Sometimes a small gesture can mean so much. Following mastectomy surgery the chest and under arm areas are usually quite sensitive. As healing takes place there may be numbness, pain, and stiffness in the upper body. While gentle stretching exercises are helpful, sleeping comfortably can be a challenge. A soft pillow in the shape of a heart fits neatly under the arm and gives support and protection to the surgery site. A cooling or heating pad can be used along with the heart pillow to bring relief and comfort. Lillian Weber, a breast cancer survivor has been providing heart shaped pillows for many years. She designed the pillows with the needs of breast cancer patients in mind. The pillows are made of the softest materials and come in several sizes. Heart shaped pillows are a welcome gift for those who have experienced breast cancer but they can also be of great benefit to children, seniors or anyone facing surgery or a medical procedure. A heart pillow can bring a smile to someone who is lonely or missing a loved one. If you know someone who could use a hug, consider a heart shaped pillow, which is the next best thing.
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