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Unread 03-09-2012, 01:10 PM
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I would go with the belly binder. I got mine at Walgreens. It helps, but after 15 minutes, I am ready to rip it off. In the beginning(5 weeks post op), I applied ice to all of my incisions. Put binder on only when I was walking around. I would not put on anything that resembles a girdle. Hope this helps.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 02:40 PM
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I figured out part of my problem. I got the memo that said to wear oversized granny undies. Well, not being fully aware of what oversized meant, I guess I got them too big because they weren't fitting anywhere. I also purchased a couple of pair that said light support. Today I tried these and they feel good and just the right amount of support. At least I don't feel like everything is just hanging off my body. Not a candidate for commando at this time.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 02:59 PM
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Last sentence cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 03:01 PM
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Trish,

I called my GYN office and asked for a binder. They are putting a call in to the hospital to have it put on my post-surg orders. They have them on the maternity floors for C-section mama's. I also purchased some high-waisted support under garments from Target...I believe they are made by Hanes. I grabbed them last year to wear post tubal ligation and they are a Godsend, especially if you are side-sleeper like myself. I am more concerned with my lower back than I am about swelly belly. The only 6-pack in my future is from the beer store! Also, Old Navy makes super comfortable yoga pants and their t-shirts are cheap! I grabbed a couple. Pain meds make me hot and I tend to sweat a lot during recovery. Sorry if that's TMI
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Unread 03-10-2012, 04:28 PM
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I stopped at cvs pharmacy in my way home from hospital last Thursday and bought an abdominal binder and it is perfect. I think it was $30 but worth it since the hospital or doc didn't give me one. I had a full gummy tuck and got a binder and loved it so I know about how great the binders are!!!
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Unread 03-10-2012, 04:34 PM
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Wow hahaha! I had a tummy Tuck not a gummy tuck!!
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Unread 03-10-2012, 04:50 PM
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that was funny. I do stuff like that all the time!
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Unread 03-10-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jerseygirl54 View Post
that was funny. I do stuff like that all the time!
I told my sil " I loce you very much" in an email, now we type that all the time
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Unread 03-10-2012, 05:57 PM
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Good ole auto correct! Thanks gals for making me laugh. I needed that today.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 07:18 PM
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I just chalked it up to the meds!! And I have to know where on God's green earth do you get the gift of a tummy tuck with a hysterectomy? I need to book my flight...
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