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'Pretty Pockets' - a discreet and spirited way to secure post-surgical drains

Shared by Patricia Pereira on 2015-06-29 19:22

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A few days after her surgery, Maryanne met another patient in the hospital who was carrying her drains around in a brown bag. Despite recovering from her own surgery, Maryanne quickly decided brown bagging it wasn’t sufficient — and thus an idea was born. She invented Pretty Pockets — a discreet and spirited way to secure post-surgical drains. Her own family got involved in making them, and now the pockets are donated to St. Joseph Medical Center and cancer patients everywhere.

Pretty Pockets has received rave reviews from clinic staff, nurses, doctors and most importantly—breast cancer patients who’ve described the pockets as ‘practical and meaningful gifts.

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More info: http://www.creativeblossoms.com/pretty-pockets

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Maryanne Arthur, from USA, underwent a bilateral mastectomy in March 2011, she awoke to find herself "flanked" by four surgical drains, two on each side of her upper body.
Maryanne, like many mastectomy patients, quickly learned that the drains are heavy and uncomfortable. So her partner ripped a pair of pajamas to wrap around each drain during the rest of her recovery.

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