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.
The Great Binder Set was created to make it easy for customers to get the products they will need and conveniently packaged for savings.
It comes with an Abdominal Binder, the Pocket Binder (with 2 cold packs), and with the Silky Sac Laundry bag – for easy care and laundry.
Why a binder after hysterectomy?
Compression after a laparoscopic hysterectomy or open abdominal hysterectomy, myomectomy, c-section, appendectomy, hernia surgery, or tummy tuck is helpful to your recovery.
Our binders provide support directly to your tummy and back, allowing you to move with less pain and greater mobility. Compression aides to reduce recovery time. Our abdominal binders provide incision support, help prevent tearing, and make it easier to get out of bed, move and walk.
In this set you will receive one Abdominal Support Binder, one Perfect Pocket Abdominal binder with 2 cold/heat packs, and a Silky Sac to make washing a breeze.
Question: You have two binders in your store and you package them together and sell them separately. Do I need them both? If I can only buy one, which one should I buy?
We think the best way to answer your question is to tell you a little bit about both binders and explain the differences and how they are used.
The abdominal binder is 6” tall which is much better sizing for women than the typical 9” and 12” binders most hospitals provide.It velcro closes to allow you to determine the amount of compression that feels best on your belly.
With darts sewn in the back that helps contour and sizing, the binder fits a woman’s torso. The contoured shape keeps the binder from rolling or twisting as you move around. Used for all stages of your abdominal (hysterectomy, tummy tuck, c-section) recovery, the binder adds gentle to firm compression.
The pocket binder is also 6” tall and has a mesh pocket in the front. The pocket’s cold/heat packs can either be frozen (soft freeze) or warmed (in the microwave) to provide cooling comfort to fresh incision or warm for a sore belly after several weeks post-surgery if your doctor approves of heating pad.
We package the two binders together with a laundry bag (the Silky Sac) and two cold/hot packs in the Great Binder Set.
Or the binders can be purchased separately.
When to use the Pocket Binder
We often tell women that the pocket binder is great for your tender tummy right after you’ve had surgery to help with gentle compression and ice pack. Then, you can continue to use the pocket binder without a cold pack by adjusting the binder using the velcro closure.
If you want or need heating against your tummy for this surgery or any other tummy aches in the future, the pack can be heated and even worn under clothes.
When to use the Abdominal Binder
This binder is the general, all purpose binder that fits nicely, has velcro closure to adjust to your needs. It can be worn under your pajamas, your clothing, while you sleep or during the day as you recover.
To us, its a toss up if you could buy just one. Some of us would vote for the pocket binder – because you can use it with or without the cold/hot packs. Some would vote for the simple abdominal binder because it is no frills and simple.
So we aren’t sure we’ve answered your question but perhaps the information and details we’ve provided can help you determine which binder would be the best option for you – if you can buy only one.