November 3, 2015
Sharon You Are Sick, On Chemo and Post Masectomy!
‘I would love to win a Sarre Personal Portrait because… I am 41 years old and have spent the last two years working hard at the gym and changing my diet to create a fitter and healthier body.
Two months ago, I discovered a breast lump and was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am typing this out from my hospital bed having had a mastectomy and reconstruction six days ago. No way am I going to let all the hard work at the gym go to waste and I think a photo shoot will be motivating.
I am a bit of a ‘go getter’ and this bloomin’ situation is very frustrating for me, so I’m viewing it as a bump in the road.
The new breast they have given me is better than I could have hoped for and once they do the second operation; I should look okay (in clothes anyway).’
Cynthia Moneypenny Looking forwards to reading your story and beautiful photos. Tomorrow is my surgery day!
Angela Young You will look more than okay, you will look beautiful sharon. I am looking forward to following your story
Kat Piachaud Go Sharron, what an amazing story and inspirational woman! Xx
Anastasia Shinkfield So far I have been blown away by how amazing your diva dozen are! You guys couldn’t have picked better! These women deserve to have a beautiful experience!
Nat Scali How beautiful xx
Susan Johnson Very lovely, and Garry will make sure all that shows in your pics.
Samantha Shaffer Oh wow, what a story. A well deserved win for sure. I look forward to seeing the amazing photos that Garry has taken, and I’m sending you much love for a full recovery Sharon xxx
Odelia speaks about her make-up session with Sharon prior to the shoot.
“I don’t want to look like a sick person.”, Sharon Baxter said to me. She also mentioned that she had said to her oncologist’s receptionist,
“I’ll be the most glamourous sick person you’ve ever seen.”
We did this shoot just shy of Sharon commencing chemotherapy, and after Sharon’s mastectomy.
Sharon has lovely skin but I wanted to make sure that she had an inner glow which I did by putting highlighters underneath the foundation. I was also aware of Sharon’s fear of hair loss and so added false lashes for a bit of glamour and definition.
Sharon is shortly to have her second operation, so please wish her well and like our page to follow Sharon’s progress through to her finished framed portrait.
Vivienne Ní Fhearghaíl Beautiful photo x
Sharon Baxter My hair is all gone now, but I have the biggest collection of lovely scarves and hats ever seen I think!! I felt fabulous that day thanks to Odelias lovely make up and Garrys direction
Liesl Pollock Awesome picture, so beautiful xxx
Samantha Shaffer Oh wow, gorgeous Sharon! And well done Garry and Odelia. Sending you lots of healing vibes Sharon xxx
Sandra Pallett Carlyle You look stunning💕beautiful lady. X
Cynthia Moneypenny beautiful x
Emma Bright Beautiful
Jo Olsen Your looking amazing , I hope you have all the love and support that you need.
Melissa Aramini Stunning
Sharon. You’re sick, on chemo and post mastectomy. Act you age!
Sometimes family and friends are shocked by some of the portraits women choose to do. They judge and assume all kinds of things.
To look at this image of someone you don’t know, it’s tempting to make all kinds of assumptions.
Yet if you were told that this women has had one breast removed, is just completing a course of chemotherapy and currently has no hair, the light may dawn on this lady’s reason do this wonderful, sexy and playful pinup style shot. She just wants to look normal.
And when you are 85 years old, would you really regret having a gorgeous, sexy shot like this done… and to hell with your jealous sister/friend/mother in law.
What better motivation for our May Diva to get well, her ‘bump in the road’ as she puts it.
Sharon Baxter Wow, I love this one. I really really hope that these photos inspire people to NOT let cancer define them. And….whilst I don’t look like this at the moment, seeing these photos motivates me to stay on top and get back to this xxMelissa Aramini Love this oneTrish Chapman A beautiful photo of a beautiful, courageous woman. How amazing for her to be able to look back on her post-cancer treatment and know she looked this fabulous! As a b/c survivor, I love my pics taken by Garry back in 2013. Thank you for sharing on here, and all the best to a successful journey Sharon! xoxoBonnie McIlroy I think she shld have the portrtait just for her self esteem xxVeronica Cutchey Amazing pic Sharon……you little vixen you!!!Lisa Austin Very naughty but nice! Love this one, I bet hubby does too! XxxMadeline Towns Stunning xxxVivienne Ní Fhearghaíl Actually very pretty Meg Ryan pose MrsNat Scali You look simply stunning.. what an inspiration to us allShe has had a mastectomy and recently finished her last chemotherapy treatment. By the looks of this shot she sent us from hospital, it’s about as much fun as a colonoscopy preparation..‘I am so aware of the fact my body is now different and will never be the same again. Don’t get me wrong I am grateful to have caught breast cancer early enough to have the opportunity to have it removed. But it doesn’t change the fact that I will never have my own breast again. That said, I am determined to stay fit and healthy and make the most of my body. I refuse to let cancer make me feel I have to hide away.,’ SharonSharon’s words are who Sharon is, and this beautiful and elegant figure study, shows her quiet strength, her beauty and elegance.Many happy returns for your hair Sharon.
- Sharon Baxter I think I would rather have the said colonoscopy!! But anyway, I am so happy that I am finished and I have come out the other side of chemo in one piece. Seeing the surgeon tomorrow to discuss the next stage of reconstruction x
Cynthia Moneypenny Gorgeous xClare King I think all the photos have been amazing but this one is superb, carry on healing lovely girl, xxxxxxxxxShe has had a mastectomy and recently finished her last chemotherapy treatment.For her framed portrait – Sharon chose a confident image in just a shirt.A shirt? Women think they have to be so many things that they are not to look attractive. Just a simple shirt will do.When your fella comes home, greet him in one of his shirts, and you’ll see how under rated they are. Of course, as one 85 year old lady said, ‘I don’t want to encourage him.’
“When the time came a few weeks later to pick my photos, I found it hard to choose. I wanted one that I could hang on the wall in the living area of my house and see it every day.
All the photos were wonderful. ALL of them I find motivating. I look at them now and I say to myself, “that’s what I will get back to”. And I will. Thank you Garry and Odelia for giving me something to help my journey. It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful to you both for putting me at ease.”
Thank you so much for sharing with us Sharon. It’s a brave thing to allow us to take these pictures of you and show them on our Face Book page. Hopefully, the response has been all positive.
Nina Frattaroli You look fantastic – I hope you are feeling better soon xx
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