As Valentine’s Day comes around once again, we hope that everyone is taking the time to celebrate their loved ones, whether it be romantic love or friendship. We know that every day we get to spend with someone we love is precious, but we recently received a message from a former patient who was given one of our Original Heart Pillows that encapsulated this concept beautifully:
“Back in the summer of ’95, I had CABGX5 and was given one of your pillows. I had every doctor and therapist sign my Heart Pillow. My wife brings that pillow out for display every Valentine’s Day. Today, she brought the pillow out for this year’s display for Valentine’s Day. So glad to still be around to celebrate it.”
We absolutely love to see messages like this! While our therapeutic pillows are designed for increased support and pain reduction for patients’ recovery post-op, we’re even happier to hear that our pillows are able to continue bringing comfort long after patients have recovered.
After undergoing a serious cardiac procedure such as Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery, patients can oftentimes experience great discomfort. Since the person’s chest cavity is completely opened up during the operation, simple actions like laughing, sneezing and coughing can become extremely painful post-op. Therapeutic pillows have proven to be effective for reducing these common pains while the chest and breastbone heal, giving the patient a much smoother recovery.
Apart from the physical benefits that our Heart Pillows offer, they can also be emotionally beneficial for recovering patients. Many patients find that squeezing it to their chest can be soothing, and having the ability to get doctors and nurses to write messages of support and encouragement on the pillows is another way to keep spirits lifted throughout and following recovery.
In addition to our Cardiothoracic Pillows, we also offer Post-Operative Pillows for a number of different surgeries and organs – including kidney, liver and bone. You can click here to see some of our best-selling therapeutic pillows and, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today!