I wore REAL pants ALL day today!

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. :)

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  • candoredo
    candoredo Member Posts: 44
    pants
    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
  • growler9
    growler9 Member Posts: 48
    Trivial--NAAA
    Every step toward the norm is one step further away from the Doo-Doo!

    Best wishes! Alan
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member
    candoredo said:

    pants
    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

    Memories
    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.
  • ams123
    ams123 Member Posts: 71
    I know the feeling
    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
  • KatfromFlorida
    KatfromFlorida Member Posts: 66
    Yeah!!!
    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
    NanaLou Member Posts: 71
    Great news
    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.
  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,024 Member
    NanaLou said:

    Great news
    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.

    The good & bad
    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
    Ojosarco Member Posts: 9
    This is where this forum is
    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
    duren Member Posts: 2
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    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.
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