Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Spirit of the Holidays!

As we recover from all the food on Thanksgiving, we have to keep in mind that the holiday season is progressing! Come down to Park Avenue in Rochester on Thursday, November 30th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the 24th annual Spirit of the Holidays open house. This fun event is FREE to attend to, and stretches from Alexander Street to Culver Road, all along Park Avenue. There is live music, performances, horse drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, and welcoming open arms of local businesses. Many of these Park Ave merchants have tasty food and beverage samples and free prizes for those who attend. May your spirits be merry and bright as you support local Rochester organizations!  

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-MaryKate Frey, Social Media Consultant at Thelma's 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

House Bra of Comfort

Don’t ruin the Thanksgiving holiday this year by letting your giblets sneak into the mashed potatoes! Get a supportive bra that keeps everything tucked in, and away from the food! 

While our bras address a number of women, one bra in particular seems to be making many happy. The ABC manufacturer has the 110 bra. To you, it could be known as the “house bra” due to its’ versatility and comfort, perfect for wearing around the house during the holidays. The 110 comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from XS-XXL, and A/B-E/F. This front hook bra is great for post-surgery. Other benefits of this bra apply to women whom have had shoulder surgeries, need wide back support, are going through radiation, have sensitive skin, or have osteoporosis. This bra also comes in many colors, with seasonal Fall and Spring options as well. 

110 Leisure Bra

The 110 is 97% cotton, while spandex and nylon are also materials, creating great comfort. Unfortunately, the straps on this bra do not adjust, but based on the happiness customers have gotten from this bra, we believe it can fit and help almost any woman! 

The link to the ABC website is located below next to "labels." If you have any questions about this bra, or you are someone who owns this bra, comment and let us know!! 

-MaryKate Frey, Social Media Consultant at Thelma's 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is Thelma’s open?

BY APPOINTMENT, Thelma’s is open Tuesday through Friday, starting at 9:30 AM. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday we are open until 4:30 PM and on Thursday we are open until 7 PM. We are closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

2. Is there parking?

There is parking available in the back of Thelma’s and two-hour parking on Park Avenue in front of the store. Please do not park in our neighbors’ lot as their business is subject to appointments as well.
3. Do I need a prescription?

A prescription is NEEDED in order to bill your insurance. If you are not using insurance a prescription may exempt tax for your purchase. As for lymph-edema garments, a prescription is needed even if insurance is not covering it.

4. Are wigs sold at Thelma's?

We unfortunately no longer carry wigs. Please contact WIGZ by Bangz at 585-248-9449, located in Penfield. This is a wonderful salon of which can provide individuals with a freshly styled and colored wig.

5. I want a bra, but not for medical reasons. Will Thelma’s be able to help me?

We focus our services on women post breast cancer, but try to accommodate any woman in need of bra. Just give us a call and we can see if Thelma’s is right for you!

6. Does Thelma’s sell bras that keep the prosthesis in place?

Our bras have pockets on the inside of which help to hold the prosthesis in place!
7. What does a fitting entail?

At Thelma’s you receive one on one service from a certified mastectomy fitter. They will take your bra measurement and help guide you to find the right size and style bra. Our fitters will help find the right breast accessories to achieve a balanced look.  

8. How long does a fitting take?
If it is your first time, we like to allow 45 minutes to an hour to properly go over all your options!

9. How do I wash my prosthesis?

Using gentle soap and water, lightly rub to clean the prosthesis and pat it dry. You should also store it in the box to keep it securely away from pets; they may use it as a chew toy!

10. Do you carry products to manage lymph-edema?
Thelma’s carries lymph-edema arm sleeves and gauntlets/gloves. You must have a prescription to purchase these items. We also have compression bras, vests and shirts to help with truncal-edema. We do NOT carry lower extremity compression products.

11. Will my insurance cover products I want to purchase?

In most cases, insurance companies may cover a portion of your purchase, typically being bras and a prosthesis, depending on your plan benefits. Be sure to contact your insurance provider to learn about your coverage.

12. What other products are sold at Thelma’s?
Thelma’s also carries swimwear, sportswear, hats/caps, handcrafted jewelry, various breast cancer awareness pins, and bracelets.

-MaryKate Frey, Social Media Consultant at Thelma's