Everyday things that are different since having a mastectomy: #1 Sneezing

I sneezed for the first time since the mastectomy today.


I have always been a dramatic sneezer but I felt like my rib cage was about to spring open and my delicate, bruised nipples were set to burst out of my Foobs like a bullet on a Fembot.

Anyway, thought I’d share.



6 thoughts on “Everyday things that are different since having a mastectomy: #1 Sneezing

  1. That is hilarious! (sorry). I told my husband he wasn’t allowed to talk to me for several weeks after the surgery, since pretty much everything he says makes me laugh and laughing was so painful for a few weeks (as was coughing and sneezing). Also, I told him he wasn’t allowed to say “ow” about any sort of injury to himself unless he was on fire.

  2. I think that if you were able to also get the wig and pegnoir in the photo, it would be worth the pain. Seriously, I am sorry this is so painful. Coughing and sneezing right after my TRAM surgery was a whole different kind of searing pain, too.

  3. I totally thought I got struck by lightning the first time I sneezed! It was like burning through my armpits- nerves activated I suppose. You made it through the first scary sneeze though and now the following ones will be less scary and start to feel more “normal” I suppose! Love the fembot! Lol!

  4. I’m having my mastectomy on Tuesday… so far I’m enjoying lots of off the cuff jokes but the thought of the surgery itself is pretty intimidating. I’m glad to see women are still laughing afterwards!

    • Hi Lori, Great to see you and good luck. I bet you can’t think of much else other than Tuesday? What procedure have you opted for? Tram flap, nipple sparing, expanders etc?
      It is really scary but I promise you it’s well worth it. Other than a couple of wobbles post surgery (mostly due to come downs from the drugs!) I have not looked back or been upset by my decision.
      The best of luck and please let me know how you get on xxx

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