\r\nThis writer certainly should do what she wants. It would make me very uncomfortable to leave the prosthesis in the closet. I wonder, however, if she has thought about the imbalance in her body. Not having equal weight on each side will throw her posture out of alignment and lead to problems she won\'t even realize are related. She should also be aware that there are all kinds of prostheses out there. I personally like the Amoena adhesive model. There is a big variety in sizes, and the adhesive means it doesn\'t shift. If the remaining breast is small, she might even get by without a bra. \r\n\r\nView Original Post
If someone, anyone, is offended, that's their problem. If you are comfortable, then that's all that matters! I had a lumpectomy and lymphadenectomy that makes wearing a bra extremely uncomfortable, and my lymphedema therapist says going without a bra is better, so I do at home. Cosmetically, no one would ever know I had surgery, but between the numbness and shooting pains, I have a lot of discomfort in a bra. I have one son who lives nearby and I see him and his family often, so I also wear the hated bra when they are around because I know it embarrasses my son if I don't. So I went bald instead, and his 3 year old and 5 year old put him to shame because they couldn't have cared less. I guess what I'm saying is, do what you wish, but if someone you care about is uncomfortable, perhaps YOU would be more comfortable wearing your prosthesis, or perhaps getting an implant. As an R.N., I'm not at all shy about using anyone's curiosity as a teaching moment. Be comfortable in your own skin. It doesn't have to have conformity.
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