It is hard to make yourself wear one when it isn't ordered from the surgeon and it makes you feel worse. I woke today and thought I could just go as that hole in the garment is so big you should be able to just go. I have one side of my hooch swollen 10X bigger than the other side and I think this is causing the stream to go off side. It looks like a goose egg and it also is keeping the female urinal from “sealing.” I came out with urine all over it. Trying to dry it now as I didn’t get the second yet as I wanted to make sure this one fit after surgery.
I was in the hospital 4 days and didn’t wear the garment as I just had gauze dressing.
That is what I am doing. I called and they don't make a garment that goes down past the knees and a low waist. These will work.
Did you guys ice down? The paper work doesn't say anything about that either.
I came out of the OR with it on. One of the surgical nurses puts it on at the end of the surgery. So I didn't really have any bad swelling like you are describing. I was able to urinate without the use of the female urinal - which I did have - and without getting urine all over myself. I actually felt safer in the garment. I was so concerned about incisions opening based on everything I had read that I felt more secure in the garment. I also wasn't pulled so tight that I had issues sitting down. I actually bought spanx like garments to wear afterwards. In the winter time, I still wear them to keep warm.