By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM and Sarah Ward, Conselle Affiliate
(Judith showcasing head wraps worn during chemotherapy)
It comes as a surprise to some to learn that I am a breast cancer survivor of 20 terrific years. Contrary to what many women think, learning to live with a mastectomy doesn’t have to be a big deal. In my Fabulous Fit seminar, I like to say, “If you didn’t know, you wouldn’t know.” The body shape looks fine, the silhouette looks fine.
Breast Cancer Survivor Prosthetic Bra
What you need is a great prosthetic bra that doesn’t gap when you bend over. That’s going to be by Amoena, the “Camisole” bra, available at Nordstrom and likely by special order. The bra comes in 3 colors: white, cream, and black.
Breast Cancer Survivor Prosthesis
You’ll also need a prosthesis. There are two kinds available: silicone and foam.
The silicone prosthesis by Amoena, ranging from $95 – $235 each, lays down when you lay down, and stands up when you stand up, but it’s heavy and the weight can be painful for your collarbones. Nobody warned me about that.
The $30 “Nearly Me” foam prosthesis from Walgreens is comfortably lightweight and stands at attention all the time.
You’ve got options – the choice is yours. But there’s no sense in feeling sorry for ourselves. We’ve got places to go, people to see, a life to live!
Copyright Judith Rasband and Conselle L.C. 2010
Judith Rasband is the Image Expert and a thriving breast cancer survivor! Visit www.conselle.com or call 801-224-1207 to learn more.