Check Check 1,2,3

I’ve come up with a list of items that I think will come in handy after my mastectomy. I came up with the list from talking with other BRCA carriers who had prophylactic mastectomies, attending the FORCE conference, and also read this great book. My list is below in case it’s helpful to anyone else getting ready for this surgery.

  • Pillows, pillows, and more pillows
  • Pre-packed hospital bagĀ 
  • Mindfulness CDs
  • Slippers and robe
  • Eye mask and earplugs
  • Comfy blanket
  • Mastectomy seatbelt cover
  • Silk button up pajamas
  • Button up t-shirts
  • Elastic band pants
  • Drain holders for shower
  • Toiletries to help when you can’t shower (dry shampoo, cleansing wipes)
  • Throat lozenges (for after being intubated)
  • Alcohol wipes and gloves for drain cleaning
  • logs for drainage and medication

If you have suggestions for other items I should pick up, please let me know!!

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