Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bras, the evil that never quits...

Hey, now that's a pretty dramatic title!  I like it. :)

I've been struggling with the issue of bras since the beginning of these treatments.  You may of course guess that esophageal cancer and bras occur right about the same region of one's body.  Bras normally are not a horrible contraption in daily life, but right now, they are evil incarnate.

My problem is, following the mastectomy I had in 2003, I had a bionic breast built for me.  It's like I have the breast of a 20 year old, and despite that fact that she keeps wanting it back... hehe... yeah.

Now, having the breast of a 20 year old is GREAT!  Unless of course her companion is the breast of a 52 year old.  One of these things is NOT like the other.  While the left breast remains perky and quite beautiful, the right is NOT so perky yet, still comely.  So the root of the bra vs no bra issue is that my two breasts no longer reside in the same latitude.  Well, they START in the same latitue, but... um... well.  So there you have it.

It's mainly an issue of vanity vs comfort.  I have opted for comfort, and frankly, if any casual observer of my chestal area is dismayed by the non-symmetry of my breasts, they can kiss my fuzzy (well not really so fuzzy, all things considered) rump!  I am SO much happier braless!

And that's my post for this morning... and the reason it came up, is because I have to go do my labs this morning, and this will be the first place I appear braless that is not Ironwood Cancer and Research Center.  Oh, lordy, you should have seen that first chemo... the bra was killing me.  I just took it off.. right there in the infusion ward.  Cancer makes you oblivious to things you would normally have NEVER done... oh, and of course, no one else there cared. :)

3 comments:

  1. Hey Teq, Polly sent me your blog. I have laughed and cried reading it. You are a character for sure. You have the best attitude and that is more than half the battle. I will be thinking of you and see you here next time. Sending you hug, Julie

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  2. I'm not really anonymous, but it is the only choice that worked when I comment as "select profile". I don't know how to work this blogg stuff. Jullie

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  3. Julie, I love hugs! Hugs have curative powers of their own, you know. :)

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