Comfort cushions

These pillows can help to ease recovery from breast cancer surgery.

These pillows can help to ease recovery from breast cancer surgery.

Barb Meisberger

In observance of the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Sun Lakes Women’s Association will be giving away these special post-op pillows to any woman undergoing surgery for a lumpectomy or mastectomy. The pillows have been designed to bring comfort while recovering from surgery. It is placed underneath the arm where surgery has taken place and held in place by a piece of elastic. This relieves pressure on the incision. Another use for the pillow is to place it underneath the car seat belt alleviating pressure on the breast.

It is important to request your pillow prior to surgery so you may get the maximum benefit immediately following surgery.

The Sun Lakes Knitters and Crocheters are also busy creating knitted knockers which are worn inside your bra after healing has taken place.

If you would like to obtain a pillow (or knitted knocker) you may pick one up any Monday at the Sun Lakes Women’s Association weekly workshop in the Arts and Crafts Room at Sun Lakes Country Club after 9:00 a.m. Donations are always accepted.

The pillows will also be available at the Open House scheduled for the morning of November 14 in the Sun Lakes Country Club lobby at the Women’s Association table and during the month of October at any of the Breast Cancer Awareness events held at the Sunset Grill and Patio.