made me feel so at home, even though it was the first time we’d met. I never thought me and your mom would have this diagnosis in common, especially so soon and so young.

I hope your mom is doing well, and I know I will be strong like she was through this hard time. I love you to pieces, Taylor and Mama Swift. Please let her know that I’m thinking of her, and that we’ll fight this fight together. @taylorswift

Love,

your Ave

Update:

I’m recovering from my double mastectomy after being in the hospital for four days, and reading all the cards and eating all the yummy gifts that loved ones have been sending me have brightened my spirits. I may look ok to you, but it’s been emotional to say the very least.

It’s also really weird seeing pink ribbons and breast cancer stuff and thinking that it relates to me, because you really only associate breast cancer with people much older than me. It still doesn’t come out of my mouth without hesitation.

I thought I’d be able to go back to school, but I have to take the year off from college to recover and get whatever treatments I need to kick cancer’s butt. So Taylor, I am free any time until next fall!

I haven’t taken off the dressings and the special bra they gave me off because I just can’t come to look at myself in the mirror yet… It will take time, and another surgery, for me to get as close as I can back to my original self.

Making progress little by little @taylorswift 💗.

Update #2: I am healing well from the second, urgent surgery I had to have (on my 20th birthday) because my incisions weren’t healing well. Since it was my birthday, I asked my awesome plastic surgeon to play your songs when I get into the OR, and when they wheeled me in, Delicate was playing! And then Blank Space! And then I was out. He knows I adore you, and he’s a fan, too! He said he plays your music while he’s operating sometimes- thought you’d find that funny. Because of your music, I went out smiling on the operating table!

I’m also currently in the process of fertility preservation. I give myself these shots, and then I go in for an egg retrieval procedure crazily not covered by insurance but we’re doing it anyway… and then chemo will start soon after that. Apparently I won’t lose all my hair on this chemo regimen, so that gives me some relief.

I miss you and I think about you and your mom every day. Oh, and I am not crying like I was at night anymore… I think I’m out of tears. It’s still a shock to all of us. 💕

I thought I’d update this thread.

I had another surgery after the one I wrote about above, because I kept having complications from the surgeries that were delaying my chemo. I’ve been done with chemo for about a month now (I wore a Taylor shirt to every one), and I’m back to babysitting and doing all “normal” things, and I will be going back to school in the fall.

Currently, I am flat. No tissue expanders, no implants, and definitely no breasts. I don’t even have nipples anymore. I have surgery again in June to place tissue expanders again, and then get implants maybe during my winter break from college. With that being said, it’s been a body image struggle. For someone who never dealt with body image issues before my diagnosis and bilateral mastectomies, thankfully, this has been hard. Really hard. @taylorswift thinking back on the secret session, it feels like it was a lifetime ago. Like it was some sort of dream!

Update 6/16/19! 

I’m recovering from my surgery that was June 10th to place tissue expanders to stretch the skin so that I could get implants (in another surgery) during winter break (hopefully!). Since this was my fourth breast surgery this year, I’ve gotten used to being in lots of pain, and the uncomfortable feeling of having surgical drains. 
This time, the pain was really severe- the doctor put the expanders “under the muscle” (under the pectoralis major muscle in my chest), and you could imagine how excruciatingly painful it was to move and even breathe until about yesterday. I’m getting better day by day though! I got to take a peek at my incisions, and it all looks really good so far! I’m slightly less flat now! 
On another note, what most people don’t realize is recovering from surgery is lonely. Noted I’ve been through a lot of surgeries, chemo, and more horrible days this year than I’d wish on any of you, but I feel like empathy has been lost on my generation. If I really let the lack of “how are you feeling” messages from “friends” get to me, at this point I’d have no one. With that being said, if you know that your friend is having a bad day, is sick, or just had surgery, CHECK ON THEM. It takes less than a minute to text someone that you’re thinking of them. There have been many days this year that I’ve cried because I feel like I have no one who cares about me, and felt like all my friends have just moved on while I’ve been stuck in bed. That feeling sucks. 

I wish you knew @taylorswift

On a more positive note, I got my final fill in my tissue expanders, so I am feeling really confident right now! I have my final surgery in December where I’ll be getting my permanent implants. I am feeling so good, I wore a bikini on the beach the other day. You’d never know I had cancer. My smiles are the widest they’ve been all year! I’ve been babysitting part time before I finally go back to school at the end of August. But before that, @fulltimeswiftie is coming and spending the week with me in NY starting the 13th of August! @taylorswift

