Prosthetics… There I said it—now it’s out. Possibly you know someone with some type of prosthetic which they have found necessary after a procedure related to cancer. Possibly, you are checking into the option of some kind of prosthetic after cancer surgery. If you’d like to speak with someone that has been there, open up your laptop and enter someonewith.com into your favorite search engine.
To Replace Or Not To Replace
After breast cancer, women that have gone through a double mastectomy may have a choice. The choices are usually: live with your body the way it is; the possibility of implants; or wearing special undergarments which serve as a type of prosthetic for cosmetic purposes. This decision, as with many others when it comes to cancer, can be a matter of a positive or negative body image. Some women are secure enough in their body image and sexuality and that they don’t feel the need to replace the removed breast tissue in any way. Women are in fact becoming more and more likely to go without what used to be considered the obligatory wig as they undergo chemotherapy and lose their hair. There is a type of empowerment in this seemingly rebellious act. There are also women who do not lose their hair and need a "pick me up" after surgery. Salon Atlanta can help you feel good about yourself again and look fantastic too!
Make The Decision For You, And No One Else
My mother went through a double mastectomy. I’ll never forget her concern for what my father would think. Thing was, my father loved my mother without fail. But the fact that he was “OK” with the result of that surgery made her OK with it as well. Ultimately, it is your choice whether or not to replace something that has been removed due to cancer. It’s your body; no one else’s. If you cannot look in the mirror without feeling bad about yourself you have a couple of choices. Do whatever you have to do with your body in order to make it more pleasing to you (and possibly to your significant other); or… Deal with it.
Talking about it can help. Especially if you’re talking to someone that’s been through it themselves. Professional therapists and counselors are fine; but let’s face it people, unless you’ve been through it do you really know what it’s all about deep down inside?