Hi Denise, I would say if you are to have an op you need soft, comfortable, non wired bras. Your BC nurse will advise you on that.
Everyone seems to be different. Some ladies liked the sports bras because of the support and front zip. Others went for soft pull on bras, and others abandoned them altogether and wore crop tops. I think it is very individual, and depends on the op and the bust size . On my hospital admissions form it just stated 'comfortable'. I tried the full support, back fastener but found that they rubbed on my underarm scar tissue. So I'm a soft pull on girl. Cheap and cheerful as I need to sleep in one too, so ended up buying quite a lot.
Hope this helps. Other members will chip in I'm sure to advise you. Good luck. X
have just had an amazing week in Mexico , now the treatment starts was diagnosed with Idc grade 2. Having wire guided biopsy on Tuesday am now feeling very anxious again , wondering should I buy non underwire bras , has anyone had the same op as me that can share there experiences please
Hi, yes to everything on the lists. Big no to Vaseline in case you are - heaven forbid -on oxygen. Your lips might go up in flames! Other name for Vaseline is petroleum jelly......
oh, and slip on shoes. You'll need a fair few bras as you may need to sleep in one .Asda have comfy bras for £6. They fit beautifully around my lymph node scar, and have a little pad that protected my poor sore boob.
wishing you well. X
Great. Thanks everyone. I hadn't even considered cushions and pillows etc. Baggy clothes I can do. Toiletries I have in abundance. PJs are on my shopping list for today.
Stock up on paracetamol, the hospital will give you a pack of 32 but that doesn't last long if you take 2 every 4 hours for first day. I just went around Poundland, Wilkos, Savers etc and picked up a couple of packets in each shop so had a stock pile.
If you can't find front opening pjs I brought 2 beach cover ups from Matalan, they are blue and white stripes with buttons down front, I don't like pjs bottoms on my legs as I get too hot in bed. I can then use these cover ups on my next beach trip.
I took baby wipes and used them to clean up in hospital as couldn't shower for 48 hrs. Something comfortable to come home in, I has cami top, no bra, baggy shirt and loose trousers. Nothing complicated to do up or put over head as arm maybe stiff and sore or you may have a drain.
Feelthefear- good that you got both pillows, remember to put the one to protect chest from seatbelt in car. I also had a fleece blanket in car as was supposed to be day case and go home late at night, but didn't, you may need it on journey home.
Take lots to read or do as I waited from 9.30am to 4pm before going to theatre!!
Best wishes, hope it goes well.