9/6/19

And just like that, I’m back up at school after a whole year home! I had the best week with Aileen (we went to NYC, the beach, Oheka Castle, and it felt like we’d never been apart), and then went to your GMA show, I packed up my stuff, and headed to college about two weeks ago! I am feeling great, but tired from having early classes EVERY DAY. In my occupational therapy entry level master’s program, in my junior year, I start all the professional (all OT based) classes. It’s a lot! By the end of the semester, I should know the muscles, insertions, origins, and actions that allow you to wave your arms (for ex at a Lover concert)! And all that Neuro, and OT theory stuff. They’re all important, busy classes. We also do service learning this semester! I am absolutely loving being back with my friends, although they are all leaving me next year because they’re seniors, like I should’ve been (although my program is 5.5 years so I would’ve been here longer anyway). I am feeling really good in my body right now- my expanders gave me back my “shape”, and allowed me to look cute in shirts again! I know I am lucky that no one would really know I had breast cancer last year unless they saw my scars, and I have my hair. Not everyone has that luxury after having chemotherapy, like I did. Last night my roommate and I went to a Maren Morris concert, and they played both Lover and Cruel Summer in the theater! My friend got to see my concert/ swift enthusiasm in action last night!i also listen to Lover on shuffle every morning and afternoon I drive to and from campus…. aka I listen to Lover a lot!! Paper Rings always gets me pumped up in the morning, which I need to be for Kinesiology lecture at 8:30! Love you forever, @taylorswift ! Look how far I’ve come. Chemo to college! ❤️

UPDATE! December 19th, 2019

And just like that I am finished with half of my junior year! I couldn’t have asked for a better semester. I absolutely love my occupational therapy program, and I’m thinking like an OT already, even outside of the classroom and lab. I even made Dean’s List this semester, which is a result of all the hard work and dedication I put into all my classes (there were a lot!). It was the hardest semester so far, and I did it!!!

Now that I’m home for the next 5 weeks on Winter Break, I will have plenty of time to heal from… *drum roll*… my last surgery!!! The surgery is on Thursday, December 26th (the day after Christmas!). This one, #5, will be to exchange the tissue expanders that were used to stretch my skin since June, and replace those with implants! My Hanukkah present haha! This has been over a year in the making, so you can correctly assume that I am equal parts excited and weary of this final step. It shouldn’t be a hard surgery to recover from though, unlike the last five.

It’s incredible how different my life looks nowadays compared to this time last year. Last year, I was already in the midst of bi-weekly chemotherapy sessions, and I couldn’t even think so far into the future that one day I’d be past all of that sickness. Now I’m thriving, and have a permanent smile on my face, even in spite of what was thrown at me since August of 2018. 

To be honest, I spent the past year thinking that Taylor would somehow reach out, and other people asked me the same. Maybe it’s selfish on my part to think that she, a famous celebrity, would see my post, or even care to comment on it. If it wasn’t for the Rep Secret Session, I probably wouldn’t have thought twice about it. But what a gift it would be for her to send some love in celebration of my last surgery… a closing of a chapter in my life, and an opening of a bright, beautiful, new one. A girl can only wish for this Hanukkah miracle. <3 @taylorswift

48 HOURS AHHGGGG

TOMORROW MORNING!!!

I am now back at school, and today is the first day of classes! I had my final implants surgery a few weeks ago, and I’m feeling great physically, and working on myself emotionally. I’ve also decided I’m going to write a book about my experience as a teenage breast cancer survivor. Release date TBD, but you’ll be the first to get a copy lol! Now I better get ready for my first class of the semester! I am so excited to see Miss Americana on the 31st. Too bad I’m up at school and not home so I could watch it with mom! Love you always, and I’m always thinking about your mom. @taylorswift

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averytswiftie:

It is my best friend’s 22nd birthday!!!! The three times we’ve met so far have been some of the happiest experiences of my life. Five years ago, @fulltimeswiftie and I became friends on Twitter, and I could have never imagined that a Swiftie, all the way from Germany, would hold such a big piece in my heart. I love you!! ❤️

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Taylor Swift for Variety (Photographed by Mary Ellen Matthews)

Queen of the North

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taylorswift:

Miss Americana 🎬 January 31 on Netflix

taylorswift.lnk.to/MissAmericana

CANCELLING ALL MY PLANS FOR THIS ENTIRE WEEKEND

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WAIT IN SELECT THEATERS?!?!

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Taylor Swift Now - Ep. 6: Fearless Fun: Launching Fearless

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fulltimeswiftie:

Love you so much

averytswiftie:

It is my best friend’s 22nd birthday!!!! The three times we’ve met so far have been some of the happiest experiences of my life. Five years ago, @fulltimeswiftie and I became friends on Twitter, and I could have never imagined that a Swiftie, all the way from Germany, would hold such a big piece in my heart. I love you!! ❤️

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It is my best friend’s 22nd birthday!!!! The three times we’ve met so far have been some of the happiest experiences of my life. Five years ago, @fulltimeswiftie and I became friends on Twitter, and I could have never imagined that a Swiftie, all the way from Germany, would hold such a big piece in my heart. I love you!! ❤️

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Question:

Happy anniversary of taylor falling down the stairs

Answer:

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emilyandelissaswift:

Merry Christmas Taylor!!

Love Emily & Elissa

💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚

P.S. Santa said you’re on the good list! 🎅🏼 🎄🎁


@taylorswift @taylornation

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IT WAS THE END OF A DECADE

BUT THE START OF AN AGE

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path-of-my-childhood:

As the decade comes to a close, it is now official:

• Speak Now is the first album of 2010s to sell more than 1M copies in its first week
• reputation is the last album of 2010s to sell more than 1M copies in its first week

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