The breast cancer diagnosis was overwhelming enough. But then came the dozens of questions buzzing around in Patty White’s head, clamoring for answers. Among them: What will I wear after my surgery? It was 11 years ago that White, a resident of Norfolk, Virginia, went in for a double mastectomy as part of her cancer treatment. When she didn’t see any other options on the market for post-surgery clothing, she decided to settle for cheap men’s button-down shirts from Target. Her one wish then: more flattering clothes tailored for her post-operative needs.
Megan Sullivan has seen this struggle up close. In the winter of 2001, when Sullivan was just 9 years old, her then-42-year-old mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, a life-altering event that galvanized Sullivan to leverage her degree in fashion design and launch With Grace B. Bold, a line of stylish clothes for women going through ordeals like the one her mother experienced many years ago. And while options have increased since White’s surgery, more than a decade ago, most of the choices today are very “loungewear focused,” says Sullivan, a Cincinnati-based businesswoman. “Many of these post-surgery clothes give women the feeling of bringing the hospital home with them.”
Source : https://www.racked.com/2018/2/14/16938818/breast-cancer-post-surgery-clothing