Angelina Jolie is NOT going to let a little thing like surgery keep her down!
The actress/director's strength has definitely not been in doubt lately after she revealed she had a double mastectomy and plans to have her ovaries removed to reduce her risk of cancer! But an article posted by her surgeon gives us even MORE of a reason to be inspired by Angie!
Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink Lotus Breast Center released a detailed account of her medical journey in hopes of raising awareness for other women who might find themselves in a similar position, and there's one big detail that sticks out. Angelina was planning work on her next project just FOUR days after being under the knife!
The doctor writes:
"To a large extent, I believe recovery reflects expectation. Angelina expected to feel well, to be active. On Monday, the pathology returned and I called Angelina to confirm our biggest hope: all of the breast tissue was benign. On day four after her mastectomies, I was pleased to find her not only in good spirits with bountiful energy, but with two walls in her house covered with freshly assembled storyboards for the next project she is directing. All the while she spoke, six drains dangled from her chest, three on each side, fastened to an elastic belt around her waist."
We're sure the work helped Angelina take her mind off of things, but this is CRAZY!
Four days after an operation like that and we'd probably still be in bed watching TV! Ha!
We just continue to be in awe by the incredible strength and bravery put on display by Angelina and her family with each passing day!
You go gurl!!
[Image via WENN.]
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