An explanation...

Why Foob? I had a double mastectomy, and at the time, the plastic surgeon put "expanders" under the muscles in my chest. Every 2-3 weeks, they were filled with more saline, in preparation for my reconstructive surgery. They were very full and hard. Uncomfortable. One time, one of my sons gave me a hug and then said "Your foobs are hard!" Hee, hee, hee! My kids have this endearing habit of combining words. So, "Foobs" are fake boobs. Which I will still have, even after the reconstruction.

Foob Babe - that would be me!
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween...

Happy Halloween!!

Last year my halloween wasn't very happy. This is how I looked on Halloween - 2 weeks after my bi-lateral mastectomy...

This is how I felt...

(picture courtesy of my son, Michael)

This year I'm feeling much better, and just really happy to be alive!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Kara-Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yeah, it's weird adjusting to a whole new look. But hey, our hair is at least growing back, right? I try to tell myself I just like the extra time I have in the morning now that I don't have to blow-dry, brush or style anything.
    I hope you are doing well--and the hair is growing fast!