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Nov 14, 2012 12:25PM
I agree with ALL of you about buying forms . . . my insurance paid about 1/3 . . so for me they were still expensive, in my opinion, for a less than a $5 blob of plastic of some type . . . The ONLY provider/store in 100 mile circumference around here does well because it is the ONLY shop . . . I believe they charge TOP DOLLAR and are still struggling . . . I sympathize with what the struggling business end of these products . . but, for me it is troubling/aggravating.
I would like to TOUCH/FEEL/TRY ON items before purchasing them at these outrageous prices. This ONLY shop is 30 minutes drive from me, is open by appointment from 9 to 5 on week days only . . . fairly inconvenient for a working gal!!!
Also, I found the bras to be VERY uncomfortable and ugly. I was small, I chose small foobs. They seem smaller now, 6 months later. I think they are deteriorating. I chose AMOENA camisoles and t-shirts. I like them, but they are NOT covered by insurance (they are not bras) and are extravagantly expensive, in my opinion. And, after wearing them for ~ 6 months now, and washing them, they are not holding up well with age. The elastic rolls now . . . I am also not finding them very comfortable.
More and more I am hoping to get brave enough to GO FLAT at work, wearing comfortable clothing.
This forum is helping me be brave(er). . . but I am not there yet.
CAUTION - do NOT go shopping right after surgery . . I did that, I did NOT research enough, I would definitely buy lightweight foobs now - but I haven't gone back to the one store available. . . maybe soon . . .
4/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
5/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
7/31/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)