After surgery must; sqwishy pillow

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 3/2/2005 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Just my 2 cents here.  But I wanted to let others know how much help it was to have one of those new "sqwishy" "squishy" "smooshie" (whatever they're called) pillows.  You know, the ones that are the trend now with young girls.  They come in vibrant colors and are filled with millions of tiny micro-beads.  So they conform to your body very well.  I had gotten 2 for my daughter that are round in shape but fairly flat when laid down.  I took it to the hospital with me and it was a big help in supporting my arm which hurt so much from the lymph node dissection.  Then after I got home I used it so I could sleep on my side.  I'm a side sleeper or belly sleeper, so sleeping flat on my back was hard.  I'd hold that pillow like I was hugging it and roll to my good side and it supported my breast.  It was so comfortable I can't give it up even now a month later!!!
You can find these pillows at most discount type stores like Target, K-Mart and Wal-Mart.  Mine were from Kohl's but I bought them on e-bay.
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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 3/2/2005 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Good idea! 5+ years ago, those did not exist. I used a small old throw pillow to support my arm when I slept on my side. It helped keep the arm off of the sore breast. It was a little celebration when I was able to sleep without the pillow the first time! yeah



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   Posted 3/2/2005 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I will have to check out these pillows, they sound comfy. When I had surgery8 plus years ago a church group made heart shaped little pillows to put under the arm on the surgical side. They really helped a lot, too. When my daughter had her mastectomy she didn't get one so I gave her mine. My little grand daughter confiscated it next. LOL. Hugs. MK

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