I haven’t talked about my foob in awhile but I have a funny story about it to share.
I still only have one good side and one foob, a fake insert I have to wear as I await the next steps of reconstruction. I’ve had the foob on one side for so long now that I’m pretty good at remembering to put it in every morning. It’s become a part of the routine. Get changed, put on deodorant and stuff in the foob.
On Monday morning I didn’t feel like going down to the dryer to get out my big load of clothes and ended up wearing a not very supportive bra I had in my room. I was going to be working from home and figured I’d be ok wearing that bra that causes my foob to slide and move some. Well when I ran out to the grocery store later that day this bra decision was a problem.
Thankfully I wore a hoodie to the store, one good wardrobe decision for the day. As I started making my way around the aisles at ShopRite I realized my foob was shifting. This is where the baggy hoodie came in handy…it wouldn’t be obvious that I’m not even in the chest if you know what I mean.
I continued making my way through the store and realized my foob had shifted again. I began to panic. What is my foob suddenly falls out? What if people see it? How can I make it subtle and like nothing happened? I tried to subtly push the foob back in place and continued my shopping.
Then a problem arose. My foob had fallen out of the loose bra. It was down by my stomach but in my hoodie (man did this hoodie ever come through)! Oh no it might really fall out. I was in a busy aisle when I realized this and subtly pushed it up as much as I could. When I got to an empty aisle I did a quick adjustment and put the foob back in the bra. If they saw me on a camera at the store I probably look like I’m shoplifting something up my hoodie but that’s the far from the case. Nope I was just putting my foob back in my bra after it fell out, nothing to see here.
I thankfully finished my shopping without any further foob mishaps. I reminded myself to not wear that bra again if I’m going anywhere. And I also reminded myself to continue to find the humor in things. I can’t wait to have both headlights back so I don’t have this foob to deal with anymore, but until then I’ll make smarter wardrobe choices!
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