Cancer log 209: Okay, so I think I need some custom bra advice. For everyday at home, I usually wear sports bras, which work fine for giving me sufficient support for comfort. Light ones for just hanging out around the house, more supportive structured ones for actual workouts.
But for work and events, I sometimes want a bra that isn’t going to flatten me across the chest. And if I get a regular bra, I find that post-lumpectomy, I’m just lopsided enough that the bras don’t hang right, and so I end up with weird shifting of the bra position such that I usually end up with a line on one side and not the other (mostly noticeable when wearing a t-shirt or tank, which I do pretty often).
It’s irritating, and I think the solution is to get a custom bra made, that would be different on right and left, assuming that’s a thing? I’m sure it’s stupid expensive, but I’m willing to invest in one of them, given that the alternative seems to be what happened to me in Seattle, where I tried wearing a very minimal bralette for a work conference, and while that avoided the weird lines problem, it also caused so much back pain that I ended up booking a massage to address it.
Given the tightness of my schedule, I ended up having not so many options, and got a rather expensive massage at the Four Seasons hotel a few blocks away. A bra that actually fit me would be cheaper.
The massage was, by the way, utterly fabulous, so I don’t quite regret it. I did a little steam sauna & dry sauna, and took twenty minutes to relax and read a magazine in the lounge area too, which had complimentary fancy tea (strawberry tulsi, yummy) and dried mango and apricot. I really needed the chill down time, as I was feeling quite harried.
The masseuse even convinced me to try a little sample of CBD soak, which I’m not sure I really believe is effective, but she swore by it, and since it was perhaps the best massage of my life, I was willing to trust her. I used half of it in a bath the next night, but I admit, I can’t tell whether the CBD soak really did anything, since the bath itself was helpful, as they usually are.
Anyway, long rambling post, but if you have information on how one gets a custom bra made, would love to hear it.