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Topic: Needed: post mastectomy bra, size 38 C

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Posted on: Jul 17, 2017 01:40PM

Lmcrall wrote:

Last month I underwent a right Mastectomy with reconstruction. I loved Victoria's secret bras prior to my surgery but they are uncomfortable now after surgery. Looking for some advice or suggestions on free products. Thank you!

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Jul 17, 2017 02:06PM moodyblues wrote:

Lmcrall:  Hi, I am not sure how long ago your MX was, but it took me awhile to wear a bra afterwards, several weeks.  When I did change to a bra it was a sports bra, no wires as recommended by my reconstructive surgeon.  It was a very generic bra and worked well, although it did hurt a bit where it covered my drain tube holes.  Each surgeon is different and requests us to wear what they think is good for us.  The bra I bought was Hanes with regular straps, no frills and no padding.  Ask your doctor what he wants you to wear. 

Hope this helps!



Dx 2/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 3/31/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jul 17, 2017 02:21PM Lula73 wrote:

have you tried Victoria's Secret no underwire bras? They have several in their regular line that are comfy and do their job well. I was glad to finally find a regular bra that was at least 1/2 way sexy after wearing the post surgery bras. I recommend the t-shirt, easy plunge and easy push up. Easy push-up is the one I wear most. I'm a 36D by the way so I know what it's like to try and support the girls and keep it comfortable too

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/1/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 21, 2017 08:42AM Lmcrall wrote:

Thank you so much for the advice! My MX was 5 weeks ago and up until now I've just been wearing a camisole for comfort. I go back to work next week and realize I need a bra to make "my girls" look symmetrical. I found a wireless bra that doesn't cut into my side, Bali from Kohl's. So comfortable, but not sexy. I will definitely make a trip to Victoria's secret to try out the easy push-up. Thank you again!

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Jul 21, 2017 08:44AM - edited Jul 21, 2017 08:45AM by Lmcrall

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