Had my cast made for nonsurgical reconstruction

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   Posted 11/7/2004 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
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

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   Posted 11/8/2004 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Di,
That really sounds interesting. I know there is a company based here in Little Rock, ContourMed, that does something like this. A breast cancer survivor is the president. I wish they had had those when I got my first prosthesis. I hope it all works out for you.
Do not go gentle into that goodnight,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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   Posted 11/8/2004 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I will be very interested to know more about this procedure, too. Keep us posted. Hugs MK

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   Posted 11/8/2004 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   

I think it's new. It's called Radiant Impressions. Gail called. I think I had her confused. I can't have reconstruction due to radiation damage so it's the best I can do. They want to save surgery for a necessity since I can only have one more surgery I will certainly let you all know what happens. Well Gail, I did it again since you called. I couldn't figure out why the pepper was coming out of the shaker at the bottom. Well, I was putting loose pepper in a pepper grinder. Steve was here and pointed that out. My counselor is going to write up my chemo brain stories if I need help with my disability. The list grow. L&H, Di

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