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Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 01:09PM - edited Sep 15, 2021 01:11PM by Jewelweed

Jewelweed wrote:

It's been five days since my oncoplastic lumpectomy, recovery is going well, but one thing I am noticing is.... holy mackerel is my skin sensitive! I can't stand the thought of wearing anything but the softest, gentlest fabrics. Two sports bras that I bought before surgery went straight into the trashcan-- they may as well have been sandpaper.

The post surgery bra they gave me at the hospital is doing it's job, but I have covered all of the incisions with layers of gauze on top of the steristrips, with more gauze tucked under the band for extra cushioning.

I really need to order a few more sports bras-- I assume I will live in them for the next few weeks. Any recommendations? I heard good things about Natori. The kind that fasten in the front, obviously, no scratchiness, no underwires. If I could hire kittens to sit on my chest I would.

Thanks in advance for any recs!

Dx 7/15/2021, DCIS, Left, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 15, 2021 06:30PM - edited Sep 15, 2021 06:32PM by Aklynna

I got these on Amazon and love them!

Women's Zip Front Sports Bra Wireless Post-Surgery Bra Active Yoga Sports Bras

That may not have worked. Here is a pic:

Kristy Dx 7/15/2021, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/26/2021 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
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Sep 15, 2021 09:26PM MinusTwo wrote:

I found the only thing I could tolerate for awhile was Fruit of the Loom plain cotton front hook bras. And I mainly wore those to hold the bandages in place.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 15, 2021 11:21PM Jewelweed wrote:

I found a soft modal bralette! Not as supportive as a sports bra but I figure if it holds the bandages and padding in place, it is doing it's job.

Dx 7/15/2021, DCIS, Left, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2021 01:07PM - edited Oct 1, 2021 01:08PM by mochaberri1971

Hi there! I recently had a lumpectomy and a SND and the bra they gave me in the hospital is basically the only bra I've been wearing as I'm still healing. It's made by a company called Masthead. They are a bit pricey but well worth it. I purchased a black one. It was funny, the nurse brought one in and once I tried it on, it was a bit snug so she went to get the next size up which was more comfortable since I was swollen and already have large breast. But she tossed the one I tried on in the soiled linen bin and I quickly snatched it out because I knew as I began to heal it would fit a lot better - lol. And once I saw how much these bras cost ($62) I was glad I snatched it out of the bin. They are extremely soft and have velcro for the straps, the sides and in the front for closure. It's my new favorite bra!

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