Well, I suppose every blog has to start somewhere, and where better than with an awkward explanation of who I am and why I am writing.
I am Sharon.
I am 45 years old.
In July 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and within a couple of weeks I had a bilateral mastectomy.
And amongst all the scary, serious questions like "Am I going to die?" and "How badly is this going to mess up my life?" was the question that some may consider superficial, but over which I experienced considerable angst. And that was "What the hell am I going to wear now?"
Almost all the information I saw on the web was about prostheses or reconstructions. What I wanted to know was how to dress without breasts. I enjoy fashion and loved my clothes, but going from an E cup bra to not requiring any bra at all meant that none of my clothes fitted me, let alone looked good.
So this blog is my chronicle of my attempts to dress myself in a way that makes me feel good about the body I have ended up with after cancer. Hopefully, it may help someone struggling with the same dilemmas, or at least give them an idea of what they want to avoid. If nothing else, it will provide me and my family with a record of my breastless years.