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Wardrobe pics for boobless days

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  • robinlbe
    robinlbe Member Posts: 73
    edited February 2010

    Had my BMX on 1/6/10....started off wearing my softee 2 with the bumper pads.....even tried stuffing my bumper pads in my sports bras and my own bras....ugh.

    Now, I'm just wearing my own cami's and layering....not sure what I'll do in the summer, but I am most inspired by some of the pictures I've seen posted on here....You ladies give me hope.  I figured I was going to have to throw a lot of my wardrobe out....

    I think I'm built like Barbara....all of my ribs show through.....sigh.

    Anxious to hear/read/see more.....

  • faithandfifty
    faithandfifty Member Posts: 4,424
    edited February 2010

    It's time for me to get clocked in over here as well.

    For the boobless-days-look.

    BILAT MX 1/15/10.

    I'm seriously appreciative of the 'attitude' displayed by those of you further out from surgery.

    xx00xx00xx00xx

    Thanks TEAM-BoobLESS

  • hipchik47
    hipchik47 Member Posts: 113
    edited February 2010

    Faith, noone will notice u r boobless u have too many pokadots

  • faithandfifty
    faithandfifty Member Posts: 4,424
    edited February 2010

    LOL.

    Just overwhelm them with polka dots. That's my plan.

    LOL.

    Love ya.

    xx00xx00xx00xx

  • faithandfifty
    faithandfifty Member Posts: 4,424
    edited February 2010

    Drumroll please.

    Me in bathing suit.

    Public pool: Florida, ocean-side.

    The pre-requisite polka dots.

    This is me in a suit. Period.

    No fluffies.

    Don't have my foobies yet.

    No stuffing.

    Suit on skin.

    Me not needing any happy pills.

    I am soooooo thrilled to have crossed this hurdle (in my mind.)

    Today is five weeks out from bilat:

  • lisa-e
    lisa-e Member Posts: 169
    edited February 2010

    You look nice, faithandfifty!

  • BoobsinaBox
    BoobsinaBox Member Posts: 77
    edited February 2010

    Faith,

    You look fabulous!  At 5 weeks I was still in agony and pain.  I am truly impressed!  

    Dawn 

  • robinlbe
    robinlbe Member Posts: 73
    edited February 2010

    Congratulations, Debbie!!!  You deserve tremendous applause :)

  • barbe1958
    barbe1958 Member Posts: 7,605
    edited February 2010

    Faith you done good! Laughing

    My scars come too close together in the front to wear a top like yours...

  • Erica
    Erica Member Posts: 237
    edited February 2010

    Faith, you look great! So nice that you can wear a deep vee. I'm sure no one would ever know. But what's most important is that you felt good about the experience.

    Barbara

  • chainsawz
    chainsawz Member Posts: 113
    edited February 2010

    Faith - I agree you look fabulous!!!   No one on the beach will notice anything other than your great smile!!

  • JudyNaomi
    JudyNaomi Member Posts: 209
    edited February 2010

    Faith, you look wonderful! Keep smiling Cool

    Judy x

  • badger
    badger Member Posts: 24,938
    edited February 2010

    Thanks, ladies, for giving me the guts to go back to work flat.  You all look great! 

    BMX 2/2 no recon no foobies, back to work (desk job) 2/16.  It took forever to settle on an outfit and go out the front door that first day, but I did, in gray slacks and a black sweater set that I already owned and had worn to work.  And frankly my dears, one really noticed much less gave a d*mn.  In my experience, people are far less observant than we give them credit for.  :-)

    And Barbe you are right about busy prints distracting the eye.  You were my fashion muse for a recent purchase, a hip-length jacket with a tiger-stripe pattern, looks great over a black tee and slacks.  

    No photos to share, sorry, no digital camera.  :-(

  • robinlbe
    robinlbe Member Posts: 73
    edited February 2010

    I, too, am getting braver....wearing lower necks, and tighter fitting shirts....I haven't gotten fitted yet since I'm still filling up with fluid. 

    I went back to school today to teach my K kids, but wore a sweater, and no one could tell.

    I did try on my swim suits, too, and the two with horizontal stripes will do perfectly....I was pleased.  Just hoping my spring and summer shirts do as well. 

    Thanks for helping me feel brave, Debbie!!

    blessings...robin

  • barbe1958
    barbe1958 Member Posts: 7,605
    edited February 2010
    Groundhog AND Robin, you done good! Laughing
  • JudyNaomi
    JudyNaomi Member Posts: 209
    edited March 2010

    Good luck ivorymom! Thinking of you!

    Hugs to all, Judy x

  • robinlbe
    robinlbe Member Posts: 73
    edited March 2010

    I, too, gain strength from this thread....

    not sure if I told you all this or not....I have found that two of my own swimsuits are suitable for wearing just as they are - without adding anything.  They are tankinis, and have horizontal stripes at the top.  You really would have to be looking awfully hard to see that I'm flat.

    However, I was looking at Land's End's mastecomtomy swimsuits....I noticed that their models were showing cleavage - how NOT life-like.  I'm just eight weeks out, and when I was looking, I was about 5-6 weeks out and really struggling with body image.  I didn't appreciate seeing cleavage on these models for MX suits.....sooooo, I wrote Land's End.  I explained my situaiton, and my feelings, and my adjustment, etc, etc.....do you know, I actually rec'd a reply?

    I should have offered to be one of their models...ha!  I would have done it for free :)

    blessings...robin

  • BoobsinaBox
    BoobsinaBox Member Posts: 77
    edited March 2010

    Robin,

    Thanks for writing to Land's End!  I have thought about all the cleavage in mast bra ads and swimsuit ads, but I never wrote to tell them.  How will they change, if they don't know they are hurting us?  Good work!

