Tag Archive: Reconstruction

May 07

just like pulling off a bandaid

If this is your first visit here, after reading my post about my mother on Cure Diva, Welcome! I hope you enjoy my little corner of the interwebs. Maybe start with My Most Popular Posts or the Photo Gallery (topless pictures! you’ve been warned!) I went to see Dr. Movie Star today for my one-week check up. He took off …

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Mar 25

Deflated and it feels so good

Well, kind of good.   It was a bit of a run-around (ok, a LOT of a run-around) but this morning, I saw the old plastic surgeon at 8 am and by 8:35, I was 200cc lighter than when I got there, 100cc removed on each side. He didn’t do it himself, he used this …

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Mar 14

Risk Management

I hate the way my body looks now. It is riddled with scars, disfigured, mangled. I close my eyes when I walk into the bathroom, shower with my eyes shut and don’t open them until after I’ve at least put on a shirt. When I met Dr. Movie Star in January and he told me …

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Oct 23

The Expandables

I have one regret. I didn’t go with my gut. I let Doctors talk me into something I didn’t want. Way back in late January, right after the formal diagnosis, I was told I needed a lumpectomy followed by radiation, as I presented as an early Stage I, 1-lump cancer. My gut feeling told me …

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Apr 04

One ‘Selfie’ I’ll never post

For those of you not up on your internet lingo, a ‘Selfie’ is a self-portrait you take with your cell phone. After the plastic surgeon suggested it 2 days ago, I mulled it over. I was completely alone in the house this morning, about to take a shower, and I did it. I took a …

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Apr 02

Alien Abduction

You know those people who say they’ve been abducted by aliens and ‘probed’? Well, I sort of feel like that with my body these days.  I was already feeling very at odds with my new body, the pulling all over, the pain under my arm and down my side, the scars. I had mentally prepared …

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Jan 29

small boobs for me

My friend M came with me to meet with Dr. D. Long wait, but he was very nice. I could do the fancy surgery where they take the extra skin and fat from your lower belly and turn it into breast, but not at this hospital and not until July. and it’s a 16-18 hour …

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Jan 29

Boob job, or no Boob job

I will find out tomorrow. I was out of town for work to get my big award last night, just got home and there was a message on my home phone asking me to meet the surgeon at 1:30 tomorrow. On the one had, tiny perky boobs would be nice. On the other hand, the …

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