No longer shipping outside the U.S., sorry!

March 7, 2018
Well, every so often, our postal system goes a little crazy with International Shipping rules & rates, and they've done it again while I wasn't looking. Their changes make it very difficult for me to predict package costs when shipping internationally and I often get charged more than I told the customer, plus I just heard from a Canadian customer who was charged an additional high 'Duty fee' once she got the package.  I don't like that happening to my people!

For the time being, I'm going to only ship within the United States.  I'm sorry for this affecting my International survivors...  If I can find a way to resolve it, I'll let you know. For now, you're going to have to find a sewing friend locally to you and see if they can sew my patterns for you.

I'll still sew and provide free shipping for my survivors WITHIN the United States.  Our own U.S. postage went up a little bit while I was away from making these, but I am going to keep the pricing the same for now and see if I can weather it.

That's all for now, though I'll be back before long with a handy little announcement that can improve survivor's quality of life.  This is big, especially if you're over 50.  I consider this to be something ALL of us survivors need, and some of you are going to be shocked. Not telling right now, lol... you gotta wait for it!  One little hint....it's from your grocery store.  And it's given me more time free to sew, too.  Shhhhh.... you gotta wait!    :)
 

I'm back sewing!

January 18, 2018

Well, it's been close to 8 months since my husband passed away.  Christmas was tough.  Even tougher since one of my closest friends passed away unexpectedly in early December.  She'd called me DAILY since my husband passed away...   She was my ROCK!  Life had begun to move forward.  Then, she was gone.  GONE.  Her heart. Life is so very fragile.

Words cannot express how much I still miss my husband, and my friend.  You couldn't write a more depressing story and have anyone believe it, right?  ...


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I will be back, just not right now...

May 29, 2017
I have needed to update my readers for awhile, but waited because every single day, I'd think my husband would recover, return home, and our normal life would resume. My website basically was closed these last months as far as answering emails or sewing for survivors. But, my husband never got to return home after a trip to the emergency room in early December.

He tried bravely for well over five hospitalized months to recover, and I was there with him averaging 12 hours a day, often more, ...

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Update... Hubby is still very ill...

February 18, 2017
I am beyond tired, so please have patience with me for not having updated the website in so long.  I pretty much sleep, go back and forth to the hospital, and eat when I can remember to.  So far, my husband has lost over a hundred pounds with his illness, and I've lost 25 in taking care of him. I'll never complain about anyone being overweight again, it has probably saved both our lives, just having that weight to lose and still survive.

Our life was going along pretty well until last summer w...
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Sewing is over for now, sorry.....

November 19, 2016
This is the first time I've ever had to totally stop sewing for other breast cancer survivors, but as of today, I'm going to have to take a break.  My husband recovered somewhat from his pneumonia, but then took a downward turn after a bit.  Turns out that the pneumonia brought another serious problem to the doctor's attention that now has to be fixed.  He is very ill, and cannot be left alone for very long just now.  As you can imagine, neither of us gets much rest, so I'm going to try to sl...
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Long overdue update!

November 10, 2016
Hi folks!  Well, just wanted to let you know I'm still alive, lol... though a lot has happened since last last May's post.  Let's see...the heart problem was finally resolved somewhat by medication, then about the time I was feeling all 'indestructible' and starting to work on painting in the house and trimming some trees outside again, well, hubby got sick.

He has had Rheumatoid arthritis since he was a young man but almost ten years ago had started using Humira for it with great success.  S...
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Well, here I go again!

May 18, 2016
Wow, I get busy with sewing and outdoor stuff doing various yard work and such, and it seems I never get around to making a post unless it's about my own health because for some reason everything gets slowed down because of it, lol... SORRY!  This is just the fastest way to give info about whatever there is to do about the website and health issues are the one thing that seem to get in the way a lot. 

I'm still sewing microbead forms and responding to emails from my 'www.MastectomySolutions.c...
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Good news, times two!

March 12, 2015
First is my own good news, I'm finally completely OUT OF THE WHEELCHAIR and doing fine!  :^)  Once I decided that the wound clinic I was going to, was HINDERING my recovery...and I researched what to do to PROMOTE my recovery, everything changed quickly.  I finally started healing and by now, after about a month, my ankles are truly healed and I'm walking just fine again.  Can't begin to tell you how much easier life is now that I'm walking around again, lol...  If any of you have fragile ski...
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Slight price increase, sorry!

January 30, 2015
Well folks, it's that time of year again, when we add up receipts and figure costs of manufacturing something, and discover that when we weren't looking, prices went up!

This year, I had noticed that once I added more sizes of microbead forms, particularly larger ones, and more customizations that could be added so that people with single side mastectomy or implant problems could also be served, suddenly I was ordering a LOT more microbeads than usual.  In the medium range sizes, I can make se...
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THREE more sizes just added!

July 5, 2014
Hello friends!  Just today realized that I'd not yet added two sizes that I'd been making for a while for people who asked... the size 3XSmall and the size 6XLarge, which have both turned out to be oft-needed sizes.  Usually I quietly make new sizes for people who ask, test them out for awhile, and if it's right, then they get added to the website.  These should have been there awhile ago, so I'm sorry for the delay.  Someone just ordered a size 7XL so I decided to go ahead and put that one o...
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Who and Why...


My name is Mary. I'm a survivor of breast cancer. After bilateral mastectomy and chemotherapy in 2007, I'd thought everything would be fine when the last chemo treatment was done and my hair grew back. But, there was so much to learn before being comfortable again! I'm still seeking more solutions to the mastectomy issues that so many of us share, and wrote this website to hopefully help others skip ahead on the learning curve.