Home Now what? The highs and lows of survivorship

Micheles top 10 good things about only having one boob

MicheleRMicheleR South AustraliaMember Posts: 310
10. No underwires creeping out of my bra at inopportune times.
9. When i roll over in bed my left boob no longer smashes uncomfortably into anything else. Surprisingly it doesnt travel far
8. I can get out of unpacking the dishwasher and other heavy manual tasks. 
7. Soon im having a mammogram. Only 1 boob to smash and easier access. 
6. Less sweating underneath. I do a lot more exercise and still dont sweat as much. 
5. Less to carry around. That cancer boob was heavy. 
4. No uncomfortable back clasp, spilling back fat. I mostly wear crop tops but when i do wear a clasp its at the front.
3. I pay more attention to my remaining breast and my chest generally. Moisturising etc, breast awareness.
2. More comfortable in my own skin. Appreciate my body for what it does for me. 
1. No cancer


  • FLCloverFLClover Sydney Member Posts: 1,224
  • HappySoulHappySoul South Coast NSWMember Posts: 17
    Number 1 is the absolute best thing! 😉 
  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 1,247
    @MicheleR , I love your '10 good thngs about only having one boob'. I have 1 1/2 boobs. The 'lumpectomied' one creased into a very unique shape after radiotherapy. Every year 'my' surgeon goes 'tsk tsk' and wants to do further surgery to make it look better. I say 'no thank you'.
  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 1,247
    And for our bc sisters and brothers who are brave enough to go down the reconstruction road - all power to you too!
  • MicheleRMicheleR South AustraliaMember Posts: 310
  • Caz1Caz1 Bayside , Melbourne Member Posts: 368
    @MicheleR I have one boob now too due to circumstances beyond my control ( covid, elective surgery cancelled, subsequent cellulitis)
    I was initially booked for a DIEP recon. 
    Turned out I’m happy just the way things are.  Who knows , down the track I might go flat...but now  I am happy to be here and just want to get on with my life.

    I am so proud of my body and scars.  They are amazing! We got through this  :)
  • MicheleRMicheleR South AustraliaMember Posts: 310
    Hi @Caz1,

    Sorry to hear all those dramas. Glad you are ultimately happy though. 

    When i had my mastectomy my surgeon didnt do immediate reconstruction. He said hed refer me after treatment to a plastic surgeon. Because it all happened so fast i really had no comprehension of what reconstruction was like, how it was done. 

    I have an appendix scar  2 caesarian scars, a port scar and a mastectomy. I dont want any more or to spend months recovering. That is my choice.  I had skin left to ensure it might be "easier" but unless they can fill easily im not going to put myself through it. Im told i can have skin removed in a day surgery with little recovery time at about xmas (when radiated skin has settled down). 

    My choice isnt for everyone and people need to choose what is best for them. 
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,906
    Number 9. Absolutely.
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,906
    I get to laugh every morning after I wash my hair. My centre part never is centre. For some reason I can no longer get it in the middle, it is always on the non boob side. Makes me laugh.
Sign In or Register to comment.