THE NAKED TRUTH

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Let me start with saying that I’ve been cheating a little bit over the past weeks, and I’m sorry about that. However, when you read the whole story, you will get a feel for my actions, and might understand…When you take a slightly closer look at today’s photos you will see there’s a scar on my neck. This scar hasn’t been visible until today, because I’ve been Photoshopping it. This is not my usual way of doing things, but after my surgery a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to wait with sharing the whole naked truth until I knew exactly what was going on.

So here’s the story, plain and simple. Almost four weeks ago I had surgery to remove the right side of my thyroid because I had a cyst that was getting very much in the way. When I had my follow-up a week after, my doctor told me they found cancer. The emotional roller coaster started… It was intense, unreal, and scary at some times. However, being in the hands of a few amazing specialists soon gave me a very reassuring feeling. This is a curable type of cancer with great prognosis. Not one that stands in the way of living a long and healthy life.

Today I’m having another surgery and not too long after I will undergo radiation therapy to make sure all badness leaves my body. The amazing doctors, family, and friends around me make feel strong and positive, and I’m sure it will all be good in the end.

To make sure I recover well and soon, I have done some work in advance to keep up the good vibes here on thefashionguitar.com You people mean the world to me, and I’m sure your positive words will help me get through this too. Therefore I won’t disappear while this all is happening! Many amazing looks, inspirational posts, beauty edits, New York hot spots, and a new interview is waiting for you. Thanks for meeting me here every day, and see you soon – without the whole Photoshop-shebang!

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Ganni shirt & skirt // Celine loafers & sunglasses // Chanel Boy bag // Tom Wood rings.

Photos by Jason Jean/Citizen Couture



YOUR THOUGHTS

  • Karolina

    Sending all good thoughts your way. Thank you for sharing your story. That means you will have thousands of us supporting you, Charlotte.

  • Natali

    Oh girl… Keep your spirit up! There’s nothing you can do in this situation, it is what it is but what you can do is be positive about successful surgery and radiation and then fast recovery. Once again I got reminded of how healthy people have million wishes and “sick” ones only one… I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you girl, you can do this!

  • Gry

    Oh. I’m a bit lost for words, but want to wish you all the best and lot’s of strength. It’s not easy to live through tough times with the internet watching you, but just know that we are here supporting you even if you will not be able to post as regularly as before. Stay strong! Hugs and kisses!

  • Sybille

    You are such a positive and strong person, you will get through this even stronger.

  • Eva

    Jeetje, daar schrik ik van! Heel veel sterkte en liefde gewenst. Het gaat allemaal goed komen!

  • Shirley

    Ik schrik hier enorm van. Ik wens je heel veel sterkte en kracht de komende tijd! X

  • Bianca

    Charlotte, heel veel sterkte de aankomende tijd. Eerst zorgen dat je weer ok bent, wij wachten wel.

  • Nikki

    Sending you lots of love & positivity for a full & speedy recovery. Xx

  • You’re extremely brave to share this and I know you’ll have the support of all your readers who you inspire with every post. Sending all positive thoughts and best wishes to you xx

  • chucky1012

    Oh dear I wish you all the best and good luck in the world and you life is too short to be sick! You have wonderfull kids and a very kind men so be healthyis now and even more important tan your blog……… I know you’re a very strong women and you can handle all this…….. Xoxo

  • Honorata

    Girl I’m sending you all my positive vibes and energy. Cross my fingers and cheer you up in this fight with this beach called c!!!!You are strong and you will be all good!!!Hugs Honorata

  • V.

    Once again, You’re amazing me!

    <3 your shoes!

    V.

    http://lavsphere.blogspot.fr/

  • Lieselot

    Moedig om je verhaal te delen. Heel veel sterkte en een spoedig herstel!

  • Shirly

    Hi Charlotte, i have been following your blog for a while and i love your style.
    I have the exact same scar as you. My doctor also took my right thyroid because of a lump that was massive. I was lucky since they didnt find cancer but i do feel your pain and frustration of the whole thing. I also have 2 children and i was worried about them as well. I wish you all the best and stay positive. It is a wonderful thing that you found this now and getting all the help you need to fix this.
    I wish you all the best! And speedy recovery

  • Joyce Hoogenboom

    jeetje wat een nieuws!! Doe rustig aan en denk voor al aan jezelf!

    sterkte

    xoxo
    Joyce
    livstyle.nl

  • Une petite Bruxelloise

    Stay strong and brave, your smile is amazing and staying positive is super important!

