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Unread 11-05-2011, 09:52 PM
underwear and bras post surgery

I discovered a sports bra that has a zipper in front that is cotton. It's very comfortable and I won't have to twist to get it on after my TAH. I cannot be braless, so it was a must. I also foubd underwear that is tagless and that has no seam or band. I bought a size larger for post surgery as well...brand was Warners. These were both found at JC Penney. I highly recommend. I have everything now except the ab binder. It feels good to be prepared with undies that might make me more comfortable.
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Unread 11-05-2011, 10:04 PM
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I bought a 'nursing' bra. it has the clips in the front instead of the back. I will def have to get some panties tho, most don't think about a bra and panties while in the hospital. But, I do believe it would be more comfortable if it can be as normal as possible. Even if it is just bra and panties Good luck!
Unread 11-05-2011, 11:47 PM
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Thanks for the tip, Tennessee. Worth looking into.
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Unread 11-05-2011, 11:53 PM
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ditto...thanks tennessee! going to look into that also!
Unread 11-06-2011, 12:28 AM
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I lived in my sports bras post surgery. They were the most comfy...
Undies... well one size bigger was not enough for some swelly belly days. I had accidently bought one pack of 3 sizes too big a year or so ago. not sure why I kept them but I was sure glad I did. They came in handy for the worst of the swelly days.
Unread 11-06-2011, 10:22 AM
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My thought is to wear mesh undies and a couple of pain of stretched out old ones that can be thrown away afterwards. I doubt I can wear the new ones for a week but I will probably feel more normal by doing so. I normally wear an xl so I got 2xl. They didn't come in numbers like 6-7 like some. Bra is also one size bigger around and in cup to allow for swelling.
Unread 11-06-2011, 10:23 AM
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PS...if you are not in US or near mall, both can be found on Penneys online.
Unread 11-06-2011, 10:38 AM
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I went out and bought a regular front clip bra, but it turned out I didn't need one. I was able to hook the back one okay. However, I definitely needed panties two sizes bigger because of the swelling. I think it is better to be prepared and not need something than to have to figure out how to get it right after sugery.
Unread 11-08-2011, 02:31 PM
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As I went through my closet getting winter clothes out it hit me - SWEATER WEATHER! Skip the darn bra!
Unread 11-08-2011, 06:30 PM
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Never thought of that.... good thinking!

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