Saying Goodbye to My Breasts

When she learned she needed a mastectomy, she contemplated a "breast fest" to mourn this loss.

by Colleen Webster • More.com Member { View Profile }
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Yes. It took me so, so long to get good with myself, to let myself love and be loved. I embrace whatever prolongs this life I’ve found. The loss that mastectomy is will not cost me what makes life worth living. Remember Sharon Tate’s character in Valley of the Dolls? She could not face life without breasts. I’m not her.

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