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Unread 04-06-2002, 05:51 AM
Tummy Pillow?

I'm making my pre op list:

My hyster will be vaginal... no pillow necessary?
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Unread 04-06-2002, 06:12 AM
Tummy Pillow?

Hi There!

I have read about lots of gals who had vaginal surgery and still found the pillow to be quite helpful, as the insides are quite tender and vulnerable, regardless of the route taken to get there in surgery.

I've copied and pasted from one of my earlier posts. Hope it helps!

- backscratcher
- lip balm
- slippers
- my own night shirt/sleepwear
- oversize cotton 'unders' (comfy panties)
- pads (also used to protect my panties from the incision site drainage)
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- shampoo and conditioner
- comb/brush
- facial cleanser (I don't use soap on my face)
- Q-tips (to swab my ears after the shower)
- deoderant/antiperspirant (for after shower)
- lightweight cotton robe
- lotion
- ponytail holder (something to keep your hair from bugging you)
- some gals have also suggested bringing a PHONE CALLING CARD – great idea!

things I did not use:
- mirror (I did not care what I looked like!)
- socks (because I brought slippers)
- book to read (never felt like reading -- I was asleep every 20 minutes or so anyway)
- game to play (didn't feel like playing - TV kept me occupied between snoozes)
- change of clothes (I wore the same clothes leaving the castle as I wore when I checked in -- I just did not worry about the fashion police at that point)

...and I can't think of anything I should have brought but didn't...


Best wishes for you as you approach the castle!
Unread 04-06-2002, 07:45 AM
Tummy Pillow?

Hi LA Woman!
Hmmmmm, I did not need a tummy pillow, but I guess it is good to have one just in case However, I wish I would have had one for my drive home from the hospital...the bumps were very uncomfortable...but at home I was fine. I did experience a low backache for about 3 weeks post TVH tho and if you don't have it on your list, I would definitely consider a heating pad. I also brought this to the hospital and was very glad I did! Good luck to you!
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Unread 04-07-2002, 04:38 PM
Tummy Pillow?

my hubby bought me a panda bear for a tummy pillow. It made me feel better to hold it and especially for a cough or sneeze. I also cuddle it when I took a nap just in case a dog came on the bed a bumped me.

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