Kim is 29 and from Kentucky. She was diagnosed with triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2B last June (and now NED!). She works as a registered nurse first assistant in surgery.
The night before my mastectomy I texted my good friend who was going to be responsible for suturing my incisions closed and placing the dressings, requesting her to make me some fake nipples.
All of my friends working on my case on the day of surgery came through. They specially crafted bright pink textured nipples out of our sharps safety pads and taped them to my dressings (they win creativity for surgical dressings!).
I woke up in the PACU searching under my gown for what they had created and continued to flash anyone and everyone around telling them I was now the titless wonder.
For a day that could have been full of trauma and sadness it was filled with laughter by everyone and a memory that will forever make me chuckle. They may have taken my boobs but they can never take my sense of humor!