Skip to main content

Oh, my dear old breast, now a memory in the past,

A double mastectomy, a journey that was vast.

No longer do you grace my chest, no longer do you stand,

But in your absence, a new perspective I command.


I used to be a Barbie, with curves and nipples too,

But now I'm a real Barbie, with a story that's true.

No nipples, no problem, for I've found strength within,

A funny twist, a deep reflection, where my journey begins.


You were once a symbol of femininity and grace,

But now I see beauty in a different kind of space.

No longer defined by external form or shape,

I've learned to embrace my scars, my body's landscape.


Funny it may seem, this newfound realization,

That true beauty lies beyond mere physical sensation.

Deep within my soul, a strength that can't be denied,

A warrior spirit, a resilience that won't hide.


So here's to you, my old breast, a part of me once whole,

Though you're gone, your memory forever I'll hold.

I'm a real Barbie now, with a story to tell,

A journey of courage, of acceptance, where I dwell.


No nipples, no problem, for I am complete,

A symbol of strength, a testament to defeat.

Funny but deep, this journey I've been through,

I'm a real Barbie now, and I'm embracing the new.


written by : Michelle Odette

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

before cancer.....

Before my breast cancer diagnosis, I was incredibly shallow. I was obsessed with my appearance and always striving to live up to the model image I had created for myself. I even dreamed of posing for Playboy one day. But after a double mastectomy, I am now so self-conscious that I can hardly recognize myself. It took me almost a month to look down at my chest after the surgery. I cried and cried for hours in the bathroom, wondering how this could be happening to me. I had always been so confident in my body, and now I felt like a stranger in my own skin. As a mother, I struggled with how to teach my daughter to be confident when I was struggling so much myself. How could I tell her to love herself when I didn't even recognize myself anymore? I was grateful for my surgeon's skilled hands and for getting the cancer out, but I hated the results. When people say that a mastectomy is not a boob job, they are right. The scars and the fact that I will never have sensation again at 34

Camp Breastie 2023