Today’s a big day. My last day in the compression bra. I’ve been thinking a lot about my compression bra ordeal lately– the ones they sent home from the hospital were so bad, I’m going to talk to my surgeon about some better options. Not that I’ll ever have to wear one again (and I am SO glad!), but there has to be a better option. And even the one from Nordstrom that I’ve been washing each night after dinner so that I can wear it again the next morning has some issues. To really be truly compressive enough, it can’t have any shape, and this one has just a little bit of shape built in, so the only reason it works for me is that it’s a size or two smaller than I currently measure.
Regardless, I’ll be moving to something more like the picture above in a few hours. I was going in search of my favorite sports bra, and am devastated that it is no longer on the Champion website. (It’s a good thing I started hoarding them a couple of years ago!) It’s a high support sports bra, which is good for my current needs. But they key is that it’s more of an old-school sports bra– completely flat. No fancy ruching, no molded cups, no underwire. To get good post-surgery compression (and the OK from my surgeon), it has to be completely flat. It’s hard to be sure online, but this one looks like a good alternative to my favorite (now discontinued) sports bra. But probably the best thing about moving to this stage of recovery? Only two more weeks until I can go back to wearing whatever I want!