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I am scheduled to have a bilateral mastectomy October 7th, and I am having a "Boob-Voyage" party. My husband thinks it is in poor taste to do this and that it may make people feel uncomfortable. Has anyone done this?

Dawn Ferguson  Profile
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Survivor since 2013 over 6 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I think this is a hilarious, positive way to take this on and laugh in the face of this lousy disease. PAR-TAY ON!!!
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  • Brandi Mixon Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    It is your choice and I'm sure your friends and family know your personality. Sounds like you have a great attitude and that is so very important for what you are fixing to go through. The only thing I don't like about the idea- I didn't think of it!!! LOL
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Kelly Hobbs Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I just found this site and this is the first post I saw...I think a Boob Voyage party is amazing! I might have to copy that idea. I think you probably know if your friends will think its in poor taste. I know my friends and family would appreciate it and think it hysterical. Maybe everyone can bring new bras in your new size if you are having reconstruction. Have fun with it!
    over 6 years Flag
    • Dawn Long  Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I was thinking of including a wish list in the invitation . I'm have a TRAM FLAP surgery at the same time so I won't know my new size , but I will need button down shirts, books, leggings, wedge pillow and more for when I come home

      over 6 years Flag
  • lake lady Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I guess it depends on your personality and your friends. I think it is kind of funny (better to laugh than cry) but some people might think it was strange. As we say, though, it is your choice and everyone is different. Good luck, whatever you decide to do!!!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    My honey and I were just talking about this - he thinks the party is a hysterical idea and we're both cheering you on!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    LOL you could make this great fun!!!!!! Cancer is such a crazy time... Nothing we think is funny is poor taste!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Ithink it is a geeat ditraction for what's really going on. I thinkyou should have a welccome to the family party for your new safe boobs. Can I come?
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Monique Simmons  Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I wish I would have thought of that idea!! I had my bilateral mastectomy last Tuesday but my family did have a big cookout for me the Saturday before. So I guess it was sort of the same thing. Good luck to you sweetie
    over 6 years Flag
    • Dawn Ferguson  Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Did you also have reconstruction?

      over 6 years Flag
    • Monique Simmons  Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      I have expanders in at the moment that will be traded for some gummy bear silicone implants :))

      over 6 years Flag
    • Dawn Ferguson  Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I am doing a TRAM FLAP.... I just found a Dr that does DEIP FLAP , so my plans may change

      over 6 years Flag
    • Anissa Buffy Fondren Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Gummy bear implants? Is this something new?

      over 6 years Flag
  • Lisa G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    This is your journey Hon. You can do and whatever you need to. I think it is a great idea. Youneed to show everyone that you are still yyourself. Try to make him unrerstand that you are morning a loss. Hopefully he will get a better understanding for what you are doing. Have a great time and the girls I said Bon voyage!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Cynthia Gaines Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I think it's great. One of my BC friends had a "Itty Bitty No Pity for the Titty Party." She had a great time. Another one had a "Tata to the Tatas Party."
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    You are asking the right people, Dawn!!!! Go for it. It's kind of like launching a ship, or something. Have a blast!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Sarah Jachimiak Iwanski Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    I wanted to do the same thing, I thought cupcakes with peach frosting and cherries on top would have been great!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Jill M. Profile
    anonymous
    stage_2a Patient
    Anything that you can do to keep laughing is awesome. It's the laughter that has gotten me through this so far. I had a head shaving party - posing for pictures at every phase from punk rock to buzz cut, I wear a pink wig to every chemo treatment - Keep the "fun" in your life!!!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Leslie Stoddard Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Wish I had thought of it!!!! Have fun and enjoy the attention!!!!!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Anissa Buffy Fondren Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I was just diagnosed and I think this is great! I'm going to plan my own Boob-Voyage party. This is an AWESOME idea! Did you get a cast made of your breasts?
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Dawn Ferguson  Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I didn't think of that. I may do that, what a neat idea
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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