The Brobe Blog

After having a mastectomy, bruising and swelling is pretty common. Finding ways to reduce discomfort and speed up the healing process is crucial during the weeks following your procedure. Ice can be one of the best avenues to do this.  Ice helps...

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Let's talk about sex and intimacy. Having a mastectomy due to a cancer diagnosis or preventative action means you're going to have to re-explore your body and what it means to be intimate with someone. Your body is going to undergo...

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Open heart surgery is no small procedure, which is why it's important to understand what to expect throughout the entirety of the process. Any unnerving experience can be made a little more comfortable by arming yourself with information. Let's get to...

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While it's true that 2 out of 3 births are vaginal, 1 in 3 women have the chance of needing a c-section in order to bring their child into the world. Sometimes this procedure is pre-planned, and sometimes it's a last-minute...

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When recovering from a mastectomy, it's likely that you'll be sore and have some limited mobility while getting dressed for awhile. Don't worry! This inconvenience won't last forever. In the meantime though, we've rounded up some of the best items...

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Recovering from an operation isn't something that people get particularly excited about. With that said, we believe in making the most of any situation we find ourselves in. While we can't promise every recovery will be a total walk in the...

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Recovering from surgery means learning a lot of new skills: mastering how to get comfortable sleeping in certain positions again, figuring out how to get dressed and undressed with limited mobility, and navigating the process of monitoring and caring for your surgical drains. After having a medical procedure, your surgeon...

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As you're preparing for your mastectomy, it's likely your mind is going to be in a million places at once. "What do I need to get?," "do I need to do anything at my house?," "is there anything I need...

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While the exact process of having a mastectomy can vary based on the type of procedure you're having and your surgeons(s) personal recommendations, the overall process the day of the surgery tends to be fairly consistent. Here's what you can expect if you're about...

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