    Dawn 

  • Suzybelle
    Suzybelle Member Posts: 102
    edited March 2010

    Ladies,

     Thank you so much for this thread.  I'm 3 weeks out from BMX and am not doing reconstruction.  This thread has helped me in so many ways - reading your posts, and seeing the gorgeous pictures of you!

    Thank you!!!!!

    Suzanne

  • mumito
    mumito Member Posts: 2,007
    edited March 2010

    Going to order a real set next week but for now these will have to do.

  • katsie
    katsie Member Posts: 4
    edited March 2010

    Hi!  I am new here, and wanted to let you all know that it is wonderful to see everybody loving who they are!

    I had a bilateral mastectomy in November, 2008, and chemo for four months thereafter.  I am on a hormone to counteract the hormone imbalance that caused this tumor.  I had a lumpectomy 15 years ago, differenty type of tumor, and now sturggle with fibro, Sjogren's, CML, and a lot of other weird syndrome's BUT, I have never, ever given up.

    I was fairly large breasted, and overweight too.  You girls are right, I hope I am not offending anybody, but big boobs are not fun.  I looked really old, not that I am that young, but my figure looked really strange to me with those huge sagging things.

    I did not have reconstruction, but people kept saying I should have.  The truth is, I like not having to lug those things around anymore.  My friends think I am crazy, but I can lay on my stomach now, and roll on my side while sleeping, and not wake up because I moved the wrong way, and hurt myself.  

    I would never tell anybody what to do, never, but after reading your posts, I know my decision was the right one for me. I am 57 years old, married for a long time, and 'they' were just not that important to me, to put myself through it. I never wear my bra at home.  I hate those foobies ;), and since I do not work anymore, who cares!  It is very freeing :))).

    Oh, when I ordered my foobies, I ordered small ones, for the very reasons I stated.  I wanted to look the way I used to look when I was younger, and these little foobies, when I have to wear them, look just fine.  There is life after...and it's good :)))

     P.S.  One quick bit of advice, put your foobies and bra in a drawer when you take them off.  I left mine in the bra, and left the bra on my bed.  My grandson, 3 years old, came to visit, last week, and walked into the livingroom wearing my bra-foobies on his head!!! hehe,...He looked like a little mouse :))).  Thankfully, it was only family, but we laughed our heads off!!! :))

  • starzhere
    starzhere Member Posts: 16
    edited March 2010

    Mumayan and Katsie LOL

    There are some things not worth ruining ones life over.  Boobs being one of them.

    ~elaine~

  • JanetfromCanada
    JanetfromCanada Member Posts: 1
    edited March 2010

    I love all these pics, you all look fantastic. I am new to being bi-lateral, and although I do go bra-less sometimes (and boy, is it comfortable) I have trouble with my posture. I tend to hunch over, like I did when I was a teenager and just growing boobs. Your pics are giving me confidence to stand tall and be proud of who I am.

    THANK YOU LADIES.

  • Erica
    Erica Member Posts: 237
    edited March 2010

    I have a wonderful physical therapist. She helped me regain my range of motion and relieve tightness after surgery, but perhaps her greatest gift to me was an emphasis on posture, really encouraging me to stand tall and not be afraid to put my shoulders back and down and my chest forward. I think just the act of doing that has increased my confidence.

    Barbara

  • Suecee
    Suecee Member Posts: 2
    edited April 2010

    I was diagnosed with DCIS three weeks ago, will be having a bi-lateral mastectomy soon but have not decided what to do as far as reconstruction. Thank you so much for posting your pictures and stories. They present a post surgery option I was really having trouble imaging. I simply do not have words to tell you how helpful the wardrobe pics are! 

    So glad to hear from Florida gals and others from tropical climates. Hubby's job transfered us here several years ago and I am still adjusting to the weather. Whew!....I just can't imagine the humidity with a prosthesis!

    LOVE your new look Mumayan!!

    Hugs to you all! Sue 

  • Erica
    Erica Member Posts: 237
    edited April 2010

    bump for Suzybelle.

  • barbe1958
    barbe1958 Member Posts: 7,605
    edited April 2010

    I did something I never thought I'd do yesterday! I happened to visit the lunchroom while 2 of the young ladies from customer service were there. I don't work with them directly and one is fairly new. I mentioned cancer for some reason and saw the blank look. I said "You DO realize I don't have any breasts don't  you?" They were stunned!!! Said they had no idea!

    We talked about breast cancer a bit and they began to ask questions about the mastectomy. I asked them if they wanted to see and they agree, so I pulled up my top to show them my chest, something I haven't done for ANYONE in the past 18 months. The younger one started to cry....but I think it was a very positive discussion all around.

  • Suzybelle
    Suzybelle Member Posts: 102
    edited April 2010

    Barbe, I have to tell you - You ROCK.

  • barbe1958
    barbe1958 Member Posts: 7,605
    edited April 2010
    Kiss
  • llm822
    llm822 Member Posts: 4
    edited April 2010

    Funny, I was just talking about this the other day...  I've always been self-conscious about my body, and I mean ALWAYS, but I'll show my chest to anyone!

    In other news, I've decided I need to have a big night out with my new body and bald head.  I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl usually, no frills, but I'm going to put myself WAY out there and get all dolled up for an evening.  I bought a dress (gasp!) and everything.  I think it works really well with my flat chest, and it's something I never would have been able to wear with the old DD's.  I'm excited and petrified at the same time.  LOL  I'll let you all know how it goes.

    Lisa