I agree with you about trying one out for swimming - I'll confess this was one of my first thoughts! Like you I also find the weight of them a concern, I avoided getting a full on gel/silicon prosthesis because I immediately didn't like the weight of it.
Yeah, the leaving it lying around thing is a bit weird actually, I don't think I'd be doing that 😂
Its a good point you made about the prosthesis being anchored properly. I think I read somewhere in Boosts' recent newsletter that the material the prosthesis is made out of is designed to stick to fabric to avoid the "swivel" motion...but as with anything, its a case of "wait and see".
I think its great that shielding has enabled more women to go bra-less (even those who still have both boobs!) I must admit that I also love the freedom and comfort of not having to wear anything but a simple vest.
I hear what you're saying about the discomfort expressed by others and the confidence-knock effect. I experience that as well and when clothes shopping initially was after anything to try and hide it. I got a bit more used to it now. Good for you for not resorting to the dreaded scarves! xxx
Thanks for the link. I’d certainly be interested in one for swimming as an alternative to the Aqua Knitted Knocker. My main concern with a prosthesis is its weight (though there IS something a bit creepy about leaving it lying around like a piece of raw chicken!). Unless I’m wearing the ‘real thing,’ my bra swivels towards my remaining breast and I’m constantly hoiking it back into position. It’s not ill-fitting bras - I was properly measured and have Nicola Jane and Amoena bras that feel like fortresses for someone who spent most of her time in a 34A (now D). But they do need to be anchored properly if they are to look natural and point forward and I can’t see this design being any more effective for me than a KK for daily wear.
Personally, I feel more comfortable monoboobed and bra-free and, owing to shielding, have got far too used to it. It rules out wearing stripes (I can live with that) but people’s eyes gravitate to the imbalance and that flicker of discomfort in their faces reduces my confidence to flaunt my body as Nature has now intended. I won’t resort to the dreaded scarves. Certainly I’ll register interest. Thanks x
I came across this amazing little company who make very clever breast forms which are an alternative to the standard breast prosthesis. A young student created this idea after her mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, didn't want reconstruction and also after 13 years still didn't wear a prosthesis.
I've been on their mailing list for two years and it looks like their little company are finally ready to start making breast forms to sell.
I'm really impressed with what they've achieved and how much they care about offering alternative solutions to those of us who don't go for reconstruction. I've signed up to buy one to try when they become available, so sharing this in case its of interest to anyone else out there who are also always looking for alternatives 😊