I have been learning how to tie beaded necklaces lately. This serves several purposes, by using my fingers for fine motor skills I am improving my hand neuropathy. It also gives me something productive to do while supine in the nest-the one sunny place to lay down in our house. This feels especially important when I am not the energy bunny I most love to be. The final added bonus is creating new things to adorn my self with. What ever it is I am metamorphosing into, I seem to be increasingly delighted with sparkly things and colorful clothing.
Enter the amazonite necklaces that I just made. Amazonite is a stone that has been enjoyed for thousands of years, and comes in several colors, often in beautiful blue-ish green, and milky green hues. I feel drawn to adorning my amazon self with a gemstone named for the one breasted women of antiquity. Amazonite has been attributed with various metaphysical properties – if you are courious about such things, you can read about them here. As I embrace my new body I feel excited by the positive things that may come about as I walk comfortably as an Amazon.
I have also been sewing a bit, and going thrift store shopping. It feels really good to be dressing to please myself, rather than dressing for practicality, which has been my main clothing objective for the past 10 years as a baker. The combination of summer heat, and hot flashes have made the idea of seeking out a prosthetic breast to wear quite unappealing. Which means that I have been going about town with nothing to disguise my one breasted status. I am not feeling disturbed by my body, but I have wondered if other people might feel uncomfortable when they see me. Which gave me the idea that perhaps there could be some means to camouflage my uniboob chest. So here is what the boys and I have come up with so far:
We are open to Any other ideas for what Joe has coined Boob Ou’Flage. We here at A.C.K think that this concept could be very helpful for other women in a similar situation. I know that I am feeling much less worried about what others might think about my chest, now that I know I have so many excellent means of making my new body blend right in.