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Stay on top of pain

Stay on top of pain with your prescribed medications – Hysterectomy Recovery Tip

As you head home, your doctor or hospital nurse will discuss pain management with you. You may be given a prescription or you may be encouraged to take over the counter Tylenol or ibuprofen.  Either way, ask your doctor about any questions you have about your pain.

Keep track of your dosages and the time with a notepad near your bedside. As you rest those first few days/weeks of surgery, it’s easy to be confused. By keeping track you will not forget a dosage or take too many. Eeks!

But, of course, don’t let your pain get away from you. Take your medicines on schedule. If you ignore your pill schedule, you will find that it is hard to “stay ahead of the pain”.

Customers tell us the use of ice packs will often minimize their need for pain medicines. We know from personal experiences, our pocket abdominal binder with ice packs helps a great deal to provide gentle compression along with cold packs.

Ice on your incision will be something that will help your incision to heal faster and will help you to minimize your overall pain level.

Feel better soon!

 

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Woman holding post-op panty for her hysterectomy recovery

Perfect Post Op Panty for compression

You can feel better sooner after hysterectomy or other lower abdominal surgery with Post Op Panty.  These panties feature medical grade compression to reduce pain, bloating, swelling and tenderness. Our Post Op Panty also lets you get back to your normal activities sooner as it provides support and compression to help reduce pain and make moving around more comfortable.

Designed by a surgical care nurse and wound specialist, Post Op Panty for your hysterectomy or abdominal surgery is available in three styles to meet any stage of your surgery recovery:

  • High Waist Compression only
  • High Waist Compression and silicone Panel for scar management
  • Classic Waist with silicone panel for scar management

Read more about the Post Op panty and how it is perfect for hysterectomy recovery.

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Tummy pillow with a pocket comes with 2 cold/heat packs for added comfort

Pocket Tummy Pillow is Perfect

Bring this to the hospital with you and you will discover why this is one of our best-selling items for your surgery recovery.

Why a tummy pillow?

Use the tummy pocket pillow on day one of your surgery supporting your abdomen when you cough or sneeze.  You will place it between you and the seatbelt on your ride home from the hospital. In bed or lounging on the couch, you should use this pillow to support your tummy as you lay on your side. Adding the cold/heat pack to the pillow adds even more comfort to your tender belly.

We think you will love a beautiful tummy pillow as you recover from surgery.

The Tummy Pocket Pillow has a contrasting pocket and is made from a variety of beautiful color choices. And don’t forget, this tummy pocket pillow includes 2 Hot/Cold Packs.

Tummy Pocket Pillow FAQ

How important are pillows to hysterectomy recovery?

Pillows are an important aspect of your hysterectomy recovery. We recommend that you hold a small pillow (like our Pocket Pillow) over your incision as you cough or sneeze which provides support to your tender belly. Additionally, place a small pillow between your tender incision area and the seatbelt on any car ride to make a safer and more comfortable car ride. We suggest leaving a pillow in the car for this purpose. Prevent pets and small children from bumping your incisions as you lounge on the sofa at home.

Why does this pillow have a pocket?

The pocket on the Hysterectomy Pocket Pillow is to hold an ice pack or a heated pack for your comfort against your tender abdominal incision/s. Our Pocket Pillow comes with 2 cold/hot packs. We send you two so you have one to use while the other is in the freezer or being warmed in the microwave.

How do I wash my Pocket Pillow?

Remove inserted pillow from the cover. Wash the cover and the pillow separately in cold water, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low or hang to dry.

You are out of my favorite fabric. Will it be back in stock?

Our fabric choices change regularly based on current availability from our vendor. Once a fabric choice is out of stock, we may not see it again. Order your favorite when you see it – as we have no way of knowing how long it will remain in inventory!
Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)
Hysterectomy Store
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