I saw this title in my newsfeed this morning and clicked on it with some trepidation but despite its lurid beginning it has some good information. I especially like how it contrasts the two women’s differences in pain perception, one woman describes not even taking any of the prescribed pain meds but just having a sensation… Read More What It’s Like To Get A Mastectomy | Prevention
I was on the front page of Today.com. Well, the tattoo was anyway… I’ve been interviewed for various magazines that are running the mastectomy tattoo angle this year but this is the first article that has a picture besides Tina’s old file copy. Tina and I got together and did a real photo shoot. So… Read More On the News Front, no pun intended
Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos: Tattooed Model In Controversial Picture Speaks Out Now lest I sound ironic, people really need access to a community site for pictures like this. When I was considering the surgery, I would have loved to have been able to see pictures like you all can now. I just honestly can’t say I… Read More Yesterday Facebook, today,Yahoo, tomorrow… ?
Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos which states: Does Facebook allow post-mastectomy photos? Yes. We agree that undergoing a mastectomy is a life-changing experience and that sharing photos can help raise awareness about breast cancer and support the men and women facing a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, or living with the scars of cancer.… Read More Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos
Since Angelina Jolie’s news, I’ve seen several points repeated, so I’ll address them: “She should have waited until she actually had cancer.” This actually reflects several misunderstandings: of Cancer itself, a confusion between systemic and localized cancer, and a lack of knowledge about mastectomy procedures. She couldn’t have had the surgery she had if she… Read More Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Reasonable Option?
When Tina and I designed my mastectomy coverup tattoo, I considered it a personal thing that would be seen by me, Tina, Scott, my surgeon and probably a few women that I would show it to now and then. But when Tina was approached by MSNBC’s Michelle Smawley to be featured in the segment of MSNBC Investigates: Tattooed… Read More The tattoo broke free again…
My Mastectomy Tattoo Story I got a surprise recently when I spotted pictures of my tattoo on pinterest. Scott posted pictures of it on his blog years ago and apparently the tattoo has taken on a life of its own. It has been pinned nearly 500 times and is linked on as many websites. Since that many people are being… Read More My Mastectomy Tattoo