A Totally Different Prosthesis
This is one blog that is fun to write. Some years ago, I heard about a terrific prosthesis, made in Canada, called a Tit Bit. They were described as funky, pretty, comfortable, light and even (hard to imagine for this particular product) fun. They came in red and black and other colors and could be decorated with feathers or sequins or "just" pretty stitches. I immediately went online to find them and was so disappointed to discover that they were no longer available.
Blessedly, the knitting instructions were available online, and a friend offered to make one for me. It was several shades of purple and had a lovely rhinestone on the tip. I loved it and wore it until it fell apart.
Yesterday, I learned that the business is back, and you, too, can indulge yourself with a Tit Bit. As one friend said: "This is much better for my spirits than a spa day." Here is a bit more information and the link:
For women who have lost a breast to cancer, purchasing a prosthetic is often a priority but the experience of finding one that fits properly and is comfortable to wear can prove frustrating. It was because I couldn't find a prosthetic I liked that I started knitting my own. Soon, other breast cancer survivors were asking me to make them their own Tit-Bits and so "Tit-Bits: Hand-Knitted Breasts" came into being.
What makes Tit-Bits different from other prostheses?
Most prostheses are made from silicone and are hot and heavy to wear. They are also ugly and expensive. Tit-Bits are made with the softest luxury fibres, such as cotton and cashmere. They are attractive, lightweight and nestle snugly in the bra, but do not sit against the scar. They start at C$65, so women can purchase more than one in different sizes, since breast sizes do go up and down during the month, whereas silicone prostheses can cost upwards of C$400 each.
Do I need to buy a special bra for Tit-Bits?
The beauty of Tit-Bits is that they can fit into any full cup, push-ups, sleek sports or sexy under-wires. You could put them into a mastectomy bra, but those are so ugly, why would you want to?
Can you make Tit-Bits to match my skin colour?
Tit-Bits come in a range of natural colors ranging from "Buff" to "Dark Chocolate". Most women however, prefer to match their Tit-Bits to their bras with "Bright White" and "Basic Black" as favourites. Tit-Bits offers new colours and designs every season, so be sure to visit the "Get Tit-Bits" page.
If you want something special for an upcoming event, let me know - I can make it for you!