Keep your incision clean and dry – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip
As you are released from the hospital, you will be given instructions to care for your incision. The main goal: Keep your incision clean and dry.
Keep the bandage over your incision/stitches until the doctor removes them – possibly at your first post-op appointment. Or your bandage and stitches may be removed before you leave the hospital. But whether a large bandage or a few bandaids, keep them in place.
Once you are ready to take a shower, its possible to take a quick shower with your back to the shower water to wash your hair and wash your body. If your incision gets wet, towel dry with a few pats of the towel. Some customers report that they cover their bandage with kitchen wrap to keep the bandage dry.
A damp bandage or bandaid slows the healing and introduces potential infection to your incision. So we suggest paying attention and keeping your bandaids dry in order to keep your incision dry.
Our customers love our mesh panties to wear under their gown to allow air to flow around the incision area. They are lightweight, stretchy and easy to slide over your tender, swollen tummy.
Of course, if your incision is bleeding, looks angry, is hot to the touch or is extremely painful, call your doctor’s office.