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Upcoming hysterectomy 10/22: Binder Or no binder?? Upcoming hysterectomy 10/22: Binder Or no binder??

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Unread 09-24-2015, 09:27 AM
Upcoming hysterectomy 10/22: Binder Or no binder??

I'm wondering how many of you have used a binder? Is there a cheaper one you'd recommend??
Just wondering what all I need before the surgery. Would rather get what I need before surgery so I can have a easy recovery.
What was your must have??
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Unread 09-24-2015, 09:43 AM
Upcoming hysterectomy 10/22: Binder Or no binder??

I love my binder!! I also love my gas x, colace, heating pad and dark chocolate covered prunes!!
Unread 09-24-2015, 10:26 AM
Re: Binder Or no binder??

I personally didn't need one but all ladies are different. It's a hard decision and you just need to do what feels right to you. As for cost, have you googled the product to see if there are cheaper options?
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Unread 09-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Re: Binder Or no binder??

Originally Posted by fiestyfelix View Post
As for cost, have you googled the product to see if there are cheaper options?
No, thank you I'll look into that now.
Unread 09-24-2015, 11:21 AM
Re: Binder Or no binder??

I never used or wanted a binder. My post-op must haves were fresh fruit, yogurt, books and small mending projects to pass the time, and lots of pillows that could be arranged to provide comfort in various locations. Oh, yeah, and Benadryl gel for my itchy belly! :-)
Unread 09-25-2015, 06:57 AM
Re: Binder Or no binder??

I had a binder and loved it! It helped my belly not swell up and helped with pain. I used it all the time the first few days and then I only used it when I was doing some activity.
Unread 09-25-2015, 12:47 PM
Re: Binder Or no binder??

I love my binder. I bought a very inexpensive one at Babies R Us which was OK but also asked the hospital for one the morning of my surgery and woke up with it on. And it is a good, strong binder which I still use even now. Check with your hospital and see if they can give you one to save you from spending out of pocket.
Unread 09-25-2015, 06:23 PM
Re: Binder Or no binder??

Binder was definitely a must have for me! I am 5 weeks post TAH and still wear it everyday, especially if I will be on my feet or walking. I asked for one at the hospital and it was helpful but not very comfortable... none of them are A friend gave me one that she had purchased and hardly used, but paid way too much for it. If you can find one that is soft and breathable that would be helpful. I am not overweight, nor do I have the belly that sags that I read about, but you will feel the need for support as if that part of your body needs to be held up! I did purchase something from target that is for after a C-section...can't remember the name of it but it looks like the bottom half of a tight fitting camisole and is good for wearing under your clothes. One other thing, start taking stool softeners right away and make sure you have them in the house! Other than that, just remember to take care of you, be kind to yourself and listen to your body's needs....allow the healing to happen in its own time, for everyone is different!
Unread 09-25-2015, 08:26 PM
Re: Binder Or no binder??

I needed one after trying to sleep flat in bed instead of a recliner. It was a lifesaver!
Unread 10-03-2015, 10:55 AM
Re: Binder Or no binder??

I've been advised by an aunt, who had a hysterectomy, to ask the hospital for a binder. She also told me to get some Spanx for later recovery.
However as I'm learning on this board, it appears to be different for everyone.
I've stocked up on stool softener, pre op bowel prep, body pillow, tummy pillow for riding in car w seatbelt, some loose clothing for possible swollen belly. I'm an over prepared person in real life. I want to be up and moving as quick as possible, it's my nature but have to listen to my body.

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