Dear Title 9 Sports,
I am a 43 year old woman/triathlete/writer and I'm just coming back to training after breast cancer treatment
. I'm re-starting my training for the Wildflower triathlon and possibly the Mt. Shasta climb for the cure...and I NEED HELP. I need a jogbra
that will hold a prosthetic comfortably (emphasis on comfortably), and a swimsuit that I can actually SWIM in. (Please do not tell me about Land's End. Yes, they make the only reasonably priced mastectomy suits in the US
, but I do not want a granny suit
for a triathlon, thank you very much anyhow.)
The modifications for a mastectomy suit
top and bra are relatively simple and cheap, and I'm desperate
. If you don't have one, will you please make them? I will glady volunteer to be your guinea pig
for post-breast cancer female athletes. I swear if you do it there will be an audience for the products. One in seven women. One in four new cases of breast cancer are women 30-40 years old. We are everywhere, more than you know. Even one swimsuit top and one jogbra, I promise.
Thank you so much. Eagerly awaiting your response,
fall, 2010, update
Macy's blew it.
Title 9 was polite, but didn't come through.
NORSTROM - ROCKS MY WORLD.
IF you need a prosthetic, a swimsuit, a bra or jogbra that fits, and the nicest, most hilarious clerks to help fill out nightmares of insurance paperwork, go to Nordstrom. I went to the one in Sacramento, Arden Faire, and they were amazing. I'll never go back to Macy's.