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Stay Hydrated Drink Water

Stay Hydrated, Drink Water – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip

Keep fresh water nearby! During your hysterectomy recovery, your body relies on water to help it return to its normal functions. Your bladder needs to wake up. Your intestines need the extra fluid to keep your bowel movements soft.

Add to those reasons, water helps to flush out toxins of anesthesia and medicines that are no longer needed.  Think of water as clearing out the debris!

Water also helps prevent UTI as it dilutes urine and provides a natural work-out for your kidneys.

Make a a trip to the kitchen for fresh water a regular routine. You’ll move as you carefully walk through your place and you will enjoy the refreshment of ice cold water.

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Cold Pack Pouch for Cold Packs

The cold pack pouch provides great comfort during your hysterectomy recovery. The fun, colorfully designed pouch (handmade in the USA) helps to keep the direct chill off of you, but still provide relief to your sore, swollen belly!

This cold pack pouch can be purchased by itself or with 2 cool/hot packs.

You can place one cool pack inside the pouch, and have the second one in the freezer for later use. OR use them both at the same time for added cool relief.

This can be used at anytime, not just post op hysterectomy. Keep it for other family members “owies” and “boo-boos”.  Versatile for any aches and pains.

Machine washable, cold water. Tumble dry low.

Read more about the Cold Pack Pouch.

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Apply Ice Pack to Tender Itchy Incision

Apply ice pack to tender, itchy incision – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip

As your incision starts to heal, the itching can cause you grief! You certainly can’t scratch your tender incision. What to do?

Apply an ice pack!

You know that there is nothing better than a cold compress for a new incision, a headache or a hot flash. There is nothing better than a heat compress for aches and pains. But did you know that the same ice pack can calm the itching for healing tissue?

The Hysterectomy Store carries ice packs that can be used in your pocket abdominal binder, alone or in  a cold pack pouch. Even after your surgery, simply keep the cold packs in your freezer in case of a skinned knee, headache or lower back pain.

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