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  • Writer's pictureLisa Raimondo

A Journey of Healing: Overcoming Tragedy After a Mastectomy Post-Op

Woman thinking of her friend post Mastectomy

Life is filled with unexpected twists and turns, some filled with joy and others fraught with sorrow. Today, I'd like to share a personal story told to me by a dear friend, whose family 5 years ago experienced an unimaginable tragedy.

My friend, whom we'll call M for the sake of privacy, reached out to her brother Jim to see how his wife Karen was faring following her double mastectomy operation. Karen had just been discharged from the hospital in another city and was ready to return home, a beacon of strength and resilience.

The conversation that unfolded, however, was something no one could have prepared for. Upon hearing M's voice, Jim broke down, uttering words that sent chills down my spine. He said, "I have killed Karen."

Before you jump to conclusions, let me explain the circumstances leading to this heartbreaking declaration. Post-op mastectomy, Karen found herself in a vulnerable state. She had four drains and was worried about the seatbelt rubbing against her sensitive surgical sites, causing discomfort and potentially disrupting the healing process. So, she decided not to wear her seatbelt during the drive home.

On their way, a car veered into their lane, side-swiping their vehicle. The impact was severe enough that Karen was thrown from the car onto the pavement, where she suffered a fatal head injury.

This devastating incident underscores the importance of safety, even when discomfort seems unbearable. Yet, how can post-mastectomy patients ensure their comfort and safety during travel? This brings us to the introduction of a life-changing product - the Mastectomy Post-Op Surgery Pillow Cushion.

This specially designed pillow provides comfort and protection for women recovering from mastectomy surgery. It fits snugly across the torso, cushioning the sensitive area while also acting as a buffer against seatbelts and other potential irritants.

The Mastectomy Post-Op Surgery Pillow Cushion is lightweight, portable, and easy to use. Simply position it across your chest before fastening your seatbelt. The cushion will protect your surgical sites from pressure and friction, allowing you to travel in comfort without compromising on safety.

In the aftermath of Karen's tragic accident, M was happy to share their story, they hope to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. M told me her tragic family story only two weeks ago, after I was telling her about SILIKAN's newest product -Comfort: Mastectomy Post -op Surgery Pillow Cushion.

Women post-Op mastectomy travelling in comfort

In honor of Karen and women everywhere who are bravely battling breast cancer, let's make safety a priority. The Mastectomy Post-Op Surgery Pillow Cushion is not just a product; it's a symbol of love, care, and the promise of safer journeys ahead.

And so, we journey on, carrying the memory of Karen in our hearts, committed to making post-op mastectomy care safer and more comfortable for all women. Together, we can turn this heartbreaking tragedy into a catalyst for change.


Silikan Customer Care Team

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