Sorry this took so long, my dad became ill so I was back there for awhile helping him out.
The Coobie bras are comfortable and a good alternative to the Aahs and Genies. They're more like a sports bra in their design, cut in that kind of shape, but the fabric is a very soft knit.
I was back in one of the areas where it's hot and humid, and the Coobies were more definitely comfortable than the Aahs that I'd brought. The bottom band doesn't strangle, but is still a little more snug than I'd like. I took a few snips in the band and that helped.
I really really like the thin straps and colors and prints. Did I mention the polka dots? And tie dye and pineapples?
Well that's enough about unmentionables for tonight. Hang High Girls, indeed!
They arrived today and are definitely comfy. The knit fabric is lighter than the aahs and genies, it might not hold its shape all day. It is definitely a uniboob bra, but that doesn't bother me a whole lot. I'll write more after I've worn them for a few days.
I agree about the band on the aahs and genies, even going up in size doesn't make enough difference on the worst days. But they're still better than conventional bras, esp underwires. (You can take a small scissor and cut little snips in the bands to ease them, and don't put them in the dryer.)
Silly getting excited over bras? Nope, not when they hurt so much and we have to wear them for so many hours. A neighbor kept coming over the other day, he was working a project with Prince Charming, and it was driving me nuts because I had to stay decent!
I went ahead and ordered 3 Coobies last night, they have a special buy 3 get 1 free that I didn't want to pass up. (code 320) They already sent an email that they shipped this morning.
This might sound silly but after being stuck with buying sets of 3 Ahh Bras that usually have 1 tan or white, I was happy to pick my own colors! Coobie showed a lot of pretty prints and brights, I'm so so tired of tan and white!
I'll let you know about fit and feel in a few days.
I went to the Coobie site and like them, getting tired of those thick shoulder straps on the Ahh Bras and Genies every day. They don't look good under some of my summer tops. These look like they're a similar soft knit so I'm going to try them.
On your advice I bought a pair of those Dansko clogs, and you are right, they're great! Even trying them on in the store I could tell how much better they felt, and the all around support really helps me stay stable. I'll keep watch for sales and get more.
Now I've found an incredible pair of sandals. They're Clark's Sea Breeze, another good brand. They're flip flops but not flimsy, the bottoms are deep and cushy, like a heavy gel foam. The sore and tender soles of my feet are soothed when I step into them, seriously they make my feet feel better! (The piece between your toes is soft fabric and doesn't bother me at all.)
Well anyway, I thought people might want to know about these sandals. They're one of my new pain tools.
Yes, I definitely agree. Some nights I'm lucky to get 3 naps, the body heat wakes me up, then the chills keep me awake. During the day I carry a sweater with me no matter what the temperature, hardly ever wear shorts. The heating pad is close at hand, all year long. Sometimes I can't shake the chills, even with a shower, sweat pants, and long sleeve shirts.
But I do have a funny (maybe not?) story about this. Earlier this summer I was really having a miserable time with the heat and chills. As usual when I start flaring, the migraines kicked up and my IBS was rumbling, with cramping and diarrhea worse than normal. After a few days the belly pain got really bad one night and I finally realized it wasn't the fibro, so my husband drove me to the ER and after a quick little appendectomy, we were home by 4pm.
I couldn't tell the difference between being sick and flaring, until it got really bad. The heat/chills was fever, and belly pain was the appendix going down the tubes.
Anyway, the heat/chills annoy me more than a lot of the other symptoms. Pain and fog are tops, then this. it would be so great if somebody would invent a med or supplement for it.