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My mom is having a double mastectomy with reconstructive surgery on Tuesday. Any recommendations on what to pack and how I can support her the best way possible?

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  • Kathy M Profile
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    Pack loose button up or zip up shirts. Bring a pillow for the drive home that can get bumpy and uncomfortable. Check to see if she will be given a surgical bra that will hold the drains. It makes things a lot easier. Most of all your love and support. Your mom is in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Pack your patience and understanding. I had a bilateral mastectomy about 30 days ago, and my Aunt has been so wonderful and supportive just being here by my side and helping me through all the difficult time. Try not to leave your mom's side. Make sure someone is there at the hospital with her especially at night cause that's when real emotion start to set in. I will keep your family in my prayers.
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  • Liz Carolan Profile
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    Get a post surgical camisole with drain pouches. Also small pillows for under her arms and another for her chest when she wears a seatbelt. I just had a double on 11/15. The real godsend items were camisoles with drain pouches, so they're not swinging free, and small pillows for my underarms.
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    I agree with the above. I had a double in December. Also, frozen bag of peas make great ice packs at home and help relieve the pain.
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    on the subject of pillows, I found the "dogbone" shape pillows much easier to deal with than ordinary rectangular pillows; and if you can find a snap-front gown or robe or even a western-style shirt, those are easier to deal with than buttoned or zipped tops; a Japanese yukata (lapped in front kimono) is good too; in addition some ginger ale will usually relieve any medication-caused nausea; also a few sturdy panti-liners or incontinence pads are good since a lot of us have had "leakage" when trying to get out of bed at first (far nicer than bedpans, LOL ), and a peri-bottle (usually found down on the maternity floor) as an impromptu bidet, since usually she'll have some pain or restrictions on her arm movements immediately after surgery .. most any squeeze or stream-spray bottle would work ... to feel cleaner and more feminine when using the biffy
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