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Unread 01-24-2002, 07:30 PM
stomach wrap

My doctor said that she recommends a tummy wrap.
I have search the site and cant find any.
Does anyone know where i can find one on the internet.
My surgery is monday and would love to have one.
I did buy panty girdles but the wrap sounds like it would help more.
TIA
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Unread 01-24-2002, 07:36 PM
stomach wrap

Hi There!

You might be referring to what I've seen mentioned here as a tummy binder.

I saw that here and asked my DR about it, and he had never heard of it. But they do, indeed, exist. I was under the impression that this might be something the hospital may provide?

It's designed to bind or wrap around the tummy, allowing less movement to the internal work done during surgery.

I know I have seen this term in the home page pull-down menus under Ladies In Waiting. You can also try doing a search using the term tummy binder.

Best wishes!
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Unread 01-24-2002, 07:38 PM
thank-you

I will try looking under tummy binder and see what i come up with.
She did not say if it was provided at the hospital or not I guess i shouldve asked but was to nervous to ask or remember anything
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Unread 01-25-2002, 09:11 AM
stomach wrap

I was provided a binder at the hospital, to be used at my discretion. I highly recommend it. It's a wide elastic, fastening with velcro, that covers me (I'm short) from crotch level to a couple of inches above my waist. I found that it greatly reduced that "my insides are jiggling around" feeling. I wore it 24 hours a day while at the castle, and then all day for the first week after I went home. Now (15 days post-op) I put it on when I go out for a walk, and usually don't take it back off until I go to bed. I could take it off after I return for my walk, but if feels so nice and cozy by then that I can't make myselft take it off. The only negatives I've experienced are that it is harder to bend or sit upright (but that might be a good thing, as it discourages me from overdoing it) and that it's hard to get on by yourself.
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Unread 01-25-2002, 10:44 AM
Response to tummy wrap question

Hi J.B.

I asked my Dr. about a tummy wrap and she told me that I didn't need one. My surgery was vaginal/laparoscopic, so there was no major abdominal incision. She said the wrap is helpful to "hold you together" if you have an abdominal incision, but that I wouldn't need one for the little bitty lap incisions. She was right -- I didn't need one, didn't use anything to hold me in and felt/feel fine.

Best of luck with your surgery. Hope you breeze right through it.

Cheers!
WhirlGirl
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Unread 01-25-2002, 12:07 PM
stomach wrap

If your having abdominal surgery a tummy binder is the way to go. I had one and LOVED it. It helped me feel confident to move around and I did feel "kept together". The hospitals have them and if your doc puts it in your orders you will get one when you go to post op and your insurance company will pay for it. Just ask your doc to put them in your post op orders and the gals will hook you up, or better yet, wrap you up
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Unread 01-26-2002, 12:53 AM
stomach wrap

If you can not find one to buy , this is what I used, since we are financially low... ( I asked my dr first, & he said yes, )
take a flat sheet, & fold it lengthwise, till it is the size you need to wrap around your abs. I am a large woman, so I folded i lenghtwise, but if you are smaller, you can take it width wise.
The basic idea is you want to be able to wrap it around your abs, for support!!! Hope this helps, if you have any questions, please email me,
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Unread 01-26-2002, 04:59 PM
stomach wrap

i just got home from the castle last night; but found a tummy wrap very helpful during the occaisional coughing spell and during the gas passing spell. i got one from avon a few months ago. it's made by scandinavian health spa, and sold by avon as a waist reducing belt, around 10 or 15 dollars. it's some type of rubber with a velco catch; so i don't wear it unless i know i'm doing something that will stress these sore muscles- it just would't give any air to the incision --but it really does help for the coughing, pass passing stress. eva
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