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Pink Pockets-drain bags

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Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

The hospital I was at did provide a bag but I just used a tote bag, the handles were long enough to hang on the arm of the chair which saved bending when getting up for a wee!

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

I make drain bags
My Facebook page is Free Drain Bags For Hospital Surgery.
There is no charge and they are sent out free of charge.
I am a bread cancer survivor x

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Hi I make drain bags for surgery I have a Facebook page called Free Drain bags for surgery. I don't charge at all its free bags and postage. If you require one or two bags message me they will be sent out to you x. I am brwast cancer survivor

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Do you still have pink pockets,my wife is due to have bilateral  mastectomy  in 2 wks,have been looking for something  like this,would be very well appreciated,trying to get anything we may need sorted,any tips or advice would be great.

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

http://www.draindollies.co.uk Hope these can help X

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Hi Laura I make these hopefully they will be useful
http://www.draindollies.co.uk

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Laura you can order them from Drain Dollies in the uk. They have a website and Facebook page, only a few Β£ and a percentage donated to charity X

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Hi, re pink pockets and import tax - I'm struggling to remember , but my husband thinks it may have been about Β£15

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Hi,

Can you tell me did you have to pay import tax? If so how much? I have ordered these for my mum the company have said I need to check out the import costs and it's quite confusing? Would appreciate any help.

Thanks, laura

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

I only had two drains for 3 days , then down to one drain for a further 4 days, all were out after a week with the strattice recon. Our hospital gave us little pink carrier bags though, quite handy as if I had that in my hand it reminded me not to use that arm for anything else! Xx

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

My hospital provided little draw string bags for the drains . They were made by the local breast cancer support group . You took them home then returned them when the drain was removed . 

 

I was also given a fabulous heart shaped pillow that has been invaluable for cushioning my scars in bed . Again it was made by the local support group volunteers . 

 

Hugs,

Jill xx

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

I will apparently need drains for 3 weeks with my strattice implant next month πŸ˜•

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

What does the hospital expect you to do????Only for a short while,but you need to be comfortable.maybe when you have completed your treatment you could get a little sowing circle going....mine was beige with the hospitals name,not something you want to steal...and I presume someone washed them,opposed to ending up in the laundry.😊

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Hi, I think I have a packet left. I'm away from home but am back at the weekend. If you can send me your address, I will try to dig them out

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Thanks Jilly the hospital I am having my op do not provide the bags. I will definitely be going home with drains. I am having bilateral mastectomy so want to try and make it as comfortable as possible. Not having luck finding any so far though.

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Our hospital supplied them after my mastectomy and other surgery...and you only have the drains in for a short while.After my DIEP we had pillow cases,they were awful.But did not go home with drains then.

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

I keep hearing about them but am struggling to find any. I have managed to order some heart pillows and knitted knockers but the bags are proving allusive! xx

Re: Pink Pockets-drain bags

Hi I have just been googling for drain bags and your post came up here. I take it there are not any UK based people selling these if you had to get them from the U.S.? X

Pink Pockets-drain bags

I have two sealed bags of pink pockets ( 5 in each). I bought them for post DIEP as I assumed I would be sent home with drains and I wanted something just a bit nicer than the tesco bags I carted around post mastectomies! I ordered them from the U.S. If you have strattice, you are more likely to go home with drains. If anyone wants them I will post them to you. If you can put a pound or two in a charity tin, that would be great.
This is their ad. I should warn you that I was charged duty when I bought them!,
"Post-Mastectomy Drain Holders Pink Pockets are Temporary, Self-Adhesive Surgical Drain Pockets. They are worn inside your clothing to discreetly and comfortably hold drains following a mastectomy or breast or abdominal surgery.
Immediate comfort - no safety pins or sewing required!
Remove the washable pockets from clothing when drains are gone.
A must-have for patients. Put Pink Pockets at the top of your post-surgery checklist!"