“I had open-heart surgery and now can’t find a comfortable bra that will provide sufficient support to my chest to relieve the pain in my sternum. Any suggestions?”
Finding a bra to fit comfortably after surgery can be a real challenge – even years later. Scar tissue is sensitive. Muscles cut during surgery don’t support as well as they should. Gravity isn’t kind when you sternum has been separated. Even closed-chest procedures can present challenges with incisions placed right where the bra rubs.
Here’s one resource you might find helpful:
Athleta is a women’s sportswear clothing line which offers a wide selection of bras designed to be supportive and comfortable. Check them out!
The Patient’s Perspective on women and heart disease. Allows healthcare professionals a peak into what it is really like to be a woman living with heart disease and providing female patients with resources to live well.
Eliz Greene works busy people to improve heart health, so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after wellness & stress management speaker.
If you are planning a women’s wellness program, workplace wellness program or programs for healthcare professionals check out EmbraceYourHeart.com to see if Eliz would be a good fit with your organization.