Some Things That Hurt Us, Help Us

Some Things That Hurt Us, Help Us

“What part of the cancer experience are you in?” Holly asked across the reception table.  “The part where I’m getting off of Tamoxifen,” the other wedding guest answered.  “Tamoxifen!” Holly gasped.  “I only lasted seven weeks on Tamoxifen.  My husband said I was a...
How to Maximize Healing After Top Surgery

How to Maximize Healing After Top Surgery

Top surgery, a common procedure for transgender men, is just one step in the gender transition process. Much like a mastectomy, healing from top surgery requires a lot of patience and self-care. With some upfront planning and decision-making, you can simplify and even...

Cancer + Entrepreneur = Cancerpreneur

Who’s driving the Medical Supply innovation bus? We were preparing to write an article about inventions which originated from a medical patient’s need. What’d we find? Not much. Bright ideas that start with a patient’s experience It’s curious. The actual end-users of...

Flowers Are For First Dates and Formals…

Not Surgical Patients It’s a well-meaning gesture and the first thing that comes to mind: sending something on a stem to brighten a bedside table. But the blooms will wilt, and the challenges of recovery can last for weeks. There’s a better way to help someone get...

Balancing Act

Suppose Houdini had Jackson Pratt drains… did he levitate them when changing clothes?   Dr. Jackson & Dr. Pratt The clever duo of Drs. Fredrick E. Jackson and Richard A. Pratt invented the Jackson-Pratt (JP) drain – a simple, yet critical tool for...

Showering with Jackson-Pratt Medical Drains

How can I shower with these crazy things attached to me… You need medical drains & you need to bathe Drainage from the wound area needs to be siphoned away to prevent fluid, hematoma, and/or abscesses from forming. Mostly, the expelled fluid is a combination of...

What is Attached to Me?

A very common question when you wake up with Jackson Pratt® drains… The importance of Jackson Pratt drains Following surgery, you may have drainage from the wound that needs to be removed to prevent fluid, hematoma, and/or abscesses from forming. Mostly, the...