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5 hours ago, Mmindy said:

 I'm on the verge of coming out to my Primary Care Doctor, and his staff. @Jackie C.@Jandi

 

Mindy🐛🌈🦋

 

Hi Mindy,

 

The reaction from my PCP and new urologist were great. They both read my letters I brought with me and discussed my upcoming GCS with me.

 

Hugs,

Mike

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Willow you look amazing

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I was 5 months on HRT and start to notice, but 1 yr in I had a B Cup understood why women needed Bra's. I about 32 months in now and occasionally   i will notice some pain but i think the stop 

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I'm still so confused on bra sizing. If I follow the standard subtract band from bust method I'm a C. There's no way I could fill a C cup. I've been wearing A cups. They're not completely full or running over but I'm a little sore by the end of the day. I've looked at up-sizing to a B but feel I would just float in one. Am I missing something?

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Liz, perhaps the best thing to do is to go to a store like Victoria's Secret and get a professional sizing.  I remember my first trip there and the embarrassment i felt but it was worth it.  I received good advice as well as facing my fears.

 

Gentle hugs,

 

Charlize

 

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@ElizabethStar I agree with Charlize go to a fitter or to Victoria Secrets 

 

let them find what you need.  Going with an online store or a Department store you aren’t going to get the right size it’s hit and miss.

 

I don’t know your size but I’m a 40.  Well you can’t hardly get a 40 A. I buy 40B and use an enhancer or push-up pad to fill it our.  I also have SOMA brand.  It’s a store that is part of the Chico’s and Black and White group. They are far more comfortable and keep the sides in check.  What I measure following the standard women’s charts would be a C cup. And that’s laughable.  
 

I think our problem is our body structure is very different in that area so the subtract your band and that’s your cup won’t ever work

 

Willow

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Hei alle sammen,

I had a stroke last March. My greatest fear was that I would be taken off Estrogen. I could have tried to lie to my endocrinologist (She’s at the San Francisco VA hospital) or tried to sidestep my cardiologist (300 miles away in Eureka where I live) . In the end I decided to be totally transparent with them both. Good news is even though they let me know the possible consequences of taking estrogen they are currently good with keeping me on estrogen for the present. I was also switched from patch to injections and recently bought my first B cup bra. Jackie is complete correct when she says for us older girls change takes longer. I am in three years of my HRT.

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I tried the calculator too but it told me I was a 34d and i about fell over laughing. I tried one on at Walmart and the cups fit perfect but the band was tight. I have been wearing a 38b from Victoria secret the band is perfect but the cup is big but I’m finally finally out more. I’d really like to get a professional fitting at some point 

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My understanding is that cup size is proportional to band size-  An A cup on a 40 band is the same volume as a B or C with a smaller band.

I need a 42 band so I'm just starting to fill an A cup.

I wear sports bras a lot when they work with my tops.

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Wacole used to do professional fitting during breast cancer awareness month.  Didn’t happen this year for obvious reasons.  Watch for it and make an appointment to get fitted.

 

Willow

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@Jandi I understand that too. A sales person at a well known chain store determined that I needed a cup size not available in my band size so she suggested buying a smaller band size and using an extender.  I wasn’t keen on the idea and didn’t do it.

 

Most bra manufacturers don’t make a 40a and only some styles have a 38a.   They just don’t cater to our market.  And any that do either want you to buy huge breast forms or pay an exorbitant price.
 

Willow

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1 hour ago, Willow said:

They just don’t cater to our market.

Guess there's not that many of us from their standpoint.

I have a fairly large ribcage, and the boobettes are just that - boobettes.

 

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I went for a bra fitting a couple of years ago.  They measured me as a 38A, and they actually had some 38As in stock.  I tried them all on and couldn't fill any of them.  I ended up with a 36B, which does fit, but needs an extender to be comfortable.

