Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It made me think...

These past few weeks have been extraordinarily busy at the Boutique. And we have seen a lot of ladies from all over QLD, Australia and a few from New Zealand and South East Asia. The one thing they all tell me in common is that they cannot get any variety in mastectomy bras, prostheses and swimsuits in their own home town. Often they are shown a picture in a catalogue and told their prosthesis or whatever will be in next week. Or.. worse still.. this is what you need (meaning that this is all we have fro sell you!) and these ladies have ended up with a prosthesis that is too big, too small or incorrect in the projection for their particular use.

Now there are times when we get caught short of stock too... but for 95%+ of our customers we have just what they need on the shelf. A common comment is.. "I just cannot believe the variety and quantities you have on offer!" Well I guess that is because we are a 100% mastectomy shop. It's what we do. As I thought about this I had a bit added to our website.. I have reproduced it below.

"And finally, if you are from out of town, remember Debra carries more varieties and stock of mastectomy goods than any other lingerie shop in Queensland. Why should you wait for your item to come in from somewhere, because your local shop doesn't normally stock it? More often than not, you can walk in and walk out with just what you may need at Spirit of Life Boutique.  If you're from out of town, let Debra know you are coming and she will take care of you!  When you do make the journey to her Boutique, you will find as countless others have done before you that it will be worth your while."

Just a small selection of our mastectomy bras!

So if you are reading this in the country ( or another country) .. make the trip. You'll be so glad you did.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The black Valletta T shirt is back!

Yes girls.. the fabulous Valletta T shirt with bilateral prostheses pockets is back at last. A really well made item.. they were very popular last time around.

Looks good!

A new Valletta mastectomy fashion top in Magenta

Hi ladies.. just in is this stunning new mastectomy top in black or magenta. Dress it up or dress it down you will always look smart in one of these.


Have a look at my video here!

At last.. a strapless mastectomy bra.

After years of asking our manufactures to design and make one.. at last it's here. Yes the new strapless mastectomy bra is now in stock. These are much more popular than even we imagined with a lot of ladies taking them home from our boutique.

No straps! Magic!

These bras are convertible and you can wear them in different ways. have a look at my video here!

Monday, April 7, 2014

New info video

Hi there.. just finished a short video on our new breast prosthesis. This new prosthesis is the most popular we have ever sold. With over 100 going out the doors in March alone. In fact we had to fly extra stocks in fresh from Germany to keep up with the demand. Watch the video and then come and try one for yourself .. you won't believe  the difference!

Have a look.. HERE.



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What a Mastectomy Bra Means to the One Wearing

A mastectomy is partial or total removal of a breast, usually as treatment for breast cancer. This leaves one with a physical scar and an emotional one that may take a while to heal. A mastectomy bra strives to make life as normal as possible for those that successfully went through a mastectomy.
To most people it may look like any other bra and well, nothing to see there, right? Not quite. A mastectomy bra is more than just a part of lingerie. It symbolizes a lot to the wearer than the public realizes.
The bra is a symbol of hope. It reminds you that you have gone through the worst of a great battle and survived it. It shows you that the best is indeed yet to come and you can stand tall looking forward to it.
Women are known to be resilient beings. A woman who survives the cancer treatments is much stronger than your average woman. This is because the treatments are intense and can really drain you. You may have broken down a few times through the journey but the fact that you are able to put on such a bra means that you are a conqueror.
The bra has pockets that allow you to place your prosthesis. Growing up with regular breasts and walking with prosthetic breasts are two very different experiences. With prosthetic breasts you may feel more self-conscious, like the first time your breasts started showing. 

Being able to wear this bra is testament to the fact that you have moved to another level in your life where you are now comfortable in who you are and what you look like. It is evidence enough that you have gathered the courage to face your fears and are well on your way to winning.