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Unread 05-07-2006, 08:15 AM
Light GIRDLE???

My mother had a hysterectomy when she was 44 for fibroids and I had one at 46 for the same. Nice inheritance She said that her doctor at the time told her to wear a light girdle for support. I never wore one and was wondering if anyone got that kind of advice from their MD? I did not. This swelly belly is a nuisance! I'm small 5'3" and weigh about 135 but feel like I'm 300 lbs b/c of the belly! 3 weeks post op..feel good.
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Unread 05-07-2006, 08:40 AM
Light GIRDLE???

For me the control panties helped alot when walking around but then when I would sit down my belly would swell up so much with them on I couldn't stand it. I felt like I was taking them on an off all day. It does help for support but once the swelling starts well forget about it.
Unread 05-07-2006, 08:47 AM
Light GIRDLE???

Dear Teacher7,
My Doc didn't recomend anything cuz I didn't give her a chance! I had my SAH on the 26 April and asked the nurse in the castle for a binder on the 27th. She left and promptly returned with a measuring tape, went out again and came back with a wide, velcor binder. Showed me how to put it on and it has been a real help with the "jelly-belly-swelly-belly" jiggles! I know EXATLY how you are feeling so Denise
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Unread 05-07-2006, 09:00 AM
Light GIRDLE???

I went to medical supplies company and talked with the nurses about it. It says on the box of the binder I got, it is what thats for. I loved wearing mine. Especially when you have to bend over slightly, it helps it all keep in there. I even slept with mine on, because I could flip over on my other side without my belly feeling like I was leaving it behind. Ofcourse I didnt wear it too tight at night, but just enough for support. It also helped my back support and made me stand up straight because I wasnt favoring my tummy as much.
I read so many other people did it, and loved it, I had to try it for myself. I know you local pharmacies should have them or places like wal mart also.
Good luck
Unread 05-07-2006, 09:05 AM
Light GIRDLE???

I wear a light girdle every day (the first week postop it wasn't comfortable). It helps a lot with support.
Unread 05-07-2006, 09:26 AM
Light GIRDLE???

when i woke up in recovery, i was wearing a binder. i wore it for the two nights i was in the hosp, and 1 day after i was home. i really did not like it. it seemed to cumbersome. i would probably have done better with light support panties.
Unread 05-07-2006, 10:53 AM
Light GIRDLE???

That's what I thought...light support panties as well. But right now, I just feel like wearing loose underwear! I can't stand stand the thought of something binding!

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