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Topic: The Genie Bra?

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2011 02:31AM - edited Mar 28, 2011 02:32AM by Nordy

Nordy wrote:

Seriously, this is what happens when I stay up too late at night flipping through the channels - I get sucked in by infomercials! Having said that, I think this bra may be worth a try for some of the ladies that either benefit from not wearing a bra (but would like to) or maybe even some with breast edema. Has anyone ever tried it? It seems like it would not cut into shoulders or trunk... I just don't know if I want to place the order and have 6 bras laying around if they didn't work out!

www.geniebra.com (sorry Mozilla doesn't let me cut and paste!)

Do or do not. There is no try. (Yoda!) 2 large positive nodes before neoadjuvant chemo - all nodes negative after chemo Dx 4/21/2005, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 28, 2011 12:40PM KittyDog wrote:

It honestly doesn't look like it would hold me up....but for someone who isn't wearing a bra it looks like it would be comfy.

To cut and paste using Mozilla.

click on your Ctrl key and your V key at the same time.  a new screen will come up.  Paste it in there and then click on insert.

Then to make it link, use you mouse and select the address and click on the insert/edit link button two over from the smile.  A new window will pop up.  paste the address in the link URL space and then click on insert. and you now feel like a pro.

www.geniebra.com
4 rounds of AC, 3 rounds of Taxol, UMX 3-29-10, 34 rounds of radiation.finished 7-2-10, ooph & hysterectomy 10-25-10, tamoxifen, femara now on to arimidex, Lymphedema arm, trunk, legs and now my neck...grrr Dx 11/24/2009, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 28, 2011 02:13PM Nordy wrote:

Kitty dog! Thank  you for those instructions... Man, they don't make it easy do they??!

Do or do not. There is no try. (Yoda!) 2 large positive nodes before neoadjuvant chemo - all nodes negative after chemo Dx 4/21/2005, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 28, 2011 03:51PM KittyDog wrote:

You are welcome.  I just happened to figure it out. thanks to my computer nerd hubby.     

Control and C = copy

Control and V = Paste

4 rounds of AC, 3 rounds of Taxol, UMX 3-29-10, 34 rounds of radiation.finished 7-2-10, ooph & hysterectomy 10-25-10, tamoxifen, femara now on to arimidex, Lymphedema arm, trunk, legs and now my neck...grrr Dx 11/24/2009, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 29, 2011 12:41AM cookiegal wrote:

Actually I saw that somwhere and thought the same thing!

You deserve a cookie!
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Mar 29, 2011 09:03AM Sher wrote:

I use Firefox too and so also have never been able to use my mouse to copy and paste.  There is a way you can monkey with Firefox profile preferences to change that, but I've never wanted to attemp that.  So today I tried doing this with Ctrl V and found that you must disable popup blocking to use this method.  With Firefox, you'll get a bar at the top that gives you the option to disable the popup blocker for this site.  I love learning new tricks!  Thanks Kitty!

Dx 8/28/2000, IDC,
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Jun 18, 2011 09:32AM amyng wrote:

I've had my genie bra for a few weeks now and think it's well worth the money. I like the fact that i don't have to deal with any underwires or straps but my husband doesn't like it and i have to admit it's not the sexiest bra, but it's damn comfortable. If anyones in canada and wants to buy it i suggest you check out the offer seen at http://www.seentvcanada.com/genie-bra-canada-p-680.html ..for the record i tried control v into this box and got an error.

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Jun 18, 2011 05:23PM kane744 wrote:

I'm gonna look it up, but honestly, I am so pleased with my stick on bra.  Wore it last night and stuck it on to give me cleavage.  First time since breast cancer.  Have to take it off ever so slowly and would never wear it every day, but for those dress up occasions it's the answer.  Only fits over the boobs.  No back or straps to constrict.  OK, now I'm looking up genie.

Dx 9/26/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 5/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/26/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/1/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 18, 2011 05:25PM Babs37 wrote:

kane744- stick on bra??? Where can I buy one?

Dx 8/26/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 2/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/9/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/22/2011 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 5/6/2011
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Jun 19, 2011 07:57PM FireKracker wrote:

Hi sistas

i got a card in the mail about those bras.sounds too good to be true.i do have mild edema and now im only wearing a sports bra and a compression bra.ugh........im soooo tempted to order them but dont think there will be enuf support to hold up 34DD with slight edema....anyone know????????

just dying to put a real bra on and not worrry.

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Jun 20, 2011 11:23AM kane744 wrote:

Babs, the product is called NuBra.  I got mine at Dillards, which is a big dept. store in the south.  There are several different models, even one with underwires.  The best thing about them is that depending on how you position them, they even provide nearly decent support (I'm a D).  Takes a bit of practice.  At first I was worried about peeling the one off my breast cancer boob cause of the scar, but directions say to take it slowly and I had no problems at all.  I've worn them for well over six hours and had no trouble with losing their stick.  They are on there!!   Love, love, love this product.

