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Friday, June 3, 2011

Treasured Chest

I did a few things before my surgery as kind of a special treat to myself. To capture the way I natural form. One thing I did was make a plaster cast of my chest. Now I know that sounds very strange....why would you want a cast of your boobs? But it's a fun way to get one's mind off the seriousness of having a PBM. It's a free service provided by Keep a Breast Foundation. All you do is fill out an application and they mail you everything you need to create a plaster cast. I got my cousin and two of my sisters to help me and we had so much fun! I haven't painted it yet..I haven't decided how I want it to look! Here's the pictures of us creating the plaster cast:

The finished product

You honestly had to expect some pictures like this right? HA

Sisterly bonding

It was so hard to be patient!

The box that my kit was shipped in- I would've LOVED to see the mailman's face!

I also got some boudoir pictures taken which were SO much fun! I've seen a few of them and love the way they turned out. I can't wait to see the rest! This definitely helped to ease my stress as my surgery was looming in the near future. Now, I just have to figure out what to do with the cast. Planter maybe?? :)

1 comment:

  1. The pictures are hilarious! Thanks again for sharing!