An Update from Carol: My Nipple Reconstruction
On the 26th September, exactly a year to the date of my mastectomy I had my final nipple tattoo (2nd of two) – and it looks amazing!!
I feel I have been very fortunate with my journey. Everything seems to have gone to text book. I was told I was a very good healer. I think this is due to a combination of reasons, genes, being physically fit, a positive attitude and the high dosage of vitamin C which my Naturopath recommend I take, once it was established I needed surgery, this is something I continue to take twice daily.
Initially any ache of pain, knee or neck, I feared being told the cancer maybe back but now as time goes on and recently having had my annual check-up my confidence has grown and this fear has subsided.
My physical activity is all back to normal, I’m back to wearing a normal sports bra (just one!!) In fact, I actually do not notice my implant anymore. It’s a great feeling to finally feel complete again.
Below is a my nipple tattoo experience in pictures. A big thanks to Megan for doing such an amazing job!