Dx 9/26/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 5/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/26/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/1/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 20, 2011 05:25PM FireKracker wrote:

I called the co.and asked what it was made of.96& nylon and 4%spandex...I dont think thats strong enuf for me...does anyone have any feedback on this?????? this offer is so tempting but!!!!!

there is a 60 day money back policy!!!!!!! hmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Jun 21, 2011 11:26AM Sher wrote:

Hi Kane,

How do you think the NuBra would work after BMX to add just a little fullness?  I'm not interested in having large "breasts" just don't like being concave and I HATE wearing a bra.  I've tried contact silicone forms, but found them too heavy and uncomfortable, plus you still need a bra.  I do wish someone would make a contact foam or fiber filled form, but possibly a NuBra might work?

Dx 8/28/2000, IDC,
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Jun 24, 2011 03:54PM FireKracker wrote:

I broke down and bought them.i got a card in the mail that gave ne an additional discount and i called them up and spoke to a nice lady for about 1/2 hr.told her about the bc,the harness i wear,sports bra yadda yadda yadda and she said you have 60 days money back policy....Ill keep you gals posted.it sounds too good to be true...

Hey ya neva know unless you try.maybe i will wear a reg.bra someday!!!!!!

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Jun 24, 2011 07:28PM HansieDZ wrote:

I just have to post as I have had my Genie Bras for a month or two and I love them! I do not have breast cancer (my husband does and just had a full right masectomy yesterday) but since bc is on my mind these days,I thought that they would work very well for ladies with bc.

The only thing,they are a tiny bit hard to put on (not as easy as a regular bra) BUT they are absolutely the most comfy bra I've ever worn. They have like a little "pad" inside (I didn't see this in the commercials) that move around (not really a bad thing). I am a 40C/D and they support me very well. I hate taking it off!

I hope you have good luck with yours!

The years run too short and the days too fast. ~ "Time Passages" Al Stewart
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Jun 26, 2011 08:12PM - edited Jun 26, 2011 08:12PM by Jelson

There is a $20 off sale for them online, an ad popped up in an online newspaper I was reading. I was in pain kayaking today, and came home to find an 8" long welt under my arm and around my back from where my sports bra (wireless) rubbed. ugh. maybe a genie bra is the answer!  actually losing weight is the answer, but in the meantime??

www.buygeniebra.com/?gclid=COS...

Julie E

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jun 27, 2011 09:27PM FireKracker wrote:

as i said before i did order them and im soooo lookin forward to getting them.I did hear it takes a while to get.....

hey it comes down to about 10 bucks a bra......with a 60 day money back policy how can you go wrong?????????

I also heard that their customer svs.dept on returns give you a hard time.....I DARE THEM.

just a heads up sistas.....

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Jul 5, 2011 05:19PM FireKracker wrote:

HEY everyone !!!!!!I got the bras.....I have 1 on now....put it on slipping it up and its very comfy....i hate new bras but so far so good.it feels like in between the compression bra and the sports bra.like a little less support and i am comin out a little under the arm but i like it that way because it doesnt cut the scar....just wanted everyone to know for the $$$$$ its a nice change of pace.looks like im gonna keep them.
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Jul 7, 2011 05:42PM FireKracker wrote:

mine does not have any wires in it.I cannot wear any underwire bras ever again.
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Jul 13, 2011 11:43PM Nordy wrote:

I am so glad these are working for someone! I still am tempted... so keep us updated on them granny! I also didn't see that any of the Genie bras had underwire??? Is it only on the much larger ones?

Do or do not. There is no try. (Yoda!) 2 large positive nodes before neoadjuvant chemo - all nodes negative after chemo Dx 4/21/2005, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 14, 2011 10:38PM FireKracker wrote:

im a 34DD...no underwires.i wore mine yesterday all day and it felt good.

i dont want anyone to think these bras are top of the line but they sure are working for me...i would not wear them everyday but the best part is they are not cut high under the arm where i had the SN removed.

bottom line for the $$$$$ they are really worth it. 

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Jul 15, 2011 02:58AM Nordy wrote:

toby - on their website they say that there are "no underwires". Could you be thinking of a different brand?

Granny - I think I may end up trying them just to wear around the house. Going out I would like more support, but they sound so comfy just to wear around when I am not planning on going anywhere!

Do or do not. There is no try. (Yoda!) 2 large positive nodes before neoadjuvant chemo - all nodes negative after chemo Dx 4/21/2005, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 15, 2011 09:34AM Binney4 wrote:

Thanks for the review, granny.Smile For me, trying to find something that IS cut high under the arm is the trick, so it contains that very pesky swelling right in front of the axilla. For that the WearEase works well for me. Hard to find something both high enough to cover the area and gentle enough not to cut into it.Undecided
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Jul 15, 2011 10:37AM KS1 wrote:

How does one differentiate between mild axillary/trunk LE vs. having a little bit of extra flesh or loss of muscle tone post surgery?  KS1

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