 

I may have grown a little bit since then (I am nearing 4 years on HRT), possibly enough to actually fill a 38A.  I'll try again once covid is over.

 

My girls may be small, but they sure are cute! :)

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ElizabethStar
9 hours ago, Jandi said:

My understanding is that cup size is proportional to band size-  An A cup on a 40 band is the same volume as a B or C with a smaller band.

Yes, sister sizing. Technically, since I'm a 36a I should have the same cup volume as a 34b, 32c, and 30d but obviously the bands would be too small and cups may be too close together.

 

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11 hours ago, Erikka said:

Hei alle sammen,

I had a stroke last March. My greatest fear was that I would be taken off Estrogen. I could have tried to lie to my endocrinologist (She’s at the San Francisco VA hospital) or tried to sidestep my cardiologist (300 miles away in Eureka where I live) . In the end I decided to be totally transparent with them both. Good news is even though they let me know the possible consequences of taking estrogen they are currently good with keeping me on estrogen for the present. I was also switched from patch to injections and recently bought my first B cup bra. Jackie is complete correct when she says for us older girls change takes longer. I am in three years of my HRT.

@Erikkait's always best to keep your Medical Staff up to date honestly. I hope you're doing well after the stroke. 

 

Best wishes, stay positive, and safe,

 

Mindy🐛🌈🦋

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2 hours ago, ElizabethStar said:

but obviously the bands would be too small and cups may be too close together.

That's another thing.  With a larger band, the boobs are farther apart and you get weird cleavage things.

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Oh my goodness that hurt!  I was getting a boat hook out of a lazerette,  it’s like a chest, on my boat  I bend over and made a perfect direct hit on my left boobie.  Dead center perfect bullseye!  I saw star fish for sure.

 

other than that I had a great day.

 

Willow

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Well I was mowing and remowing a portion of my lawn to mulch up pine needles. Ok your are thinking what does that have to do with breasts?  Well, my shirt was rubbing my nipples, particularly the one I hit Saturday.  I had to stop and ask my wife if she had a sports bra I could wear.  That helped me finish.  Boy, I’ve got a lot to learn about these.  I wanted them so now they are telling me all about what I asked for.  
 

Wow!

 

Willow

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3 hours ago, Willow said:

Well, my shirt was rubbing my nipples, particularly the one I hit Saturday.  I had to stop and ask my wife if she had a sports bra I could wear.

 

Yes, indeedy!  It didn't take me long on HRT before mine were making the same request.

 

Fun story... I was part-time, dressing female at home and male out in public.  I was wearing sports bras when out in public to keep the girls from showing, as well as for sensitivity control.  The concert band I was playing in had a big performance coming up, and the uniform was white shirt over black pants.  Well, white shirts are often revealing, so I had to go out and purchase a white T-shirt for the express purpose of concealing my bra!

 

I made up for it the next month.  By that time, I was out full-time, and newly out to the band.  For the final concert of the season, I was determined not to wear anything that could be construed as male.  I was the only woman in the band in a skirt, but it conformed to the white-over-black uniform! :)

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2 hours ago, KathyLauren said:

I was determined not to wear anything that could be construed as male.  I was the only woman in the band in a skirt,

I get this.

Seems like most women wear britches these days.  But I just don't want to.  Maybe because I had to most of my life.

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3 hours ago, KathyLauren said:

The concert band I was playing in ...

So which instrument(s) do you play? 🎶🙂

 

Notedly,

 

Astrid

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9 hours ago, Astrid said:

So which instrument(s) do you play? 🎶🙂

Tenor sax.  I used to play clarinet, decades ago.  The fingering for the sax is similar enough, yet different, to confuse me.

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Like others here I waited so long to be part time out that I like to dress up.  Skorts, skirts and dresses preferred over slacks but leggings are ok.  
 

that poor nipple has had a rough last few days.  It needs soft care.  Ever notice how much softer women’s clothing is compared with men’s?

 

Willow

 

 

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