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Loungewear for recovery? Loungewear for recovery?

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Unread 04-08-2002, 02:23 PM
Loungewear for recovery?

What is the best type of nightwear to wear after surgery in castle and at home. Are nightgowns better than pj's and what type of fabric is more comfortable? Any other ideas to share from experienced princesses?
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Unread 04-08-2002, 02:29 PM
Loungewear for recovery?

I think it's all in what you're most comfortable in.

For me, the gowns (short - just at or around the knee length) were more comfy than jammies.

Cotton was my choice fabric.

The Hystersisters store has a fabulous 'coverup' that I got, too - It's really soft cotton and has a patch pocket in front, for hauling everything a princess is approved to lift: remote control, a cordless phone, or the Hystersisters Book! (I sound like a commercial, don't I? ) Really and truly, that's what I was most comfortable wearing.

You're smart to think of this ahead of time! Loungewear should be the princesses' whole wardrobe for at least the first 4 weeks, in my opinion!

Unread 04-08-2002, 02:32 PM
Worked for me

I took a cotton gown and cotton pj's where the bottom's had a draw string. I wore the hospital gown the first night of course, but the next day I was up and took a sponge bath and put on my gown. The next day I showered and put on my pj's. and even wore them home that evening.

Take what is most comfortable for you and you'll never be sorry! Best wishes for your surgery and recovery!
Unread 04-08-2002, 02:59 PM

Do the nurses or dr. have to check your incision or pad while you are in hospital. i am thinking about gown vs. pjs and them trying to move me around to check all those yucky areas. I do not enjoy these thoughts. I remember a little from c-section 17yrs ago.
Unread 04-08-2002, 03:21 PM
Loungewear for recovery?

I was looking at comfortable PJs to take to the hospital, then thought about all the times I'd have to pull those bottoms down and back up to potty. And I imagined myself struggling to pull up the hem of a long nightgown. I opted for an oversized, knee length silky night shirt that worked great. It was much more comfortable than the hospital gown.
Unread 04-08-2002, 09:53 PM
Loungewear for recovery?

I took a long gown and house coat to wear for the times I was awake
I had a cute little short set top and bottom that matched in case I got to hot I just put the catherter bag throug the leg hole and it worked just fine for me
I had a TVH
the first night I wore the hospital gown and after they removed the packing the next day was when I took a shower and put on my own nighties I have been waring my nighties since I have been home from the castle and I may just keep on waring my nighties to remind my hubby that I had surgery
I have some cotton ones
I have some silk ones
I have some spandix ones
I have some warm ones
I have some cool ones
hope this helps
Unread 04-08-2002, 10:22 PM
Loungewear for recovery?

Hi there!

I spent five nights in the hospital. The first night, I was in the hospital gown but the next four nights I wore short (around knee length) nightgowns. They were all lightweight cotton, which was a good thing since I had night-sweats and I was quite warm during the day. Not only were the nightgowns comfortable, but they also gave the nurses easy access when they needed to check things, give me suppositories, an injection, etc.

In the two weeks that I've been home, I've mostly worn sweatpants or drawstring pajama bottoms, with a lightweight t-shirt during the day. I have some comfy two piece pajamas that I've sometimes worn at night.

Best wishes to you!
Unread 04-08-2002, 10:58 PM
Loungewear for recovery?

I just wore hospital stuff till it was time to check out. I find loose flannel jammies best because I chill easily and nightgowns leave my legs bare. I mean REALLY loose -- they're just about ready to fall off, which means no pressure on my abdomen. Sweatpants are warmer but I hate that elastic waistband.

Unread 04-08-2002, 11:08 PM
I just had a Laprosopy 3-18 and wore PJ's

I wore some flannel PJ's with clouds and moons and stars on them.... The waist was a drawstring type and I could adjust it with the "swellybelly" and they were comfy !!! I also had a long fleece type gown and fuzzy socks..... hospitals tend to be kinda cold to me....I hope this helps. I'd stick with cotton tho satin doesn't breathe...

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