Grandma Has No Use for Sports Bras

I think I told you that my Grandma fell and broke her shoulder right before Thanksgiving.  And they debated whether to do surgery and then they did and blah, blah, blah, very stressful.

So for reasons known only to my mom, she purchased for my grandma some sports bras to wear.  I don’t know.  The Nazerenes tell my mom crap and she writes it down and then we’re all stuck with it.  And why the Nazarenes think that a woman with a busted up shoulder would even be able to put a sports bra on is beyond me.

But that is not the point of my story.

The point of my story is that my Grandma refused the sports bra.  She is, she announced, 87, which is too old to wear a bra in times like these.

10 thoughts on “Grandma Has No Use for Sports Bras

  1. Bless Granny. The reason a sports bra might have been suggested is that it would be no-slip and keep the strap off the incision; I think it also might provide extra support to the pecs and the bones/muscles in the posterior shoulder girdle. Practically speaking, maybe they want her to keep her from having to reach behind herself. Maybe they’d never heard of a front-hook bra, which was my mother’s solution when she had shoulder surgery as there’s no way in hell that she could get into a boob girdle with a bum shoulder.

  2. A lot of times if someone is on crutches, a sports bra or some other soft type of undergarment works best because underwires will rub and scratch with the crutch movement.

    My grandmother had a big sports bra like support thing to wear for when she had her breast cancer and lymph node surgery. it was kind of cool.

    I like your grandmother’s choice best though. She seems quite cool. I bet she will kick butt in rehab.

  3. The thing I guess that strikes me so weird about it is that she pretty much shattered her arm at the shoulder. If she were going to wear any bra, she has to wear something that can slip on in the little room she has at the moment between her arm and her body. A sports bra might be very comfortable for her once she can raise her arm again, but now? I was like “Is mom trying to cause her to choke herself to death?” I mean, how much would it suck to get to 87, survive some major surgeries, a couple of aneurysms, and a terrible fall, only to be done in by a sports bra?

  4. some sports bras do have front clasps and don’t have to go over your head.

    But, yeah, there have been moments – especially right before I’ve decided that it was time for a bigger size – that I’ve thought I might suffocate while putting on a sports bra or some sort of slimming and smoothing type undergarment with a fancy dress.

  5. While I sit here moping, being depressed and dying slowly (I have a cold. I am not happy), I come here in hopes of being entertained. And what do you do? You try to kill me. I laughed SO hard over this post and all the comments that I coughed enough to pull a muscle. Ow! Meany!

    But seriously, no, Rachel. You are not the only one with that problem. While pg with my last, I had to be rescued from life-threatening sports bras three times. I have refused to put one on since LOL

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