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    drainage bags

    a few bags for cancer patients. idea from Australia
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    Drainage bags?
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    I'm with Mary..I'm not sure what a drainage bag is for a cancer patient. But regardless they are very pretty and cheerful and I'm sure they will be much appreciated. I lost my mother to breast cancer and the kindness you are doing is wonderful!!
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    A bag for holding the drainage pouch many patients have for a few weeks after surgery.

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    What a great idea! No one wants their urine showing!!! How thoughtful!!!

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    They're also used for draining after breast removal. Ask me how I know. That's very thoughtful, onemoe.
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    If anyone is interested to find out more the link is below

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/br...eastcancerbags

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    Hello, I'm from Germany and we too sew such bags and give them to patients who need drainage. First we sewed "Heart Pillows" for women who suffered from breast cancer to ease their pain under the arm and gave these to the hospitals where the patients recieve them after surgery. And then we were asked if we could sew such little bags!! Over here there are many groups sewing heart pillows and such little bags and all is given for free to the patients!!

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    For those who have not experienced a loved one going through the cancer journey which I have now done twice unfortunately. The drainage bags i think they are referring to is when my dad had surgery to put a stent in his bile duct which was blocked they put tubes into the body which are then attached to a plastic bag outside the body. I think the bags they are making are to hold this plastic bag as some of the stuff that comes out is not pretty and also to help when they are walking around etc..
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    I think this is a wonderful idea. Like blahel, I have also been through this twice... lost both my parents to cancer. These bags would have been very helpful.

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    What a great project, not only to support the pouch and prevent pulling on the tube but also to make a person feel better. I was uncomfortable after surgery and would have loved having the rigging supported and contained between emptying sessions.

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    I've seen these before and the patients really appreciate them. One that I saw though was like a backpack. Still great thing to do.

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    This is a wonderful project and I think I will pass this along to our local hospital's volunteer center. They have many volunteers who are always wanting new ideas to help in any way possible. From a patient's point of view-nice and cheery and nice to know people care.

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    Where might I find a pattern?

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    very thoughtful

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    bagmakingpatterns.com breast cancer bag

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    Thank you for doing this. You go home w/ drain tubes, the Dr says you can shower but don't get the incision wet, yet you have no way of holding the tubes, the soap, the washcloth, etc. I wanted to do these for the Breast Cancer survivors. What you have looks very deep.
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    does the patient have to hold this bag? The ones I like strap around the waist w/ a piece of fabric that is sewn in half, just deep enough to hold the bulbs.
    There are websites that sell them but expensive and by the time the person is sent one, it may be time to take out the tubes.
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