~iMum~, on 15 August 2013 - 10:55 AM, said:
Doh. I knew it was a dumb question. lol.
Would you recommend support briefs for afterwards? I've been doing some reading online overnight and some ladies have suggest that these can help by keeping the tummy firm when moving about.
I just wore high waisted light lycra knickers.......nothing too tight but just felt like I had some support.
My tummy muscles were cut though as I had an abdominal hysterectomy........I don't see that support briefs would be too much assistance after a vaginal hysterectomy but they won't do any harm.
Good luck with your surgery...... it was one of the single best things to happen to me in terms of my general health and even though mine was a rather dramatic experience which I had no choice but to have I am glad my body made the decision for me.
Definitely nighties...the stretchy cotton knit type or you'll find yourself wearing those horrible cotton hospital gowns the entire time and they are so uncomfortable.
Just to add my recovery was excellent and was allowed to drive when I had no pain when I pressed my leg to the ground. It was a while ago but I am pretty sure I was back in the car before 2 weeks was up.
Everyone has a different experience of recovery of course but just want to say mine was surprisingly easy to get over