Post-Op Compression Socks

Cindy W.
on 8/7/13 2:20 am - Madison, CT
Did you really wer hem for 2 weeks?
on 8/7/13 2:27 am - OH

I just had the squeezy things on my legs in the hospital.  I didn't have any compression socks at home.

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Cindy W.
on 8/7/13 7:14 am - Madison, CT
Thanks! My family rented a beach house next week and I am definitely feeling up to going, the socks are standing in the way. The nurses at the hospital think I should go and given the extra walking that I will be fine to have the socks off during the day.

Thanks again!
on 8/7/13 2:28 am - Old Saybrook, CT

I did.  I guess I was to scared of clots.  I got used to them after awhile.  I am from Old Saybrook, CT

on 8/7/13 2:47 am
RNY on 05/08/13 with

I didn't wear any.





on 8/7/13 2:51 am
RNY on 05/07/12 with

Very few people have to wear them at home.  Had the compression ones they use in the hospital.  But if your surgeon wants you to wear them for two weeks then I would do it.    Jane

on 8/7/13 11:15 am - NH
RNY on 10/02/12
2 weeks is nothing!! Our surgeon requires we wear them for 6 weeks post op!! Only off to shower. So glad my surgery was in October, that would totally suck in the summer. Lol
Good luck on your journey!
on 8/7/13 11:35 am, edited 8/7/13 11:36 am - New York, NY
RNY on 06/11/13

I just had them on during surgery, they must have been taken off while I was in the recovery room because once I was moved to my regular hospital room they were off. I had on normal non-skid socks after. I was up and walking around within a few hours though, most have you take them off once you are moving. I think if you're at higher risk for blood clots they may have you wear them longer (clotting disorders, heart issues, over a certain age, level of activity, etc).

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