Overcoming Post Surgery Woes #YogaPantChallenge with Depend® Active Fit
All thoughts and opinions are my own.
2 months ago today I was in the hospital recovering from gallbladder surgery. Within one week from initially feeling the pains of having an infected gallbladder, I had surgery to remove it. It’s a situation that came out of nowhere, I’ve never had any kind of issues before. It never even cross my mind that I had issues with my gallbladder. In other words, never in a million years would I have thought that by the end of 2015, two weeks before my birthday, one week before hosting Thanksgiving dinner, I would be in the hospital, having surgery.
I was hospitalized for four days total and I really thank God for my mom, the kids, and most of all my husband who really supported the home in my absence. Waking up after gallbladder surgery was much more harder than getting up after C-section. Incisions for a gallbladder surgery are relatively all over your abdomen. There are three major incisions from the surgery and one incision for a drain. I was in pain. I was very uncomfortable. Yes I had pain medicine and it was managed, but the fact that you have move around, adjust yourself on the bed, and worst of all-go to the restroom.
I didn’t want to use a bedpan and I knew that I would have to go to the restroom. You are hooked up to an IV the whole entire time to keep hydrated and you constantly have to use the restroom because of it. I actually used the restroom a couple of hours after surgery and just getting out of bed was ridiculously hard. There were many times in which I felt like oh my goodness I’m not going to make it!!! I have to go pee I am NOT going to make it!!!
I had those little rinky-dink hospital underwear. You know, the see-through, netted underwear that they give you!? And talk about being rendered completely helpless when the nurses are busy, and can’t come to help you right away. By the third night, I sent my husband home for the night, I was alone, and it was it felt like it was an impossible feat. Having surgery is hard on the body, any kind of surgery! It doesn’t matter if you’re physically fit or not surgery is surgery. Oh, and going home wasn’t a walk in the park, either! Same challenges, different place.
It’s times like these, I wish I had thought of using Depends. No, not adult diapers, but briefs for women, that offer protection in times of need. Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs for Women are:
- Smooth under clothes
- Offer a thin design for complete comfort
- 2 Colors: Beige and Black
- Cotton-like fabric
- Trusted protection of Depend®
- and are Yoga Pants Approved (yay!!)
The weeks following surgery, I couldn’t wear pants. I lived in yoga pants and sweats. The top incision is right at my waist line, so buttoning jeans was a no-no for me.
Post-op care is no joke. Whether you have the help or not. I wouldn’t want to deal with dirt laundry, or ruin my favorite underwear, because I couldn’t make it to the bathroom fast enough. Look, they’re totally worth it. It basically feels like you’re wearing a pad. It’s a built-in pad. It’s comfortable!
Can you tell the different in my yoga pant challenge?
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Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!