Comedian Tig Notaro on her double-mastectomy & 'frankenchest'
Immediately after her surgery, doctors and surgeons were guiding her along to the next steps for reconstructive surgery for new breasts. The inherent societal pressure on women's appearance made it seem like a necessity for new breasts after her life-saving double mastectomy. However, Notaro opted out of the reconstructive surgery.
Instead, Notaro focused on overcoming the disease, being alive, and channeling that energy and gratefulness into her hobbies and her work.
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