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Unread 09-29-2009, 06:30 PM

I am 2 weeks post op today... When is it ok to wear a girdle? And how do you wear one. I talk to a lady the other day who advised me to wear one, she told me to lift my stomach when I put it on... That sounds scary, it makes me feel like that could open my incision....
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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:29 PM
Re: Girdle

I have 5 tiny incisions (robotic hysterectomy) and I started using a girdle about 3 days after surgery. I like using it when I walk because my belly felt/feels very floppy and "fragile".
If you have a girdle that's like a belt with velcro fastener, you can put it on lying down so that your tummy kind of places itself in a natural way. Just wrap it around you and fasten it tight enough so that it feels comfortable and gives you support. If you have it too tight, you might get cramps. Nothing bad - just a sign that your belly needs more room.
Hope this helps
Unread 09-29-2009, 09:06 PM
Re: Girdle

So you thing a velcrow type girdle is better than the panty type? Tahnks for your input...
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Unread 09-29-2009, 10:13 PM
Re: Girdle

I think the velcro type is nicer when I walk. However, I've been lately using the panty type when I don't walk.
I personally don't really like the panty type because it's really hard to find a pair that fits well. It's either too tight or too lose. And I don't like that the waist goes so high up.
On the other hand, the panty type looks nicer under clothes.
I guess it's a matter of taste.

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