Spring is in the air and it will soon be time to pack-up your heavy coat and head outdoors in comfy yoga pants, a tee-shirt and hoodie and a mastectomy sports bra.
Yes, I did say the word sports bra. Even though fatigue from chemotherapy and radiation can be overwhelming, an important part of recovery and claiming back your life, is exercise. Having no bra to wear or one that is uncomfortable is no excuse any more. (That worked for me for awhile!)
Today many mastectomy bra companies carry their own sports or activity bras. Here are some specific features to look for:
Some manufacturers call this feature “moisture management.” (I love that), and each company has a different product name for it, for example “CoolMax” from Amoena. These bras wick moisture away from your skin to keep you cool and dry.
Comfort Is Key
Choose a bra that with padded and adjustable straps, and a stretchy back. Sports bras are designed to hold breast forms snuggly in place but they should be comfy and stretch with you.
Ease Of Wear – Limited Arm Mobility or Arthritis
Many sports bras have a zippered or hooked front which makes it easy to put on and take off. This feature is a big plus if you have limited arm movement from surgery or arthritis.
Fashionable bra styling like band stripes and T-backs will keep you “looking good” while you are on your way to feeling better!