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Am having bilateral in June. Do I need to buy any special garments to wear? Open front. Button. Particular fabric types. Oh. I live in Oklahoma where it will be unbearably hot. Any suggestions appreciated.

Susan Hohstadt Profile
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anonymous

Stage 1 Patient almost 7 years
 
  • Roberta S Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I live in Oklahoma too. Just south of Norman. I went and got me a mastectomy camisole for my double that I just got yesterday. It's a zip up, soft boobs and it will hold your drains. You should look into it. What part do u live in??
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    • Susan Hohstadt Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I'm at Lawton/Ft Sill

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Are you doing reconstruction right away? I married an Oklahoma boy. We have spent many a summer and still have a place in Oklahoma. 100% cotton and very loose. I can't imagine wearing a bra with prosthesis unless there is airconditioning.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Susan, there are mastectomy camis you can get, they are covered under ins. Button, zip, or step into are best for at least the first 2/3 weeks. The cami has pockets for your drain bulbs. Or pin them inside a shirt. They can go in the pockets of a robe. Use a lanyard to pin them while bathing. You just don't want them hanging. Also, little heart shaped pillows for up under your arms. Cancer centers give them free. This is all do-able, the waiting is the hardest. Thanks for the military service, my son is in as well, Navy Aircrew. Prayers to you.
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  • Susan Hohstadt Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    No reconstruction in the near future. Were military and most likely moving next year. I want to have reconstruction done at final home base. I will definitely be in air conditioning!
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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I just googled the healing comfort shirt. I wish I had known about it. Okla summers are so hot and humid I would wear as little as possible and a healing shirt when it isn't so private. God Bless your journey

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  • Holley Kitchen Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    You MUST buy a healing comfort shirt.... Google it. SAVED me!!!!! Just had mine 2 weeks ago!
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