Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Made some microbead breast forms today!

Posted by MaryAtMastectomySolutions.com on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Breast Forms 
Finally made an extra pair of microbead breast forms and posted them for sale on the "Items For Sale" tab of this site.  If you don't sew and want a pair, now's the time, because I won't be making them often.  The microbeads are a mess to work with, lol... and the forms are not difficult really, but they do take several hours to make so I can't do it often.  There have been so many questions come in lately from survivors who don't sew that I thought, well, I have a day free to sew, why not?  ...
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Tried a new breast form recently that shows promise...

Posted by MaryAtMastectomySolutions on Sunday, May 8, 2011, In : Product Recommendations 
If you've read this website, you already KNOW that I prefer breast forms filled with microbeads, since they weigh about an ounce each and are relatively pain-free, conform well, wash easily, PLUS you can make your own with my free pattern, so the cost can be relatively low.  However, I saw something interesting during a recent showing of the newest breast forms and mastectomy products and could hardly wait to try it!

The ABC company makes a 5 ounce form (prosthesis) of memory foam now, c...
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Welcome to my blog!

Posted by MaryAtMastectomySolutions on Saturday, May 7, 2011, In : Announcements 
Hello everyone, I hope you have enjoyed looking through the website.  It took months to create (though it was in my head for years, you just couldn't SEE it there, lol...) and I'm only just now finally adding a blog page.  Yes, I know, I promised some of you that it would be done long ago...  Too tell the truth, it took so long to create the website that I needed a break from learning how to do website building things, and a blog looked complicated.  Who knew it would take all of about five m...
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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.