breast cancer post-surgical drains
FREE! I sew pretty pockets that discretely corral those dangling drains. I have offered them to several surgeons with no response. I offered them at the infusion center also and they said that would be something the surgeons would be interested in having for their patients. So my next option is the Breast Cancer Walk. There will be some available there for FREE. Or advise me where I can meet to pass them around.
I was diagnosed with stage 1 ductal cancer a year ago. Had a lumpectomy and paploma removed. I am on my third type of estrogen blocker, and call it the monster pill. I feel guilty complaining about neuropathy in my hands and feet, surely caused by the monster, when I read what some of you warriors are going through. My complaints are minor. My poor sister was diagnosed with stomach cancer this past year and my niece, uterine cancer. Both are taking chemo, and one is having radiation as well. What a mess we are but call and discuss our lives with each other. The emotional support is so healing. Cancer loves all of us. Doesn’t matter our race, gender, religion or how much money we have but it can’t take our hope and belief in God. All of you, stay strong. Remember, God does love us and can heal us. I will send up a prayer for all of you.
Hi Elizabeth JB. Your product sounds great. After bilateral mastectomy no one mentioned anything like this for drainage tubes. I have upcoming reconstruction surgery where they will use the trans flap and will have drainage tubes again. Where can I get something like this or buy one. I have all kinds of holes in my shirts from the drainage tubes (4) hanging from safety pins that I attached. Greatly appreciated.
I got a lanyard and used the large safety pins to attach the drains to it. I could shower with it on then change to a new lanyard after I dried off. It wasn’t pretty but it worked and no holes in anything but me. I didn’t know about pockets.
Post #1 Those pockets are so helpful! I also have hanging pillows that I wore on my sides that were so helpful even months after the drains were removed. Check with other organizations for distribution, they are a wonderful gift. Check with American Cancer society to see if there is a Hope Lodge in your area to donate to or maybe American Cancer Society will have ideas. Is there a Gilda’s Club or something similar in your area? Thank you for doing this!