Chose not to get breast reconstruction

Posted by detzler @detzler, Jul 11, 2016

Hi to all the women out there! I was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 1, 11 months ago. I am 59 years old. I had a right breast mastectomy and chose to not get breast reconstruction. The prosthesis I was given is hot and uncomfortable so I am finding that I do not use it. Anyone else have this difficulty? I have recently moved and need to start all over with a new oncologist. How do I choose one?

@scwgal

I’ve worn a breast prosthesis for almost 25 years and recently (now living in AZ) found mine to be very warm. I found a website that makes very comfortable and inexpensive prosthesis. A friend who belongs to the group knitted me two and I love them. They fit well, are washable and can be worn in a swimming pool. Here’s the website: http://www.knittedknockers.org/

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I have a question regarding the item Knitted Knockers. I was told the
prostheses must have some weight to it in order to hold it down and in
place in the mastectomy bra. I am most anxious to try the knitted items,
but wonder how they stay “down”, where your breast line is? Thanks,.
Cherril

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I was concerned about that, too, but they do stay down. Evidently the fiberfill has enough weight. You can adjust the size by adding or subtracting fill and they still stay down. I’ve worn mine for over a month and have been very pleased. They are cool, soft and fit into any bra you buy. No need to buy the prosthesis bras. And it is cool to the skin! And I live in Arizona!

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Thank u so much for that post, I love the bra’s from the store, I just ordered the knitted one and it’s nice knowing I can buy other bra’s

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Thank u so much for that post, I love the bra’s from the store, I just ordered the knitted one and it’s nice knowing I can buy other bra’s

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Thank you for your reply MN. I’m so happy to know they stay down and in
regular bras!!! Ya. Hoo!! Cherril

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@scwgal

I was concerned about that, too, but they do stay down. Evidently the fiberfill has enough weight. You can adjust the size by adding or subtracting fill and they still stay down. I’ve worn mine for over a month and have been very pleased. They are cool, soft and fit into any bra you buy. No need to buy the prosthesis bras. And it is cool to the skin! And I live in Arizona!

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I am soooooo happy to have found these! Are there directions anywhere, so
that my friend could make them for me maybe? Cherril

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Yes, this is the website and it has the directions to make them. The woman who made mine used a very fine and soft cotton in a pale yellow. There are many choices of sizes and colors. They are wonderful!
http://www.knittedknockers.org/

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@scwgal

Yes, this is the website and it has the directions to make them. The woman who made mine used a very fine and soft cotton in a pale yellow. There are many choices of sizes and colors. They are wonderful!
http://www.knittedknockers.org/

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Well thank you so kindly for sharing all the information you have,regarding
the ,”knitted Knockers”. Fondly,Cherril. Take care

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You are so welcome. I hope they work as well for you as they have for me. The website is interesting. You can get one with or without a nipple. Good luck! Fondly, Gaye

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@scwgal

Yes, this is the website and it has the directions to make them. The woman who made mine used a very fine and soft cotton in a pale yellow. There are many choices of sizes and colors. They are wonderful!
http://www.knittedknockers.org/

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I hope you like them as well as I do. Here’s the website:
http://www.knittedknockers.org/

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@detzler

We have moved from Pennsylvania to northwest Ohio. I am closest to the town of Findlay, Ohio. I am currently checking medical reviews for the oncologists located in Findlay. I will also check into all the sites all of you told me about!

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Let me know if you found the grace project if not I can send you the photographers info so you can be in the project . Also friend Joules Evans on Facebook she is in Cincinnati and is a survivor and very well known in the breat cancer world tell her Kathleen sunshine sent you get way

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