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   Posted 6/16/2005 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   



Even though I am completely finished with reconstruction and the P/S has discharged me from his care, I am out of balance.
My right reconstructed breast is shaped flatly compared to the left that is natural.  Some of my bras are fitting better, but the right cup in some of the bras is puckering.  I would like to get a prothesis that will help fill the right cup and balance everything out.
Can some of you help me with this?  I do not even know what to look for or ask for. 
Thanks ladies, I appreciate all the help you can give me.
Love and hugs,

 How good is a timely word!  Proverbs 15:23


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   Posted 6/16/2005 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to a medical supplies place and was fitted before I had reconstruction and wore the prosthesis for six months. Why don't you look in the yellow pages of the nearest large city and call or email a few places to see what they suggest? Hugs MK

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   Posted 6/16/2005 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you considered seeking consult with another PS? Maybe there is better symmetry that can be achieved.

I had a lumpectomy which was not so bad, till I had a 2nd lumpectomy and left me quite lopsided. And I was already smaller on that side to begin with! I have had a lot of bra troubles too, really having an A cup and a B cup is a problem. I found that bras with a little stiffness or form to the cup, rather than just fabric, works best. It does not pucker, just sits kinda empty in the upper part of the left cup. It helps the lopsidedness look much less noticable.

When I wet through chemo, I bought a prosthetic that was really marketed as an enhancer, not a prosthetic. I got a pair cheaper than I could have gotten one. I think it was called "Nearly Me" or something, just desinged to give some lift. I never wore it, fearing it would fall out, so it has collected dust nicely in the closet.
You may want to try a shop that specializes in post-mastectomy products, they will likely have what you are looking for.

Good luck!

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