Bell

Posting since January 01, 1970

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Summer Challenges for Mastectomy Patients and Breast Cancer Survivors
June 19, 2016
I had a bilateral mastectomy in December of 2012. I did not have reconstruction surgery and I do not wear falsies. My swimming suit is stretchy on top with shorts on the bottom. I think you can buy surfing attire also. I have found that the people that love you don't care and outside of a couple of knowing looks (probably because they have had BC experience) people you don't know don't care. I like my flat chest a little more each day. Go ahead - Enjoy yourself - We are alive.

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To Bra or Not to Bra? A Good Question for Breast Cancer Survivors
June 19, 2016
In November of 2011, my little irregular lump and I went to the Dr. I had been fingering the small thickening in my armpit for well over a year or two. I was not concerned because my breasts (although still beautiful) were kind of ropey and lumpy anyway and none of my regular mammograms had been positive. Long story short, I had an invasive lobular carcinoma. I decided to have a bilateral mastectomy for 3 reasons. Lobular breast cancer is often multifocal and in both breasts and what was I going to do with only one breast anyway. I can feel my remodeled chest for new thickenings easier because I have no bumpy breast tissue. I was older (64) and single and ...

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