Aug 14, 2013 05:17AM Ariom wrote:
I am so sorry to hear that you're having a rough time with the way you feel your chest looks right now. I know it's a tough time, but it is very early days for you. It's still pretty raw.
There are many women here who have made the same decision, no to reconstruct, who are on this forum and are embracing being Flat and Fabulous. There is a Flat and Fabulous page on Facebook too. I am sure there will be others who will come to support you and answer your questions.
Try not to let your imagination get the better of you before you have actually seen the result of your surgery.
If I may suggest something, there is a great website called breastfree.org which was started by one of our members. It has many photos of others, like us, who have decided to not have reconstruction. I am a Uni, just one breast removed, and I have to say that there has been quite a change in the way I look, in the 7 months since I had my surgery. I have been exercising and have built up my pec muscle, I do have a fairly concave area too, but after all the swelling dissipated, and my skin became more nomal, I have just accepted it. It isn't as obvious as it was soon after the surgery.
I spent quite a bit of time looking at pics to get familiar with how I'd look. I was also quite used to the look because my Mother had a Radical Mx in '94 and I took care of her at home when she became ill with other issues.
I wish you all the very best, please let us know how you are doing! (((((HUGS))))