Friday, April 30, 2010

i bought a swimsuit



And I posted about it for BlogHer.

I won't say the search wasn't traumatic:


I rejected suits that didn't cover my scars, that were two big, too small or both at the same time. I worked up a sweat trying to get tangled bathing suit straps over my shoulders, often resulting in a look that was reminiscent of a wrestling uniform. I cried a little bit. Regular suits left me feeling too exposed and mastectomy suits bagged on the chest when I was not wearing a breast form.

You can read the rest of the post here. I even posted a picture of myself, wearing the swimsuit.

I didn't get to far on my to-do list this month but these are accomplishments (the doing and the writing) of which I am proud.

9 comments:

Dianne Duffy said...

I Love your new swimsuit! I wish I could find one, but I have a different set of challenges..

Once while I was sweating, wearing my foobs while working out in the yard, I grumbled at my hubby, "You see how comfortable you would feel having two rubber chickens strapped to your chest!"

Ever since then,they've been "rubber chickens"!

Dianne Duffy

laurie said...

and that, Dianne, is why I don't wear my "foob" (great word) very often at all. ;-)
Mine would be more like a rubber turkey.

Ginny said...

Hiya Laura! Looking good. Still, you remind both me and my husband of someone we know!! Maybe we crossed paths while we visited your town once!

Anonymous said...

Laurie,

I love your new swimsuit and it, and you, look mighty good! Let's use it up on a series of water-focused vacations really soon.

Love,

the B in T

Finola said...

I think you look fabulous! Happy swimming :)

Nat said...

Bonus marks for posting a photo of yourself in a bathing suit on the internet... 99 per cent sure I wouldn't do that...

(Also great suit. In my experience, the top does not ride up.)

Lene Andersen said...

You look fantastic! I love the colour and pattern.

And I am in awe of your courage. Don't think I could show up in a bathing suit anywhere, whether in real life or the net. And now I'll have go think about why not.

"Boobs akimbo" made me snort tea on my keyboard. As did the "breast stroke all by itself".

laurie said...

I had second thoughts about doing the photo (although I offered, they didn't ask) but I'm glad I did. I guess I felt that I can't wait to be thin to start living or I'll wait forever.

Dee said...

I, for one, am proud of you. That is a hard thing to do - and I would probably feel the same way in terms of rather visiting the dentist. Posting your picture and telling about your experience took courage. And, nice suit! I happen to have two tankinis myself - covers up the spare tire I have.