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What to wear home from the hospital? What to wear home from the hospital?

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Unread 05-28-2009, 08:19 AM
What to wear home from the hospital?

For all that have had their surgery, what did you wear home from the hospital?
Should I just plan on wearing a nightgown, since I'm getting wheeled out of the hospital anyway? I wanted to not over-do it by wearing 2 piece-pajamas and risk stretching my stitches...
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Unread 05-28-2009, 08:36 AM
Re: Will have LAVH for Adenomyosis

I had LAVH and wore the same thing in and out. I wore a very loose pair of sweat capris and a t shirt. I had thought about wearing a loose fitting dress but I only live about 15 minutes from the hospital. Take a pillow to put under the seat belt. My husband accidently ran up a bit on a curb leaving the hospital and his SUV bounced and although it did hurt I can't imagine what it would have felt like without the pillow.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 08:58 AM
Re: Will have LAVH for Adenomyosis

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Originally Posted by lmhs1935 View Post
I had LAVH and wore the same thing in and out. I wore a very loose pair of sweat capris and a t shirt. I had thought about wearing a loose fitting dress but I only live about 15 minutes from the hospital. Take a pillow to put under the seat belt. My husband accidently ran up a bit on a curb leaving the hospital and his SUV bounced and although it did hurt I can't imagine what it would have felt like without the pillow.
You made me cringe while thinking about being jostled around post-surgery! Thank you for that information.

I know my surgery isn't until July 14th, but so much is happening up until then that I don't want to forget to ask something. Thank you!
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:03 AM
Re: What to wear home from the hospital?

I'm having TVH with A&P repairs so I am planning on a loose summery dress. In light of the location of my surgery, I figure the less between my legs the better. I just drove my husband home last month after a laparoscopic surgery and never noticed until then how many bumps there were in the road, trying to avoid jostling him. In light of that knowledge I plan to lay in the backseat with a pillow on the way home.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:07 AM
Re: What to wear home from the hospital?

I wore a very loose pair of sweat pants and a sweatshirt--the same that I would always wear to bed. I hear you on the just wearing pajamas thing!
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:08 AM
Re: What to wear home from the hospital?

I found a sundress at Wal-Mart and bought that to wear. It's nice and loose around the abdomen so no matter how swelly I am from the gas it'll be fine. I looked for loose pants but with being unsure how my abdomen would feel I think a nice casual, loose dress is the best idea for me.

Surgery is tomorrow so we'll see how that goes...
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:24 AM
Re: What to wear home from the hospital?

Thank you Thank you! I appreciate all the responses.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:25 AM
Re: What to wear home from the hospital?

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Originally Posted by celticfiddlegal View Post
For all that have had their surgery, what did you wear home from the hospital?
Should I just plan on wearing a nightgown, since I'm getting wheeled out of the hospital anyway? I wanted to not over-do it by wearing 2 piece-pajamas and risk stretching my stitches...

First, may I say you are so lucky to have found this site b 4 surgery. There is so much support and help here. As far as clothing That is one thing I did that was good. I ordered seersucker loungers/dresses from a catolog called Woman Within, go online. And that was the best thing I could have done. that is all I can wear even now. They will come in handy during post op, Personally, there is no way I could have worn sweats or anything around my waist. Those seersucker dresses are long and big. Even tho I feel so helpless when I go out and think I look like a fat ox, I get so many compliments on them. they come in nice spring colors and they are on sale for 14.99 now. I just ordered another color! I hope everything works out for you.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 09:35 AM
Re: What to wear home from the hospital?

I am planing on wearing a loose fitting summer dress home. It is a super soft cotton and i figured it will be good to not wear pants/shorts home incase I need to come home with a catheter in (which I was told is a good possiblity. I am having a TVH, TVT, A&P repair so I figured the less material between my legs the better off I will be.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 10:21 AM
Re: What to wear home from the hospital?

Wear slip-on shoes!
I wore into the castle what I wore out: yoga pants (the sort that just cling on - no drawstring, even), t-shirt, a very cozy jacket, and open-heeled sandals, no socks.
In the hospital I used their nightgowns but my own light-weight house coat. Perfect. The slip-on shoes can also serve as slippers although I also brought a pair of those.

On the way home I used my jacket like a blanket - it was wonderful to have the windows open and feel the breeze. Taking the jacket off when it got too warm would have meant pulling over.

I had a 2 1/2 hour ride home. It was no problem at all. There was a sheepskin on the seat, the seat was tilted back and I had a small feather pillow between me and the belt. I didn't start feeling even remotely uncomfortable until we were almost home, in spite of pot holes!
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