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Hydrate!

Summer is hot! We typically need more water in these months anyway, but having surgery recovery during these months means EVEN MORE water needed!

We recommend keeping a water bottle near you at all times. There are even apps that set off alarms often to remind you to take sips.

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.

So make sure to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)

Silky Sac – wash with care

We love multi-use products which is why Silky Sac is one of our favorites here at Hysterectomy Store. It’s perfect to wash your abdominal binders and Post Op Panties, and maintain their integrity. The Silky Sac will make sure they get cleaned, but without getting stuck or caught on other articles in the washing machine.

The Silky Sac is great for bras, panties, and any other delicate items – multi use! I personally love it, as it’s easy to separate the items that shouldn’t go in the dryer!

Grab a Silky Sac in store today!

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)

Stay ahead of the pain

Stay ahead of the pain!

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. Make sure to ask your doctor about any questions you have about your pain.

Keeping a notepad next to your bed or chair will help you track your dosages. Those first few days/weeks of surgery can leave you feeling very tired, and it’s easy to be confused. By keeping track you won’t forget a dosage or take too many.

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”.

The use of ice packs will often minimize your 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!

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)