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Unread 06-10-2004, 05:34 PM
bath, anyone???

Ok, I NEED to know... When did you take your "1st" bath and what was it like to get in and out of the tub. Did you get any infections or irritations or anything?? That's the one thing I forgot to ask the Dr. Even if I did ask he still wouldn't have the experience to share !!!!

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Unread 06-10-2004, 05:40 PM
bath ?

I had to wait till after 6 week check up. i really love baths so this was hard but Dr said no baths for at least 6 weeks.
Unread 06-10-2004, 05:43 PM

I took my first bath today.I had no pain getting out of the bath.My incision hurts a little .I am 4 weeks post surgery/My doctor ok me to take a bath.
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Unread 06-10-2004, 05:48 PM
bath, anyone???

I was ok'd to take a bath at 5 days post op when my staples came out. I thought this too soon but I was healing really well.

I am sure others will tell you they got the go ahead later.

Hope this helps. You should probably call the doctor and find out for sure.
Unread 06-10-2004, 06:00 PM
bath, anyone???

I was also given the ok after my staples came out, and theywere removed 9 days post op...
Unread 06-10-2004, 06:16 PM
bath, anyone???

I was told I could take a bath so long as my incision was not oozing anything. It hasn't ooozed at all -- but I'm a shower person and only take baths to relax. I had no difficulty with my first bath at two weeks post-op.

Unread 06-10-2004, 07:44 PM
bath, anyone???

I was told no baths for 6 weeks following surgrey as I have desolvable stitches no staples..Doc also told me it is safer to shower during this time so water don't seep in me and cause a bacterial infection...ohh the 30th is sooooo far away still {{{sigh}}}
Unread 06-10-2004, 07:58 PM
bath, anyone???

I was released for tub baths at my 2 week follow up, when my steri-strips came off.

But, I'm a fluffy gal, and getting in and out of the tub is not very graceful for me, even if I didn't have a sore belly. So I waited on the tub until I was confident that I could get in and out by myself without slipping or sudden moves that could hurt the incision line. So, it was closer to 5 weeks for me.

Best advice is to be sure it's alright with your doc before you take a tub. Every doc's instructions seem to be different, for different reasons.
Unread 06-10-2004, 08:12 PM
bath, anyone???

I would ask your doctor to be sure.

It looks like those of us who had a TVH have to wait for about 6 weeks or until the doctor gives the all clear signal. Those who had TAH seem to be able to take a bath alot sooner. I got one the second I got home from my "all clear" signal. I put in some nice scented bath oil and thought I'd never get out. Now our jacuzzi tub is on the blink and a little while I ago I got in and turned on the jets and bunch of greasy sludge came pouring out into the water. Not fun!

But it is a wonderful luxury that we take for granted. I think I may have posted awhile back that I was whining and complaining to DH about not being able to take a bath about 2 weeks post op and he replied something along the lines that the soldiers in Iraq would give anything just to take a hot shower. It sure put me back into perspective real quick.

Have fun and enjoy when you are cleared to do it.
Unread 06-11-2004, 12:02 AM
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There are as many opinions about taking a bath as there are Dr.'s out there. Each region is different and each Dr. I was allowed as soon as I didn't feel so weak. And depends on many factors......your level of pain meds in your system, what kind of surgury you had, and if you have help getting in and out....just LISTEN to your Dr.

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