Log in to post a reply
Nov 4, 2010 10:06AM
I'm not totally down on Nordstrom's on this matter - I did have a better experience when I went back the second time. The fitter had told me they could pocket any of their bras for breast forms. This isn't really true - some styles just won't work with breast forms, demi bras and that sort of thing.
I picked out a few likely-looking styles and tried them on in the Normal Women's dressing room, just tucking the breast forms in to see how they fit. Then I picked two and took them to the counter and asked to have them pocketed. I still had to deal with a fitter to get them to submit paperwork to the insurance company, but since they already had my info on file - they need to know what shape your breast forms are - it didn't take very long, and I didn't have to get her input on what size I should buy, or anything like that.
They don't charge extra for pocketing the bras, and they will mail them out to you at no charge so you don't have to return to the store a second time. It takes a week or so to get them.
It would be nice if they had a couple of racks of pre-pocketed mastectomy bras you could browse, though.
PILC + autoimmune disorder; DX at age 51, 6 TX neoadjuvant TAC 9/2009-1/2010; BMx 2/2010, 33 rads starting 4/2010, tamoxifen starting 6/2010, Zometa starting 10/2010, reconstruction starting 12/2011, Femara starting 6/2013...right arm lymphedema
9/21/2009 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
2/17/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right
4/18/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes
12/2/2011 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
11/14/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
5/28/2013, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/10 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
6/19/2013 Femara (letrozole)