Oregon, Ohio
811 E 4th St
Dayton, OH 45402
(888) 333-3677

Eric's Recovery Story With Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows September 30, 2019

Oregon, Dayton
Eric's Recovery Story With Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows, Dayton, Ohio

Eric Douglas leads an active life. He is a traveler, a scuba diver, and a former CPR and dive instructor. When he began exhibiting symptoms of cardiac problems, the reality was too difficult to bear. After a heart attack and failed stress test, Eric went through an intense cardiac surgery. With the help of therapeutic pillows, post-surgery was much more bearable. Here’s how Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows in Dayton, OH, helped Eric get through the recovery process.

Post-Surgery

After an open-heart surgery for a quintuple bypass, recovery was a long road. Eric woke with a long scar down his chest and difficulty breathing. His surgeon offered him a therapeutic pillow, complete with the illustration of his operation. While he was not aware of the pillow’s function at first, he soon began to recognize its benefits.

The Recovery Process

therapeutic pillowsAs the general anesthesia wore off, it took time for Eric to begin breathing normally again. His post-op pillow gave him something to hold onto—from the moment he received it through the rest of his recovery. The pillow was his to bring home after being discharged from the hospital. Each time a painful cough or sneeze came during work, he would hold the pillow to his chest. Eric recalls, “I can’t imagine going through that recovery period without it.” The therapeutic pillow became an unexpected comfort item that helped him during an immensely challenging time. His book, “Heart Survivor: Recovery After Heart Surgery,” details the trials of recovery and his remarkable path back to wellness.

The Therapeutic Pillow Difference

From the hospital bed and easy chair to his bed at home, Eric’s “security pillow” followed him wherever he went. For months, he kept it close by as his body healed fully. This surprising comfort item made all of the difference in his recovery, and Eric hopes that all heart patients get the chance to rely on a therapeutic pillow of their own.

Every surgical patient deserves comfort to accompany them along the healing process. With help from the compassionate staff at Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows, your patients will receive their own unique pillow. They offer a variety of designs and services, from pediatric to post-op pillows with custom diagrams. Their personalized, high-quality products will soothe your patients throughout their recovery. View their pillow options online, or call (888) 333-3677 to place an order.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows
3 Reasons to Provide Therapeutic Pillows to Your Patients , Dayton, Ohio
Helping little ones to feel at ease during a routine doctor’s visit can be a challenge. The unfamiliar surroundings increase anxiety levels and can leave the patient feeling unsure a...read more
How Maternity Pillows Benefit New Mothers, Dayton, Ohio
A well-functioning maternity unit needs a lot of supplies to properly support new mothers. This is especially true when it comes to breastfeeding, which many women find difficult. A&...read more
How Do Therapeutic Pillows Aid in Recovery From Cardiac Surgery?, Dayton, Ohio
After undergoing a cardiac procedure such as open-heart surgery, patients can experience great discomfort. Because the chest cavity is split open during the operation, simple actions...read more
How to Improve the Patient Experience, Dayton, Ohio
Patient experience is essential for doctors of all types, whether you work out of a large hospital or a private clinic. Their satisfaction should be a priority for your team. Fortuna...read more