Andrea Coomans, Amoena’s Regional Manager, West, is a 20-year breast cancer survivor and a busy mom. In this guest post, she tells it like it is – and tells why she loves her Amoena Contact breast form.
Busy, busy, busy, How many of us are busy?? I am a mother of three sons, who are 9, 13 and 15. Yes, two teenagers – joyous! They play volleyball, basketball, tennis and soccer; they ski, sled, swim, mountain bike and hike. They also play the tuba and percussion. We have a 75-lb Golden Doodle who is very energetic. That is a lot of busy, busy. Did I mention that I work full-time? I work for a brilliant company, Amoena, and love my work — but that also makes my life busy, busy, busy.
I am a 20-year breast cancer survivor and I wear a breast form. Do I have time to worry about my breast form in my everyday activities? Absolutely not, I don’t have time to think about it. I LOVE my form. My morning routine probably looks a lot like many of yours. I am up at 6:00 a.m., breakfast with my boys, shower, attach my form and dress and by 7:00 a.m. my computer is on and I’m checking work issues and what is going on. Then it’s carpool to junior high at 7:20 a.m. When I return, my 9-year-old is up and ready for breakfast; thankfully my husband takes him to school and walks the dog! At 8:00 a.m. my work day begins, and I have appointments with customers, fitting ladies during a promotion, educational and medical appointments, flying all over the West Coast and even sometimes Atlanta – any variety of things to do! At 5:30 p.m. I run on the track for 2-3 miles with my boys and sometimes the dog comes too! Six-thirty is dinner with my family and family time, then by 9:30 p.m. I am powering down, making a last check of email and tying up loose ends. Finally at 10:30 p.m., I take off my breast form and wash it thoroughly. It has been through the wringer all day, every day!
When I bike, hike, ski, swim, carpool, run, play tennis, chase around with my sons, walk my dog, go through airport security, run through airports, visit with accounts, visit with medical facilities, fit breast cancer survivors in promotions, sit in meetings and go about my life, I do not want to think about my breast form. Is it moving around? Is it popping out of the top of my bra? When I lean over, can anyone see that I am wearing a breast form? Nevermind that I don’t want to feel the weight pulling away from me as I move around. My form stays attached all day long, with all my moving around and with my perspiring as I run, exercise, etc. It never moves, never shifts; I never feel the weight. I just don’t feel it and forget I am wearing a breast form.
Phew, I am tired just writing how busy life can be! I wear a Contact breast form because it allows me the freedom to be as active as I am, it allows me to be busy, busy, busy, it allows me to be me. Would I wear anything else? Are you joking me? Why would I want to wear anything but an Amoena Contact form, it is the best breast form available and as busy as I am, I deserve the best. Don’t you?
Editor’s note: Don’t miss the new video about Amoena Contact’s place in a busy lifestyle. It includes a quick overview of how easy it is to wash and care for the Contact breast form.