|This is how the rash looks when I see Dr. S.|
Apparently ringworm loves moist areas and my hot flashes from the Tamoxifen, coupled with being in a surgical bra for a month and then spandex sports bras after that, makes my vulnerable right foob a target. Turns out the ringworm fungus is in the air all around us and it feeds on dead skin and all it needs to take hold is a moist environment and some old skin cells. I got plenty! Good news: Ringworm doesn't invade the body and is simple to treat. It's not unusual to have ringworm present on the chest; you can get it anywhere on your body. I asked him if I should be showering twice a day, he said NO! Ringworm loves moisture!
I have athletes foot. Even if it is on my boob!
A professional bra fitting will have to wait. At this rate, I'll be getting fitted at my two-year cancerversary (the date I had my bilateral mastectomy). If you had told me I'd be in recon hell for two years back then... well, I'm not sure what I would have done.
As for all the emotions that sprung up after this surgery... that's a post for another time. Let's just say the s*** had to hit the fan sooner or later…
POSTSCRIPT: For an update on my rash, please see my "Still Not a Gift" post here.