Monday, March 31, 2014

Special Bras for Special Women

Cancer is a disease that takes a lot away from the patient. The battle is usually tough and draining therefore anyone who survives is considered a hero in many ways. Breast cancer is no different. Most breast cancer survivors have had to get a mastectomy.
A mastectomy refers to the removal of all or part of a breast usually with the intention of cutting out cancerous growths or cells in the breast. This is a traumatizing experience for any woman because like most women, you probably took great pride in your breasts as you were growing up.
Getting back to wearing your bra after you have fully recovered from breast surgery may be heartbreaking since you will not be able to wear it anymore and it will serve as a painful reminder of your ordeal.
Lucky for you, there are bras that are made specifically for those women that have undergone a mastectomy. These bras look like your everyday bras. They feature soft padding for added comfort. The best feature is of course the fact that they have pockets where one can place prosthetic breasts. This ensures that they stay in place.  
Mastectomy bras are very hard to come by since they are not used by many people as compared to normal bras. When you do come across one, you may get all excited and forget the important thing which is comfort. Make sure it fits you well at the cup and all round. 
Some can be strapped from the back as usual and some both back and front. They are pretty much like your old bras. It may take a while before you feel comfortable walking around in prosthesis but once you do you will stop feeling self conscious.
New from Spirit of Life is this pretty strapless mastectomy bra

Going through breast surgery is no mean fete and so you deserve all the beautiful things on the earth that could make you happy and feel like a princess. A mastectomy bra is among those things.

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