    The best of luck

  • Christine

    Jeetje, wat heftig Charlotte! Veel sterkte en beterschap gewenst! XX

  • Debbiewf

    Sending many positive thoughts & good wishes! Soon you’ll be on the road to recovery surrounded by the support & love of your family & friends & all your followers to whom you bring so much enjoyment! Xxx

  • Sending lots of positive vibes, love & hugs to you Charlotte. I feel totally shocked & lost for words reading this but I know you will come through it stronger the other side. On a side note the Celine flats are bloody gorgeous – sorry I just had to mention them!
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • I wish you all the best Charlotte, it’s a tough ordeal, but there is goodness and badness in life, we have to deal with it and keep going. Get well soon!

  • Isabel

    Lieve Charlotte, ik wens je alle kracht toe om deze uitdaging aan te gaan. Jou kennende twijfel ik er geen moment aan dat je deze kompaan op je weg binnen de kortste keren vaarwel zegt! Keep up the good vibes babe! Je man en kinderen zullen je ongetwijfeld de nodige moed geven om door te zetten. En een beetje fashion hier en daar kan je af en toe even laten wegdromen. You’ve got this girl! Isabel

  • Paulina Villalpando

    Oh wow, my heart sank when I read this. Sometimes we forget that behind all the glamorous photos and amazing looks there is real people facing real-life struggles. One thing that has definitely made me come back to your blog is honesty and the feeling that there is someone with a brain is behind every single post. You have an amazing life and you are full of blessings! This is a tiny rough patch that will put things into perspective and enjoy life even more! Please keep posting, writing is the best way of dealing with hard moments! Sending lots of love from Oxford!

  • The slow pace

    Hi Charlotte! I’m really sorry to read that you have to suffer this terrible period of your life. I’ve been having terrible problems with my thyroid and a naughty cyst my whole life. Always afraid, always controlling things, but here I am! (I’m 35). I’m sure you will be feeling great in no time. I send you lots of love and laughter, because I thinks that’s the best cure… love and laughter. Be positive!!! Looking forward to seeing you again (scar or not) being as fashionable and lovely as ever!!!
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  • Anne-Flore

    Lieve Charlotte, wat een vreselijk bericht. Ik wens je heel veel kracht, positiviteit en gezondheid toe, en hoop dat je snel weer helemaal de oude bent! Veel sterkte de komende tijd, en ik kijk uit naar nieuwe foto’s. Want fashionable, dat ben je sowieso. Met litteken of niet!
    Liefs van Anne-Flore xx

  • Your shirt dress is so chic!

    XO

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

  • Pardon My Obsession

    It’s amazing you find the courage to talk about it on your blog !

    I can’t even begin to imagine what you must have been going through,but I pray with all my heart everything is going to be ok !

    And please keep up the amazing outfits, as it is inspiring for us, and important for you in your recovery…

    xxx

    Caroline

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

  • Jint

    Wat heftig! Hopelijk komt het allemaal goed!
    Je ziet er nog steeds super uit!

    Xx
    http://www.vanilla-andvelvet.blogspot.nl
    WIN a watch from Cluse, enter the giveaway on my blog!

  • Shoshana

    Morning Charlotte. I’m saddened to hear of this unfortunate news. You seem (for the most part) to be in positive spirits and not allowing this bump in the road stop you from doing what you love. Regardless if it’s your passion that drives you or the fact that you don’t want to let us (your fans) down by going missing in action….. you’re selfless. Thank you for sharing. You look wonderful.
    http://www.stylegonerogue.com

  • Céline (theblondpowder)

    You are such a brave woman ! I hope you will fight this F*** cancer soon and it the meantime I will continue to come here to read your blog. Keep on ! Load of hugs and love <3

  • Oh my god, babe! Wat heftig allemaal! Inderdaad, wat voor achtbaan zul je nu doorgaan. Wishing you, your husband and the two cuties all the best and sending positive vibes. And about the scar…the first few seconds I saw the pictures I thought it looked like a some sort of necklace. I know it has all the badness all over it but remember:

    “A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.”

    Take care!

    X

    Joy. | justlikesushi.com |

  • Paula

    You’re really amazing, strong girl!! All the good thoughts for you!

