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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 10:53AM

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 07:07PM 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 07:11PM 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 11/14/2018 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 10:26AM 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 05:59PM 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 6/13/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/5/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/5/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant

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