With the start of another new month, comes a new theme: RECOVERY. Recovery is crucial for our bodies, minds and overall health. It’s the time to give your body a break so that you can heal faster. However, as many of us know, recovery isn't just for after surgery. It's a constant. Once you've been through it, you are always trying to heal, rest, find a new version of yourself, and try styles and solutions that help you along the way.
And because it is so important for so many of us, we’re focusing on it all month, giving you guides, tips and stories so you can hear it from those that have been through it before you!
To kick things off, here’s some helpful recovery tips and suggestions to keep in mind for your recovery.
When it comes to recovery, there’s nothing and no one more important than YOU. We know that heading into your surgery can leave you feeling frightened and anxious. At AnaOno, we’re here to help you through, every step of the way, and recover with support and style. With super soft recovery options designed with your surgeries in mind, AnaOno aims to make this time as comfortable for you as possible and without worry, providing you with the answers, solutions and options you need.
Taking care of yourself is not always easy. We know because we’ve been there. We suggest taking the time to do what makes you feel good, and making you the priority, always. Here’s some ideas just for you to give yourself some extra time and rest.
Are you planning on having surgery? Our bras, lingerie, and loungewear are designed specifically for your body in mind, taking you from surgery, recovery, and beyond. Here’s some of our favorites picked just for you for easy and comfy recovery!
Our Miena Robe with Drain Belt Management is a mastectomy and post-surgery essential to help you manage drains during your recovery. For discreet draining, a detachable drain belt holds two drains securely by your side and hides them beneath the beautiful modal fabric. Already had your mastectomy, and didn’t have our robe to recover? Get one for the person you love who is heading into their mastectomy surgery, it’s the perfect gift for a breast cancer patient to know that you “get it” and you will be there to support them every step along the way. Pair this with a gift card, so after surgery they can get their first post-operative bra.
Another go-to style for post drains, our Front Closure, for easy dressing and support. Recovery takes patience, and you may have restricted range of motion following your mastectomy, or even discomfort along the way. Mastectomy surgery and lumpectomy surgery can be invasive, and if it has left you with any scar tissue pain, nerve pain, or other complications, this front closure bra keeps you comfy and applies minimal pleasure to the sensitive areas.
Super soft and lightweight options like the Delilah or Leslie. Both these styles are versatile, and made to fit many, including those who have had reconstruction, mastectomy, flat, radiation, lumpectomy, those who wear breast forms and more. You can take them from recovery, to everyday wear and beyond!
No matter what you do, AnaOno is here for you every step of the way, from diagnosis, surgery, recovery and beyond. With AnaOno, you are Never Alone®.
We love hearing from you and are here to listen and help. Have anything to add? For those that have been there, tell us what were your recovery go-to's and help a newly diagnosed patient or friend through their recovery! Comment below or join the conversation with us on Instagram and Facebook.
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It is hard to feel sexy when your whole world feels entirely un-sexy: Your breasts have been unceremoniously removed from your mastectomy, you’ve lost all of your hair, your eyelashes, and are battling with medically induced menopause and vaginal dryness. Not to mention, when we are feeling deep sorrow, fear, that we are alone, anxiety or/and depression, the last thing we feel is sexy.
Furthermore, true self-love, self-acceptance and your sexuality can be the furthest thing from your mind and body when dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis or breast surgery. It can be a long emotional road to get back to a place where you are feeling good about your body again. But when you ARE in a space to re-discover and reclaim your sexuality post-diagnosis, there are some different creative ways you can begin to rediscover your sexual self in safe, beautiful ways.
Being as comfortable as possible after surgery is the number one priority. Your mobility may not be at its best, so a bra with a front closure is a recommended post-surgical bra for easy post-op dressing and comfortability. You’ll want a front closure post-mastectomy bra with super plush material that is soft to the touch yet also functional for your post-surgical needs, like our luxurious and pocketed Front Closure. Voted Best Post-Mastectomy Bra by InStyle Magazine. This wireless favorite Front Closure Bra is one of the very best front-closure recovery bras around thanks to its unique combination of softness, adjustability and style.
So you’ve had your double or single mastectomy, and now that you’re healed, and able to transition out of your oncologist prescribed compression bra after your surgery, you’ve been given the green light to find something cuter and more comfortable (WOO!)
But when you start shopping, you have a hard time finding something that is comfortable enough, something that fits your new body, and makes you feel PRETTY. You’re frustrated and upset, and you have every right to be. Why does finding something that fits your new body have to be SO HARD?!
Just when you are about to give up, you discover AnaOno Post-Mastectomy Bras!