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Surgical socks ! How long for

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Re: Surgical socks ! How long for

Hi Everyone,  I am day 4 post surgery and took my stockings off yesterday as they were cutting in and doing more harm then good.  If you take them off, just make sure you keep flexing your foot as if you were walking.  This is equally as good as the stockings, if you are walking around regularly you will be fine.  If you are not very mobile at all then keeping them on would be a good idea.  Just be aware of any pain that you may experience in the calf area particularly. Just keep moving around as much as you are able 🙂   Hope your all recovering well. Lynda xx

Re: Surgical socks ! How long for

Hellooo

I was told to keep them on for 2 weeks- horrible things but am doing as told (unusual for me!!)

I am fortunate because i have a pair from my Lymph Node biopsy.

Had drain removed yesterday - felt much better after that, today I have just managed an escorted walk to end of road and back (not very far)

Have had pain controll problems but seems OK now.

 

beryl x

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It's amazing how different all the info is everywhere !! Cazz and keep nothing to worry about as you are both still here - lol xxxx

Re: Surgical socks ! How long for

I didnt have any advice either, wore mine in hospital and took them off to come home. 

Did wonder afterwards as was still laying around a lot. However had no problems and district nurses never commented.

Xx

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I didn't have any advice on how long to wear mine! I had mx on Wednesday & removed them when I went home last Saturday. I have been fairly mobile so assume (hope) I'm ok!

Re: Surgical socks ! How long for

I kept mine on for about 2 weeks in total. Once I was more mobile during the day, about day 8, I just wore mine at night. I found them so uncomfortable and couldn't wait to get them off. Every day you will feel a bit stronger. It's a slow but steady road to recovery. Look after yourself and get well soon. X

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Yeh indeed rose xx bit queezy but totally euphoric feel like on more step xxxx bCN phoned me today just to check how I was and suggested one more week as I should b taking it easy but not to worry too much if I was up and about - I'm being well looked after as district nurse popping back next week so I can cancel my planned visit to gp surgery - quite a relief as don't want to go anywhere I can catch stuff right now !!

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Hi Sarah

I was told two weeks too. Had a pair of heavy duty flight socks which I wore while the hospital ones were being washed.Just rinsed them out, they took no time to dry. Yay for drain removal!

Love, Rose xx

 

Re: Surgical socks ! How long for

Thx all - it seems such a trivial question but the sort of thing that winds up dwelling in the mind !! Good advice re keeping for travel - the idea of ever being able to go on holiday again is encouraging ! I'll keep them on ... District nurse removing drain todAy 😊 so hope to be more mobile generally after that x will check with bcns x sarah

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sarah I was told 2 weeks they gave me an extra pair so I had one to wash and one to wear hugs Sandra

Re: Surgical socks ! How long for

Hi ..I wore mine for about a week following mx as I was quite inactive during the first few days following surgery once I was up and about I removed them but I don't remember getting any advice about it. Just a little note ..keep hold of them they come in handy when you travel, my oncologist suggested wearing them when I flew to Lanzarote at Christmas because of increased risk of dvt whilst on Tamoxifen xx

Re: Surgical socks ! How long for

Different surgeons offer different advice.....however,I wore mine all the time for first 2 weeks and then just at night for next 2.....but,ask BCNs.

Surgical socks ! How long for

Hi all
Embarrassed to have to ask this but how long did you keep your surgical socks on for? I had my op on Monday (bilateral mx) but had extra surgery after recovery because of big bleed and blood clot. I was discharged on weds and am pretty weak but managing little walks about the house. On the info I got from the hosp it says "you will be good when you can remove your socks " but guess what ? I wasn't ! I've started to find them U comfy but a. Paranoid about blood clot due to issue I had. Just wondering when you all took yours off? Sarah