    Love this outfit.
    Paula

  • Lakshmi

    Be strong Charlotte I´m pretty sure everything´s just gonna turn out fine!!! :D

  • Eva

    Wauw, hier schrik ik toch wel even van. Wat een ontzettend heftig iets voor jou, je gezin en alle mensen om je heen. Het enige wat ik kan zeggen is, heel erg veel sterkte in je operatie vandaag en met je toekomstige behandelingen. Ik weet zeker dat het helemaal goed zal gaan komen.

    En wat betreft het litteken. Littekens vertellen een verhaal en maken op een bepaald moment deel uit van je leven. En dat geldt ook voor deze. Ieder litteken laat zien wat je hebt meegemaakt en hoeveel sterker je daar uit bent gekomen

    Sterkte en veel liefs xx Eva | http://www.creativityandchocolate.com

  • Hana
  • Hi Charlotte! I love your blog so much and have enjoyed following all the changes in your life recently – it is awful that you have to share this news. You look glowing and radiant, and I wish you all the best with your treatment. Sending love your way. Lizzy xxxx

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  • Ellen

    Och Charlotte, wat een naar nieuws. Wat zullen jullie geschrokken zijn. Heel fijn om te horen dat je een goed medisch team om je heen hebt, plus natuurlijk de steun van je gezin en familie. Heel, heel veel sterke in de komende periode en neem alle tijd die je nodig hebt om te herstellen.

  • Verena Fiona

    I am so sorry that you are facing hard times now. Keep your head held high. It will make you stronger! Lots of love to you and your family

    Verena of londonparismailandbla.wordpress.com

  • Ainusha

    Stay strong! All will be good! Wish U all the best,Charlotte

  • Luisa

    All the best!!

  • Leonie

    Oh wow, wat eng! Goed om te lezen dat je veel steun krijgt van vrienden & familie. Ik wens je veel sterkte!

  • Anouk

    Hi, wat onwijs heftig zeg! super knap dat je er zo over kan vertellen, heel heel veel sterkte deze periode! Weet zeker dat alles goed komt! Liefs Anouk

  • effy

    stay strong Charlotte, i love reading your blog and you have inspired me in many ways, not just fashion wise, im sure you will continue to inspire me throughout this phase, but first and foremost look after yourself and keep positive, sending love from london, and anyway scars are sooo hot right now ;) x

  • Kate C

    I’m sorry to hear about the cancer, good luck with the treatment, I hope you get all the support you need to get through this bad period. I read your blog all the time, you inspire me.

  • Nuzu

    YOU CAN DO THIS! Thank you for writing about it so I can keep my fingers crossed that everything will be fine and you can continue with your life soon. I’m sending you lots of positive thoughts, kind regards and best wishes for a quick recovery all the way from Slovenia!

  • Giovanna

    Thank you for sharing. Sending good vibes your way!

  • Linda Meldrum

    Thank you for being so honest… you have your 2 beautiful children and a husband that will support you all the way not to mention all of your followers. It will not be a easy road ahead but you will get through this. Thinking of you…

  • So glad we know as felt something different in posts. Looking forward to discovering New York through your future posts, you have inspired me too blog! We need your fabulous inspiration to contine

  • Sevi

    I wish you all the best Charlotte!

  • christina

    i hope you recover soon and wish you all the best! “chapeau” for being so honest….your reader vom austria

  • Katherine Mitchell

    Sending love and good vibes xxx

  • KT New

    You are a very strong woman and I am sure that you gonna be fine. You inspire me not only with your style but with your personality and character. I wish you all the best.
    xx from Germany

  • Amanda

    Charlotte, I wish you the very best in this hard road to recovery! May the Lord protect you and you beautiful family always. Many blessing! XOXO

  • Vir

    Charlotte!! I wish you all the best!!!!! From Argentina…MUCHA SUERTE!!!! xoxox

  • Nicky

    Alles komt goed liefje, je bent de sterkste. Denk aan jou. Nothing but love. XO

  • Chantal En Charlize

    Oh my God! Dat is schrikken zeg! Jee……zag wel je post over feit dat je in ziekenhuis lag, and it scared me so much! Nadat ik ook al meerdere operaties heb ondergaan gaat het meteen kriebelen! Ik leef dan ook erg met je mee! Pfff……onverwacht…..geweldig dat je goed wordt bijgestaan door je lovely family! Alvast veel doorzettingsvermogen. De scar was mij eerlijk gezegd niet opgevallen, ik bekeek het totaal plaatje en merkte het pas toen je erover schreef zoals boven vernoemd. Ik zou je graag een kaartje willen zenden, maar ik heb je adres nog van London, niet van NY, dus dat wordt lastig…..

