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JUST BETWEEN US GIRLS...
Okay, everybody has questions. Some of them are not easy to ask. Some, are not easy to answer. Some, like the Q/A on adjustments of body temperature, I have not seen mentioned anywhere else, others are more common.

I have included:

A Mastectomy Worksheet below which may help to ease the transition through mastectomy to recovery.

A Tips and Techniques Section with pertinent information resources.

Please feel free to send your own brief Questions, Answers and Submissions to me below.

Shared personal experiences are important to women considering/recovering from mastectomy, that's true for their supporters as well.

Let's learn to deal with mastectomy from one another... Eve

MASTECTOMY WORKSHEET  MASTECTOMY WORKSHEET



TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

(Clicking on yellow resource link opens a new window.)


Ann Fonfa from THE APPLESEED Project has provided these prior to surgery and after surgery tips:

Ann's TIP - On the day you leave the hospital, be sure to wear a shirt that buttons up the front, rather than one which goes over your head.



NAUSEA RELIEF


Effects of Pre-operative Warming on Incidence of Wound Infection (Surgery)


Online: SEXUALITY & CANCER -- under construction


Ann's Comment:
The site is looking good. I am proud of you. :)
Ann F. The Appleseed

MORE APPLESEED Tips and Techniques

THE APPLESEED SITE



IMPLANTS AND BODY TEMPERATURE

Some women must be careful not to become over-heated in reference to their implants.
(I am one.)
It takes longer to cool down since the implants are like little hot-water bottles and do not cool as quickly as the rest of me. I can become very faint if I don't take precautions to avoid becoming over-heated: I try to keep in the shade and try to get inside after an hour or so in very warm weather. I also keep a cold bottle of water with me at all times in the summer when indoors without A/C or outside in the hot sun.

When driving, my implants can get a bit over-heated from the direct sun, even with the A/C on. It's a good opportunity to stop often and stretch at a road side rest stop, with air-conditioning, when I can.


MORE TIPS:

- Have a pillow handy for the ride home! After surgery, hugging a pillow makes a bumpy ride home much more comfortable! :)

- Pajamas with open fronts make caring for drains easier to deal with, save your over the head nighties for after the drains are out.

- Need a ride to and from your treatment appointments?
Contact your local American Cancer Society REACH TO RECOVERY group for information on getting the rides you need!


MARITAL SEXUAL ABUSE: "NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW..."

What happens when You are NOT READY to say "Yes" to sex?


There is anecdotal evidence but very little online post-surgical information or statistics about the number of women who face this dilemma.

YOU HAVE BEEN HURTING LONG ENOUGH.


Contact RAINN: The National Sexual Abuse Hotline
PHONE 1-800-656-HOPE
Free. Confidential. 24 / 7.

(1-800-656-4673)


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