Saturday, September 1, 2018

Spring today!

Yes, today is September 1, the first day of Spring. And as usual we have our Amoena bra specials happening for the entire month. Buy 2 or more Amoena bras and enjoy a 20% discount on your purchase.

If you are a customer of the Boutique then you will have or shortly will received our latest newsletter. In it you will find details of the specials and also new fashion mastectomy bras, swimsuits and more details on Amoena prostheses.

And while I am here, a big thank you to the South Burnett for last weekend. I love taking the "show on the road" and in the past 12 months we have been to Barcaldine, Rockhampton (twice) and the South Burnett. In 2019 we will again be doing the same with Rockhampton again and the Sunshine Coast.

In the mean time... why not pop into the shop, say hello and see our new range.



Thursday, August 16, 2018

Spirit of Life.. Rocking the South Burnett

Have you had breast surgery? 

Welcome to the Spirit of Life Boutique.

There is life and lingerie after breast surgery.

Regain and retain that feeling of who you really are!
Appearance can make all the difference in how people see you and how you feel about yourself – and it’s always nice to have so much choice that you can pick things that are exactly right for you.

Who we are
We are a lingerie shop that specialises in mastectomy lingerie, swimwear, breast prostheses and swim forms  – and we have one of the largest selection in Australia. That’s possible for us because caring for women after breast surgery is all we do at Spirit of Life. And we have customers all over the world! Come and find out why!

We had such a brilliant response last time we went bush, that we are now coming to Nanango for a prosthesis and lingerie fitting day! If you live in the South Burnett, then this is for you!

Where: Star Motel, Nanango. (Look for the Spirit of Life Sign)

When: Between 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM Saturday 25th, August 2018

See: The latest mastectomy fashion bras and swimsuits.

Debra herself will be driving up from Brisbane to be onsite to personally take care of you and give you that specialised service that she is known and loved for. But fitting numbers are genuinely limited, so you need to call her right now on (07) 3511 4222 to book your appointment. When you call, Debra will talk with you about choices and sizing etc and bring prostheses and garments for you to try on the day. And you don’t need cash as Debra will have credit card facilities on the day!

Don’t miss out! Bookings close August 22! Call Debra now (07) 3511 4222

Why not visit the Boutique on the internet in the meantime?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Another one past its use by date.

Here we have yet another form well past its use by date. This one is 5 years old. The lady who owned this could have had it replaced twice by now and claimed back $400 from Medicare. There is simply no reason to wear worn out prostheses these days.

A new prostheses fits well and more importably makes you feel good about yourself. Back to the old new you. And remember.. you need to own more than one bra as well!

So don't put up with a worn, dirty and broken prosthesis.. ring Debra now to arrange a fitting of a new form. You'll be glad you did!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The people you meet...

Mark and I were invited out for an afternoon tea today. It was humbling to find that most of the women at the function knew of me and Spirit of Life. In fact the afternoon tea was at the home of one of my customer's daughters.

Working each day we try hard to help our ladies return to a happy life and to feel good about themselves. In fact, it's what we do at the boutique.

But to hear really positive feed back from a group of ladies, some of whom have been touched by breast cancer and a lot more who are just aware of what we do is really humbling. I came out of there walking on air and fired up for tomorrow at the boutique.

We love what we do!

I even had a some positive comments from fellow guest, our Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop. She also updated us on the latest news re the rescue of those teenagers in Thailand.

Julie Bishop MP and Debra

Apart from all of this I am working hard on choosing next seasons bras and matching briefs. Look out for our September newsletter.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Is your prostheses too old?

Under the Federal Government's External Prosthesis Rebate Scheme, you can claim a new prosthesis every two years.  The refund is up to $400 ($800 for bilateral) which means that for a lot of ladies, there will be no out of pocket costs.

The very qualities that make a prosthesis soft so it passes the "hug test" also make it fragile so it must be cared for.

And they do have a finite life. Guaranteed for 2 years from date of purchase, the life of a prosthesis is usually around 2 - 3 years. And with ongoing changes in technology with modern prosthetic breast forms, new models are released regularly.

Why not update every two years?

Well a lot of ladies don't seem to and every day we see women coming in with ruptured prostheses wrapped in cling wrap to contain the filling. And often these are up to 8 years old.

Why put up with that?

Here is one 4 year old form that we have just binned.

Why put up with this mess?

This form is partially deflated as it is leaking filling.

Note the mould starting to grow and the tear at the bottom.

A close up of the tear allowing the filling to leak.

So you don't need to put up with this mess every day!

1.You can claim every two years.

2. Refunds are up to $400 which covers a large part of the range, so no out of pockets.

3. If you are an existing client and haven't changed in size, we can mail you a new form.

4. We have all the claim forms here and will help you fill them out and post them.

5. Ring Debra now on (07) 35114222.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Back to the future.. Denim..

Just had our web folks add the new Amoena Denim coloured mastectomy bra "Jade" to our website. This would have to be the best selling bra we had had in recent times. Just flying out the door as we unpack them and before we can hang them.

Check them out here...

But don't wait.. limited stock!

Amoena T Shirt bra Jade.

Looking forward to seeing oyu soon in the shop.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Thank you Rockhampton!

Not long back in the door from our trip to Rockhampton.

Talk about a sold out tour.

My thanks go to all of the ladies who support us and appreciate it when we take the show on the road.  And of course this just wouldn't be possible with out the sterling coordination and support of those Magic Breast Care nurses, Donna, Chris and Bronwyn.

Thank you ladies from the bottom of our hearts.

Our new flag has its first outing in Rocky!

Quickly finished hanging the stock just minutes before we "opened"

And a really big thank you once again to the magnificent people at Cancer Council Rockhampton for allowing us to use their education centre as a pop up shop for Spirit of Life. We are so very much indebted to you.

All in all a big success and we will be back again to Rock RockVegas. Keep an eye on our website for details.

Also the following credits for cast and crew...

QANTAS for flying me up. Awesome airline.

Mark for driving all the stock up.

And Willy Wong's old girlfriend for managing the till.