When I was diagnosed with cancer and going through the process of surgery, I was blessed to know that Cherie Matthews, owner and founder of HealinComfort had my back. She surprised me with the perfect apparel, the HealinComfort Recovery Shirt, a God-send.

Everything I needed was compacted to this beautiful shirt that I could wear around the house, to doctor appointments, dinner, etc. Having four draining tubes that made me look and feel from outer space, I didn’t know what to do with these tubes other than using safety pins but that would cause them to move around and cause more pain.

Cherie had a plan to make my experience one that I could live with. Not knowing who I was, her heart of gold made the heartbreaking experience of being diagnosed with cancer a little more bearable. Cherie gave me a blessing I would never forget by providing me the HealinComfort shirt that make the discomfort of the tubes easier to carry and also look as if there wasn’t anything wrong with me.

Having the HealinComfort Recovery Shirt arrived right before leaving the hospital was the greates thing. Not only did it look fashionably great and went with my warm ups the softness of the fabric was heavenly made.

Every breast cancer patient should be issued a HealinComfort Shirt when discharged from the hospital. The shirt that helps lift the souls of breast cancer patients by knowing someone thought about them when creating the shirt and provided with lots of love and care.

Thank you, Cherie for the blessing of a great shirt that helped ease the painful experience I had undergone and making me feel beautiful again.

With greatest love,

Norma V

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  • Hey Cherie – the nurses at Seton Williamson were blown away by the healincomfort shirts that mom wore these past couple weeks! They even handed out information to a few other patients. Mom was in for two different surgeries and had her shirts with her both times. 5-star rating

  • I loved the Heal in Comfort idea! 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. 5-star rating

  • I got my shirt!!! I got the healincomfort kit! I’m so excited to have this for my surgery. It’s so pretty and soft and I love “Be Brave and Fight Like a Girl!" It makes me actually look forward to wearing it. I will have 4 drains. I will go for a walk and look for my shadow. 5-star rating

  • 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!! 5-star rating

  • Cherie, one day, when God decides you're done being an angel on Earth, as you approach those pearly gates – you my friend, will be greeted with a standing ovation from all of the people you have helped & inspired – just as I am giving you one now!! 5-star rating

  • Your shadow story lifted my spirits today. I am a breast cancer survivor, currently completing 7 more months of Herceptin. I had a unilateral mastectomy in October. I finished my toxic chemotherapy April 15. Right now I am struggling with the identity crisis of missing my old long hair and covering up what I see as a gray-haired, marine style stubble. It is very very hard to look in the mirror every morning. It seems like so very long before my hair will be even long enough to style. I feel impatient. Your shadow story made me realize that I am still me and I can still make a difference in this world. Your work inspires me so much. Thank you. 5-star rating

    Your Bosom Buddy, Koryn
    Your Bosom Buddy, Koryn
  • 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! 5-star rating

  • Oh my gosh, you are truly an angel. Jean gave the healincomfort shirts to doctors, patients, and nurses and they all loved them as I did. You really get tired of pulling something over your head or buttoning and unbuttoning. UNC knows your shirt at their new cancer center for sure. Thanks for all your support. 5-star rating

    Janet
    Janet
  • Another surgery this Monday, thank goodness I have this incredibly comfortable shirt I bought to recover in. If you know anyone going through upper extremity surgery the healincomfort shirt is a must have. 5-star rating

  • I loved the Heal in Comfort Post-op recovery kit! 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. 5-star rating

  • The nurses at Seton Williamson were blown away by the healincomfort shirts that mom wore these past couple weeks! They even handed out information to a few other patients. Mom was in for two different surgeries and had her shirts with her both times. 5-star rating

  • 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! 5-star rating

  • I wanted to Thank You so much for getting my shirts to me so fast. They are so soft & feel so yummy. All the nurses & doctors at hospital loved them too. 5-star rating

  • Thank god for your shirt leaving hospital yesterday! Thank you for you being you and what you have created! 5-star rating

  • 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.5-star rating

  • I was soooo relieved to find a kit, that it made my anxiety much less. Thank You! 5-star rating

