• swimwear for those w/o boobs, prosthesis or recon ?

    Asked by polgara on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    swimwear for those w/o boobs, prosthesis or recon ?

    Love to hear from anyone who hasn't had recon or prosthesis for breasts and what you do in the summer.

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    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn (Best Answer!)

      I'm flat and cool with it.
      Swim shirts are good.
      Also, those super light weight running shirts are good too - made of that quick drying material. And, you can get sleeveless styles, if you want to.
      Oh - this one time, I put pasties where my nipples would have been... It was like 100 deg F that day, and we were were out riding bikes and sooooo hot! We stopped at a local lake beach, and to my delight, it turns out, pasties stay on in Lakes! YAY! Ok - not the greatest look... but it felt so wonderful to be nearly topless.

      almost 4 years ago
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      leepenn

      PS - don't forget the sunscreen!

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I can't answer the question but I'm happy to see you posting, haven't seen you much in a little while. Hope your doing well.

      almost 4 years ago
    • polgara's Avatar
      polgara

      Thanks Leepenn.

      I'm doing well Greg finished radiation, blood counts good, chest wall exam good, just on a break from hercepton. I'll see my onc next week for a follow up. We started softball and it's been busy busy busy.

      almost 4 years ago
    • polgara's Avatar
      polgara

      Leepenn have you worn tank bathing tops at all?

      almost 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      I can't speak from personal experience but you may have missed when this was a big news item last year:

      http://abcnews.go.com/US/seattle-breast-cancer-survivor-allowed-swim-topless-city/t/story?id=16622007&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dbreast%2520cancer%2520patient%2520swim%2520topless%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CC0QFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fabcnews.go.com%252FUS%252Fseattle-breast-cancer-survivor-allowed-swim-topless-city%252Fstory%253Fid%253D16622007%26ei%3DPB2UUdFjt_zgA8GvgbgG%26usg%3DAFQjCNHSRmMt6UKaeHngzKbkv-qXziFr6A%26sig2%3DO-o4GBhZ4KTRzbSw4nSMcA%26bvm%3Dbv.46471029%2Cd.dmg

      almost 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      I mention it because I thought this woman had an interesting approach to the situation. I wonder if there have been changes to pool policies since last June to extend it to everyone without them having to seek special permission.

      almost 4 years ago
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    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      I went swimming when I was in Tucson a few weeks ago. I had purchased a mastectomy suit, but since it looked OK without my foobs, I went without them. But I had been working out in the gym before I swam, so I just stuffed my dirty socks in the pockets. It worked fine and neither of them floated away. :-) Keeping my humor helps me get by, daily!

      almost 4 years ago

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