Hey I'm new here. I will have VSG 12-11-17. Just curious on any tips for after... Such as are there any recommended tummy control garments or anything like that? Will I be in too much pain to wear anything like that? Thanks all. I've been reading and learning alot from you guys.
My hospital gave me an abdominal binder. I loved it. It just held everything in and made walking more comfortable and let me sleep on my side.
Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 163.2
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-10.6 M3:-10.4 M4:-8.4 M5:-12 M6:-8.2 M7:-8.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-7.4 M10:-6.6
Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day)
I didn't have a choice, went back to work 1week later, & needed to be put together, so tummy control tights it was not comfortable, nor was my underwire bra. Both rested on incisions, not a good thing, but vanity superseded common sense. I healed well, just not comfortably. My advice is wear loose fitting as long as you can. Best of luck with the surgery!
HW: 294.2 SW: 286.2
CW:244 STGW: 240
Pre-op:-8 M1:-24.8 M2:-14.4
I had my surgery one week ago today. My hospital also gave me a binder to take home. I used it for the first four days. It was the only thing that allowed me to sleep in my bed on my side, ( was able to sleep in bed the second night home, the first night was in the recliner). I have not felt the need to use it for three days now, my abdomen so much less tender now. I actually wore jeans for the first time yesterday and that amount of support felt just right. Best of luck to you! The time will pass quickly.