Author Archives: Jessica Kelley

Be Encouraging

When it comes to surgery, it isn’t a cake walk. In fact, facing life-changing, life altering results is a scary consideration. Preparing for surgery, and then, recovering – takes plenty of courage and faith.

And so, because we could all use inspiration, we’ve been busy adding products to our store to encourage.

Be brave

You can’t always be strong. But you can always be brave.

Be brave. Remember that bravery is not the lack of fear but the ability to move forward in spite of fear. (See our new Brave and Warrior bangles.)

We always have a few selections for an encouraging shirt!

The Warrior is a Child (song by Twila Paris)

They don’t know that
I go running home when I fall down
They don’t know Who picks me
Up when no one is around
I drop my sword and cry for just a while
‘Cause deep inside this armor
The warrior is a child
Unafraid because His armor is the best
But even soldiers need a quiet place to rest
People say that I’m amazing
Never face retreat
But they don’t see the enemies
That lay me at His feet

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Encourage yourself, a friend, or loved one. Be encouraged and share it with others!

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)

Tips for Swelly Belly

Swelly Belly is just a part of having a hysterectomy, or any abdominal surgery! Being prepared can help you in your recovery.

Make sure to wear loose fitting clothing. Now is not the time for jeans, but leggings and oversized tshirts. Wanting to look a little more modest for company or an outing – throw on a cardigan!

As you move further along in recovery and you are wanting to wear jeans, don’t get frustrated when you just can’t quite get them to button. The Waist Band Extender is the perfect solution for the in-between time. The swelling can sometimes last for a few weeks, but no need to buy new pants! Add the waist band extender to your pants and get up to an additional 6 inches for comfort.

Each woman is different in terms of swelly belly – how long, how swelly. Just be prepared, and be gentle on yourself as your body recovers.

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)

Mesh panties to protect tummy

When would I need to wear mesh panties?

Mesh panties are perfect to wear right after your surgery, when your incision/s are painful, tender and swollen. Mesh panties are lightweight, stretchy and fit easily over your belly and stitches.

Are these mesh panties washable?

Yes. Machine wash on delicate cycle within a laundry bag like our Silky Sac or handwash. Air dry.

Can I use these mesh panties to hold my peri-pads after c-section? After hysterectomy?

Yes. These panties are perfect to hold post-surgery pads in place.

More questions? Read more about our mesh panties.