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Apr 4, 2019 02:38PM
Apr 4, 2019 02:43PM
I made my own breast form out of flannel and polyfill after finding nothing that worked well for me. I started out making round ovals as wide as my former breast, and then ended up adding a stem to the top of the oval (so it looks like an upside down hot air balloon), which fills out the top part of the bra (and you can fold it over at the top so no stuffing escapes). The flannel helps it stay put, as does the fact you can fill it pretty full, so it doesn't shift in the bra but is still comfortable.
I did end up trying out a beaded form, and it was pretty comfortable, but it's a little more firm and has a sort of beanbag sound if you press on it. I had to let some beaded stuffing out so it would look more natural on me, and boy did I make a mess! The pillow stuffing has been "I forget it's there" comfortable for me, it doesn't make noise, and is way less messy to deal with. They're both great comfy options,though.
Now I just have to figure out a similar rigging for my prosthetic. This stuff is a lot of work sometimes. . .
Sunocean, FWIW, the area near the breastbone was the last part to be less sensitive for me. I still get some pains there sometimes (I'm a couple months+ out now).
Diagnosed at 42. Had symptoms of Paget's for years prior to positive biopsy. No Tamox because low% ER.
11/2/2018, Paget's, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
11/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Right
11/29/2018, DCIS/Paget's, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-
12/19/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
12/21/2018, DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-
1/16/2019 Mastectomy: Right