One thing I’ve learned through this cancer journey is you have to find humor where you can. There’s a lot of shit but you need to find the silver lining or find a way to make a crappy situation funny. This is the approach I’ve decided to use regarding my breast surgery and reconstruction.
This was not the way I wanted a boob job but I can say I got one. Yes that’s right I got a boob job. My real ones were removed and I got some implants in their place. Prior to the surgery my husband joked I can finally be a double D, (Guys’ fascination with big boobs never ends!) which of course I was not going to do. I’m glad I was small so any changes made wouldn’t be that noticeable. Finally a plus to having small boobs!
So I now have foobs as I’m calling them, aka fake boobs. I’m going to admit they are actually pretty normal looking. When I first saw them I was expecting to see scars and my breasts all cut up so to look down and see what appear to be normal boobs there was nice.
Now I will tell you the process is not the most comfortable thing in the world. It takes awhile to get used to these new things in your chest. There’s a lot of follow up with a plastic surgeon and some more procedures related to the reconstruction.
But since I’m young (relatively speaking) I elected to have the reconstruction to minimize the changes to my chest. While I care very little about my appearance, I thought it was worth undergoing the reconstruction to help reduce the trauma and impact of the mastectomy. And today it’s really quite impressive, the work that can be done.
So while I may not have been able to do quite as much as usual this summer, I did get a boob job. It’s definitely an experience and I am learning how complex it is. I don’t know why some people choose to have this done electively but to each their own. I won’t mock something I’m grateful was an option for me. And I’ll admit even though I’m not in the final stage of the product yet my foobs look pretty good! And even if they didn’t you gotta make the best of the situation you’re in!
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