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Upcoming abdominal hysterectomy 8/20: What to wear after surgery? Upcoming abdominal hysterectomy 8/20: What to wear after surgery?

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Unread 07-31-2020, 08:20 AM
Re: Upcoming abdominal hysterectomy 8/20: What to wear after surgery?

Thank you so much for all of the great tips! I think I'm almost all set now! Thank you, too, for all of the kind words of encouragement. I will be so glad to have this behind me. 4 weeks into this recovery, I also have to have a major foot surgery (did that last November, but the bones never fused properly, so it has to be redone). So I will just finish out both recoveries simultaneously, and hopefully be in great shape in time for the holidays. My GYN wanted me to wait 4 weeks to give her 4 good weeks of some healing walking before going off my feet completely for the foot surgery. I think I've got everything thing all lined up thanks to all of your suggestions, and friends are putting together a few meals for my family during the earliest part of my recovery. Many, many blessings to all of you!
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Unread 07-31-2020, 01:28 PM
Re: Upcoming abdominal hysterectomy 8/20: What to wear after surgery?

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Thank you so much for all of the great tips! I think I'm almost all set now! Thank you, too, for all of the kind words of encouragement. I will be so glad to have this behind me. 4 weeks into this recovery, I also have to have a major foot surgery (did that last November, but the bones never fused properly, so it has to be redone). So I will just finish out both recoveries simultaneously, and hopefully be in great shape in time for the holidays. My GYN wanted me to wait 4 weeks to give her 4 good weeks of some healing walking before going off my feet completely for the foot surgery. I think I've got everything thing all lined up thanks to all of your suggestions, and friends are putting together a few meals for my family during the earliest part of my recovery. Many, many blessings to all of you!
I lived in my housecoats for the first week at home and it felt awesome. Was always covered up when someone popped in and nothing was binding my waist line. I also had my bones fused in my foot and it is now feeling a lot better then before, it took a half year to get to this point. Good Luck with all your surgeries!!
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Unread 07-31-2020, 03:06 PM
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Thank you, Country Dame. Your success has encouraged me. Many blessings!
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Unread 08-02-2020, 06:25 PM
Upcoming abdominal hysterectomy 8/20: What to wear after surgery?

I wore shorts with comfortable fabric and t shirts. I had 5 incisions and a drain, a pump for meds in my belly and was told that anything with big pockets to put the tubes in would be good. But I couldn't find deeply pocketed shorts (btw temps were hitting 100+ so anything cool with breathable fabrics was in order). So, before surgery I bought some fabric and made a long handled bag to put the tube and plastic pump in and it worked great. Just wear anything at all you are comfortable in and remember, "This too will pass".
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Unread 08-03-2020, 05:33 AM
Re: Upcoming abdominal hysterectomy 8/20: What to wear after surgery?

Wow, Neehsa18, that does sound pretty intense, and such a creative way to solve the problem. Thank you for chiming in. Hearing the stories of others getting to the other side is so helpful.
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Unread 08-03-2020, 01:37 PM
Re: Upcoming abdominal hysterectomy 8/20: What to wear after surgery?

I bought a bunch of things I never used so my advice would be if it's only going to be used for after the surgery, buy it as close to your date as possible in case you want to return it. The things I really needed were long t-shirts but if you don't care who sees, a normal t-shirt works too! I didn't want to wear pants for the first two weeks. I bought a bunch of clothes I didn't need, just have enough so you don't have to do laundry. Larger underwear was also nice to have.

The things I couldn't do without were Milk of Magnesia, ask your doctor what you can take in case of constipation (stool softeners weren't working for me), a list of shows to watch since that's all I did the first week, or some other activity to keep you entertained. I took up crochet/knitting and I still do it to this day, a year later!
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