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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Guest Post: Katharine Doughty
When I found a lump in my chest in early 2010, I was ten years into a series of 26 self-portraits with four 4 images to complete. A theme of reclaiming runs throughout the project: reclaiming of self-representation, of our personal and collective stories and the power of visual image. Be it ten years or ten minutes, the essential gift is the same: focused discovery and reflection via the arts allows us to be a witness to ourselves. To hear and respond creatively to our bodies with our bodies is to reclaim a role in the healing of our bodies.