Oct 6, 2017 03:49AM Brightness456 wrote:
I had a lumpectomy and SNB and definitely needed my ouch pillow. My friend made me a small rectangular one with a long enoug strap that I could carry it with me. She used an envelope opening in the back so I could adjust the stuffing to meet my needs. Turns out I liked it lightly stuffed so it was squishy. I used it constantly the first week.
For the port cover, I used one of my granddaughters old shoulder strap covers. It has a smiling monkey face on it and reminds me why I'm pushing through this new treatment.
FYI, the port hurt worse than the node biopsy or anything else so far. I don't remember anyone telling me that in advance, so thought I'd pass it on to you. I was told it doesn't hurt women with fat in that area nearly so much, but even now, it hurts if I rub it or my grandkids bump it and I've had mine for several weeks