Oct. 15, 2016 Getting ready for Surgery

Like I said before I have read so much on the internet and have tried to use the information I found in preparation for my surgery.  Several suggestions that seemed helpful were to turn the pockets of pants and robes to the outside to hold the drains.  Let me say something first.  I am not a paid person to say anything about the products that I am going to try and use.  The items that I am going to use have come from the stories that other people have told and from my own observations.

I found some shirts at Walmart that have an elastic neckline which I can step into and pull up without using much muscle at all.  I bought a larger size to help with the fit.  Since I am actually older the style does not look too bad on me.  I also found some scrubs with an elastic back and a drawstring on the front.  They will roll down easily to be under my healing scar and are loose fitting.  Since it will be getting colder soon I will need warmer clothes (pants), instead of shorts.

As for the drains I purchased some pouches that stick onto fabric so I put them on the inside front of the shirts to hold 4 drains.  Hopefully I will not have 4 or even none (big dream of mine).  I have a picture of the shirts and the drain pouches (Pink Pockets) with the shirt inside out to show the placement.


After surgery I will post how well these items did.

I shopped for the stool softeners, Tylenol, and even bought prunes.  The thought of constipation is awful.  Hopefully I can keep it away or at least have it not be too bad.   Small travel case is packed and ready.

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