Feb 21, 2009 - 6:35 pm
I finished treatments in June 2008 and I finally began swimming again in January and have worked up to a mile - very slow but steady. I purchased a "swimming" prosthesis, but it doesn't fit as well as my other prosthesis as it is a size larger. I am rather small - I use the smallest prosthesis available, however, I haven't been able to find that size for swimming. I'm not sure what the difference is, but "they" make one specifically for swimming. I find the prosthesis to be very uncomfortable while I'm swimming. It feels like it is pushing through my ribs. It's also larger than my other breast. I finally went "without" on Friday and it was very freeing. I know there are some swimmers in this wonderful group and I wondered what your experiences are. Do you use a prosthesis? Do you know of any that are comfortable? What do you recommend?