Comfort and Support for Recovery

One of the most challenging times of my cancer journey was just before my double mastectomy. I was overwhelmed with uncertainty about how I would manage the pain, I expected I would be experiencing in the next days and weeks to come. When I mentioned my fear to the nurse navigator she recommended trying a mastectomy pillow. I had never heard of such a thing but was willing to give anything a try that would ease my discomfort. I brought the pillow with me to the hospital and began using it as soon as I was able. I immediately felt a sense of relief. The pillow was soft yet supportive and provided comfort to the chest and underarm area. It reduced the pressure and pain on my surgical sites.  The pillow was pretty much part of me for the  weeks and months that followed. Not only did it help provide me comfort, it also gave me a sense of security that there would be no accidental bumps or pressure from my very caring puppy or children. I used it in bed, on the couch, walking around the house and in the car.  I felt more confident and secure knowing that my surgical site was protected and supported. I am grateful for the mastectomy pillow, it made a big difference in my recovery and provided me with comfort, protection and confidence. I recommend it to all women who will be  undergoing Breast Surgery and encourage you to give it a try.