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Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans? Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

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Unread 03-09-2005, 05:03 PM
swelly belly

hey girls today is 1 year for me and yes eventually the swelly belly will go away. i am back in my clothes but it took months. everyone is different so hang in there. i am 45. at least my jeans are now filled by me instead of pads and tampons. IT'S ALL ME........
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Unread 03-09-2005, 05:25 PM
Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

Hi, sisters!!! I tried my STRETCH low rise jeans the 2nd week after surgery and they felt good when I put them on-nice and snug like they used to be, but snug in new places now(my swellybelly)!!! It did feel good to wear them , but I went out for supper, only ate a salad, and till we got home a few hrs later, was practically takin them off in DH's truck on the way home!!! WOW-talk about tight!!! Now I only hv little booboo's on my bikini area and in my belly button from lap surgery so I can't evne imagine you sisters with the scar on your belly and jeans. OUCH I just know that my bellybutton is super sensitive and was before this from my tubal ligation being through the belly button and I was glad for those low rise jeans not sticking me in the bellybutton, I will just hv to work on getting them more comfy as I go. I work in an office that is dress down and we are allowed to wear nice jeans, I go bk to work Monday and am scared of what to wear(aren't allowed sweatpants), if the jeans haven't gotten anymore comfy!!!
Unread 03-09-2005, 05:35 PM
Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

I'm STILL struggling with jeans...and my surgery was January 4th! All I've worn is some work pants that are a little big in the waist (not by they end of day however!), some casual corduroy (spelling?) pants that have some stretch to them and my overalls. I think it takes a long time for the to completely go away...I wouldn't throw them out just yet...HANG IN THERE!
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Unread 03-09-2005, 07:39 PM
Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

Of course you will be able to wear jeans again!!!!!!!!! I bought a pair of low rise jeans at AE this week (size 10) and I love them. Don't eat things we shouldn't eat! Don't let this surgery be an excuse to gain weight - I have lost 4 pounds since surgery. If your Dr. has released you -get to that gym and get on that tread mill. We have to do this for ourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to encourage each other! Yeah, I still get swelly belly nearly every night ( I have it now) but I know when I get up in the morning I will have a flatter belly than now and that makes it easier to take! Good luck sisters! Together we will win!!!!
Unread 03-10-2005, 05:26 AM
swelly belly does go away

I'll be six weeks on Monday and have been wearing jeans since week 3, starting for a few hours and now all day. Definitely better when they have some stretch. The difference in my swelly is significantly better now than three weeks ago, but not totally gone. Vastly improved since I started working out again at 4 weeks. Best thing I bought was a "waist whittler", which is simply a wide band of neophrene with velcro on the end. You wrap it tight around your belly while you exercise. It provides great support, your belly area sweats like crazy, and down goes the swelly belly.I'm 44 and will probably be wearing low rise jeans when I'm 84.(what else would go with a snow white pony tail?) Good luck. acpd
Unread 03-10-2005, 06:20 AM
Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! I am 2 weeks out of surgery and considered trying on the low rise jeans hanging in my closet today. I came across this discussion and believe I have saved myself ALOT of disappointment and pain. I also have a 13 inch hip to hip bikini cut. Still very swollen and numb. I am healing well, but worried about the ends of the incision that have not healed completely yet. Oh, how thankful I am to not have to endure such pain from jeans. So they shall continue to hang in my closet and taunt me with their style and versitility! I shall be ever endebted to the one who fashioned the blessed sweatpant!! No matter how unflattering, baggy, and style-free they seem, they are by God's great provision for us swelly bellies!! Join me ladies! Onward!! To the sweats we go!!

Unread 03-10-2005, 06:23 AM
Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

I am 48 and 15 weeks post op (SAH, kept ovaries). I wore my baggiest pair of jeans home from the castle. 6 weeks post I bought my first pair of low rise jeans (I'm so short they aren't very low rise). I could not stand sweat pants after my surgery because I felt like everything was just hanging, I preferred wearing something a little tighter for support. I've been wearing all my normal clothes since 2 weeks post. And yes I still have a little swelly belly but my swelly belly prefers to be held in. And exercise does help!

Unread 03-10-2005, 07:08 AM
Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

I have heard of the "waist whittlers"...where could I get one of these...I had been using the swelly belly band which, by the way, was and at times is a lifesaver...Best product....I am cleared for the gym and would love any help I can get. Thanks...good luck to all you women...
Unread 03-10-2005, 07:53 AM
Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

Hi everyone!

I had a LAVH-BSO on 12-15-04 and I wear jeans only when I have to. They are just uncomfortable. I wear sweats at home and then I have several pairs of soft dress pants that I wear to church. I avoid the jeans as much as I can. I don't know why they just don't feel good.

Unread 03-10-2005, 08:48 AM
Should I just throw out the low-rise jeans?

No don't do that it gets better I'm back in mine again and I feel great.

I was thinking the same thing but hold on, it will come a day you will try them on again and it will not hurt anymore.

Good days are coming...

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