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Unread 04-16-2012, 10:23 PM
Questions about discharge comfort

I have a surgery coming up for a Da Vinci Laprascopic Supercervical Hysterectomy May 1st. I have read about bringing a tummy pillow with is this something that would be good use for someone having my type of surgery? Another question I have is I have read stories of people having pain from gas after surgery any suggestions for what would be useful to help with this after surgery? I had a bilateral tubal ligation in 2009 and never had problems with the gas some patients have that go into the chest.I'm just worried with this surgery I might. Any advice is appreciated!
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Unread 04-17-2012, 10:24 AM
Re: Questions about discharge comfort

Like you I'll be getting DvH, but mine is upcoming still, so I really can't provide any first hand knowledge. What's helped me find answers were these forums.

One section I would recommend is "Hints from Members". Here is a link:
https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/forumdisplay.php?f=215

Another is "Our Hysterectomy Stories" that has a DvH specific category. Here is a link:
https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/forumdisplay.php?f=250

Good luck!!
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Unread 04-17-2012, 11:13 AM
Re: Questions about discharge comfort

Thank you for the information and good luck to you as well!When your surgery comes hopeeverything goes well for you!!!
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Unread 04-17-2012, 04:02 PM
Re: Questions about discharge comfort

I had a TLH, although I only had small incisions much like yours will be, I loved my tiny pillow! I found one at Walgreens in some weird travel section, it was under $5. and the perfect size for resting on my tummy after surgery. I used it immediately, it just made me feel better having it on the area, and when I stood up and walked, I would press it against the incisions. Used it when I got home for about two weeks, even slept with it! As for gas, I read the hints section in this forum. They recommended Gas X. I took it in the hospital, and when I got home. I absolutely seriously never really got the gas pains everyone talks about. Good luck with your upcoming surgery!!
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Unread 04-17-2012, 09:57 PM
Re: Questions about discharge comfort

I had daVinci 2 weeks ago and my pillow pet is my best friend. Go get one, definitely. DaVinci isn't the walk in the park they advertise it as. Your incisions are smaller, but everything on the inside is still the same as everybody else. Recovery has been quite an unpleasant ordeal for me so far!!
Gas X is what everyone on here said to get, but it didn't work much for me.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 10:57 PM
Re: Questions about discharge comfort

oh my goodness...after my c-section I had horrible gas pains in my shoulder. they were making me cry. I never knew such a thing was possible. but I think it is not as common as we might think since I know tons of people who have had surgery and never had that. I was still in the hospital and they told me they gave me gas medicine. But it didn't help and they wouldn't let me eat till I passed some.
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Unread 04-18-2012, 04:29 AM
Re: Questions about discharge comfort

I didn't have a pillow but they did put a belly binder on me after surgery. I have been wearing it since and find it to be very comforting. I have had some gas issues and I am not going to lie, it is painful. Not any more painful than other times I have experienced having bad gas though. I think some of it might be due to the fact that constipation for a few days seems to be par for the course. They had me on a soft diet at the hospital and I was told that was because when I did finally go that it would make #2 a lot easier. I would guess otherwise to just try especially to avoid foods and drinks that are known for gas.
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Unread 04-18-2012, 05:22 AM
Re: Questions about discharge comfort

.I want to say thank you to everyone for the insight. I am going to definitely get a tummy pillow and I am going to make sure I have gas x here for post op(hopefully it will help me,but everyone is different! Again thank you to all of you! I'm just counting my days down to my surgery.
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