I'm going to have a TAH on 12/14, with a horizontal incision. To quote another hystersister, I'm "fluffy"
and have a hangover tummy (i.e. extra roll of fat) and suspect the incision may be under the roll.
So, I have a couple of questions:
--can you use the "swelly belly band" if you have a hangover tummy?
--is it difficult to keep the incision clean, dry, and comfortable, or whatever you should do to keep the incision in good condition when you have a hangover tummy?
Wish this surgery would also take care of all the extra weight I carry around. Maybe being on a somewhat simplified diet afterwards --and not wanting to walk to the fridge to snack--will help. I asked my doctor if she could remove some of the fat while she was "in there" and she said no--too dangerous. Hmmm. That surprised me. Insurance wouldn't pay, in any case, I suspect.
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving Day. I spent too much time bying Christmas presents, knowing I had to do it early! And it started to snow a little tonight. Winter is here.