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Unread 12-12-2011, 10:12 PM
can I wear normal underwear after surgery

can I wear normal under after surgery??? or do I need loose or tight ones????

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Unread 12-12-2011, 11:31 PM
Re: can I wear normal underwear after surgery

Many of us can jump into the good ol comfy panties - not me. I bought a pkg of 3 a size up and then had a last minute idea to buy maternity panties - for the first 3 weeks I LOVED my mat panties - they're great now too (8wks post op) when I am having a 'I did too much today - how do I know? Cuz I got swelly belly' LOL - @ bed time I still wear them. (At least u can get stylish ones LOL)
Unread 12-13-2011, 04:36 AM
Re: can I wear normal underwear after surgery

I still need my loose panties AND pants at 3 1/2 months.
I may start out the day with a flattish abdomen but by the end of it, any tight fitting clothes make me swell all the more.

Chances are you will be glad of larger underwear for comfort's sake even if you can fit your normal stuff.

(Still hoping for a day when the swelly belly is GONE )
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Unread 12-13-2011, 08:30 AM
Re: can I wear normal underwear after surgery

You are probably going to want some loose panties. I bought some that were a size bigger than I normally wear, but ended up needing an even bigger size.

You will have some swelly belly and the larger loose panties are going to feel better during that part of recovery. I also recommend getting the high cut so that the elastic does not rub on your incision.

The swelly belly can last for quite awhile, so you may be wearing them for awhile, so I think it is a great idea to get some pretty ones that will make you feel better about wearing them.

with your surgery and I hope you have a smooth, uneventful recovery!!

Unread 12-13-2011, 09:14 AM
Re: can I wear normal underwear after surgery

I was going to buy new ones but in the last year I have lost 75 pounds and only bought a few new pairs (I know right? ) I just never got around to it, so I am confident that they will stretch enough ha

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