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    Bras - question for the ladies

    This is a question for the ladies. I’ve lost 3 stone in weight so my old bras are now too big but how do I figure out what size I am now and how do I find one I can get on and off and is comfortable. I’m wearing ones I can slide the straps off my shoulders and twiddle round to the front to undo. My carer puts it on in the morning but I have to take it off at night - no carer then. I don’t want to ask husband - he does enough.
    Bulbar ALS diagnosed September 2021, no speech, PEG fed, using ipad with Predictable to communicate, taking each day as it comes

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    Hakuna There was a recent thread on bras, click here to read it.

    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Hakuna View Post
      ... how do I figure out what size I am now
      Forgot to say...

      Assuming popping into M&S is not an option, if you Google How to measure your bra size at home, you'll get videos and written explanations of how to arrive at a bra size.
      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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        #4
        Thanks Ellie. I am going shopping on Wednesday so will pop in M&S.
        Bulbar ALS diagnosed September 2021, no speech, PEG fed, using ipad with Predictable to communicate, taking each day as it comes

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          #5
          Personally, I’ve had to stop wearing bras on most days. So hard to get on/off and my shoulders are so sore! I’ve been wearing tank top layers under shirts and sweaters. I have one bra that has clasp in the front that I wear to medical appointments 😬

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            #6
            AngieCanuck snap. I've stopped wearing bras also. Only for outings when I know I'm going to want to look respectable. My partner is still in training putting them on lol.
            Diagnosed May 2021 bulbar onset als.

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              #7
              For me, the bad thing about summer is... bra wearing kind of becomes a necessity with T-shirts 😏

              I don't bother at other times of the year 👍👍
              ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
              Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Ellie View Post
                ... bra wearing kind of becomes a necessity with T-shirtmm?r 👍👍
                Spoilsport!!

                Doug xx
                Diagnosed April 2017

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                  #9
                  Haha. Doug 🤣😇🤪
                  Diagnosed May 2021 bulbar onset als.

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                    #10
                    Hi ladies, I got my bra issue sorted in M&S today with the help of my daughter and a very nice bra fitting lady. I’ve ordered 4 very comfy ones. Result.
                    Bulbar ALS diagnosed September 2021, no speech, PEG fed, using ipad with Predictable to communicate, taking each day as it comes

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                      #11
                      Hakuna Result indeed 👍👍

                      All those fitting ladies are so nice. You're so right in buying a few once you find a comfy style. 😘
                      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                        #12
                        I recenlty changed from wires to no wire, I put my bra on from my feet, getting the wie over my unwieldy belly was hard, these pull up nicely. However, i have to avoid bending over cos, with no restraining wire, i fall out!

                        Hope the men aren;t reading this! Lol
                        Mum died with MND in 1979 – My sister and I have a wonky gene, probably inherited from mum. Reckon my MND started sometime in 2018.

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                          #13
                          EvelynMW - there is no way a bra would get up my body past my bottom!!! I'm impressed by your technique 🤣
                          Diagnosis confirmed Jan 2022 (age 46) after several years ignored/ misdiagnosed.

                          Symptoms began in left foot 2017. Now mainly left side, speech and some loss on right side too.

                          Unable to walk unaided (powerchair user), poor speech, left hand behaves like a drunk toddler but generally positive and determined.

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                            #14
                            Getting over my bulging flab is more my problem!
                            Mum died with MND in 1979 – My sister and I have a wonky gene, probably inherited from mum. Reckon my MND started sometime in 2018.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Hakuna View Post
                              Thanks Ellie. I am going shopping on Wednesday so will pop in M&S.
                              I also have problems with bras - M&S do a lovely slip on bralette (no hooks etc) I step into it then wiggle a bit till it finally gets the girls in place
                              Diagnosed 17/2/22
                              summer 2020 - Left arm onset
                              Jan 2022 - breathing now affected

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