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Incision  & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

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  #11  
Unread 01-10-2008, 10:48 AM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

I have a great use for all of those left over pads!!!
This surgery I have an incision from belly button to pubic bone9because of extra 100 lbs) but after c sections I had the bikini cut. I used to take pads and put them in shelf so that my incision would stay dry. It worked and I always had them handy. Now we be a great time to use them since you will never need them again.

Good luck to all
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Unread 01-10-2008, 06:41 PM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

Hi! Another shelf lady here. I have four small incisions from LSH and one of them is on the bikini line. That one is the smallest and the fastest to heal, but I notices a few days ago that even though it looked like it had closed up it had started to bleed. Lucky for me it was the same day I was scheduled to see the doctor and she said it was nothing to worry about. I make sure to pat dry very well after a shower and everytime I use the bathroom I gently pat it with some toilet paper. I read one post about a woman who put maxi pads on hers and she said it worked really well to keep it dry and clean. If my incision was bigger I would have tried it!
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Unread 01-12-2008, 08:27 AM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

Good Morning,

Hmmmm I tried the pads but they dont work for me

Do any of you have the Swelly Belly Band? do you use it? I am starting to get ichy on my incision. Also, I was getting better but I got a cold and that set me back a bit.

Hope that everyone feels better!

's!

Mercie
**Fluffy Sister**
Polypectomy+D&C+Hysteroscopy Aug 06
TAH Dec 26th 2007 Windber PA
Final Dx:
Uterus and Cervix 131 GMS
Proliferative Phase Endometrium with Adenomyosis.
Myometrium with no histopathologic change.
Cervix with Nabothian Cyst.
Uterine Fibroid.
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  #14  
Unread 01-12-2008, 11:51 AM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

I guess I never thought I was a candidate for the "swelly belly" band since I figured my "swelly belly" was mainly from my "fluffiness." I definately have a shelf and have decided it's NEVER going to go away! I was fluffy enough before the surgery; now I feel like a whale! I have to wear VERY loose fitting pants to work (I'm a school teacher) so I'm VERY self-conscious of how my tummy looks........ugh!

I've been wondering when I might be allowed to do some kind of exercise to get my belly down. The only exercise I've been doing so far is walking & usual day-to-day activities. My nurse practitioner said I can vacuum & mop if I "want" to, but I'm honestly scared about pushing the vacuum. Every little twitch/turn of my tummy brings about at least a little twang. I just want my OLD belly back........then I'll think about what a flat belly might feel like!!!!
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Unread 01-12-2008, 09:13 PM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

I am also "fluffy", and had a Laproscopic partial 6 days ago. I have my belly button incision plus 3 others. My dr recommended Hibiclens, an over-the-counter antibacterial/antimicrobial cleanser for cleaning my bb and wounds in the shower to keep everything clean. he says it's great for anywhere that you have skin touching skin that might get chaffed, etc. He says he always keeps it in the shower. Of course, he weighs about 100 pounds, but whatever :-).

It's working great for me so far.

Aline
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Unread 01-12-2008, 10:07 PM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

Hmmm... I've got Hibitane (the Canadian equivalent of Hibiclens) around from when I needed to clean a sick pet bunny. Never thought of using it on myself! My body does not seem to like Polysporin...

Thanks, Aline.
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Unread 01-13-2008, 12:40 AM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

Hi !

Another owner of a shelf here! I did the same thing with the blow dryer. When my incison was infected my doctor told me to put a light shining on it for a half hour a day..so I did...it seemed to help. But I am careful as well as my shelf is exactly where my incision is..
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Unread 01-13-2008, 10:26 AM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

I used a binder for several weeks. At first all the time and then just for walking and driving or if we were going somewhere that I knew I would be active. I stopped using it at the 3 week mark because I read a post that someone's dr had told them that it would keep their tummy muscles from coming back. I do not need any more trouble with that.HA! HA! I have been using support panties if we are going shopping or out with the kids. They give a little extra support and keep my pants from rubbing on incision. I bought them before surgery a size bigger than normal and darn it if they don't still fit. I too wish belly would just go back to before surgery size and then I worry about it being flat. Which it has not been since first pregnancy over 9 years ago.
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Unread 01-13-2008, 04:36 PM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

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Originally Posted by kinda
I used a binder for several weeks. At first all the time and then just for walking and driving or if we were going somewhere that I knew I would be active. I stopped using it at the 3 week mark because I read a post that someone's dr had told them that it would keep their tummy muscles from coming back. I do not need any more trouble with that.HA! HA! I have been using support panties if we are going shopping or out with the kids. They give a little extra support and keep my pants from rubbing on incision. I bought them before surgery a size bigger than normal and darn it if they don't still fit. I too wish belly would just go back to before surgery size and then I worry about it being flat. Which it has not been since first pregnancy over 9 years ago.
I might be the one you're talking about whose dr. mentioned getting your tummy muscles back into shape because I'm pretty sure I'mentioned that........just don't remember which thread!!!

I'm tellin' ya, my tummy is just driving me nuts! I feel like I'm carrying around a mushy bag of potatoes or something. Ugh! I just can't stand how it feels!

Are we allowed to wear girdles? Or would that just kill our tummies? (Not that I LIKE girdles.........just hate my tummy "sloshing" around!)
  #20  
Unread 01-13-2008, 07:44 PM
Incision & exercise advice wanted from my "fluffy" sisters

I would probably die if I put on a girdle right now. I wore my jeans for a few hours yesterday and I'm sore today. I can't imagine how a girdle would feel. That is a thought. I might be ready for one in a couple of weeks.
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