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Granny Panties? Granny Panties?

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  #1  
Unread 11-11-2002, 01:21 PM
Granny Panties?

Do I really have to wear granny panties? Why?
Nightgowns or PJ'S?
Is it OK to go home from hospital in PJ's?
Do I need a robe for hospital? (mine is a little ragged)
What about bras? I've been reading about the shrinking saggy boobies and would rather keep some support while I'm getting better, sports bras OK? What about tank tops? Don't want to be uncomfortable.
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  #2  
Unread 11-11-2002, 01:40 PM
Granny Panties?

I had a TVH- so Granny panties were not needed! But I would certainly recommend them if you get any kind of abdominal cut. Or what ever would be comfy to you. I brought reg undies and my own fem products to use- I couldn't bear the thought of using big bulky hospital fem products!

I wore a large night T-shirt (down to knees). I think PJ shirt and pants/shorts would have been a huge pain in the behind.

I did bring PJ pants and shirt to go home in- I wanted to be comfy. They matched and I wasn't making a fashion statement

When in the hospital, I never once put my bra back on until I left out of the door. A sports bra may require to much struggle and strain. Although, a tank top would be comfy and supportive.
  #3  
Unread 11-11-2002, 01:52 PM
Granny Panties?

You abdomen is swollen after a hyst which is why panties a size larger than you normally wear is suggested. You also want a style that the elastic won't be rubbing on the incisions.

I wore sweat pants to and from the hosp. While in the hosp I wore their gowns, let them do the laundry, and less for me to have to keep track of. I did take a robe and slippers.

After I was home I lived in either sweats or a knee length nightie, or an oversized t-shirt.
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Unread 11-11-2002, 03:14 PM
Granny Panties?

"Ditto" to everything Mary Lou said! BTW, I have not had a "shrinking boobie" experience! lol! (Darn it anyway!) But, they are sagging more..... hmmm....

Best wishes!

Mongie
  #5  
Unread 11-11-2002, 03:14 PM
Granny Panties?

Hi Angie,

I wore my favorite yoga pants and a t-shirt while in the hospital...once they pulled the foley and the IV. That is
what I am most comfortable in, and wore for the first two weeks I was home. As far as the granny panties, I found *any* panties at all to be a bother as far as my incision was concerned. I wore none for about a month. I found that to be far more comfortable. I wore dh's boxers during the day if it was warm out.

Good luck, and god bless

Tammi



TAV/kept ovaries...fibroids, enlarged uterus, heavy bleeding, adenomyosis(?sp), anemia, ovarian cysts
feeling stronger and better every day!
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  #6  
Unread 11-11-2002, 03:50 PM
Granny Panties?

I bought one size bigger high leg briefs. I don't plan on wearing the hospital's mesh panties or (by the way) the gigantic pads - had those after my csection - yuk! Might wear their gowns instead of mine if my incision is leaking.

I bought 3 new night shirts on sale at Victoria's Secret. Their cotton is so soft and at $15, I could not resist. Also bought one size bigger sweat pants and flannel pants to wear around the house at Wal-Mart. [DH is worried I'll grow into them permanently ]

I wouldn't mind a little shrinking boobie syndrome. The latest BC pill is a higher dose and it inflated the bust line. No kidding -every month they expand a little more. Good thing I've only been on it about 6 months I'll be in a bra as soon as I am able. I would not be comfortable otherwise.

I thought I'd wear something loose to the hospital and plan on going home in that as well. Not bringing shoes. Slippers only for this gal. That's right, I'm gonna in wearing my isotoner ballet slippers.
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Unread 11-11-2002, 05:05 PM
Shrinking boobies! OMG!

Oh,no. If my boobies are going to shrink, I'd better cancel my surgery! **LOL** Is it because of a change in estrogen? I'm hoping to keep my ovaries.
  #8  
Unread 11-11-2002, 06:43 PM
Granny Panties?

My boobies haven't shrunk in the nine months since my TAH/BSO
  #9  
Unread 11-12-2002, 04:18 AM
Panties???

Hey Ladies!!!
Long time no posting....I am under constant watch by my sister this week...DH was on duty last week....only get a few minutes online daily....As for granny panties, I bought two pairs of one size larger at Walmart before surgery and took them to the castle with me....because of my catheter I could not put a pair on until they removed it...which was only the morning I went home....It did feel good to take a shower and put on a pair of panties and my nightshirt. But I was out the door and home by the noon that day....I wore sweatpants and sweatshirt home...same normal size....My jeans fit normally for the most part....As for shrinking boobs, sign me up for that catagory.....The birth control pills I was taking constantly made my boobs lots bigger and really hard and sore....DH will miss the preop ones...oh well.....I was big busted when he met me in 1978 and lost them after I had my kids....I will not miss them at all...now my Victoria Secret bras I bought last summer will finally fit right......Back to granny panties....I am in my normal size panties....will donate the one I bought preop...but hanging onto them right now just incase....I am scared that one day I am gonna wake up and have post op symptoms....and need them....
Good luck with your surgery....I had a TVH with a spinal ...and feel fine....just sore....The waiting is the worst part....keep busy...

lilly
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Unread 11-12-2002, 06:08 AM
no panties is the way to go!

especially if you have an episotomy cut for rectal repair and a yeast infection.

Kotex used to make these disposable granny pants and I had a few pair left over that I wore in the castle. Not sure if these are still manufactured. Talk about stretchy. Nurse put these on me after threading the cath bag thru the leg first night in the castle. I think I used maybe three maxi pads total for the post op bleeding. Then it was just easier to go commando with all the trips to go pee every 15 minutes for me. Less steps involved not having to raise and lower pants. Less irritation as the pubic hair stubble grows in.

My swelly belly has been minimal thanks to liberal doses of gas-x. Wish that were the case with everyone here.
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