2 weeks ago I had a surgery to remove my DCIS, together with a sentinel node biopsy. Fortunately I had good margins and the nodes were clear so I am now awaiting my first radiotherapy session. I suppose my main issue at the moment is feeling so much discomfort and not being able to find a really good post surgery bra. M&S have been by far the best but I previously had large boobs (H cup) & now one is less than half the size; so no matter what bra I get, there is little support for the smaller side. I know I can get a prosthesis in time, but it’s proving quite uncomfortable at the moment. I am not concerned in the slightest about how I look, it’s more about feeling I have the right support. Most companies I look at don’t even go up to an H cup & Bravissimo do not have any specific bras for post surgery. I am fortunate that because of my size I did not need a mastectomy and I have effectively had a breast reduction surgery instead. The DCIS & benign calcifications spanned 9cms. My consultant has offered to reduce the other side in 6 months time, (although currently i’m not fancying that much), but I’m not sure quite what to do in the meantime. I guess it’s still early days & I have much to come to terms with. Has anyone else had similar issues? It would also be useful to know when you felt up to returning to work. Thanks.
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