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Preparing for Hysterectomy Recovery | What Will I Need?

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Preparing for Hysterectomy Recovery - What will I need?My surgery is scheduled and I have no clue what I might need to purchase for use during my recovery. What do you suggest?


One product we think is the most important is the binder. The Abdominal Binder is worn snug across the abdomen. Most hospitals do not offer a binder to their laparoscopic hysterectomy patients. Some hospitals provide a binder to hysterectomy patients, but they don't fit well.

The HysterSisters have found that a binder is helpful no matter the kind of hysterectomy. The HysterSisters store has several abdominal binders available. One comes with a pocket to insert a cold pack (which comes with the Perfect Pocket Binder). Once you no longer need the cold support, you can remove it and use the binder without it. Another binder is pocketless and offers wonderful support too.

Don't miss out on the comfort and protection you will get from having a Tummy Pocket Pillow. The HysterSisters tummy pillow has a pocket and comes with cold/heat packs. Use the cold pack against your incision or belly for extra treatment when you are home from the hospital. Use the heat pack once your incision has healed.

Mesh Panties are helpful items, as they are panties you can wear easily after your surgery and won't rub or bind. They hold pads in place and are especially helpful if you need to use Peri Cool Pack for vaginal hysterectomy or A&P repairs.

Another product you might consider, especially if you are prone to infection, is an antibiotic surgery soap to keep your incision clean.

Post-op panties found in the HysterSisters store are the only post-operative compression panty with medical grade silicone to speed recovery and reduce scarring. They come in different styles depending on your needs. You can also find regular Support Panties at the HysterSisters store or at a local Walmart or Target. If you are looking for Granny Panties, we have those as well!

Besides stocking up with books you want to read or photos you want to organize, consider where you will spend your time during the day. Refresh your "spot" with a lamp or a side table so you will have everything you need within easy reach.

Happy healing to you!



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

03-01-2011 - 11:56 AM


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