Aug 16, 2019 09:19AM sm627 wrote:
I have been living with one breast for 2 years now. A mastectomy was my only option. Looking back I was initially sad to lose my breast, but now I'm so grateful that I didn't have to go through radiation. Living with one breast has helped me in a way. I was finally able to find the right bra size. All these years I was wearing a size that was one cup smaller. My insurance paid for some fake boobs and two bras that I love the fit so well and they look so pretty too.
If I want to go out and have a boob I'll sometimes wear my knitted knocker it is very soft and fits comfortably inside a bra. Hawaiian shirts have been my new best friend for what I don't want to wear my fake boob. The patterns on the shirt does a good job of camouflaging my missing breast so no one can tell I only have one boob. Colorful scarves help too.
Some days I don't even think about that I'm missing a breast I just enjoy life to the fullest. God forbid anything happened to my left breast but if something did I think I would have another mastectomy just to be done with it all. Then I would be even and no more bras or mammograms. I am hoping though that my healthy breast will continue to be a good girl and not get sick. I do like having her around. :-)
I know this is one of the biggest and hardest decisions you have to make. Take your time and do what feels right for you and what will give you peace of mind.
Sending you lots of support, love and hugs, Sara