Toria

Posting since January 01, 1970

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Bigger and Better, Time for New Boobs!
February 29, 2016
Thank you for your thoughts on this topic. I am perplexed by the doctors advice about a body drooping or rounding forward as a response to having a mastectomy and I have to wonder if any data supports that. I am choosing not to wear protheses and find I actually stand up straighter as a way to remind myself that I am still proud of this body, despite its differences. Not having breasts has developed a new found admiration for my body and all that it has accomplished and adapted to over the years of child bearing, nursing, working out and yes, surgery and treatment. I have to put a little more thought into what I wear- darts and pleats are just not a great ...

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Flat and Fabulous: Life After Breast Cancer and a Double Mastectomy
February 10, 2016
Thnak you for your article. I have been breastless for a year now and surpringly miss my breasts very little. I hope that there are more people willing to speak out about being flat and being willing to embrace this new body and love it for what it is now. I think it is time to stop defining being a women in terms of breasts and hair ( both which are often compromised during cancer treatment) and be confident that we are still women- still feminine, still sensual, still...us! I benefited tremendously from a blog, thebreastlessyears, that helped me learn how to dress my new body...not to hide or disguise it, but to accept and adorn it. It is a process...sometimes I even forget how ...

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After the War on Cancer
October 04, 2015
Thanks for this very timely and comforting post...I have recently entered this stage of "vigilance" as opposed to "active treatment" and was at a loss for how to describe this feeling of unease. My head says that after a year of treatment, I should be celebrating to be done, but my heart is not feeling it. However, so many times, I find that when someone helps me with the words, I rest easier- and your phrase of "fragile peace" helped me do just that. I look forward to exploring your blog and book. I also am a person who has never been comfortable with the violent terms and imagery that often accompany cancer treatment. I chose to view my cancer as a guest...an unwelcome one, ...

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Seven Chemo Pro Tips
July 10, 2015
The best advice I got was to " bring a chatty friend"! Once I got my pre-meds, I couldn't concentrate well enought to read, watch a movie or listen to a podcast. I could barely put a sentence together...so a chatty friend really helped pass the time until I fell asleep. And it is a good way to catch up with friends that we were always meaning to get together with, but never seemed to find the time. Silver linings...:)

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