LifeChanges Boutique, Inc. is committed to providing women living with cancer the products, supplies, information and support they need to help them deal with the effects of treatment and the life changes they will experience while helping them to maintain their dignity and self assurance throughout their cancer experience.
Diana Klunk is a BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter. She has completed specialized training from several national bra, lingerie and prosthesis suppliers and also has hundreds of hours of experience. Proper measuring and fitting for a bra and prosthesis are critical to provide adequate support and balance as well as symmetry after breast surgery. Diana can help women who have had mastectomies (single or bi-lateral) as well as help restore balance to women who have lost tissue due to a lumpectomy or other breast procedures.
Ideally, LifeChanges Boutique prefers to meet with women PRIOR TO any surgery. There are products designed to be worn at different stages of the process, including post surgical camisoles and bras with drain containment and constructed of specially treated fabrics to help with the healing process. If you or someone you know is scheduled for breast surgery, please call LifeChanges to set up a free consultation.
At LifeChanges we also offer fitting services for women who have never had breast surgery but are in need of a properly fit and supportive bra. We represent the Amoena Mia line as well as the Anita Rosa Faia line of fine lingerie.
These collections feature lingerie ranges with a perfect fit up to H-cup. Are you looking for a bra which looks sensuous and luxurious? Or are you more the straightforward, sporty type? Perhaps you are looking for a figure-shaping body?
LifeChanges Boutique features lingerie which meets all tastes and lifestyles. Matching briefs, hipsters and thongs are available to go with the bra styles. There is also a wide choice of swimsuits, bikinis and tankinis to choose from.
Lymphatic obstruction is a blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed. Lymphatic obstruction may cause lymphedema, which means swelling due to a blockage of the lymph passages. The most common reason for lymphatic obstruction is the removal or enlargement of the lymph nodes. The main symptom is persistent (chronic) swelling, usually of the arm or leg.
Lymphedema is a chronic disease that usually requires lifelong management. In some cases, lymphedema improves with time. However, some swelling is usually permanent.
Diana Klunk is a certified Elvarex compression fitter, and has completed several specialized training courses for proper measuring and fitting of compression garments. Although Lymphedema is a chronic condition, wearing properly fitted compression garments can help make it more manageable. Most patients are referred to LifeChanges by their physician, physical therapist or specially trained Lymphedema therapist. Diana has also received training in the Lebed Method/Healthy Steps, a specialized exercise program designed to help prevent and manage Lymphedema through exercise and dance.
Call LifeChanges to schedule a consultation on how compression garments and exercise might make your condition easier to manage.
LifeChanges Boutique offers an extensive selection of free literature from reliable sources on all types of cancer and treatment. We encourage people to become knowledgable about their diagnosis and ask questions to more fully understand their condition and treatment. As a cancer survivor, Diana can offer tips on what to expect and what questions may be helpful to ask your medical team. There are also books and DVD’s available for purchase, for your own use or to give as a gift to someone living with a cancer diagnosis.
The monthly meeting of the Hanover Breast Cancer Support Group is held the third Monday of each month at LifeChanges Boutique. This group provides support, education and hope to women diagnosed with breast cancer, from those newly diagnosed to survivors of many years. All are welcome to attend.
You can benefit from compression garments whether you suffer from tired aching legs because you spend too much time standing or sitting, or suffer from more serious problems like swelling and venous disease or Lymphedema of the upper or lower extremities.
At LifeChanges we fit all genders, shapes and sizes from tall to petite, large frame to small. We offer a wide range of colors and styles to meet your needs from vendors such as Jobst, Juzo and Farrow Medical. Custom garments are available to provide the ultimate in compression therapy for the long term management of vascular and lymphedema conditions. The custom garment is made to the exact dimensions of the affected limb and provides accurate and consistent gradient compression to manage the symptoms.
Call or use our web form for more information on how we may be able to help you with your compression needs.