  • Oh my gosh, you are truly an angel. Jean gave the healincomfort shirts to doctors, patients, and nurses and they all loved them as I did. You really get tired of pulling something over your head or buttoning and unbuttoning. UNC knows your shirt at their new cancer center for sure. Thanks for all your support. 5-star rating

  • I put the healincomfort shirt on the day I left the hospital after my double mastectomy. I loved it! The lanyard was great for showering. 5-star rating

  • I wore my recovery shirt that Cherie Mathews sent me from healincomfort.com. It had pockets for all drains which made it so nice. The nurses at the hospital loved it!! 5-star rating

  • I've worn your wonderfully made shirt more times than I wish I had to, but was so glad to have it! Necessity is the mother of invention and thank God for this invention from healincomfort.com. 5-star rating

  • 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! 5-star rating

  • Heading home in my healincomfort shirt! Most awesome post-surgery shirt EVER!! Thank you, Cherie!! Xoxo 5-star rating

  • Just wanted you to know that I ordered your shirt for my mom last week, she received it Saturday and had her mastectomy this past Wednesday. She had looked everywhere for something to wear in Clearwater, FL and found nothing. I looked online and found your site and promptly ordered from you. She has received so many compliments from the nurses and staff and says the shirt is “Perfect”…comfy, easy to put on and the pockets make the drainage bags much more manageable. She looks forward to using the lanyard and the little apron. Thank you so much for making these available. She is passing your website information on to the nurses. Thank you thank you! 5-star rating

  • 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. 5-star rating

  • 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. 5-star rating

  • My wife just received the package you sent with the shirt and pouch to hold her drainage tubes. I can’t thank you enough for the package and your thoughts and prayers. I am particularly moved with your Shadow Story. Ka… and I have been married for 40 years, she actually had breast cancer the first time 20 years ago and after several consultations, elected to have a lumpectomy instead of a mastectomy and was treated with radiation. Through all of those things, this is the first time that she felt like giving up. While I have tried to convince her that 40 years together is not enough, I think your story is making a difference. Thank you! 5-star rating

  • Hi Cherie: I've worn your wonderfully made shirt more times than I wish I had to, but was so glad to have it! Necessity is the mother of invention and thank God for this invention from healincomfort.com the same place that invented the mastectomy shirt with the hidden pockets and velcro closures I blogged about earlier. 5-star rating

    Karen Penfold
    Karen Penfold Choose Hope Today
  • 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!! 5-star rating

    Donna Guinn Kaufman
    Donna Guinn Kaufman Kill the Beast
  • Cherie, Thank you so much for helping me with Bree Sandlin's order! You're passion for helping others warms my heart and brings tears to my eyes. I Love You!! 5-star rating

    Sami Moss
    Sami Moss
  • Honestly... If I find myself feeling sorry for myself... I remember your “Shadow Story.” It helps my soul!!! 5-star rating

    Holley
  • 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!!! 5-star rating

    Kristie
    Kristie
  • It is the most important thing that I grab before every surgery! I did not know of this in time for my first round of the mastectomy. I have had 9+ surgeries since and this baby is on me every time! 5-star rating

    Cat
    Cat
  • 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. 5-star rating

    Amy
    Amy
  • I've actually sent this information to 3 women in the last 4 months. This is the most loving and brilliant innovation yet! 5-star rating

    Joni
    Joni
  • Wore my healincomfort shirt home from surgery today. It is truly one of the best mastectomy / reconstruction MUSTS! Thank you for a brilliant invention! 5-star rating

    Missey
    Missey
  • Fantastic shirt. My wife felt so much better wearing hers. It just seemed like things were so much more organized and it made the healing process just that much easier. Thank you so much for making these! 5-star rating

    Mike
    Mike
  • Headed home finally! Wearing my heal in comfort shirt! Every woman or man needs one after surgery to upper body! BLESSED!! 5-star rating

    Jessie
    Jessie
  • Any time I get upset about events or people, I imagine what the World would be if everyone had a heart as big as Cherie's. 5-star rating

    Kimberly
    Kimberly
  • I told all my nurses about your company. They loved the healincomfort shirt when I wore it home from hospital Saturday. Thank u for creating it. It is one less thing to worry about. 5-star rating

