Living with cancer
posted by AnnH
21 May 2021

Post mastectomy advice

Last reply: 1 year ago

Hi everyone, I had a single mastectomy on May 4th without reconstruction and was hoping someone could advice on where to buy some kind of really soft camisole/vest that will create a barrier from clothes but wont rub or move and irritate skin as I am very sore and sensitive.I dont want to wear a post surgical bra as I got a post op infection which as left me really sore. no matter how soft the shirts/ tops that Im wearing are as they move they are rubbing and causing painful irritation at least a bra would create a barrier but because of the infection I would rather wait until everything is properly healed. I am finding myself holding the material of whatever I am wearing away from my skin all the time. Is this just par of the course and something I just have to put up with?
Kind regards,
AnnH

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commented by Jenni53
21 May 2021

1 year ago

Hi AnnH

Have you tried either a silk camisole/vest or something cotton? You could maybe ring your Breast Care nurse and see if they have anything to suggest.

Wishing you all the best for your recovery.

Best wishes
Jenni

commented by AnnH
06 June 2021

1 year ago

Hi Jenni,

Thanks so much for replying, apologies it's taken me so long to follow up. A friend found some wonderfully soft camisoles for me in Penny's, really cheap and worked perfectly if anyone is in the same position as me I can highly recommend them. They feel like silk but obviously not the real thing but are lovely and cool against the skin.

Best wishes to all,
Ann.

commented by Jenni53
07 June 2021

1 year ago

Hi Ann

No problem. Glad to hear you got sorted.

Best wishes
Jenni

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