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Managing Betty Boop!

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marli
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Re: Managing Betty Boop!

Hi Elaine - just found your post so hope this finds you. Had my mastectomy nearly 3 weeks ago and was immediately supplied with a softy (two in fact in different sizes). Am wearing one with a soft pull on bra top from Asda which has a pocket that I can slip it into and I am finding it quite comfortable. Lightweight and cool. Some days don't bother and just were the bra top and clothes that disguise the absence of boob - bought a couple of kimonos which do the job well

.I would speak to your BCN for advice. My Health Authority supply prosthesis free of charge, not sure how many allowed. Nurse very helpful at helping you get the right one. Good luck. Marli x

 

evs_71
Member

Re: Managing Betty Boop!

Good Luck Holi-day, hope it works out for you x
Lucy_BCC
Member

Re: Managing Betty Boop!

Hi Elaine and welcome to the BCC forums

In addition to the shared experiences and support you will continue to find here I am posting a couple of links to the BCC info about prosthetics which I hope you will find helpful:

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/prosthesis-styles

http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/publications/treatment-side-effects/confident-choice-breast-pros...

Our helpliners are also on hand with practical and emotional support on 0808 800 6000 so do feel free to call to talk any queries or concerns over with one of our team, lines are open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays


Best wishes
Lucy BCC

Holi-day
Member

Re: Managing Betty Boop!

Thank you, looks amazing. I wish my knitting skills were that good! I will contact and give one a try. E
evs_71
Member

Re: Managing Betty Boop!

I too have had MX and ANC just last week. Had 2 chemos first but plan abandoned as no effect on tumour. Will restart chemo and have rads too. With regards prosthesis, I had an expander implant inserted during surgery, so I'l hopefully not need one. Have a look at the website http://www.knittedknockersuk.com/. They supply free of charge prosthesis to women with breast cancer and they are very light and soft. Good Luck x
Holi-day
Member

Managing Betty Boop!

Hi All,

I have never joined anything like this before, I hope you can help. I am asking for opinions on Prosthetics. I had my MX and ANC in March and have just had the 2nd of 6 Chemo cycles with 3 weeks of Radiotherapy at the end. I can't believe how it effects me! I thought I was strong, but boy it knocks you for six.

Generally I am coping with Betty Boop ( my prosthetic) however there are days when I find it quite hot and the cotton liner on my bra gets damp. I have been looking at getting an alternative for the warmer weather but there are so many options. How do you all cope? Which is a better option, Beads, Foam, Cheap, Expensive? I realise we are all individual but really not sure which to try.

Thanks for any help, Elaine.