I found it slightly awkward to wriggle my arms into a rucksack style bag soon after bilateral mastectomy, so preferred a cross body bag. If you are also carrying drain bags initially, make sure you have a bag to carry them in too! My hospital provided these, and I also ordered a "drain dolly" that fitted two drains in the same bag.
I'm trying to work out what would be the best way of carrying things around, post a double mastectomy, to minimise the risk of lymphedema.
Obviously a shopping trolley could be useful ... I'm also intending to get a good daypack with a hipbelt - although a doctor pointed out that I would still need to be careful vis-a-vis the restriction of blood supply round the shoulder straps ...
But what about handbag-style carrying? Rucksack style, cross-body ... or just a regular one but lighter weight than the ones I have already?
Sorry for raising such seemingly trivial points, but if anyone who's trod this way before could share their experience, I'd be really grateful!