mastectomy recovery

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17 Gift Ideas to Help With Healing and Recovery After Surgery

This gift list includes helpful ideas and practical tips to help all patients heal from all types of surgery. I’m recovering from my second orthopedic surgery in less than a year, and have learned the best gifts for patients. No matter what type of surgery your friend or family member underwent, you’ll find something to help with healing here. I […]

What to Say and How to Help Someone With Cancer

When someone you know has cancer, you feel helpless and powerless. Here’s what to say and how to help someone with cancer – these practical and specific tips are from a writer and cancer survivor. “When everyone else flees, be the one who stays,” writes Regina Brett in Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible. She says she’s […]

How to Comfort a Friend Whose Mom Has Cancer

Our friend’s mom was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her brain. These tips on how to comfort a friend whose mom has cancer are from him. He shares what to say and do when your friend’s mom has cancer, and what not to say or do. A Willow Tree Figurine – “My Sister My Friend” is a beautiful symbol of […]

How to Sleep After Breast Cancer Surgery

Sleep is one of the most important ways to recover after a mastectomy. These tips for how to sleep after breast cancer surgery are from women who recovered from double and single mastectomies, research studies, and breast cancer recovery forums. Listening to jazz music helps with recovery – and silence is crucial after a mastectomy. In one research study, patients […]