Well, with the talk about prothesis I thought I'd better post.
I had two casts made the other day. The sweetest girl helped me and made the experience actually, (almost) fun. We will stay in touch and of course I told her about the board. It is through
Healthcare camp, her card says. She came from Atlanta to a store in Champaign where I buy bras and lymphadama products. It is like plaster of paris. She puts wet paste strips all over your chest and they harden and make a cast. She did two. One with my bra on and one without. I told them not to make it yet though as I have my mammagram in two weeks and if I should need my other breast removed we would wait on this. I am not expecting trouble, but you never know. The insurance paid for most of it. I will pay about $600.00 but then I meet my out of pocket for the year and then they pay 100%. I am one of the very lucky ones and still cancer probably has cost me about $30 thousand. The money would either come out of my pocket for this or other medical expenses so it really doesn't matter.
I can hardly wear my bra over my radiation and surgery camage. It is a medical necessity my doctor wrote. It even fills in the hollow place if you want it to. It could also be recast. With this you wear a regular bra and even regular bathing suit and can sleep and swim in it without your bathing suit going up to your neck. I hope I get it and will let you know.
Loved the Joannie story. Love, Di