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does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all? does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

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Unread 08-18-2011, 06:00 PM
does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

I have read so many different experiences.

Has anyone had swelly belly go away?
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Unread 08-18-2011, 06:05 PM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

Yes!
I am walking at a very brisk pace (4.0 MPH), burning up 500-600 calories every morning. I also run a little, but I get tired.

This activity has had an effect on my "swelly belly!"
I don't have it much anymore, except when I have been on my feet all day.

It has been 6 months today since my hysterectomy.

Hugs
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Unread 08-18-2011, 06:10 PM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

I'm hoping it will go away.............actually at 4 days post op, my belly isn't as big as it was before my surgery.

But, I'm not very active/on my feet like I will be in the coming weeks.

I still think eventually, it will go away. It just will be different per individual and how they stick to the post op instructions.

*crosses fingers for no swelly belly*
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Unread 08-18-2011, 06:39 PM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

Thank you for the encouragement. Milena, I have no doubt your swelly belly will go away. You are a naturally active person. Happy you are feeling better! xo
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Unread 08-18-2011, 06:41 PM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

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Originally Posted by suziq55 View Post
Yes!
I am walking at a very brisk pace (4.0 MPH), burning up 500-600 calories every morning. I also run a little, but I get tired.

This activity has had an effect on my "swelly belly!"
I don't have it much anymore, except when I have been on my feet all day.

It has been 6 months today since my hysterectomy.

Hugs
Thank you thank you thank you! just what I needed to read
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Unread 08-18-2011, 10:09 PM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

Oh man, I hope it goes away! I'm not super vain, but vain enough to like my flat tummy! I'm prepared for the swelly belly as long as she doesn't stick around very long.
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Unread 08-18-2011, 11:02 PM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

I sure hope mine goes away. I have a bit of a tummy from my babies anyway, plus the added swelling from my enlarged uterus.
I had previously lost a lot of weight but with being in so much pain and I have epilepsy, i've not been able to be as active as I once was.

I'm so excited to be able to do things and work on my body some more!
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Unread 08-19-2011, 07:11 AM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

So I am new here, and my surgery is sept 23...what is swelly belly? No one has told me about this and how long does it take to go away??
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Unread 08-19-2011, 07:41 AM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

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Originally Posted by giverny chick View Post
So I am new here, and my surgery is sept 23...what is swelly belly? No one has told me about this and how long does it take to go away??
When I first came home and looked at my belly, I was upset.
It was swollen and big, as if I were pregnant.
It had a "map" of little stitches from the daVinci surgery.
The binder that is wide and elastic like a wrap around girdle helped with the swelling and pain at first. Ask the nurse for one before you leave the hospital. I used mine for only 5 days, but many other ladies have used theirs for longer.

My regular pants DID NOT fit. I couldn't zip them up.
I had to get some elastic pants in a larger size.

In time, say 2 months, the swelling went down a bit.
I would fit into pants with a zipper that weren't gym pants, but had elastic sewn into the waistband. The brand was from Dockers, and I bought them at Costco for $18.99.

I went back to work at 3 1/2 weeks with dressier sweat pants.
Still not professional enough for work, but it just had to do.

"Swelly belly" was alive and well every afternoon by lunchtime.
Why? I was vertical too long.
I had to come home and put my feet up, so that "swelly belly" would go down.
It wouldn't hurt, it just felt very uncomfortable if I didn't.

Now it is 6 months. Swelly belly still visits, but not as much as before.

I hope that this helps.
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Unread 08-26-2011, 09:01 PM
Re: does swelly belly turn into flat belly at all?

Do they give you the wrap girdle at the hospital?

Do you think if you waited for 6 weeks it might have been better? It sounds like you felt better other than the discomfort.

thank you so much for all of your input. You are amazing! Thank you thank you!
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