Paid Content by Women’s Health Boutique at Riverside – Support During Cancer Recovery


♪>>>THIS SEGMENT OF DELMARVALIFE IS BROUGHT YOU BY MILFORD AND RIVER STREET PHARMACIES.>>>WORDS NO ONE WANTS TO HERE, YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER. BUT MEN AND WOMEN HERE THE WORDS EVERYDAY. IS IF IT IS CAUGHT EARLY, A BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE BUT IT STILL CHANGES YOUR LIFE FOR WOMEN ON DELMARVA. NOW THERE’S A PLACE YOU CAN GO TO HELP GET YOU THROUGH THE RECOVERY AND MAKE YOU FEEL COLD AGAIN.>>>AS EMPLOYEES AT RIVERSIDE PHARMACY IN SALISBURY, LISA COLEMAN AND BRITTANY COLEMAN SAID THEY SAW A NEED TO ON DELMARVA.>>Woman: A LOT OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS WHO ARE UNDERGOING BREAST CANCER TREATMENT. AND WE GET TO HERE A LOT OF THEIR STORIES.>>THEY SAY THESE WOMEN HAD THEIR MEDICAL NEEDS MET, BUT THE CARE DOESN’T END THERE. WOMEN WHO UNDERGO A MASTECTOMY OFTEN CHOOSE RECEIVE BREAST PROSTHESES.>>Woman: WE SAW A LARGE NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR A PLACE WHERE WOMEN COULD COME TO BE FITTED THAT WASN’T NECESSARILY LIKE A CLINICAL SETTING. WE WANTED IT TO BE WARM AND AN INVITING ENVIRONMENT FOR THEM.>>THAT IS HOW THE WOMEN’S HEALTH AND AT RIVERSIDE CAME TO BE.>>Woman: WE ARE NOT A CLINICAL ASPECT. YOU ARE NOT COMING TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE TO GET FITTED FOR BREAST FORM ARE BROUGHT. IT IS A SHOPPING EXPERIENCE WITH FRIENDLY FACES IN YOUR FRIENDS. WE CAN LISTEN TO ANY PROBLEMS SHE IS HAVING AND ARE HERE ON THAT ASPECT.>>BOTH LISA AND BRITTANY ARE TRYING TO FIT WOMEN FOR BREAST PROSTHESES.>>THE REST PROSTHESES ARE BREAST FORMS ARE FOR LADIES WHO HAVE HAD A VASECTOMY OR A LUMPECTOMY. SO THERE MAY BE PARTIAL BREAST TISSUE LEFT. IN THAT CASE, WE WOULD USE A PARTIAL FORM OR A BALANCER, WE LIKE TO CALL IT, JUST TO BALANCE EVERYTHING OUT AND MAKE IT SYMMETRICAL. AS FAR AS THE FORM, THE FULL PROSTHESIS, WE HAVE THEM IN A VARIETY OF SIZES AND A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT THICKNESSES TO ACCOMMODATE A SHALLOW OR CONCAVE WOMAN OR TO SEE WHAT KIND OF TISSUE IS LEFT AND WILL THEN GO FROM THERE. AIM FOR A FULL SYMMETRICAL LOOK WHEN WE ARE DONE.>>SEVERAL OF THE WOMEN HAVE ALREADY HAD, AND HAVE EXPRESSED IS THAT THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN PROPERLY FITTED OR THE FITTING THEY HAD DID NOT FIT THEM PROPERLY, AND THEY WERE VERY DISCOURAGED AND JUST GAVE UP AND WERE MAKING DO WITH WHAT THEY HAD.>>ONCE THE WOMEN ARE PROPERLY FIT FOR BREAST FORMS, THEY CAN PURCHASE SPECIFICALLY MADE BRAS FOR THE FORMS. IS IN PLACE WHERE YOU NEEDED TO BE AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT SLIDING UP OR DOWN OR MOVING AROUND THREAT YOUR DAILY ACTIVITIES. I KNOW A LOT OF WOMEN ARE ACTIVE AND WE HAVE SPORTS BRAS WERE BREAST FORMS CAN GO IN AS WELL.>>THERE ARE EVEN SPECIAL GARMENTS FOR IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY.>>THIS IS A POSTSURGICAL GOVERNMENT, AND IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THEY GET THESE PRIOR TO SURGERY SO THEY HAVE THESE WHEN THEY GO HOME. IT DOES HAVE A ZIPPER CLOSURE IN THE FRONT SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO PULL THIS OVER THEIR HEAD OR WORRY ABOUT THE RANGE OF MOTION. IT ALSO CONTAINS THE DREAM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, WHICH ARE INSIDE. THEN THERE ARE DRAINAGE TUBES THAT WOULD GO IN TO PREVENT THEM FROM BEING CAUGHT ON ANYTHING, OR ANY DAMAGE TO THEM. THESE ARE ALSO REMOVABLE WHEN THEY ARE FINISHED WITH THEM. THEY CAN TAKE THOSE OUT, AND THEN THEY DO COME WITH THIS INSIDE.>>IN ADDITION TO THE BREAST FORMS AND BRAS, THEY CARRY SWIMWEAR. THAT HELPS WOMEN DURING CANCER TREATMENTS.>>THEY ARE SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR PATIENTS WERE UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION AND WHAT THE DIFFERENT CHEMICAL CHANGES ARE THAT HAPPENED TO THEIR SKIN WHILE THEY ARE UNDERGOING THE TREATMENTS. THEY GET VERY DRY SKIN SOMETIMES, AND ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS ARE MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE KIND OF ISSUES.>>QUEASY DROPS AND POPS HELP WITH NAUSEA DURING CHEMO. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SUPPORT SOME GOING THROUGH CANCER TREATMENT, YOU CAN PICK UP A GIFT ITEM TO BRIGHTEN UP THEIR DAY.>>Woman: WE ARE ALSO DOING GIFT BASKETS THAT FAMILY MEMBERS CAN COME AND SENT TO THEIR LOVED ONES OR A FRIEND GETS INTO SOMEBODY GOING THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT OR RADIATION, AND WE ALSO HAVE A BUCKET OF SUNSHINE THAT IS JUST FOR ANYBODY, REALLY, NOT NECESSARILY TO SOMEONE GOING THROUGH CHEMO.>>BUT THE ONE PRODUCT THAT LISA AND BRITTANY TAKE THE MOST PRIDE IN HIS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT WOMEN RECEIVE ANOTHER WALK THROUGH THE DOOR.>>Woman: THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH A REALLY HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE OR ARE STILL GOING THROUGH IT. AND THEY DON’T FEEL BEAUTIFUL AND THEY DON’T FEEL PRETTY. AND WHEN THEY COME IN AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SHOW AND HELP BENEFIT THEM PROPERLY, AND THEY CAN WALK OUT FEELING WHOLE AGAIN, THE SMILE ON THEIR FACE IS PRICELESS. IT IS JUST SUCH A GREAT FEELING WHEN YOU SEE THEIR FACE LIGHT UP AFTER THEY’VE GONE THROUGH SOMETHING SO TERRIBLE LIKE CANCER.

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