Breast Reconstruction, Final Stage – Tattoos!

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Ladies, you don’t know what you’ve got ’till it’s gone, right? Well nipples are no different. If you know a gal who’s had or is about to have a double mastectomy with no nipple sparing, please, give her some love… and be grateful for your own nipples! Breast reconstruction final stage – tattoos!! Contrary to popular belief, breast reconstruction after …

From Breast Reconstruction to Birthday Boobs

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Fifty seven Septembers ago, my mom was born. A beautiful, playful, fiery spirit, she began captivating everyone around her. Lover of bicycles and frozen yogurt, laughing loud and roughhousing with the pets, late night walks for dream-sharing and gossip-swapping, she is by far the most entertaining, loving woman I know. With a fulfilling life as a first grade teacher, planning …

The Power of Laughter

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I say now with all the joy in my heart, that my mom gracefully won the cancer battle, is now done with five months of chemo, 6½ weeks of daily radiation, and is completely cancer-free. Her hair is growing back, she’s regaining her energy, and she’s a more inspired, happy woman now than I’ve ever seen her before. During her …

Surgery Time

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An early morning surgery in Beverly Hills, we checked in at 6am for a 7 o’clock start time, to find and remove the sentinel node, and any surrounding suspicious nodes, and to implant her port-a-cath. Dad and I sat in a fashionable urban waiting room, with inviting upholstered sofas, and blossoming pink orchids in every corner. The sunrise soon poured …