Patients need something to wear that is comfortable, loose fitting, super soft, holds and conceals surgical drains and is easy to get on and off after surgery, during follow up exams.
My name is Cherie B. Mathews and I designed the Heal In Comfort shirt after discovering there wasn’t any ‘standardized’ adaptive clothing provided after surgery. The feather soft moisture management material is essential for comfort. Four large internal pockets conceal the surgical drains so you look like a person and not a science experiment. Getting dressed is a challenge, so the velcro-like fasteners make independent dressing super easy.
Here’s what a few of them had to say about the healincomfort recovery shirt:
“I loved the recovery shirt!
I’m a nurse and I know that these kinds of things make a big difference to making people feel better in that healing time. Well done!”
“I cannot believe that it took so long for someone to make this post-operative shirt for breast cancer patients! I wish there was one when my grandmother had her mastectomy.”
“I can’t believe how much easier and more comfortable I am with my shirt for this surgery than I did without one for my first. Thank you so much for creating this!”
“Another surgery this Monday, thank goodness I have this incredibly comfortable shirt I bought to recover in. If you know anyone going through breast cancer surgery the recovery shirt is a must have.”
“This patient clothing is brilliant! We always used safety pins for the JP drains. Needless to say, this is a wonderful idea and I hope every patient in the world wears one — they should! Anything to improve patient outcomes is a welcomed addition. Pain Control, functional clothing and comfort are vital components. Make an unpleasant experience as pleasant as possible will be greatly appreciated by patients and their families.”
Dr. Steven L. Snodgrass
Board Certified Surgeon, Member of the American Medical Association, Former Chief of Surgery, HCA Greenview hospital, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
“Cherie sometimes we think oh heck one person can't make a difference... you prove us so wrong. The world is a better place because of your passion and compassion. You are an ANGEL!!”
I wore your shirt after surgery as well; my surgery was just a couple months ago and i will be passing it on to someone in need; thank you for reminding us we're not alone!! hugs
Just wanted to tell you that my healincomfort shirt is so smelly because I've hardly taken it off this whole week after my mastectomy last Thursday!! Thank you for such a wonderful shirt!!!
Honestly... If I find myself feeling sorry for myself... I remember your “Shadow Story.” It helps my soul!!!
I wore my healincomfort shirt that Cherie Mathews send me from www.healincomfort.com. It had pockets for all drains which made it so nice. The nurses at the hospital loved it!!
"She was so grateful and the nurse was very impressed, I shared your info with her. I appreciate you and am grateful for your foresight and goal to assist all women in keeping their dignity as they traverse the gauntlet of breast cancer surgery. Thank you and bless your heart."
"Thank you Cherie for being the big hearted, generous, compassionate and understanding heart you are. I am so grateful you made it possible for my friend who was having a double mastectomy today to have a Heal in Comfort Shirt kit."
"Heading home in my healincomfort shirt! Most awesome post-surgery shirt EVER!! Thank you, Cherie!! Xoxo"
"I can't believe how much easier and more comfortable I am with my shirt for this surgery than I did without one for my first. Thank you so much for creating this!"
"I cannot believe that it took so long for someone to make this post-operative shirt for breast cancer patients! I wish there was one when my grandmother had her mastectomy."
"Everything in the kit has made my life so much easier and I am so thankful to you and your team. I am over the moon with this kit – could not make it without everything in it! Thanks healincomfort!"
"I wore my healincomfort shirt that Cherie Mathews send me from www.healincomfort.com. It had pockets for all drains which made it so nice. The nurses at the hospital loved it!! Everyone loved there were no buttons!! 2 hard on meds!"
I am so thankful for this Heal In Comfort Recovery shirt. It was very useful post surgery to have the pockets for drains and the velcro for easy access. It made it so much easier to maneuver getting in and out of the hospital bed to the wheelchair and especially after I got home.
It’s hard to know how to help a breast cancer patient.
What do you do to truly help?
The healincomfort recovery shirt is a wonderful way to show your love and support to a friend or family member during their battle with breast cancer. For the same price as flowers you can give the gift of comfort.
This award winning and patented post operative recovery shirt is helpful for up to a full year – depending on treatment. Post mastectomy/drain management/post-op doctor visits/radiation and reconstruction surgery.