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Unread 02-05-2007, 12:03 AM
Heating Pad After Surgery

Hello All! I am scheduled for my hysterectomy on Tuesday, February 6th. Did any of you lovely ladies use a heating pad on the surgery area while you were in the hospital?

Thanks very much for your responses.
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Unread 02-05-2007, 02:33 AM
Heating Pad After Surgery

Not while I was in the hospital, but constantly for the first ten days home. I definitely consider my heating pad as on of the critical components of my recovery. I suggest that everyone have one available.
Unread 02-05-2007, 04:19 AM
Thanks Duchess!

Thanks very much for your reply, Duchess. You gave me just the information for which I was looking!
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Unread 02-05-2007, 04:23 AM
Heating Pad After Surgery

Ditto here. Not at the hospital, but it seems to help quite a bit when I overdo and get sore.
Unread 02-05-2007, 04:26 AM
Heating Pad After Surgery

yep, at home. It always helps me relax when I know I need to be resting and I really don't want to.
Unread 02-05-2007, 04:27 AM
Thanks Princess Banjo!

Thanks, Princess Banjo, for taking the time to reply to my heating pad question!
Unread 02-05-2007, 05:59 AM
Heating Pad After Surgery

Yes!!! I was able to use to the one at the hospital. Although it was not as good as the one that I have had at home; it was a life saver. The one at my hospital used heated water. It was more like a "warm" pad, but it really helped. I had a TVH, but I kept it on my stomach for the "cramping". The motrin 800 and that pad was the only thing I used for pain. I did not have the pump. It was nice to get home and use one that really heated up. Best of luck with your upcoming surgery.
Unread 02-05-2007, 07:44 AM
Heating Pad After Surgery

I didn't use anything in the hospital but when I got home I used an ice pack for pain. It numbs the area.
Unread 02-05-2007, 07:49 AM
Heating Pad After Surgery

I had a TVH and used a heating pad once I got home. It helped to relieve my backache.

Good luck to you!
Unread 02-05-2007, 08:13 AM
Heating Pad After Surgery

I used one in the hospital but with the intense hot flashes that I was feeling I kept taking it off. I think it was way to hot to use. I like my rice bag that I use at home. I haven't however used my rice bag since the Novemeber sometime. If I use any source of heat on my body it brings on a hot flash. I was given one of those homemedics seatcovers that vibrate and heat. Its great. You can can the vibration and control the heat to shut it off if it becomes too intense.

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