When you learn that you will need to have a mastectomy, it can be a scary time. Not only do you need to undergo a major surgery to prevent something worse, but it can feel like you are waking up without a part of your womanhood. Everyone reacts a little differently to a mastectomy — some are relieved, some are heartbroken, and some lie somewhere in between. If you are recently post-mastectomy, at Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics, we have a few ways to help with both your emotional and physical healing.
Physically, post-mastectomy recovery can be trying. Suddenly, some of your most basic undergarments will no longer work for your changing body. Additionally, you are likely in some pain from the surgery. Things like compression garments can help the healing process. A post-mastectomy bra can help provide some immediate relief of the discomfort, emotional and physical, that you might be in. When you are ready, Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics has post-mastectomy prosthetics that can easily reproduce the appearance that you’re looking for with specialized bras and even swimsuits. These can help bridge the gap between your surgery and feeling like your old self again.
Emotionally, post-mastectomy recovery can be devastating. Make sure that you are discussing any pain — emotional and physical — with your doctors or trusted loved ones. Professional counseling is also a great option when you want to talk with someone. At Tierney Orthotics and Prosthetics, we will treat you with dignity and compassion when you come to look at our post-mastectomy products, which can help you feel better emotionally.