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Unread 04-04-2008, 10:03 PM
Swelly belly band?

Hi there,
I would like opinions on purchasing one of these. Did you buy one? Did it really help? Does it work better than an abdominal binder? Thanks for your help! (only 9 days left, I am so nervous I have not slept in two days)
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Unread 04-05-2008, 05:48 AM
Swelly belly band?

I would say it depends a lot on the type of surgery you are having. I had and LSH and didn't need one. Although I think I have seen other women who have had the same type of surgery as me and did use one. Maybe it also depends on how much other stuff is being done at the same time.
Unread 04-05-2008, 01:50 PM
Swelly belly band?

I had a TAH and bought somthing similar , my dr sugested it and wow it helped soo much, it kept my stomach from getting that heavy pain when you stand or sit and when i walked it helped so much too. dont get to nervouse i am sure all will be okay but hope the 9 days fly by for you hun.
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Unread 04-05-2008, 03:16 PM
Swelly belly band?

Thank you ladies for your help. I appreciate it!
Unread 04-06-2008, 09:01 AM
Swelly belly band?

I did buy one. Though i didn't use it alot, it did help in the beginning. I helped with the pain and I felt like it kept me together, so to speak!
Unread 04-09-2008, 11:48 PM
Swelly belly band?

I bought one and still use it occasionally. I keep it in the fridge and if I overdo it and get achy in my tummy, it is very soothing. I'd encourage you to get one. I didn't 'wear' it alot, but I used it alot while on the couch lying down. The coolness made my incision area numb and it felt great. Good luck and your Hyster Sisters are rooting for you!

Unread 04-10-2008, 05:38 AM
Swelly belly band?

Thanks! I did end up buying one, so maybe I will be able to post after my surgery and help some others out!
Thanks again!

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