Friday, January 28, 2011

The "Boobie" Prize

Well, happy day.... the boobies have arrived.  I went to a specialty store in Tulsa on 12-23-10 to order my breast prostheses.  After my fitting I was informed, "I'm sorry, but we only have one and will have to order the other".  Are you kidding me?  They went on to inform me that, because of the holidays, the company they ordered from would be closed for 2 weeks.  Well, that's just great...but what do you do? 

After many follow-up phone calls, the store finally received my order and shipped the package to me REGULAR mail.  Good grief, you would think that at almost $200 a boob, over a month later, and the fact that there is a woman having to walk around with a boy chest, that they would at least overnight express it to me.  Real compassionate people, huh? 

The "girls" are precious, if I may say so myself.  I couldn't wait to wear them to work, only to be disappointed that no one really even noticed.  Now I know that nursing scrubs aren't the most flattering of clothes, but surely someone would notice.  Just goes to show you that the flaws you think are a huge deal, others don't even notice.  Peoplpe love you for what's on the inside, not the outside.

Of course, I wasn't going to let them go unnoticed.... so I pointed them out to everyone, lol.  Many had questions why I had to wear a special bra, why I couldn't just stuff them in my regular bra (like we did in high school).  The special bra has little pockets to secure the "girls", otherwise they ride up and over, and before you know it.... your walking down the hall and one of the "girls" fly out on to the floor, smiling and waving at you.  You could be standing in the produce department at WalMart and holy nuts, she jumps out and there she lies.

Work has been great this week.  My girlfriends wore hats with me everyday, they are the best friends ever.  Tomorrow Bryan and I are going to Tulsa to see our grandson, Hunter.  I can't wait to get my hands on that precious little man.  Tell someone you LOVE them today..........

Happy moments, praise God
Difficult moments, seek God
Quiet moments, worship God
Painful moments, trust God
Every moment, thank God


  1. I am soooooo laughing right now!!!! It is just amazing how "odd" it seems to us when we first lose our boobs. Getting used to the "flatness" is bad enough -- my ribs are right there sticking out, and it seems my heart it right on the surface where I can feel it beating away. But then, add that bra and the stuffing that pocket, and getting yourself "even" -- all to have no one even notice ---- but I guess you don't want to stand out in the crowd either. Not noticing means it is all normal. So just think, you are just one of the gals again. I was shocked at how heavy those things are!!!!!
    A word of caution -- I poked a hole in mine with a rough fingernail and it now has tape on it!!!!!!!

  2. Connie, I burst out laughing, as only another breast cancer mastectomy survivor can laugh at another, at your description of how those "girls" can ride right out of a regular bra and drift into or onto who knows where. Here I am still wearing my little pillow-stuffed "training" bra. But hey, it works -- it's a form for my clothing to hang over, right? The doctor wrote out my prescription for two prosthetics this past Monday; I get fitted for one next Monday. I can't believe no one even noticed you had boobs again. And to think of the hours and pain of plastic surgery some women go through. ARRGGG! Well, maybe if they were double DDs or something, then they'd notice. -Megan-

  3. OMG, I completely forgot to say how much I love your new profile picture! Perfectly lovely.

  4. Hi Connie - Okay let's try this posting thing for the third time ... maybe that will be the 'charm' .... if I figure this out - I'm sure you'll be impressed - ha, ha :-)
    You are so funny! I love the smiles and laughs you bring to every day! You are beyond beautiful inside and out... sorry I didn't notice 'the girls' :-) but I definitely would have noticed if one had gone flying out into the hallway and had to pick it up :-) that would be fun to explain :-) .... I know you are having a wonderful time with Hunter this weekend! I look forward to seeing you on Monday with your sassy hats and scarves! Love ya! :-)

  5. My good friend has a pair of girls and she laughs all the time like you. I am so very proud of both of you. I love reading your journal.