New ordering CHECKLIST and adjustment TUTORIALS added!

February 20, 2014
Hello, friends!  Some of you know that for a LONG TIME I've been promising to add a photo tutorial on this website to show you a simple way to remove some microbeads from your breast forms when they're too 'perky'.  You also needed a tutorial on how to close the adjustment tubes that I've been providing some of you with.  It's been especially popular with those who've had single mastectomies.  Then, what about those who have multiple or more unusual adjustment needs, a CHECKLIST of options has been needed so that you'd know from the start what changes could be made on your forms to make them suit you better. There's no extra charge for any of it, it's just something done to make it easier to accomplish what we're already accomplishing, but it took multiple emails before.

Well, it's DONE!  You can find it all on the "Items for Sale" page near the center top area.  HERE

Just stayed up all night long completing it, but have been working with some of you for weeks or months who agreed to be my 'test subjects' to work out the various things that needed to be added.  Thank you all for you help and patience, you're a wonderful bunch of people, and it's been fun, but I'm going to bed now to see if I can get to sleep before the sun comes up.  It's going to be a close call... Zzzzzzzzz
 

Happy! Hampton Art company just made my day!

February 7, 2014
Recently, I stopped by a local craft store, and happened on a batch of self-inking rubber stamp things by Hampton Art Stamps.  I usually don't have time to 'play' much with my craft supplies, hadn't bought anything not all about sewing lately, but there was a big display, and, oh my, on sale the day I was there! 

Started picking out cling-stamp sets to go in the i-press stamper that holds various colors of ink pads they sell, then got a few different ink pads, and then, EUREKA, saw a kit that...
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Just ran out of the black fabric, folks....

January 18, 2014
Wow, it was amazing, it just kept going and going until suddenly there was no more!  Very few people order the black forms, mostly people wanted them to stitch permanently into the cups of swimsuits with black linings, so they didn't have to buy mastectomy swimsuits with pockets.  Anyway, as of today, I've finally ran out of the black spandex. 

You'll probably ask why I don't run out and buy some regular black swimsuit fabric, but I'm picky and it had to be a special weight of fabric, so that...
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Of coconuts, computers, and telephones, 'Random Musings'

August 14, 2013
It's just been one of those days, so I'm all frustrated and irritable.  Yes, I can get that way, too, lol... even though I'm the 'glass half full' girl, happy in life, never bored, excited about even the smallest creative things.  STILL, there are some days that little things make even ME gripe.  Today was one, sigh....

Have you ever eaten a coconut fresh from the shell?  Not a green one, mind you, a brown one.  The kind you make a hole in, drain out the juice, then crack the coconut and eat i...
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New announcements!

July 28, 2013
Hello, friends!  There's a big change coming in the way that you can keep up with this website's newest things.  I've started a blog that can be found here:  http://mastectomysolutions.wordpress.com/ that you can 'follow' if you like so you'll be first to know when I've found another solution, OR when I see something at a local store that can be used for mastectomy-wear.  Every so often, I've been someplace like Walmart and seen a current top or bra that is designed with a natural 'pocket' th...
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Thank you all for your support....

June 8, 2013
I just wanted to take a moment to tell all of you "Thank you" for being so wonderful recently when my little world fell apart with the loss of our dear Pekingese 'fur baby' last month.  We continue to grieve for her, but life goes on, as it always does.  When I mentioned to you here that I hoped you'd not stop ordering, because I needed to stay busy, many of you wrote with messages of comfort and the orders poured in at a time when keeping busy was the best medicine possible for me.

Today, I w...
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It's been a difficult week.

May 18, 2013
Our aging Pekingese fur-baby that we've loved for about 13 1/2 years, passed away on Thursday.  It was my husband and my 36th wedding anniversary, another anniversary we'll never forget...  We'd so hoped she'd recover from her latest health issues, as she'd suddenly taken a turn for the worse early in the week.  She had then improved after an injection Tuesday, but it only gave her another full day with us on Wednesday.  At least it was a good day.  We were then up trying to comfort our littl...
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Soon to be an exciting change in fabrics!

April 24, 2013
I've been looking long and hard for a dependable future supplier of the fabric I need when making microbead breast forms for those of you who order from me here, as I've had problems finding someone with the right weight of fabric lately, and... guess what... I'VE FOUND THE PERFECT ONE!  So excited, just got the perfect sample and made my first larger order, can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Whew.

Those of you who don't sew, may not get how great this is, but it is a really difficult to fi...
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ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING POSTAL INCREASES!

January 31, 2013
For those of you who are like me, you may not have kept up with the latest changes at the post office.  I just today shipped a pair of microbead breast forms to someone in Canada, where it's usually hardly any higher than shipping within the United States, and the price for First Class Mail International had jumped to more than THREE TIMES the price it was only a few weeks ago when I'd shipped a pair!  Oh...my....goodness!  Since I barely make expenses as it is to make the forms and ship them...
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THE SCAR PROJECT

January 30, 2013
A website reader just suggested a YouTube video called "The Scar Project".  There's several, but the one by David Jay is something I'd suggest for anyone who has been, or is about to go through breast cancer surgery.  It will give you an idea of what typical scars look like, whether reconstruction is done or not... and some of the women had lumpectomy or partial mastectomy. 

I'm appreciative of the brave breast cancer survivors who allowed their photos to be put on the video  It's very inform...
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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.