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Finding a mastectomy bra
Hello,
I had a single mastectomy one year ago and am looking for a comfortable bra. Due to the ensuing lymphedema I have e hard time putting my arms behind my back so putting on a bra is difficult.
I am looking for a front closing mastectomy bra with pockets for a prosthesis. Would be nice if it was attractive and had adjustable straps.

would also like to hear if anyone has found a breast form that is machine washable and lighter weight than my prosthesis.
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PinkDaze
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@Onestepforward hello. It's tough finding something comfortable but there are lots of choices. Its just finding the right one to match that I find difficult. Most of the time I just go without. Amoena Canada has a good range of forms as well as bras with pockets. You can order online as well. I found it helpful to go to an actual store. I tried on many different styles and types to try to find the closest match.

I'm not sure what area you're in. Im lucky to have a shop near me to go to.

This is the link for Amoena Canada

https://myleftbreast.ca/

Cyf
37 Posts

@Onestepforward I have been using a lot of bralettes that fit over my head. I also can't do up a bra by reaching behind my back but I never could, lol. What I do with a bra that does up in the back is do it up in front of my body then spin it around. Then slip my arms through the straps hope this helps.

@Onestepforward

Have you heard of Knitted Knockers? https://www.knittedknockers.org/

They will send a free one - they are light and I although haven't used one, have heard very good things about them. I'm fairly certain they are machine washable as well.

And I put my back enclosure bra on the same way @Cyf does - always have lol

Lianne

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