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The lighter side of having surgery

Forgot to mention in my last post – one of the things I have found myself doing while I am out and about lately is surreptitiously looking at other womens figures, especially those with around the same build as me, and trying to figure out what I am going to look like with smaller boobs.  I do hope I am not too obvious – I would hate to think one of these women saw me looking at her breasts. 

I also booked myself a haircut for a couple of weeks before our trip.  I really like the way my hair is looking at the moment but OH doesnt like the fact its shorter than his.  So I will grow it for another month or so, so that when  I go to the hairdresssers in June she has got a little bit of length to play with and can come up with a short cute style for me to have while we are off on our holiday.

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  1. jayne

     /  April 15, 2009

    Lol, you always look on the bright side. I’m sure you’ll look great with smaller boobs and your cute new hair style.
    And you can then look back on everything and say “what a journey this has been”.
    I’m sure it won’t take long for everyone to get used to the ‘new you’ and I have a feeling its going to be all good.
    Look after yourselve, relax, enjoy the great weather and catch you soon. x

  2. ning

     /  April 16, 2009

    well aunty.. i just wanna wish u good luck and also to say.. i think u will look just fine with smaller boobs… even tho im sure it will be a massive change for you… love ning


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