The beautiful Nicole Zrust with her daughters Brooklyn (9), Morgan (5) and Piper (3). Nicole had three wonderful pregnancies that were each increasingly difficult, but all ended with beautiful, healthy babies. With her first, she didn't have any issues at all. With her second, she was a little sick but able to go with the flow. Her third pregnancy was challenging in that she was very sick and lost weight, but she says it didn't matter. In 2012, Nicole was diagnosed with breast cancer and feels her girls were given to her so that she would have something to fight for. They are her everything. She felt the lump herself and didn't expect it to be anything serious. Her diagnosis changed her whole world and MRI found a second lump in her left breast. She opted for an immediate bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction and after a month started chemo. Once her chemo was complete, she got the all clear. Almost a year to the day later, her oncologist found a lump near her collarbone. The lump was removed and found to be cancerous as well. Nicole had to go through 41 rounds of radiation and 4 months of chemo. Just after, she got a strange infection in her chest and had to have one of her implants removed as it was getting irritation from the scar tissue from radiation. She is looking forward to her next reconstruction as they'll be taking fat from her tummy to reconstruct her breast. Nicole said that yes, she has a lot of scars but she kind of likes them, they make her tough.
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