My breast surgeon is out of town, hence my appointment about the lump will stay on October 13. Your prayers for this lump to be non cancerous would be greatly appreciated. I know the prayers are being poured out for me right now as I can feel them going in like water down a parched throat.
This entry is about tattoos. For all those breast cancer patients still checking in, I am finally going for the nipple tattoos. I waited for a variety of reasons but mostly because I wanted a summer off. So this Thurs, October 1, I get tattooed. I saw the plastic surgeon a few weeks ago and he urged me to get the surgery remaking the raised areas on the nipples. I agreed but left with my stomach in knots. So I called back and talked to the aesthetician (who does the tattoos). We talked woman to woman about what I really wanted. I told her I did not want to have to worry about hiding the raised area–I like going braless and feel it is healthier. So I am getting just the tattoos with a darker area to simulate the raised portion. I will report back on this experience.
But I do want to urge women to stick to your guns and get what you want. Remember doctors have an agenda to stay in business. They may not be hearing your wants and needs clearly.