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Topic: Shower Shirt: Something you may want to consider

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2019 12:53PM

Moderators wrote:

The SHOWER SHIRT® is a patented, post-surgical, water resistant garment designed to protect chest surgery patients requiring surgical drains and chemo

ports when showering. Internal pockets also support the weight of post-mastectomy drains after surgery. Use code BCO for

20% off MSRP of The SHOWER SHIRT® at www.theshowershirt.com
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Oct 1, 2019 09:07PM gibbos wrote:

Just a comment- I recently purchased one prior to a MX I had last week. I remember How miserable I was 15 years ago after my first MX with the drains and not being able to shower- especially washing my hair

While the shirt may be great for certain kinds of reconstruction, my PS allowed showering in 24 hours so I didn’t need the shirt.

Dx 8/1/2003, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2003 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 10/1/2003 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 1/5/2004 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction Dx 3/25/2019, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR- Surgery 9/24/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left) Surgery
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Oct 1, 2019 09:11PM OCDAmy wrote:

I was also allowed to shower 24 hours after surgery with drains.

Dx 2/2017, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 2, 2019 12:26PM Beesie wrote:

Yup, allowed to shower in 24 hours here too, with a drain.

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Oct 2, 2019 07:59PM OnTarget wrote:

I was also allowed to shower with my drains

Diagnosed at 42, Oncotype score 16, ITC in one node- considered node negative Dx 4/8/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/23/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/15/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/6/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/6/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Jan 3, 2020 06:39PM Fairydragonfly wrote:

The BCO code does not work (at least when I tried it).

DX at age 43. Weak staining ER, Oncotype score 50, BRCA1 mutation. Lost both parents to cancer in 2018. Dx 4/17/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/1/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/5/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 1/20/2020 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 3, 2020 06:52PM blah333 wrote:

I just kneeled on the ground when I took a shower (with the drains on the floor) not worth forking out money for something I'd use once. Didn't need to buy special shirts either (just ones with buttons or zippers).

Age 35 at diagnosis Dx 9/2017, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 11/30/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 3, 2020 07:53PM SimoneRC wrote:

I could shower after a few days. Then I pinned them to a lanyard. No need for shower shirt for me either!


ATM Gene Mutation, Deletion. IDC w/Lobular Features and Focal Mucinous Features. Pre Pectoral Reconstruction. Hysterectomy Surgery 4/6/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 5/5/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 7/3/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 4/29/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 4/30/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/6/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting

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