Cancer tried to steal my joy but I said no... and tattooed hearts as nipples.

Updated: Dec 22, 2019


I had my left tit cut off… as you do when you get breast cancer.


But I was lucky to have a great doctor who reconstructed a damn good replacement for me.


Granted I now have one soft warm boob, and one that is rock hard, a little oddly shaped and icy cold like it’s permanently in the fridge.


But I have two tits and I am grateful.


After reconstruction my left boob was nipple-less, as my previous nipple had been thrown in the bin with my left boob that was full of cancer.


My doctor tried to cut my right nipple in half and share it with my left breast so I’d have a matching pair.


But my body was having none of it, and it rejected the skin graft.


My doctor then offered making a nipple with part of my ear lobe or the tip of one of my toes.


You what?!?


I’m sorry but I’m not having part of my ear attached to my tit.


And I’m not having my toe attached to my tit either.


So there I was with a new cold hard tit and no nipple.


Now remember I was single then (I am still am.)


But eventually I would like to find a soul mate to roam this beautiful earth with.


My doctor said he could at least tattoo a fake areola for me.


(That’s the brown circle base of the nipple)


But for me that would have been a try-hard boob, trying hard to look normal but failing dismally.


So what to do?


Heart shaped nipples!


Now, every time I look in the mirror and see my deformity and my scars…


I also see my heart nipples and remember to smile and rejoice that I’m still alive and kicking.


Although I’ve got to be honest…


I am nervous about meeting that special someone and getting naked in front of him for the very first time.


The poor guy is going to get the shock of his life when he sees my boobs!!!


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