    Sally
    Sally
  • I just got a lovely email from Nancy’s sister (who is staying w/ her temporarily) that was sent globally to Nancy’s Support Crew and wanted to share this with you:From Nancy’s sister:“There’s not a pill for the emotional part of this, and that hurts as much or more. All my silly chatter about what gorgeous ta-tas she can get doesn’t help much when she looks in the mirror. Rene, her neighbor, picked up Rachel (her dog) from Dog Boyz and honed in on a problem we were looking for a solution to. Now she has just come over in a SUPPORT CREW Tee, having made a run across town to a lady who is a breast cancer survivor and has developed something that holds up the four drainage bags that will be attached to Nancy for at least the next 11 days and are truly a pain. There’s a good bit more to this wonderful story, but as Nancy crawled into bed, she said “I’ll think of my shadow, not what I see in the mirror.”Ride on! 5-star rating

    David
    David
  • I stumbled upon your web site via Know Cancer. Your shadow story lifted my spirits today. I am a breast cancer survivor, currently completing seven more months of Herceptin. I had a unilateral mastectomy in October and finished my toxic chemotherapy April 15.Right now I am struggling with the identity crisis of missing my old long hair and covering up what I see as a gray-haired, marine style stubble. It is very, very hard to look in the mirror every morning. It seems like so very long before my hair will be even long enough to style. I feel impatient. Your shadow story made me realize that I am still me and I can still make a difference in this world. Your work inspires me so much. Thank you.Your Bosom Buddy 5-star rating

    Koryn
    Koryn
  • 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. 5-star rating

    Karen
  • The shirt is awesome!!! The pockets for the drains are just perfect!!! Can't believe these are not in hospitals for purchase. And my sister said it's soft and comfortable and the Velcro buttons make it easy to be able to get to her drains and dressings. So glad my friend recommended your company. Thanks again!!! 5-star rating

    Karen P
    Karen P
  • I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. My surgery is scheduled for May 16th. Trying to be prepared as best I can after reading so many articles, trying to get everything for comfort after the surgery. Was feeling "the poor me" this morning, so opted to work from home today. My husband gave me tonight 2 of your heal in comfort shirts, I cannot tell you the feeling I have knowing I have these after surgery. I thought I had everything I needed before he gave these to me, now with these, I feel I have everything. Thank you so much in advance, I know they will be my favorite shirts to wear post op. Thank you for making such a wonderful product! 5-star rating

    Sue
    Sue
  • I was diagnosed on 4/11/16 with right breast cancer and had a mastectomy on 5/5/16. Prior to the surgery I ordered your pink shirt (just ordered the blue one today) and came home in it. I have been wearing it at home because of its comfort and ease and I thank you for them. I don't have to tell you how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be so any item that helps through the grueling process is welcomed by women. I have spent over 30 years in Human Resources and ever since I received this diagnosis I have been thinking about what I can learn and share with others that must walk this journey. Through my hospital and with the help of my surgeon I will be setting up a support chapter in Bolingbrook, IL and I will tell him about your shirts. I have so many things to share with the women who battle this disease and the partners who face it with them. God has brought me through something that I never thought I would face in my lifetime since no one has it in my family and it was revealed to me in a dream to go to the screening which is how it was caught. I want to give back to all the women, doctors and nurses I have met on this journey in my community because sometimes God shakes us in a way that moves us to take the skills he has blessed us with to help others. I am sure you know what I mean.Continued love and success to you and your company. Blessings 5-star rating

    SP
    SP
  • Thank you so much for the incredibly thoughtful gift from Heal In Comfort. The top, apron and lanyard were all well used while I was healing. I couldn't believe how much easier it was to have actual pockets for my drain and pump instead of having them safety pinned and hanging from my neck. Awesome! Best get-well gift ever!It really meant a lot to me to know that you were thinking of me during this difficult time. It's amazing how much it helps when friends really let you know that they care. I'm still healing from the surgery and have some pain but overall the doctors and everyone are quite pleased with my progress.Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. 5-star rating

  • Cherie, just wanted you to know my sister loves her shirt, lanyard etc. Says its very comfortable and great pocket for drain bulb. So glad I bought it for her. Made this bad experience a lil better. Thanks so much. 5-star rating

