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Offline KathyLauren

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What to wear for the trip home?
« on: February 01, 2020, 08:50:50 am »
Montreal in March.  The weather could be anything from a balmy early-spring day to a howling blizzard.  "Loose clothing" suggests wearing a skirt, but maybe not in a blizzard.  Skirt + tights is out, cau'se they're tight.  Skirt + leggings, maybe.  Yoga pants might be a bit revealing, what with all the padding I'm likely to have down there.

So, what do those with experience recommend?
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Re: What to wear for the trip home?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 11:35:14 am »
Post surgery, I would wear a skirt and oversized leggings. You will not want to wear pants for sure



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Re: What to wear for the trip home?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 11:39:31 am »
Don't forget that if you have a catheter, you have some limits on what to wear.  Although we didn't have cold weather, my partner wore a long skirt.  Her doctor also required Spanx for compression. 

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Re: What to wear for the trip home?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 12:01:32 pm »
I went to a different surgeon, so YMMV.  I'd ask the surgeon's office if I had any questions if I were in your shoes.  That said, I wore very loose sweat pants home from the hospital to the recovery suite (I had a different surgeon) with a catheter and I was fine.  I don't remember if I wore leggings or sweats on the flight home (probably sweats).  I was not worried about how I looked *at all* at that point.  If you're not going to be in the cold for long I wouldn't worry too much about that.  For me, I had my wife pick me up at the front door of the hospital and drop me off at the door of wherever I was going.

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Re: What to wear for the trip home?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 06:55:47 pm »
Kathy,

How long after surgery will you be traveling? I wore a lot of padding for about 2 weeks and needed to wear loose clothing like sweat pants. Then, later on, I wore a sanitary pad under panties. By that time, I could wear whatever I wanted.

Just dress for the weather and wear whatever will fit over your padding.




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Re: What to wear for the trip home?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2020, 01:13:30 pm »
I traveled post op in January 2019 from Philadelphia.   I wore a long skirt and knee highs with a long winter coat.  The cold was not the problem, only outdoors for a few minutes at a time. The problem is sitting.  For me the neck pillow commonly sold at airports worked well.  Plus a good supply of pain medication.  I wish you the best and a speedy recovery! :)
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Re: What to wear for the trip home?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 05:52:59 pm »
I wore sweat pants.
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