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Unread 01-17-2002, 06:54 PM
More stupid questions... TED hose?

Okay, I feel really silly here but could someone please tell me what TED hose are?

I'm a naturally humorous (take that to mean silly) person so all sorts of things started going through my mind that TED could stand for ....

Hose belonging to someone named Ted?

Training Ed hose?

Truly Execellent Daughter's Hose?

Truly Everywoman Deserves Hose?

Triple Elongated Dressy Hose?

Tired Electric Drooping Hose?

Hose you wear with a teddie? (Doubtful since THAT'S outta the question for awhile after surgery)

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Unread 01-17-2002, 07:11 PM
More stupid questions... TED hose?

Hi, Dana Beth. TED hose are support stockings which are worn to help prevent blood clots. Some even suggest that they be worn after you go home until you are up and moving around more.
Unread 01-17-2002, 07:17 PM
More stupid questions... TED hose?

That was pretty funny!

I think they are a type of hose that you have to wear on your legs after abdominal surgery(or maybe other surgeries, too?)to prevent blood clots from forming. I asked my doctor if I'll have to wear them and he said yes, but he didn't give them a name.... lol
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Unread 01-17-2002, 08:16 PM
More stupid questions... TED hose?

Hello sister,
They are almost like blood pressure cuffs put on your legs to prevent the blood from clotting. They puff up every minute or so for about 30 seconds and then deflate. They were the absolute highlight of my stay at the castle. The nurses said they never heard anyone say anything nice about them but I found them to be like a gentle massage. If I could of taken them home I would still be wearing them at 5 weeks post op.
Unread 01-17-2002, 08:18 PM
More stupid questions... TED hose?

I don' think they feature TEDS hose in the Victoria's Secret catalog, but as Catherine said, they are worn to prevent blood clots.

I had those during surgery, but I woke up without them...I got the lovely inflating/deflating leg massage hose instead! That was wonderful....very relaxing, and I really got into the rhythm of it. (I think my morphine pump had something to do with that....)

They are very commonly prescribed, and are actually very comfortable. NOT the most attractive, but very au courant in the castle!!!


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