I'm surprised your cancer nurse said you would be able to wear a wired bra. I've just had a lumpectomy, on Tuesday, and, like others have said, I was advised to wear a front fastening or sports bra. A lovely bra fitter at M&S advised one of their Super Soft bras. Slightly padded with rear fastening. First couple of days Hubby fastened it for me but now I fasten it round the front before turning it round to put on. Hardly notice it, even in bed. I also bought a short sleeved button through top and a long sleeved shirt both can be warn with cardigans. I'm finding this cancer expensive 😅
After my lumpectomy I was told to wear a front fastening sports bra and to wear it in bed as well for a fortnight. I did switch to wearing a soft pull on bra in bed but I didn't have any problems with raising my arms above my head, which could be a problem for some.
ive since found out during chemo today that the breast unit has a room full of bras and prosthetics etc etc. I think the nurse I spoke to was either filling in or very new !!!!
Im following the advice of you ladies and certainly won’t be wearing a wired bra at least initially!!!
Adsa also do some nice buttoned front PJs in the Ticklet Pink campaign.
Keep uo tye goid work girks - the inky way is up
I also wore a soft front fastening bra after my surgery, mine was from M&S but was a bit more expensive than Jacq's at £20 and I'm also still wearing mine 8 weeks post op. You may be given a bra while you are in hospital as I was but this might depend on what surgery you have done, I had a mx and LD recon. I also agree with Jacq about front fastening clothes, I took front fastening pyjamas into hospital to wear after I ditched the lovely NHS gown!
Good luck with your surgery xx