When I told friends that I was going “boob” shopping. They laughed and then told me “now there’s a blog.”
You see I had recently bragged that I could write a blog on anything, after all, life was a blog and so they were testing me to see if this was true. So rather than eat my words, here we go.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time ten years ago, I decided to have a double mastectomy. I was tired of worrying about the cancer, going for all the mammograms and since I had to have one removed anyway, as I said at the time – I’d rather have a level playing field.” .
I also decided at that time I was not going to venture forth and have reconstructive surgery. I’d had enough surgeries over the years, and this would be a long, painful and drawn out process. So instead, I elected to go for prosthesis.
Now the first major decision was “with nipple or no nipple?” Even my son in law got into the debate, and we went “with nipples.”
Every two years you can replace your prosthesis, and the government gives you a grant towards your purchase. So I had this fantasy of being able to change my look – you know – voluptuous one time, and more minimalist the next. But in reality that’s not too practical. For a start, these babes cost $430 each and for a second, think of all the wardrobe changes I’d have to make.
So I opted for smaller than I was. Like the real ones, each breast ended up being a different size, because of the amount of cancer tissue they had to remove. I remember getting them mixed up one time, and looking extremely off kilter. It took me several days to work out what was wrong☺
Each time I go for a fitting, they get lighter and more real. And really unless you knew, I don’t think you can tell. Plunging necklines are out and yes, some other necklines don’t work either, but on the whole, it’s worked out well.
The only problem I have had is going through the all-body scans at airports, my fake girls show up and to make sure it’s boobs not bombs I have strapped to myself, I end up having a full body search.
So there my friends…. I did it. What are you going to double-dare me to do next???
by Anne Day