• Would a recliner with electric remote be a good idea for after double/with reconstruction? Or a craftmatic bed with remote on either side?

    Asked by MAMADUKES on Friday, April 20, 2012

    Would a recliner with electric remote be a good idea for after double/with reconstruction? Or a craftmatic bed with remote on either side?

    Have a regular recliner but am concerned I won't be able to use the lever to reaise and lower it! Any suggestions welcome.

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • cinnamonsmile's Avatar

      I had a BMX with no reconstruction. I slept in the recliner for a few nights after I got home.
      When I slept in bed, I had pillows on either side of me so I wouldn't role on either side, and for arm comfort.
      I was not able to use the lever to raise or lower the footrest on the recliner,but I had either my significant other or my mom for help.
      I was not a normal BMX in that I had excruciating pain from the moment I woke from surgery.

      over 4 years ago
    • whirl's Avatar

      You have a good idea. I had trouble sleeping in the bed with the weight of the expanders made my sternum very unhappy. If you want to rent one, it sounds great. If you have little ones or a hubby, you might have to put limits on when they can use the chair. They often have buttonittis and need to play with the new toy.

      over 4 years ago
    • jamrck's Avatar

      I slept in a recliner for a few nights - my husband did the lever for me, but an electronic remote would be a great idea!

      over 4 years ago
    • scootersmom's Avatar

      I slept a great deal in the recliner. I had a push button on it and it was difficult getting the strength to push the button as hard as it needed to be done. I roamed from bed to recliner and back. That lasted until the drain tubes came out.

      over 4 years ago
    • nantse1's Avatar

      I had a bi but was unable to start recon. at the time of surgery. I slept in my bed the first night home and never had trouble getting up out of bed or out of my chair. I had a painless recover. Some discomfort was all. Believe me, I'm very grateful and hope the same for you. Early preparation of any kind is great. Better too much then not enough.

      over 4 years ago
    • Staceynan's Avatar

      Electronic arm chair was the best purchase I made while going through bilateral mastectomy and chemo. There have been weeks where it was the only place I could find comfort. Slept in it for the first 3 weeks and now (6 weeks out) it is the only place I can get comfortable when I read or watch tv. Pricey but well worth it! Will donate when this is all over!

      about 4 years ago

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