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Thanks ladies. I'm feeling somewhat like a grub wearing sweats and jammie pants all the time. It is wonderfully comfortable but I needed to make brief appearances at the kids' schools this week and felt dorky.
The thought of anything rubbing my incision freaks me out. I've got a small bit of stich at one end that catches absolutely everything so it stays bandaged! I hang out commando most of the day and it helps getting the air access for it's healing. I'm over the moon I bought myself some long light summer dresses that don't go anywhere near my incision but I still feel very dressed. Mind you I'm only 9 days Post so I'm just going with how I feel when I get up.
I do the "lounge around all day in my nitegown and robe (dressing gown)" thing...I've always loved those old Harlow films from the 30s...and have a lot of gorgeous gowns. I've even been brave enough to go out to the mailbox with my robe on and retrieve my mail. And the other day, the mail lady tooted her horn (in my driveway) because she had a box for me to sign for...I went out and she complimented me on how beautiful my robe was. Hey, it IS...plus I told her all about my hysterectomy so she'd know why I was IN my robe to begin with. Then we had a 20 minute talk...it was nice...I find people are very sympathetic and caring if you actually TELL them what you've been thru instead of trying to camouflage it.
So...don't feel bad about what you are wearing...or not wearing because it feels comfy...my incision area is really tender as well...I say it feels like getting those tiny "can't see them" cactus needles in your fingers and then rub up against anything. If you ever had that happen to you - you'd know the feeling and that's the feeling I have right above my incision.
Today I finally found a pair of overalls in my closet that I haven't worn in a long while. I kept them for doing grubby work like yard work and painting. They don't look too bad yet though. I put them on with a scoop neck shirt and a cardigan. I feel almost human!!!
I'm happy for those of you that are comfortable and happy in lounge wear but it makes me very uncomfortable. Forces me to close myself away from everyone. If it stops raining I think I may go for a short walk today now that I am actually dressed.
Tomorrow I go to the dr and have the catheter and staples removed. I have a very nice outfit that I save for church and such that has elastic waste pants. I'll wear that when I go out. I doubt that I wear the control garments I normally do under it so that I can feel dressed.