|Discreet||Sleep Comfort||Doctor endorsed|
|Sleep Comfort||Doctor endorsed|
“Hi, I am Julie and this is my dad, Poppy, I created the PoppyPocket for my dad to wear his ambulatory infusion pump and tubes more discreetly, comfortably and safely.
It is an elastic band with two separate pockets stitched on to securely contain the pump and tubing.”
Why I Created PoppyPocket
I started this company after my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer and witnessed his struggle enduring the chemotherapy treatment. His treatment protocol consisted of an ambulatory infusion pump filled with his chemotherapy medicine that was transported by a cumbersome, inconvenient fanny pack around his waist. The diagnosis was difficult enough, yet couple that with the ongoing fear of the tubes getting entangled; getting caught on the car door, bathroom sink, desk, pets, and anything in his path, not to mention the loss of dignity in the work place. His biggest complaint however, was sleeping, because the tubes would get tangled in the sheets, then tug on his port, which lead to pain and sleepless nights. My heart broke watching my dad’s growing frustration trying to lead a normal life, so I created a better solution, the PoppyPocket. The contour body design was created to securely contain his pump and tubes discreetly and comfortably underneath his clothes to ease the challenges of treatments and live more boldly. I named the company after my dad, Bob, who we all called Poppy.
Julie Hyzdu, Founder & CEO
“PoppyPocket holds the infusion pump in a stable position and does an excellent job concealing the tubing that comes with it. My patients truly enjoy the convenience that it brings to the delivery of infusion chemotherapy.”
Rajesh N. Kukunoor, M.D.
The underarm side position is most popular for discreetness and comfort.
The front position is very secure and comfortable for back sleeping or everyday attire.
Fanny pack position for another option.
The back position is popular for patients who sleep face down and it is also very comfortable and discreet for work attire.