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mary32
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Re: Seat belt discomfort

Hi Jo

 

I hope it works and good luck with the op.

 

Mary

Jo1
Member

Re: Seat belt discomfort

Well, one of them is now in place in my husband's car, quite similar, I think, to the ones Mary linked to. It's somewhat better for my 'old' op side and will be perfect when I'm a passenger in my husband's car when the op is done on my other side.

 

We haven't put one in my car yet, as I've temporarily giving up driving; I keep finding I'm not concentrating well and don't want to have any accidents. It's limiting my independence but rather safe than sorry.

 

My op is due on Thursday, so I'll not be driving until the op site is comfortable enough. It's a bit limiting but rather safe than sorry.

 

The only con is that the belt no longer retracts, but so far I've just made sure the belt goes down the side of the seat before I try getting out - I definitely don't want any postponement of my op due to tripping over the belt!

 

Thanks to all who posted to help with this problem; a small cushion or pad was always of some help, but when driving in the south of France was often just too hot and sweaty as well as not quite doing the job.

 

Jo

Motherhubbard
Member

Re: Seat belt discomfort

When I had my mx and reconstruction in aug last year I found that a small cushion under the seat belt helped. Bev
Jo1
Member

Re: Seat belt discomfort

Thanks for the further suggestions. Yes, Keeks, my hand and wrist aren't happy about holding the seat belt a little away, especially on the long trips to France.

 

What we've ended up sending for is

 

http://www.adaptacar.co.uk/adaptations-conversions/vehicle-accessories/seat-belt-accessories/seat-be...

 

It seems as though it will do the job - it will stop the belt from totally retracting by a small amount, but allows full movement backwards and forwards as needed. I'll let you know once it's arrived and I've tried it.

 

This idea looked so becoming!

 

http://www.pregnancyseatbeltharness.com/shop.html

 

Best, Jo

keeks
Member

Re: Seat belt discomfort

Hi jo1

 

I kept a small cushion in the car for ages to use. I could move it around to get comfy.  The seat belt clips are great but you can only use them on certain kinds of seatbelts unfortunately. 

 

I was holding the belt away from me but found I hurt my hand on long journeys.

 

the cushion was great especially in the beginning,.

 

Keeks

CassieB
Member

Re: Seat belt discomfort

Check the way your seatbelts are attached to the car. I wanted a clip/extender but it turned out it wouldn't work on our car. I ended up with a seat belt pad which wraps round the belt. Not quite what I wanted but the best I could find.
Chris
Jo1
Member

Re: Seat belt discomfort

Hi Mary,

 

Thanks a lot for that, we'll have a look at them, they might just help.

Jo

mary32
Member

Re: Seat belt discomfort

Hi Jo

 

I've not had that problem apart from for a short while after the op. However my mum used to have a seat belt clip which changes the height of the belt. Perhaps that might work? I've found an example here:

 

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_73...

 

Mary

Jo1
Member

Seat belt discomfort

Ever since I had a WLE in my right breast 5 years ago I've felt some discomfort from the seat belt running over it when a passenger in a car. My solution has been to hold the seat belt and gently pull it out a short way, which works, but isn't all that comfortable especially on long journeys.

 

Now I'm due to have either a WLE or maybe mastectomy next week on my left breast and I realise that the seat belt is going to cross directly across that breast and maybe cause discomfort too, whether a passenger or driver.

 

A small towel to pad it out has been mentioned to me, and my husband was saying there are seat belt extenders available. Has anyone else had this discomfort and if so, what did you do about it?

 

Many thanks if you can help with this. Jo