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How long before jeans? How long before jeans?

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Unread 11-05-2011, 12:29 PM
Re: How long before jeans?

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Originally Posted by Liloo View Post
2 weeks? Ugh,,,, I had that procedure on the 21st of October and I couldn't imagine putting on a pair of jeans!!
I feel so bloated and I'm SCARED TO DEATH of damaging my stitches.... Even my ugly sweatpants that I now live in are, in my opinion, too tight for me. I give you credit! I'm afraid to do anything.

I also wore jeans at the two week point but only for a couple of hours. I have been living in my VS boyfriend style sweats and my yoga pants. They have been a life saver. I was afraid to put the jeans on too but mostly afraid that they wouldn't fit due to my "Swelly Belly".....LOL I was so happy when they fit!!!
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Unread 11-05-2011, 12:31 PM
Re: How long before jeans?

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I didn't have any external stitches. Just glue and it came off at about 1 week post op. I'm sure that makes a difference, I wouldn't want to have anything rub on stitches either!
I didn't have external stitches either just the same glue that you mentioned so I am sure that would make a difference. The jean thing probably wouldn't have happened if I had external stitches to deal with.
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Unread 11-05-2011, 01:05 PM
Re: How long before jeans?

I'm 10 weeks post op from dvh and regular jeans are still not comfortable, at least not for any length of time. I did find some great jeans, Lee Comfort Flex, that have a stretchy waistband, but looks like a normal waistband. I have been able to wear these to work without much problem, although even these get a little uncomfortable by the end of the day. I have mainly been wearing leggings with a long shirt or sweater, or a loose dress. It does kind of stink, but I'm trying to make the best of it. I used to wear jeans to work 90% of the time, so, it's been an adjustment, for sure...I've found that it helps to wear a size too big and a tank or cami that I can tuck in to help with rubbing on my tummy.
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Unread 11-05-2011, 06:18 PM
Re: How long before jeans?

I'm 15 weeks. I wore my jean once a couple weeks ago it was painful and uncomfortable and I took them off as soon as I got in the car to go home. Im still not ready to try again.
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Unread 11-06-2011, 10:00 PM
Re: How long before jeans?

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Originally Posted by gardenfun View Post
I was wondering how long it took before some of you post-op sisters could wear your jeans? I am scheduled for a RALH or DH on January 3rd and return to classes at a university 2 weeks later. I am already making plans for a rolling bag for my books but just realized I may not be ready for my jeans. I don't want to look like the frumpy old lady on campus. Can someone fill me in?
Thanks,
Gardenfun
I am so glad that you posted this. I was wondering the same thing. I am planning on living in my yoga pants as long as possible, but we are flying home for Christmas (about 5 weeks after surgery) and I was wondering if I might be able to wear jeans comfortably by then.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 04:09 AM
Re: How long before jeans?

Its 3 months post op TAH for me and I still wear stretch waist pants. I did fit in a pair of Stretch jeans this week. If you want to get that swelly belly down, buy a good compression panty/girdle, they sell really good ones at clearpointmedical.com
They help you fit in stuff and it makes the belly go back to where it should be.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 05:07 AM
Re: How long before jeans?

Glad that there was this thread. It is a question that has been running through my head too.

I don't want to be going out in sweat pants too long, but I know I will have to to begin with.

I thought I might try and wear skirts and boots, I have some tucked away.

But obviously won't know until the time comes.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 05:27 AM
Re: How long before jeans?

Im a frumpy old lady and proud of it...lol
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Unread 11-07-2011, 05:45 AM
Re: How long before jeans?

I had my SAH in July. It was sundresses and capris for me. After 8 weeks of recovery my jeans were too big for me. I dropped to sizes down and had to buy all new clothes. Because of fibroids I looked like I was seven months pregnant. It will be 4 months since the surgery and I feel good, but I do have some bad days. Glad I had the surgery. Wish all my sister all the best. ((((HUGS))))
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Unread 11-07-2011, 11:13 AM
Re: How long before jeans?

It seems like everyone has good days then bad, its a long recovery and its normal. Today is a good day for me, no pain, soreness etc. But 2 days ago I was very sore and could barely do anything. Better days are coming
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