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Pants after Surgery (Ouchey on Incisions)

on 12/20/10 4:40 pm - Phoenix, AZ
VSG on 12/28/10 with
So I am packing for the next few weeks post-surgery and I remember after having my appendix out that I didn't want to wear pants for weeks afterwards since I had incisions on my stomach.

Has anyone else had a stricly dress period, haha. If so how long did it last before you felt comfortable wearing pants?
on 12/20/10 4:43 pm - Germany
I wore my jeans home and my incision sites didnt hurt at all.. but I know everyone is different so I would probably bring some comfortable pants just in case.

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on 12/20/10 4:47 pm - Phoenix, AZ
VSG on 12/28/10 with
Yeah I plan on doing that, mostly comfy dresses. Maybe I am just a wuss! :)

I wonder if it depends on the location of the incisions as well.
on 12/20/10 4:53 pm - Germany
I had 5 incisions.. the largest was 2in long right above my naval.. the rest made a diamond shape on my stomach lol.. 2 were about 1in long and the other 2 were about half an inch long.

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on 12/20/10 4:47 pm - San Diego, CA
An appendectomy incision is lower than the VSG incisions.  I wore jeans home from surgery, but I didn't pull them up onto my stomach, I let them stay a bit below my belly.  I had no problems whatsoever that way, so you should be fine if you keep your jeans low.
on 12/20/10 4:59 pm - Wichita, KS
My lowest incision is about where my belly button is so they aren't all that low.  If you have high waisted pants, leave those home but the others should be fine.  I also have a comression garmet (basically it wraps around me and closes with velcro) that I can wear under anything.  But the best way to ensure I wouldn't hurt my incisions was to wear a tank top or T-shirt under my shirt and tuck it into my pants.  That covered my belly and just made me feel better about everything.

Good luck!

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on 12/20/10 5:24 pm - St Catharines, Canada

I had my surgery on Nov 22nd and I still find it uncomfortable to have pants on for long periods of time. I most certainly cant wear anything tight. My tummy is still somewhat numb though so I think that is why?
on 12/20/10 6:08 pm - NJ
I wore my jeans home from the hospital.  Luckily they were a little loose from losing weight before the surgery since my stomach was a little swollen.  I would wear elastic waist pants if I had to do it again.

on 12/20/10 6:09 pm - CA
I wore jeans on Saturday and they were uncomfortable that I barely made through the movie. I made my husband stop at Ross and bought me some maternity pants to wear for x-mas dinner at my sister houses.
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on 12/20/10 6:15 pm - Alhambra, CA
The only pants i ever wore before had elastic waists.   I just bought a pair of jeans with a zipper  size 14 yeah.   I wore the same clothes home that i wore going in.  Take care jeani
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on 12/20/10 6:49 pm
 The first 2-3 weeks my tummy was very sensitive to the waistband!  I lived in nightgowns or pjs the first week.  The most comfortable things were my hubby's gym shorts, pulled down low like the kids wear.  Not good for going out in! :)  When I went back to work after 2 weeks, i usually had to leave the button undone.  Much better now and can tolerate the waistbands again.

Oh, lower rise undies help too if you were previously a brief wearer.  I made a special trip to the store for those.  They are so much more comfortable!
on 12/20/10 7:34 pm - CA
I had to wear dress pants back to work and I had a problem with one of the incisions rubbing on the waist band.  I covered it with a bandaid and it healed fine.
on 12/20/10 8:30 pm
I have been living in yoga pants. My jeans still don't fit unless I squeeze my stomach into it's a no-go.

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on 12/20/10 10:24 pm - San Felipe, Mexico
VSG on 12/06/10 with
Yoga pants babe! Wide band and lace up your runners and take a walk while you;re at it! LOL!
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on 12/21/10 8:21 am - Edgewood, MD
VSG on 11/16/10 with
i tried to wear longer shirts and had my pants waist under my belly. didnt have any problems