Given the title of my blog, I regret to announce that this is definitely happening, Fashionable Reader. I have my surgery booked and everything. I'm not going to change the blog name, mind you. I lived with a Rack for decades, I deserve to keep the name having suffered for it. Plus, they tell me they can't take me down as much as I would like, so my Rack with still be Rack-ish.
However, apart from the blog name situation I am SO EXCITED. Scared, of course, it's major surgery, but mostly excited.
|My bra and my cat, for scale.|
Here's the thing. I've never liked my breasts. I got them late, they kept growing and, by-in-large, inconvenienced me. Now at a 28 JJ they really negatively impact my life. I can't exercise anymore, I've no posture, my back is a mess, I've groves in my shoulders, scars all over my back from things having been rubbed raw and cut off, all bras are torture devices, I basically hurt all the time, and, well, you know the litany. I'm not going to blog about the process of the surgery itself, because you don't want that here. (There are many websites out there if you do.) Suffice it to say... it's happening and it won't be pretty or fun.
|Purity Pino Daeni|
This is a blog about fashion and I must say I can't even express the thrill about prospective options once these puppies are down. Oh, the shirts I will wear! The dresses! I dread my own shopping habits once more of Nordstrom Rack is opened up to me. I wonder if my style will shift as a result of not having to wear vintage because it is the only thing that fits. I'm even looking forward to going through my closet and purging, or putting aside for tailoring. I don't know how many of my carefully hoarded and curated vintage dresses will fit me when I am through the months of recovery, and you know what? I don't care!
I'll be sad to lose the corsets. Most of mine are custom, earned with sweat and tears, and probably not able to be modified much. Although I have a relationship with Dark Garden and I know they will do their best for me. I own 11 corsets total (don't judge, we all have addictions). The two under-busts will be unaffected (and probably worn more often as a result of me not needing the support of an over-bust).
The infamous spoon corset should be fine, it's too small in the bust anyway, as should my vinyl. Both of these are off the racks and never fit my Rack correctly anyway.
My two favorites: the Class 5 and the cream brocade may still fit, depending on the size of the resulting boobs after reduction, as I balloon up over the top now, the Rack will likely just sit down in further after, which is better for a woman of my years anyway.
My batty corset, I don't know, I rarely wear that one as it is so goth. I may consign it.
That leaves three that probably won't fit anymore: my foundation sweetheart (the one you see me in at events as an undergarment), my cyber, and my fancy.
I fit fully inside these three, and Rack reduction will have some notable effect.
"Say what you will about the formidable Madame Damnable, but I can see how she made her money in Anchorage. She’s got to be fifty-nine, and she’s still got a balcony you could do Shakespeare from."
~ Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
|Corset Add michaelmoonsbookshop tumblr|
What size will I be out the other end? Well, I asked for a C cup. But they tell me I can't hope for anything smaller than a D and it's most likely going to be DD (so see, I still get to earn the name Retro Rack). Fashionably, C would be best, because that would put me at an overall pretty standard size 6. Still, I've gone for years being a different size top and bottom so I guess I can continue.
|Donna Mae Brown perched on a new 1950 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe|
Meanwhile, I am working hard to stay fit and eat healthy before I go under the knife. I'm a little scared but I'm also so thrilled by the prospect of not being in constant pain any more. I hope you will please excuse some laxness in the blog'o'sphere as a result. I promise to let you all know how it goes as soon as I am back to sitting up and eating solid foods.
A word on the subject that I was hoping wouldn't be necessary...
If you are a dude (and it's always dudes) and feel the need to comment on my figure in a "heh heh, snort snork, you're so hot I hope you don't take it too far" terms... that is SO SKEEZY. Yech.
I'm honest on this blog because I have a wonderful relationship with my readers and I want them to know why there is a delay on my books and why I won't be online very much for the next few months. Respect my reasons, my choices, and which of these I have made public.
I write about gentlemen in my books and I expect you to act like a gentleman on my corner of the internet. If you wouldn't say it in front of your mother or your daughter, don't you dare say it here or to me in "private."
|Source- That’s What She Said|
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