A couple of years ago a very dear friend of mine was also diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted to give her a gift to let her know I was thinking of her.
She said that after her surgery she was struggling to sit/lie comfortably and that the car journey home had been awful as the seatbelt pressed into her surgery site.
This gave me the idea of the mastectomy cushion – I did some research and saw that people do make these, but they are all heart shaped and just sit in the armpit. I wanted to make something a little more substantial that offered the recipient more stability and comfort.
I created the single mastectomy cushion to sit under the arm, but also come across the body a little way so it could be used in the car etc.
With the double mastectomy cushion, there is a lovely big centre panel that can go against surgery sites and wraps around to go under the arms at the same time. The main thing about my cushions is that they are versatile & durable so they can be folded, rolled etc.
I have a vast array of materials & a local material shop, so I will always try and accommodate customers request regards to colour schemes etc.
We also do surgical drain bags and can do these in matching colours
At a very dark time in someone’s life I hope my cushions can bring a little light and comfort to them.
Claire lives in rural Lancashire with her partner Neil and her dogs and runs Pendleside Interiors & Occasions. As well as our business Claire and Neil are fosters for Spaniel Aid UK and a waggy tail is always waiting for them at home. Neil and Claire have both lost our mothers to cancer and the fight against cancer is close to their hearts.