I followed this pattern from all free sewing.com,
it was quite easy.
I used 4 coordinating prints from Prince Charming by Tula Pink,
I wanted to make them cheerful and silly,
there are frogs, snails, turtle, butterflies on them!
The shape is slightly different that a true heart pillow,
it is so one could it to prop the arm to avoid contact with the torso...
I gave them to my friend before the surgery,
explaining her some of the stuff I had read about it,
she did not know about the heart pillow.
She likes them with their pretty color,
but was unsure about their utilities.
Well she has told me they were very useful right after the surgery
to prop her arms up, and later she used them to help her neck pain!
And the other day, when I picked her up to go to occupational therapy,
she came out with one of her pillow and
used it to protect herself from the seat-belt.
So yes they are useful!
My friend has still a long way to go
but she is a fighter.
After my friend second diagnostic of breast cancer,
I did the smart thing and went to get my mammogram,
it is all good, but it is always nice to make sure,
especially after losing my grandmother to this disease!