Actually sitting here laughing out loud

EastmumEastmum SydneyMember Posts: 424
edited March 16 in General discussion
I've heard so much about the Zonta cushion so I went online to have a look - and I'm thinking (because I haven't had any experience with BC surgery yet - coming up on 7 April) how on earth could that possibly help? I mean, why would you wear a cushion around your neck like that? And then I googled images and I realised that it's for under your ARM!!  hahahahahaha - I'm guessing someone would have eventually told me I wasn't doing it right.  So please tell me lovely ladies - if I am having a double, do I need to get two of these?? 


  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 2,018
    You could use two initially. Mine became like a comfort blanket protecting my arm from jerking across the sore area.
  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,047

    Don't laugh too hard. I actually did use mine around my neck--like a travel cushion--while I was in hospital. It helped me sit up in a position where I could take the pressure of my armpit. Anything, and I mean anything that works :)

  • Kiwi AngelKiwi Angel Sydney, NSWMember Posts: 1,421
    @Eastmum - the little pillow was great and I’m still using mine when I sleep and I take it in the car to put under the seatbelt. I would get 2 if you are having a double. I did think about leaving that one permanently in my car and using my actual travel pillow for when I sleep. Good luck with your surgery
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 2,486
    I had two surgeries so got 2 cushions.  One stays on the bed, the other in the car.  I'm still using one to sleep - it just gives a bit of support.  The one in the car ended up being used to stop the seat belt from pressing against my port.
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 2,469
    I had bilateral and had 2 it was a Godsend. 

  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 4,511
    @Eastmum you are a legend because I am having a bi-lateral soon after you and you are asking all the questions I'm about to ask myself. Excuse me while I stalk you here!
  • EastmumEastmum SydneyMember Posts: 424
    Thanks everyone! Looks like I’ll definitely treasure my little pillow, which the lady at Zonta tells me I will definitely get at the hospital I’m going to. @kmakm stalk alway! Hahaha I’ve been stalking everyone and anyone asking questions - so amazing to have this place as a resource with so many generous women sharing info and experiences! 
  • onemargieonemargie queenslandMember Posts: 1,180
    edited March 16
    Hi there @Eastmum I still have mine if you’d like another one for your *neck* lol. If br happy to send it to you.  I’ll tell you a secret. After my first mastectomy I was given one in the hospital and I told the nurse *where the fuck am I supposed to put that”??? I didn’t even think to use it as a travel pillow let alone under my armpit lol. And I’m a bloody nurse myself and had never seen one!  So don’t worry we all have brain farts. Just PM me your address if you’d like my pillow. Margie xx
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 2,486
    It seems that the blokes get them in blue.  I know the significance of the pink but I so hate it.
  • AllyJayAllyJay Member Posts: 345
    I received two in satin. One gold and one a vivid royal purple...bright and cheery, but slippery as all buggery. Ended up buying another two from the two dollar shop in a sort of plushy velvet, filled with microbeads, which I find better as it molds better. The two original ones I now use between my knees when lying on my side, one at a time. One in the bed and one in the wash.
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 2,486
    Yes, the satin is very slippery, isn't it - I have to wonder if a soft cotton would be better.  
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,406
    I had 2 pink ones. They are also useful later if having can kinda lay on your side with your new boob poking through. So good to get off your back. 
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 2,486
    Now there's some imagery
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,493
    I have two, one blue and one purple - not satin!  I found them very beneficial when in the car as the seat belt was a hassle - I wish they had given me one when I had the biopsy as I spent my time trying to drive and holding the seat belt out away from the boob - my cancer was directly under the nipple and the day after biopsy I was extremely bruised.

    They were a blessing at home for the armpit - they became a security blanket for awhile there!
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