    GET WELL SOON DARLING

    And don’t forget to make some fun with your Thomas, James and Stella!
    kiss

  • You will be fine sweetie, i am sure, as you said, you’r on your way to get well and cancer free, and you will for sure win this new battle. We will be here to see your lovely post and to send you good energy and all our best thoughts.

    All the best for you

    kisses

  • Heel erg veel sterkte, Charlotte! Zelf heb ik enkele weken geleden te horen gekregen dat mijn moeder (ongeneeslijke) longkanker heeft, dus ik weet een klein beetje wat jij en je familie op dit moment doormaken. Stay positive, en ik wens je het aller-, allerbeste! Op nog heel lang foto’s met superblije gezichtjes hier op the Fashion Guitar! :) X Marle

  • I wish you the best. Praying for your recovery.

  • Núria

    Wishing you the best and a quick and full recovery! Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  • Tamara Kalinic

    Wishing you the best at recovery Charlotte! Just stay positive surrounded by people you love, and it will all come from inside. Sending loads of love your way

  • blanca

    get well honey!!! you can do it!! :-)

  • tracy

    Zet hem op! Veel sterkte!

  • Aurore

    It’s the first time I leave a comment on your blog, that I read “religiously” every day. I’m so shocked I’m lost for words. I wish you a quick recovery and send you lots of positive energy. Stay strong. Lots of love

  • Mona

    All the best wishes for you, Charlotte! Mona, Tom Wood

  • María

    Thanks for sharing it and being so honest. I wish you all the best. Love the way you have informed your followers. This is also part of life and we should speak about it as you did, direct, clear. Be strong and get well soon

  • Lindsey Holland

    Sending you lots of love and positive vibes! Be brave!

    Lindsey
    Ropesofholland.com xx

  • S.

    Ed, wat een naar bericht. Sterkte met het proces, niet makkelijk maar je komt er doorheen. Hou je taai. Love Sandrine

  • Adél

    Wow, you’re a brave girl, would never have thought….. Been following your blog the last year or so and always find it inspiring. Hopefully us waiting for your safe & healthy return will give you the inspiration to find peace in what might seem like complete chaos. We’re right here, not going anywhere – get healthy and strong. In my thoughts. Stay strong, Adél Ainslie x

  • Ella

    Get well soon Charlotte!!! Praying for your fast recovery! <3

  • So pretty love it!
    XO CHAMAFASHION
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  • anna

    Thanks for sharing this with your readers, you’re very brave. Get well soon, I’m sure everything will be ok! Take care

  • Kat

    Thanks for sharing your story!! So brave and inspiring!!
    Love to come to your blog because its not only about fabulous fashion but also about life!
    Sending you lots of love for your soon recovery! You’re strong and will be fine soon!

    Get well soon! Greetings from Germany!

  • Wat een naar bericht Charlotte, ik schrik er echt van! Gelukkig ben je zelf heel positief! Heel veel beterschap en sterkte!

    xx Riëlle

  • Anon

    So brave and amazingly positive, I only hope that I can deal with things like you do when hardships come into my life. Your scar to me shows courage and that is beautiful. All the best with your treatment and I look forward to your upcoming looks, in whatever package they come. x

  • polliani

    oh dear, I will think of you <3 lots of love
    http://polliani.com

  • Great summer outfit! At first I thought it’s a shirt dress, by the way, but it’s even better that it’s a set, you can always mix & match. :)

    Victoria,
    http://www.thewindofinspiration.com

  • Cecile

    Dear Charlotte, i saw your scare on your Instagram. I have the same thing and i have to undergo this surgery this Fall. When i knew i was sick, i was scared. But my aunt and my cousin had it too, and today they are absolutely fine. I have to say that i’m afraid of the scare but when i saw your photos on Instagram i was really reassured… I don’t know yet if it´s a cancer like yours. I have a very good surgeon. I want to thank you to sharing your story with us. Get Well soon Charlotte. Kisses from Paris :)

  • wendy mahieu

    Hi Charlotte, Ik las je bericht en wens je al het beste toe. Neem je tijd en herstel goed. Sterkte.
    Trouwens blij om te lezen dat jullie een huis hebben gevonden in the Village ;-). Enjoy it! Liefs Wendy Mahieu

