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Unread 12-29-2001, 12:00 PM
Heating Pads

I didn't bring a heating pad to the hospital - they supplied one as soon as I asked - and I used it on low heat on my lower back, not my tummy, whether I was in bed or sitting in my recliner, constantly. I'm sure this is what kept me from having back pain at all.

Once I got home, my husband went to the store to buy one and came back confused over all the types. So we never bought one and I don't seem to need one any more. But in the hospital it was GREAT.
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Unread 12-29-2001, 12:43 PM
Heating Pads

Fran, Your husband sounds like a great guy. That is nice that he is interested enough in what you are going to be going through that he is trying to educate himself. My husband did a great job supporting and helping me. (He works from home so that was a plus). What I needed him for the most, was getting in and out of the bed. For a few weeks its sorta hard because you cant use those stomach muscles like you are used to. I just celebrated my 6 month anniversary of being misery free! Its great!! I wish all the best to you!
Take care!
Unread 12-29-2001, 02:23 PM
Heating Pads

I came home from the hospital with an infection under my skin above my incision. Doc said to use moist heat on it. I used warm wash cloths on it, but a moist pad would have been great.

If the moist pad is like the one I saw at our wal-mart... it can be used for moist and or dry... I am going to but that one next time I need one.

I agree that being prepared is the way to go...... knowledge is POWER!

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Unread 12-29-2001, 04:37 PM
the best friend you will have

The heating pad will soon become your best friend!! I had to buy a new one before mine as dh has a bad back and did not want to fight with him over the only one we had! I think I bought this one at Walmart (maybe Eckerd Drugs) but it has moist or dry heat, low, med, med high and high Plus automatic shutoff!!! I thought that way if I was to fall asleep with it, it would cut off automatically.
My motherinlaw made me a rice pack thing that you microwave and can place on tummy. It has just enough weight that it feels really good too. LOVE the idea of the Lavender one!!! Bet that smells soooo good!
Best of luck!!!
Unread 12-29-2001, 04:49 PM
Heating Pads

lol I thought I was the only one that fell asleep with the heating pad on. I always use mine on the lowest setting and it has a 2 hour automatic cutoff so in case I doze off. I would also advise all LIW's to get a shower stool. It has been my best friend as far as taking a shower. No standing up for long periods of time, and everything that I need is always within arms reach.

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