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Getting another comfy as prothesis not working

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Getting another comfy as prothesis not working

I only find my comfy any good for when I need to get out and about . At work my proth just leaves

me hot and sweaty.

Where could I get another comfy?

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Hi, the normal one is made from a soft cotton based wool, the one for swimming is a synthetic mix as it dries much quicker. 

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Hi, 

yes I understand having that doubt but they are made using really soft wool. My friend questioned the wool in a swimming pool but you know what? It was fine as it’s lightweight wool that doesn’t absorb too much. As they are free you have nothing to lose if you don’t get on with it as opposed to buying anything else so it is worth a try xx let me know how you get on xxx 

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Thanks The only doubt I would have is that they sound a bit itchy as made of wool

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Hi, like the others have mentioned the knitted knocker is a great middle ground. I had my mastectomy a year ago  and struggled to wear anything. Now I have a new job in a school and need to have something got as want to avoid the BC and no boob question. The prosthesis comes out rarely but the knitted one is great. As they are a charity they are free so great to try if don’t want to/ can’t afford others.  In fact I have just had an aqua one delivered this week so I can swim again. My amoena  swimwear has a formed cup which looks silly left empty😂

 

hope you find something that works for you xxx 

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ValGJ - thank you so much for that suggestion too. I had previously read about KK, but had totally forgotten to research them, so I’m grateful to your for posting on here. Best wishes, Evie xx

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There is a wonderful charity called Knitted Knockers, their volunteers knit lovely soft bra inserts, I have two one for swimming and one for everyday use, they make them to your size. May be worth a try. 

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Justplainpat - thank you for sharing that link, that sounds exactly what I need. I have had a heavy prosthesis for about 3 years and it has just disintegrated, so I’m looking for a replacement. Evie xx

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Hi Tralala

You might also consider the knitted knockers which are by far the most comfortable in my opinion, though of course they are no match in terms of weight. They are free, you can indulge yourself and choose rainbow or any colour you like, nipple or no nipple, and they arrive very quickly in my experience.

https://www.knittedknockersuk.com/

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Hi Tralala

I hope I can copy the link successfully. I’m a bit of a dinosaur in that department. It’s called the Leisureform - Weighted Foam Breast Form (6110)


https://www.nicolajane.com/leisureform-prosthesis-by-nicola-jane-6110/

Hope it works for you! x

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Actually that sounds ideal. Which one is it? Thanks x
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Thanks. I will have a look . The thing is it is not good for your back to go without a bra over the longer term. But being lopsided is not much better.
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Thanks so much I will have a look. Your nurse sounds very helpful.
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Hi Tralala

I agree with you about the silicone prosthesis - far too hot and heavy in this weather. Nicola Jane have a good selection of breast forms. I was originally given their catalogue by my breast nurse but they have a good website too. I have recently bought one that bridges the gap between the silicone heavyweight and the original comfy. It is lightweight foam with a silicone centre. I find that the best of a bad bunch, although most things feel like a barbed wire vest as the day wears on. M & S breast forms are very unyielding with uncomfortably sharp edges. 

Sadly, nothing beats the comfort of a real boob, does it? 

 

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Hi - I’ve recently bought a couple from Amoena website. These are the same ones I was originally given at hospital. I know M&S do breast forms - but have never tried them. Hope this helps x