  • I love this look – it has great ease.
    http://www.mressentialist.com

  • Ellen

    Hi Charlotte, ik wil je heel veel sterkte en beterschap wensen! Ik lees je blog al jaren met veel plezier en je bent een grote inspiratie voor me. Ook nu, nu je dit vreselijke nieuws zo dapper met ons deelt. Take care! X

  • Fleur

    Prachtig geschreven. Nicky vertelde me over jou. Als je een vriendin van haar bent, moet het wel goed zitten :) Stoer om je litteken zichtbaar te houden. Het is een teken van wie je nu bent en het hoort erbij. Littekens maken de mens niet speciaal esthetisch mooier, maar ze vertellen wel een verhaal. Zoals dat litteken gaat vervagen, gaat deze moeilijke operatie en alles wat erbij hoort ook steeds wat dieper in je hoofd zitten. Zorg wel dat je de positieve kanten ervan paraat houdt en je steeds bewust bent van hoe fijn het is om gezond te zijn. Alle kracht en sterkte in de komende tijd! Liefs, Fleur

  • It’s not cheating at all, merely part of the process of trying to get your head around this and dealing with it in your way. I was shocked to read this last night and send love and support your way and wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
    I found your blog earlier in the year after the girls at Hush had said you were invited to the lunch in February. I love dropping by to take a look at your personal style – always inspiring!
    Take care and get well soon. Amanda xxx

  • Jeetje wat heftig! Heel veel sterkte meid. x

  • theROOM

    I can´t even belive it… but you look so strong and positive, that I´m sure everything will go right very soon. I have a close relationship with cancer, so I can just say keep on being that positive and don´t be afraid. Everything is going to be ok, trust me ;)

  • Floor | www.jadepillar.com

    Get well soon! I know you will. :-)
    x

  • Wow, Charlotte! I hope you get well soon. Sending love and hugs your way x

  • Danielle

    Wat moet dat eng zijn zo net op je nieuwe plek. Dikke kus.

  • Laura Lama F.

    I am so sad to hear this! I give you all my
    Positive thoughts ! Take care & i hope the recovery will be okay

    Love

  • Ava Maria Arias

    Take care Charlotte, get well soon, sending you lots of love and positive thoughts xxx

  • Alexis Foreman

    Bless you… Well done for keeping things going on the blog while you recover. Praying for you and your family and a speedy recovery! X

  • Rianne de Vries

    Wat een ontzettende heftige tijd moet dit voor je zijn! Blij te horen dat je vol vertrouwen bent en dat je een warm bad om je heen hebt met mensen die je steunen. Pas goed op jezelf!

    Xx Rianne

  • Soulofashopper

    Hey hun, I’m trusting you’re going to be just fine! Keep strong! (I know it easy to say when you’re not in the situation, but wishing you the best here). xx, Alma

  • Lola

    Hope you get well and healthy soon!

  • Suzanne

    Oh bless you, Charlotte. Wishing you and your husband and babies well. You still look beautiful. Lots of love x

  • Michelle

    Ik wens je heel veel sterkte, geluk en beterschap toe tijdens deze zware periode!

  • cocochic

    Wishing you all the best! xxx

  • Nuria Jimenez

    Espero que te recuperes pronto, preciosa! Te envio toda la fuerza del mundo. Miles de beso
    unamariposacontacones.blogspot.com

  • Dorothee

    Oh little Sunshine, I just read the sad but positive post of yours…Good Luck and Be strong ! Am sure you have the best people around you to cheer you up :)
    take care. Dorothee

  • You’re amazing, hope you have a speedy recovery! xx Ann

  • Kate

    Wishing you a very fast recovery Charlotte, you are so brave for fighting this and continuing with your blog, lots of love xx

  • Call Us Whatever

    My prayers are with you, I hope everything works out amazing for you!! Stay positive and healthy

    xo
    Anita

  • Anne

    Hi Charlotte, While I always read your blog but never post a comment, I wish you very well this time. Good luck on everything and I hope you will recover soon! Anne

  • Susan

    WOW Charlotte! You’re so brave and strong! I haven’t comment before on your blog, but I just wanted to say that my prayers are with you! You gonna get well soon. I think all your readers are wishing and hoping the best for your health. Love from Italy. xoxo. Susan

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