I met with my oncologist today and mentioned that the incision under my arm is still tender and my breast is still red and heavy. She said I have a bit of lymphedema and should consider wearing a different kind of bra like a sports bra. Does anyone in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph area know of a good store where the staff is knowledgeable about proper fitting bras following a lumpectomy?
Thanks for your help.
It’s a long way, but there is one in south Barrie, and I see Vicanie’s in Waterloo who speak on their website about serving customers who have had mastectomies.
@Cynthia Mac thank you for your suggestions. As it happens I was watching a video on how to do lymphatic drainage massage and the therapist mentioned that if you have breast swelling that it would be best to wear a compression bra. After reading up on this it made perfect sense. All I was told was to not wear a bra with underwire or to wear a sports bra. Sports bras may not address the areas of where a person is experiencing lymphedema so it is best to have a proper compression bra. I did find a place in Kitchener that has such garments. I also found a RMT who does lymphatic drainage massage so I feel like I hit the jackpot.
i had a lumpectomy too. This was recommended by my physio and it is great
Body med boutique in Burlington is great! Ask for the “prairie compression bra”
Hope this helps
@Jonaleeca Hi! I recently had lumpectomy and prior to that went to Twin Sisters Mastectomy boutique 440 Brown’s line, in etobicoke. I was very satisfied with what i got.
what you will get at these types of specialty boutiques will be much better than sports bra. You can also google Amoena bras and they have a list of boutiques you may have closer to kw area!
hope this is helpful!