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ONCE A FASHION BLOGGER...


Once upon a time or should I say over a month ago, I was diagnosed with Infective Endocarditis and was told I had to go through open heart surgery or else, I could – would die. My only hope of surviving life was having a mechanical valve replace my already damaged aortic valve and so I did. Just when we all thought that the bacteria Streptococcus Mitis has left my system, my doctor came up to me five days after my first heart surgery saying that my other valve is now damaged too and he needed to perform another surgery to replace this time, my mitral valve. When the choice you have is living or dying, I guess the answer is obvious.

Being in the hospital for so long, I couldn’t help but think about my blog. I’ve always said I wanted to retire at 30 but going through this physical and emotional turmoil, I thought, why not make an early retirement? I thought of revamping my blog into a 365 Project and make it more substantial than simply posting narcissistic photos of myself and my outfits. Sure, I wouldn’t get front row runway seats, exclusive invites to events, freebies from sponsors and I would be the most unimportant person in a fashion show but when you go through something life-threatening, I guess, none of those things matter anymore.

As I was getting better and flipping through fashion magazines, I couldn’t deny the fact that I can never get away from this industry – I grew up in this world, The Girl with the Messy Hair is part of who I am and I cannot give it up just yet.  

As I hung up my hospital gown after a month-long stint in the hospital, I realized ONCE A FASHION BLOGGER, ALWAYS A FASHION BLOGGER. Doesn’t matter if now I have this huge scar on my chest or it would take me a while to get into my fashionable outfits again...I will get there – slowly. After all, I am just starting my second chance in life.

P.S.
Thank you for all your well wishes and for patiently waiting for a my comeback outfit post...which rest assured would happen very soon! Stay tuned for the changes coming to my blog -- the new layout is just the beginning~

15 comments:

Joyce said...

So glad you are doing better.xoxo

KD faustino said...

Thanks lovely xo

Joana said...

I'm glad that everything went well and I truly believe that, as frivolous as fashion sometimes may seem and sound, what's important is how it makes us feel. If it makes us happy, why not write about it, blog about, talk about it,...?

I hope you keep recovering well and I anxiously await new posts.

Kelli Harker said...

looking forward to what is to come!

KD faustino said...

Thank you so much, girls x

dyehlah said...

I'm so glad you're ok na. Stay healthy ate KD. :)

Love lots,
Alex :)

dyehlah said...

I'm so glad you're ok na. Stay healthy ate KD. :)

Love lots,
Alex :)

KD faustino said...

Thanks Alex xoxo

KRISTY said...

Oh no! I knew you're in the hospital but I didn't know that it was a life and death situation :( I'm glad to hear that you're recovering well and getting back on track to become a fabulous fashion blogger like you always have been :) ALL THE BEST, KD!!!! <3

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fashionassist said...

Wow KD, you've been through a lot and you've gained much insight on life and what "really" matters. Second chances have a way of growing us into stronger people with new + improved dreams. Sending wishes for a full + complete recovery...and may all your "new" dreams come true!

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can. ~Mike Dooley

fashionassist said...

Wow KD, you've been through a lot and you've gained much insight on life and what "really" matters. Second chances have a way of growing us into stronger people with new + improved dreams. Sending wishes for a full + complete recovery...and may all your "new" dreams come true!

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can. ~Mike Dooley

KD faustino said...

Thank you for making my day xx

-DoNaH- said...

Didn't expect it is this bad KD! I'm happy you are well now. Missing your posts x

Denise Lozada said...

read this the time you post it but i was browsing through my phone so i never got the chance to comment.

well, first

you are so brave. I can never understand what you went through but i know when your doctor say you could die, bam, that is serious.


i am glad you're okay now. I hope you recover fast. that scar in your chest is a reminder of some sort i guess that god is good. a miracle. hello, you're back from the dead kaya. well almost. one month in the hospital? wow!!!! ako 2 days lang nang aaway nako ng tao.

i miss you so much. you're one of my favorite bloggers and i hope to meet you someday. you do have a soft spot in my heart. i don't know why. but i super like you.

Summer Marlowe said...

I wish you the best for your futur.

xo