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Jamie’s story: Body confidence after breast cancer surgery | BeACTive

Diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, Jamie discovered new ways to exercise and thrive after revision surgery. Learn how she finds strength and confidence in her body.


Post-treatment recovery: Building strength and confidence

Diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2016, Jamie's active life took a detour. So, following treatment, Jamie embarked on a mission to recover and regain strength. Her upcoming wedding served as powerful motivation, fueling her desire to feel powerful and confident again. Ultimately, Jamie found a path to rebuild her body and rediscover her joy in movement. Step by step, day by day, Jamie felt herself not just getting strong again, but stronger than ever before.

Navigating unique challenges: Empowering choices

After revision surgery for flipped implants, Jamie's cautious, but she still wants to look and feel good, so she's adjusting her workouts. Through this experience, she's reaffirmed her belief that everyone, especially breast cancer survivors, deserves to pursue options that lead to even "a little bit happier."

Jamie laughs in her wedding dress

There are certain parts of my body that I can't control what it looks like and that have been taken away from me, but I can still try to have a healthy lifestyle and put my best face and body forward.



DIY your electrolyte drink

Don’t forget to hydrate when you’re working out with this recipe from LBBC’s trusted partner, Cook for Your Life.


1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

2 cups coconut water or water

1-2 tbsp maple syrup, to taste

1/8 tsp salt


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend well. Alternatively, combine all the ingredients in a mason jar, tighten the lid, and shake well.
  • Refrigerate until needed in reusable bottles or mason jars. Shake again before serving.

Let's BeACTive together!

Join Jamie and the other participants in our new, 3-week exercise series featuring 9 workouts of about 20 minutes each and designed especially for people who are going through or recovering from treatment, preparing for surgeries, or regaining mobility after surgery.


Additional resources

Learn more about the unique concerns of young women diagnosed with breast cancer here.

Get answers to your questions about breast cancer surgery.

Breast cancer treatment can impact fertility in different ways. Find out more.


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