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Joined: May 2002

I have just finished my radiation theropy. I am trying to find something to put in my bras and my bathing suit. I don't want to wear the special bra with the pocket and I don't want to spend $450 for something to put into my bathing suits. This may sound stupid but I just can't figure it out. My husband says he used to buy these rubber ones that he put in his baseball mitt which is no help!!!!! I figured someone on this message board must know the secret.

Posts: 183
Joined: Nov 2001

Did you check with your insurance to see if they cover a prosthesis and bras with the pocket? Mine did and alot of insurances do cover these.While I was in the hospital they gave me a hand made one that just had cotton in it.Here where I am they have shop that specializes in all you need after a mastectomy.I am not sure if this was any help but let me know what you find out.
God Bless

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Posts: 76
Joined: Jul 2001

Maybe you would find something that pleases you in the TLC catalog. If you are not already receiving one, call 1-800-850-9445. They carry breast forms ranging from latex, foam to silicone. They do carry special bras with pockets as well but some of us sew pockets in our own. I hope you find something that you like soon.
Take care. Judy

Posts: 58
Joined: Jun 2001

Try a fredricks of hollywood mag. they have fake ones that may suit you and they are not expensive. It may be a thought, at least until you can see if your insurance will help with the purchases. Also you may want to try a water bra.=) Just a thought. I wish you wellness.

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Joined: Jul 2001

Go to the American Cancer Society in your area and they will give you a prosthetic and bra free. They have been a life saver for me .

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