    Jo
    Jo
  • Your shirts made all the difference to me when I needed them! The camisole the hospital recommended bound up my drain tubes and leaked through 2 shirts! I spent the rest of the next 3 weeks in your shirts!!!! No problems! Thank you so much for all you do!! 5-star rating

    Mona
    Mona
  • I just wanted to say thank you to your company really quickly; we found out a few days ago that my grandmother was going to need a lumpectomy and radiation - today the surgery got moved up to Monday. I placed an order on your website for two shirts, and received a "shipment confirmation" less than 30 minutes after I placed the order. Its incredible service, and I just wanted to say thank you for doing that so quickly - it means a lot that it will get to her so fast, and that even if I can't be there for her (she's in AZ), at least I can send her something that will help her recover in comfort. 5-star rating

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    A
  • I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most wonderful shirts! Not only are they super comfortable and cute, but the design facilitates the flow of the drains, which in turns saves you additional trips to the doctor’s office....priceless!!!" 5-star rating

  • I just wanted to write real quick and Thank You for the pink "Heal in Comfort" shirt you sent Joanna. What an amazingly thoughtful, and even more important, useful gift! It was exactly what she needed to be much, much more comfortable during her recovery last week.I'm sure my mom has kept you informed, but she had her double mastectomy last Monday morning and had 4 drains put in. Those drains needed somewhere to rest when she was up and about, and that's where the shirts inside pockets came in handy. By Friday afternoon she had 3 of the 4 drains out, and yesterday she had the 4th one taken out. And she liked the shirt so much, I'm pretty sure it'll still be getting more use going forward. :) 5-star rating

  • I just wanted to say thank you to your company really quickly; we found out a few days ago that my grandmother was going to need a lumpectomy and radiation - today the surgery got moved up to Monday. I placed an order on your website for two shirts, and received a "shipment confirmation" less than 30 minutes after I placed the order. Its incredible service, and I just wanted to say thank you for doing that so quickly - it means a lot that it will get to her so fast, and that even if I can't be there for her (she's in AZ), at least I can send her something that will help her recover in comfort. 5-star rating

    A
    A
  • Cherie, & Team at HealinComfort- Thank you thank you! My friend in the UK is off to pick up her healincomfort shirt- She will have it prior to her surgery tomorrow- Thank you thank you for helping me care for my sweet friend - when the distance feels unbearable, and so far. Tears in my eyes and chills on my arms- thank you 5-star rating

    SC
    SC
  • I wanted you to know I wore your wonderful shirt home from the hospital this afternoon. After discovering my cancer is stage 3, I was a total emotional wreck. The double mastectomy was overwhelming. I will say that wearing the Heal in Comfort shirt made my release from the hospital more comfortable than I could've imagined. It's perfect. Thank you again 5-star rating

    Sue
    Sue
  • Shout out for their OUTSTANDING customer service this morning & personal phone call and email from healincomfort.com. Faced with a shipping issue & within 45 minutes, Founder Cherie personally called me. Can I shout from the roof top...GREAT CARE from an INCREDIBLE company! If you know of someone or if you are facing the journey through Breast Cancer, know that this company's mission is to help you. Thank you Healincomfort! Thank you Cherie! 5-star rating

  • Keep up the good work Cherie Mathews's Healincomfort! From my cousin's mom... The healincomfort shirts are great! Every nurse and caregiver who came in to check on Heather commented on them and asked where she got them. They are certainly more comfortable than using safety pins to attach drains to her hospital gown, which is what was done during the first night. Thank you so much for the recommendation! 5-star rating

    Hope
    Hope
  • I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most wonderful shirts! Not only are they super comfortable and cute, but the design facilitates the flow of the drains, which in turns saves you additional trips to the doctors office....priceless!!!" 5-star rating

    Judith
    Judith
  • One of my patients came in today for follow-up with one of your shirts on and just raved about it. Thanks for all that you do...my patients are grateful! 5-star rating

    Sherrie Parker Thomas, M.D.
    Sherrie Parker Thomas, M.D. Austin Cancer Center
  • I still wear this lifesaver shirt after every surgery!!! heart emoticonThank you sweet friend!!! 5-star rating

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