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Offline Megan.

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Donut cushions
« on: March 21, 2019, 01:11:29 am »
Can anyone recommend a good type,  shape or brand that are good for GRS recovery?

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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 02:24:36 am »
Just hauled mine out...still inflated...Surgipack distributed my Medtronic...worked a treat
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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 06:49:32 am »
I never used one.

During recovery, I stayed in bed or sat in a soft chair slouched backwards.

After a few weeks, I was sitting normal. I do not attribute this to an iron butt. We just heal at different rates.



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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 07:56:22 am »
I found that a neck pillow for travel worked best.  The round donut put too much pressure on things toward the front but the neck pillow didn't since it's a U shape. 

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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 09:23:46 am »
I found that a neck pillow for travel worked best.  The round donut put too much pressure on things toward the front but the neck pillow didn't since it's a U shape.

That makes a ton of sense...I’ll have to remember that tip when I have my surgery.
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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 03:38:54 pm »
Tnx all, just starting to build my 'random things to get' list. I reckon a couple of these around my house wouldn't go amiss.

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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 11:01:56 pm »
For having more sitting comfort after my orchi, I bought a pillow that Is a little like a neck pillow, but more solid and has a full area to sit on for the butt, and on each leg support in the front.  I found it at Costco.
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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2019, 03:07:37 am »
Dr. Ley (Dr. Meltzer's clinic) gives out the travel neck cushions as part of their surgery kit. I used mine a bit but found most any pillow difficult or inconvenient to carry and stay balanced upon so did not use it all that much. For the most part I would find a position sitting with one leg under me was as comfortable or at least bearable.

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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2019, 03:10:11 am »
I found that a neck pillow for travel worked best.  The round donut put too much pressure on things toward the front but the neck pillow didn't since it's a U shape.

Good tip and I have some of those around the house at least - I am so disorganised 🤦🏻‍♀️

If you feel like sharing you "random things to get" list Megan I'd love to see it - it would be really useful!

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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 04:11:34 pm »
I borrowed one from a friend who went overseas.  It was very long in the legs.  That helped distribute the weight more.

I used it mostly for driving

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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2019, 04:36:51 am »


If you feel like sharing you "random things to get" list Megan I'd love to see it - it would be really useful!

It's only in my head, and no one wants to see what's in there! :-D

... But seriously, I'll start a thread...


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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2019, 04:49:58 am »
List  is here...

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php?topic=245430.0


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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2019, 09:29:09 am »
I found that a neck pillow for travel worked best.  The round donut put too much pressure on things toward the front but the neck pillow didn't since it's a U shape.

I had the inflated donut during my last two weeks in the recovery apartment of my surgeon.   I then had to fly home sitting for 20 hours and bought a neck pillow at the airport.   For me it was so much more comfortable that I sat on it at home for the next three months. After three months I can finally sit without it! :)   

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Re: Donut cushions
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2019, 05:31:52 pm »
They make a cushion for toilet seats that is open in the front. (U-Shaped) They're bigger than the Neck Cushions mentioned here and they worked extremely well for me.  They're white and 4 inches thick before they compress.  They look just like a toilet seat so I put them inside a zippered cloth bag. While I had zero complications from the surgery, my nerves healed very slowly; which I attributed to age and some ongoing peripheral nephropathy issues.  They were a godsend for me. I got one on Amazon and another at Walgreens. They were virtually the same.

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