"Of course they're fake, the real ones tried to kill me!"
-Author unknown, although sometimes attributed to Erma Bombeck
My skin has been making way for their new silicone occupants since their first "fill" on my surgery date of June 4, and every week after until this past Thursday, during which I completed the LAST of my fills after accelerating the process to have my "exchange" surgery quicker (and get this over with!!!). There have been some weeks which were extremely uncomfortable (muscle soreness), but all in all it's been a nuisance more than anything else. How unpleasant it's been to have large, hard, foreign objects at the front of my body (the process requires that the expanders are filled to the size they will actually be, then to go 50% beyond that...so...bigger breasts than I am used to).
While I'm glad I am cancer free, I do sometimes wistfully miss the old girls, especially:
- Crossing my arms
- Wearing lower cut clothing (doesn't work with my camisole tops)
- Hugging without being self-conscious (they sure are hard!)
- Comfortably sleeping on my sides
- Shaving my armpits
So, 20 more days...!