Recovery is defined as “the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.” From time to time, we all need rest in order to balance ourselves out – particularly after a severe illness. However, recovery is not always synonymous with relaxation, and can be a troubling period of painful discomfort. For those who have suffered through breast cancer, and survived, it might feel as though all comfort and normalcy has been lost. This is where the Billow steps in.
The Billow is a luxurious pillow designed specifically for those who experience discomfort post-mastectomy. It curves to your shape in a way that practically hugs your body to provide support and coziness while alleviating pain to the chest and other areas of the body such as the neck, shoulders, and back. The Billow’s specifically designed chest area provides a comfortable spot for the breasts to rest while lying on your stomach – this also provides relief for those who enjoy massages. As well as the original Billow, there are two additional pillows, the Billow roll and eye pillows, where normalcy can be found again in a stylish and comfortable way.
Our bodies sometimes punish us for being human when the seemingly inhuman afflicts us; however, our comfort should never be compromised in order for the healing process to take place. With the Billow, relief is not just expected but demanded. So much effort has been put into this pillow and it shows from the moment it touches your body. Founder and CEO, Marnie Rustemeyer, would agree – as she was a cancer survivor herself, having undergone multiple surgeries in order to regain her sense of ease. To know that someone who has experienced enough to understand the necessity for a pillow designed like this is a comfort in itself. It’s important to remember to take care of yourself in times of struggle – the Billow does that for you.
Tess Robinson writes for The Odyssey Online and is a guest blogger for Billow.