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electric recliner chair and breast cancer

Posted by @wileypack, Feb 1, 2012

Can anyone recommend a good chair for my relative who is having a double mastectomy and will not be able to recline while drainage tubes are in place.

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I had a unilateral mastectomy about a month ago and I suggest to have plenty pillows around to prop her arms on. I did recline with drains in place. Have her do all the exercises they suggest. This helps with soreness, drainage and swelling. Good luck to her and you. I hope this helps. There is also a website I have been visiting since my surgery that has given me a lot of and support during this time. You can chat with people going through the same thing that your are. It has helped me so much. Beyond the Shock is the name of it. It will help you also. Good luck in your journey through this difficult time.

@susieq2

I had a unilateral mastectomy about a month ago and I suggest to have plenty pillows around to prop her arms on. I did recline with drains in place. Have her do all the exercises they suggest. This helps with soreness, drainage and swelling. Good luck to her and you. I hope this helps. There is also a website I have been visiting since my surgery that has given me a lot of and support during this time. You can chat with people going through the same thing that your are. It has helped me so much. Beyond the Shock is the name of it. It will help you also. Good luck in your journey through this difficult time.

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Thank You!

Hi there are lot of manufacturer made electric recliner chair but you should get best one of them . I shared a guide and review of top 10 recliner 2018 which may help you to get the right electric recliner online visit best recliners reclinergenie.com

Getting an electric recliner was the best thing in preparation for my double mastectomy!

@bethsews

Getting an electric recliner was the best thing in preparation for my double mastectomy!

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@dementmt, is this the review to the top 10 recliners that you wanted to share? http://www.reclinergenie.com/best-recliner-for-back-pain/

Hi @bethsews. I see that this is your first post on Connect. Welcome. Here are a few additional discussions where you may be able to help other member by sharing your experience with a double mastectomy:
– Breast Surgery; any advice to prepare for surgery? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/breast-surgery-any-advice-to-prepare-for-surgery/
– Mastectomy and Reconstruction (or not) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mastectomy-1/
– Bilateral Mastectomy or not https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/bilateral-mastectomy-or-not/

How long ago did you have your surgery, if I may ask? Did you keep the recliner or did you rent one?

I didn't even know they made electric recliners. Heck, I want one for 'all the time'….ha ha. It would be a great help post mastectomy. It's very hard to move around just after and you want to rest your chest wall as much as possible at first. I propped myself up with lots of pillows but I do think a recliner would be a great help. The drains are generally only in a couple of weeks to a month (perhaps) and the pain is really quite manageable for most people. I found the process to be easier than I expected. Stay positive and hugs!

I shopped all over our little town to try out electric recliners. Found the perfect one on sale. I had a double Mastectomy and 14 lymph nodes removed on August 29th. This chair made my life so much easier! I slept in it for almost 4 weeks. Plus it is a terrific chair to read in now that I am feeling so FINE. The salesman remarked that re-sell would be a breeze. Sending healing wishes to your relative.

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