Breast Cancer Battles
Before she went in for her surgery, Christina says she staged her first—and last—nude photo shoot. "I made sure that I have close-up photographs of them from every angle so I can kind of remember them," she says.
Christina's tears finally spilled over the day she met her surgeon. "I met with my doctor, and I told him that was my decision," she says. "He brought the surgeon in, and it was like it was the floodgates just opened up and I lost it."
In July 2008, Christina went through with the surgery, which has left physical and emotional scars. "It can be very painful," she says. "It's also a part of you that's gone, so you go through a grieving process and a mourning process."