Post-Surgery Recommended Items: Shower Power!

shower curtainYou will need assistance from your caregiver when showering post-surgery.  It will be difficult for you to wash your hair (if you have not had chemotherapy) and your body due to lack of movement of your arms.  I suggest using Dove body wash, My doctor recommended body wash that was gentle on the skin and odorless.  A small sponge was used when washing my body.  My doctor suggested dabbing and not rubbing on the tender areas of my body when using the sponge.   I was also told to not face the shower faucet.  I purchased a detachable shower head.  It was nice to have a flexible shower head when washing.  I also purchased a shower seat to sit on while showering.  The handles on the shower seat served multiple purposes, I used them to hold onto, place a dry washcloth there in case water got in my eyes, or to hold my drains if I wasn’t wearing my shower belt.  (The shower belt is discussed in another post.)  I was weak after surgery and standing would have been difficult for me.  I also sat on the shower seat in my bedroom when my caregiver dried my hair.  My robe also had pockets, so I put my drains in those if I was not wearing my shower belt.  

(Maybe I should also purchase the shower curtain that I found on the internet that is pictured above!)


(I do not have a medical background, this post was written based on my personal experience.  Anchored in Hope is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.)
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