What kind of undies to recover in?

  • Puggymom
  • Murrieta, CA
  • 3 years ago

Ok kind of a silly question but what kind of undies did you wear for recovery? I only have briefs to go over this belly but I'm not sure that will be the way to go afterward. I'm not talking after I'm recovered and I can buy cute sexy undies. It just doesn't even seem real that I'll ever wear anything but ugly briefs! So bikinis or hipsters? What do you do w/ the drains?

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After my drains were removed, I wore the high waisted compression undies from maidenform over my CG. I wanted to put some pressure on my swollen coochie.
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I was "lucky" enough to have a myoma removed in March this year. At the hospital they had these light boxers meant to wear only once, but they could be washed at 60 deg. celcius. I could hardly feel them on. This was at the womans clinic, and I think they used it on pregnant ladies mainly, so they where spacious and streatchy. They had this box full of 'em in the bathroom, so I snagged 5 of them ;-) I don't know why I kept them, -I had not decided on the TT then, but I am very glad I did!!! Big, comfy, high boxers with loose legs is my tip!
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Lol.. I never thought underwear was going to be a problem BUT they were. I usually wear thong but after the six I do not fit into anything. Plus the drains are a hassle. So I went to Kmart and bough a pack of granny panties, they are snugg,and hold my drains in place :)
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I meant after the surgery.
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for my first week I just let my vag hang out. I wasn't going anywhere but my recliner and i had a sheet over my lap in case I had visitors. I wasn't about to mess with undies and drains and everything. OF course it depends on what you're used to. everyone walks around our house half naked anyways so no biggie. but trust me, it was so much more comfortable. now that I'm going out I wear low cut panties because they don't hit my scar.
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Freedom it is. Haven't worn any & it is so nice.
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:) :)

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I only have bikini undies and knew that they would sit right on my incision. I read a tip that big briefs were the best because the are high on the waist and by wearing two pair at once you can use the outer pair to keep your drains in place. It works well for me. I'm glad I followed that advice. I also wear my summer dresses.
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Oh ladies just go naked and free:)  How many times in our life can we do that!

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I dont use panties when i am home. I got some panties a size larger -hipsters at target and tailored them...the look horrible, i cut the sides a little and the front. I use them to go out. Now at 6 weeks i am wearing hipsters 1 size larger.
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I bought grannies, but never wore them, because I had lipo my ps, said i should go without, because he did not want me to get indentions, I even bought a size 8 wedge free and they are huge! LOL I actually miss wearing underware , and can hardly wait till I can..
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grannies or none, for sure! :)

You won't want bikinis for several weeks. The top band will be right near your scar and really, any waistband, may well bother you for up to a couple of months.
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Ok thank you all for yr responses. I can easily go w/out and that does sound like the way to go. I've had a hysterectomy so no aunt flo showing up for me. I did buy some comfy feeling bikinis so when I go out anywhere I'll try those. Not really planning on doing much before my drains come out anyway.
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I had left over granny panties from when I weighed more. I would have liked to have just gone without, it was comfy and easy to deal with. However, Aunt Flo decided to visit... so granny panties and just got over how rediculous it looked.
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I love when Aunt Flo decided to visit. It's lovely to want to cry wearing granny panties when Aunt Flo decided to visit. Which I love when Aunt Flo decided to visit, is that I love too see the waistband of your granny panties and you see the waistband of my boxer briefs.
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Cotton granny panties are the best for the first 1-2 weeks after surgery.  But honestly after week 1 it is just easier to go without any. 

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I had the same question, lol! For the first few days the nurse recommended that I not wear anything other than my stretchy pants, the drains were pinned up on my binder. When I wore my summer dresses I wore loose, cotton boy shorts. The waistband easily went over the bottom of my binder.
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