My original hoodie now in a larger style. Make your top surgery recovery easier with pockets to hold your surgical drains.
This sweatshirt has two large pockets that can hold multiple drains on each side. There is one large pocket inside each front flap of the hoodie. This lightweight hoodie is so comfortable to put on and zip up since you will be unable to lift your arms after surgery.
These hoodies are a unisex fit. I recommend ordering one size up for a looser fit. It is made of a comfy cotton/polyester blend. The pockets are sewn on by me and are made of a soft, stretch knit fabric. The best part is that the sweatshirt can also be worn after your surgery when you don't need the drains anymore, as the interior pocket stitching matches the exterior fabric and is barely noticeable.
For more tips on what else you might need for an upcoming mastectomy, see my blog post: Mastectomy Recovery - What You Need to be Prepared
When I had my bilateral mastectomy I had no idea that the drains would be the worst part of it. I asked around to see what I could do to make the process easier. I was told you had to attach them to the inside of your clothes with little safety pins. Then you had to undo and redo the safety pins multiple times a day, on multiple drains, to empty them. Not easy when you are sore and feeling terrible. After doing some research online and finding post surgery camisoles cost upwards of $60 each, for something you only need for two to four weeks, I decided to sew pockets to the inside of some of my shirts and it made the whole process so much easier. The nurses also really appreciated it because they are often the ones doing the pinning in the first couple of days after surgery.
Please feel free to send me a convo with any questions. If your surgery is coming up very soon, please contact me before ordering to ensure I can get you this shirt on time...I will do my best! Going thru a difficult surgery is hard enough. I am hoping this product makes things a little bit easier.