OK, so sometimes I get the sensation that my nipple is still there, or I literally get an itch that I can’t scratch. You know how amputees get the sensation of a phantom leg or phantom arm? I literally have phantom nipple on occasion. If I think about it too much, OCD starts to kick in and I want to scream, but then I breathe and the feeling passes. I confirmed it with my doctor, and I am not nuts, there really are severed nerve endings that remain active. It’s totally weird.
Alison’s BioAt age 34, I was diagnosed with stage 1B breast cancer. I am trying to learn to live one day at a time and am using this journey to help me find inner peace. I am married to a wonderful guy. I have friends who are like family and family who are like friends. I have a big goofy lab named Tiggy who keeps me laughing. I like spending time near coastal areas and being creative. I hope to do more of that in the future. I am really lucky. Wishing everyone health, peace, love and happiness. Love, Al