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Sep 5, 2021 11:06PM
I'm getting really really frustrated with bras. I can't find anything comfortable. Before I had my double mastectomy I wore freya and fantasie bras (34e) I always got fitted at my local bra boutique and I was comfortable in underwires
I had had tissue expanders in since Aug of 2020. I just got them exchanged for implants on August 26th 2021. It was a bit long but covid took up our operating rooms and delayed surgeries.
The whole time with the expanders I felt like I was wearing an iron bra. I was so uncomfortable my arms hurt and I have partially frozen shoulders. I haven't been able to get into physio like I normally would be able to.
My surgeon wanted me to wear a "sports bra" post op then an underwire 24/7 for 3 months when I'm able. The problem is fitted sports bras don't fit me. I don't even wear sports bras ...ever! I've been fitted for 2 wire free bras that were fine until I washed then and now I can't stand them. I also was fitted for an underwire bra that was also fine until I washed it. Both the latter were anita Rosa faia and are not cheap. I'm taking them back. I have no issues spending the money on the right bras. Right now I'm 34ddd (34E) I've probably tried on 50+ bras in the shop. These women have known me 20+ years and every time I think I have something comfortable then it's not
Is it as simple as buying a 12$ cheap sports bra? Am I trying to wear an underwire too soon? When I tried to wear the underwire the first day I got it, it was great but the day after when it was washed I tore it off because it felt like I had that darn iron bra on again and it's been 24hrs and I still feel like I'm wearing it!!
The ps said I need the underwire to create the crease under my breast.
I'm also afraid of what happened with the expanders, they were so hard they were jamming my arms all the time making them hurt and putting my shoulders out of whack.
This is so much harder and more painful than I expected
I'm seeing my ps on Wednesday
7/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
8/6/2020 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement
2/21/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
8/26/2021 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant