Today my blogger friend, Susie Lindau, goes in for breast cancer surgery.
If you don’t know Susie, you should click over to her blog – Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride – right now. Go ahead! You’re going to love it there!
(But please come back here at some point.)
You loved it didn’t you? Susie Lindau is a Wild Child. Her zest for travel, humor, and the writer’s life is contagious.
Even the way she’s dealing with cancer is funny! She’s been keeping us all posted in blogs titled The Boob Report.
But today she’s going through something pretty scary. She’s having a double mastectomy. And so many of us bloggers are sending Pink Vibes her way and praying that the surgery goes well.
The journey isn’t over. She’s got lots more wild rides to go on. One example, the reconstructive surgery. Who knew there was so much to think about? Nipples? No nipples? Tattooed nipples? These are serious and seriously funny questions for a woman to ask. I’m voting for the flower pots. She should walk around with those all the time. She’s gorgeous.
But please, take a moment today to wish Susie a safe surgery and speedy recovery. Send her a quick prayer, or make her laugh, at the twitter hashtag #SusieStrong.
Go, Susie, Go! We’re all thinking of you today!
To make a donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, click here. Any amount helps put us that much closer to finding and providing a cure for breast cancer.
Tattoo’d nipples? This is new information for me. But I’m kinda thinking that she needs to do that! I’m so wishing her the best. This is a great thing you guys are doing for her to show your support!
Follow Susie’s blog if you want to learn more. She’s promised to hold nothing back and share her wild ride with us. There’s lots to learn, that’s for sure!
I’ll just answer that since I know: The “revamped” breasts don’t come with the original nipple, but you can have a nipple shape tattooed on instead, to give it that authentic look.
Oh wow, that’s fascinating. I don’t know why I thought that the nipples would still be there. Sort of like implants, I guess I was thinking. But I guess they really do have to take the entire thing. I mean, I’ve SEEN woman with their breasts removed and nothing left but the scars, so I guess I should have known that. Tattooing nipples on seems a bit odd though. Do they have faux nipples to put on? They must, right?
You know, I’ve heard the details, but I haven’t seen one, so…
Actually, they can make a real nipple out of your own skin these days and then have it tattooed! How cool is that??? I have no idea if I will want them. Right now, I kind of like strolling around braless without fear of offending anyone!
GREAT post, Jess. I’m glad I didn’t use the flower pot picture. We’d have looked like two peas in a pod. Only different. And from different crop cycles. Off to promo your #SusieStrong blog love.
Thanks for cheering on Susie, Gloria! And we can be two peas in a pod. 🙂
Thanks for participating, Jess! Great post! 🙂
So glad you organized all of this! I’m glad Jules gave you credit where credit is due. Just know that you did a beautiful thing today! 🙂
Thank you, Renee! But, it is not at ALL about credit!! She is so loved! 🙂
Yes, thank you for corralling us all together to support our friend!
You are welcome!
Of course! But I wanted to thank you for organizing all these people! You are truly an event planner to the nth degree!
Thanks, Renee! I wish I could have contacted more but the day was not long enough to try to reach all her followers. 🙂
No one has THAT much time! 😉
Ditto on that THANKS! To all three of you. I feel the #SusieStrong power in the air.
I didn’t know there was a hashtag! Must add to my post…
Tattooed nipples, seriously who knew? Susie totally rocks. I’m loving all these posts supporting her (no pun intended). Go Susie, Go!
See you at the twitter party, Tameri!
Thanks for sharing, Jess. I, too, am one of those wild riders who follow Susie. She is one amazing and very brave lady, and I can’t wait to see and hear how far she bounces back from this.
She’ll bounce back the best way she knows how: with honesty, laughter, and a more amazing photos!
Send positive thoughts to Suzie. One of my closest friends went through this very experience 2 years ago. Suzie’s sense of humor will serve her well, I’m sure! Good luck, Suzie!
Thanks Dorie! You should check out Susie’s blog. World traveler such as yourself, you’re both wild riders!
Love the Wild Ride! and sending all kinds of sparkly support Susie’s way!
Ooh, I’ll throw in more frosting too! I’m sensing a party coming on. Or wait wait wait…#SusieStrong – The Musical!
Susie is definitely on my mind and in my heart today. Thanks for the post, Jess, and definitely a big thank you to the brickhousechick for organizing this. ❤
Thank you, Kassandra! It’s great to be united in supporting someone so special. 🙂
I couldn’t agree more. So glad brickhousechick united Susie’s friends and followers!
I have been through breast cancer with my mother and my best friend. This is a cause near and dear to my heart. My heart aches that Susie Lindau is going through this, but her bravery and humor is inspiring. Thanks for this reminder, Jess. I’ll be sending pink vibes her way and praying that all goes well.
Hugs to you too Julie, the patients aren’t the only ones who go through a lot with cancer. It impacts everyone. Thanks for cheering Susie on today! Hope your mom and bestie are many years in good health now!
Thanks, Jess! My mom is well and wonderful! Unfortunately, my best friend (whom I knew for 10 years, not nearly enough) died of metastatic cancer, but she died with bravery, grace, and dignity–just the way she lived.
Thanks for the link – she has a great blog. During my medical writing research, I stumbled upon another blog by a woman who is dealing with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, and have become hooked on her story. She is courageous, passionate, and funny as hell. Susie kind of reminds me of the same. And yes, she IS beautiful.
Thanks for sending your well wishes Mark! Good luck to your friend too! Laughter is the best medicine.
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Geez, Jess. I practically choked reading “Pink Vibes”…but only because I have a gutter brain. It totally went along with Susie’s Climax story, anyway…Hahaha!
Susie is definitely in my thoughts and prayers, too.
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Jess, I have been so humbled by all the blog support! Your post rocks! I literally felt all the positivity going into my surgery that day. I had no idea why until I started getting all the email alerts! I am so grateful and words will never be able to express my thanks!
I truly believe that my prognosis is so great because of all of you who blogged. After the biopsies, my results put me in the 26% for cancer recurrence, but after the surgery, I ended up in the 13%! What????? How cool is that? I believe it was due to the prayers, positive energy and thoughts that came my way that day. I have never felt anything like it in my life!
Thank you so much! ((((hugs))))
Aww, Susie, I’m just so happy that the surgery went well and that you’re on the road to recovery. I love the way you handled this disease – with guns flaring!!! Your personality and giving nature is what brought so many bloggers together and your honesty about what the surgery entails was educational and real and I can’t thank you enough for your bravery in sharing that.
Take it easy now, rest up and keep us posted when you can! *Big Hugs!*
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