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I wore REAL pants ALL day today!

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Minnesota Girl
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Joined: Jul 2011

This may seem trivial, but we all know you have to celebrate the little victories. My hand-assisted lap surgery was July 6. I've been back at work since August 29 and for the FIRST TIME I was comfortable all day in my suit pants! It's nice to have an option beside skirts and dresses... particularly since yoga pants are not appropriate in my office. :)

candoredo
Posts: 44
Joined: May 2011

yes celebrate every victory no matter how small it may seem. My surgery was open and I had a large incission. pants were a big problem for me. Thank goodness I am retired and could wear shorts with loose elastic in them. so yes celebrate all victories. I wish you the best of recoveries. It does get easier each day. My surgery was June 9th

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icemantoo
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Joined: Jan 2010

Except for 1 or 2 ocassions when I had to dress up (a wedding and Court) I wore shorts for about 6 weeks after my 8.1.02 surgery. And I wore them very loose for no other reason that it was painful to wear them otherwise.

growler9
Posts: 41
Joined: Oct 2011

Every step toward the norm is one step further away from the Doo-Doo!

Best wishes! Alan

ams123
Posts: 71
Joined: Aug 2011

Luckily I can wear yoga pants to work, but I wore jeans for the first time last week. Even with a belt! (I still like yoga pants better.)

Linda

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KatfromFlorida
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Joined: Aug 2011

Dear Minngirl:

Yeah!!!!! I am not yet back to work but I haven't worn a skirt in many many moons :)
Down here in Florida its too hot for panty hose and I am not one of the brave ladies that can do the bare skin thing.... Yikes!!! Anyways, Grats on your milestone and I wish you many many more....... :)

My Best
Kat

NanaLou
Posts: 69
Joined: Oct 2011

I am glad to hear this. Be proud of every little step!! Congrats. I am dreading this part of the surgery. When I am able to go back to work, I will probably just wear jogging pants. But I hate to wear jogging pants outside the house. I guess I will just have to get over it.

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donna_lee
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Joined: Feb 2009

In my line of work, jeans or khakis are acceptable--run a construction and trucking business, and I was able to return to work an hour at a time.
But I had lost 25 pounds between the time of DX and post surgery, so everything dropped onto my hips and didn't rub the incision anyway. Then I purged wardrobe that was way too big and started over. Guess I was lucky that even with a 14" incision, it healed easily. Now, 5+ years later, the most annoying thing is it still itches. I try to turn the shower to cool at the end and hydrate the incision with lotion, which usually stops the itch.

Recurrences and subsequent surgeries have had me on a weight yo-yo. Today, the jeans fit, snugly.

But for you...good luck on your steps to recovery. Each achievement is a feather in your cap and can make you feel great. Keep on moving forward.
donna_lee

Ojosarco
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Joined: Aug 2011

This is where this forum is great---I'm back in pants after almost 3 months but I still swell and I was thinking that was abnormal but then I read the posts and realize recovery is long and it's ok to be thinking about switching back to a loose dress. Keep recovering!!
Kathy

duren
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Joined: Dec 2011

This may seem trivial, but we all know you have to celebrate the little victories. My hand-assisted lap surgery was July 6. I've been back at work since August 29 and for the FIRST TIME I was comfortable all day in my suit pants! It's nice to have an option beside skirts and dresses... particularly since yoga pants are not appropriate in my office.
Yoga Pants

duren
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Joined: Dec 2011
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