What is the best clothing for procedure day and after?

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    Nicole A
    Participant

    Helloooooo!

    I’m getting my procedure done in late September (yahoo!!) and have been wondering what sort of clothing I should wear for procedure day and after. On the Patient Info section of the website, it says snug undergarments to keep the dilator in place (like workout shorts) and also comfortable clothing that is not too restrictive as the area may be tender. So… what exactly does that mean? I have snug workout shorts / bikini underwear, so I think I’ OK there. As far as the comfortable clothing… any suggestions? Would that be like lounge pants? Is it cold in the office, should I wear socks or are flip flops OK? Please tell me what you’ve packed or maybe someone on staff can respond with what some of the best options are. Thanks!

    #11806
    Nakitalab
    Participant

    Hi Nicole A, on the day of my procedure I wore comfortable yoga pants with snug bikini underwear. On the second day I wore snug bikini underwear with bike/athletic shorts (the kind without the padding in the butt, that were form fitting yet comfortable). We were there in October and had beautiful fall weather. For the full trip I had pull over sweatshirts and my yoga pants and jeans but I ended up wearing my yoga pants all of the time. The office was not cold and they had wonderful heated blankets to put on you after the procedure. I had slip on shoes but I did take a pair of the cozy little anklet booties for the hotel room. So excited for you, Nicole and look forward to hearing how you are doing both now and after your procedure.

    #11811
    mmHeather34
    Moderator

    Hi Nicole. I am so, so excited for you to have your procedure coming up in September. For my procedure day 1 and 2, I wore lounge pants / Red Sox t-shirt for outer comfy clothes and flexees (tight-fitting) underwear and this worked very well for me. I also wore sandals and, like Nakita, remember those nice heated blankets. I was not cold at all and was very, very comfortable in the office. Also, you will be visiting NH at one of the most beautiful times of the year in September. Boston is nearby with loads of fun attractions and the ocean is very, very close to the office as well. Looking forward to reading more of your posts and I’m so, so excited for you and for September to arrive!!! :):):)

    #11831
    Nicole A
    Participant

    Thanks for the advice ladies, I will pack accordingly! Those heated blankets sound nice =) I am arriving a few days early to spend time in Boston as I have never been before. I am so so so so so excited I cannot even explain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #11835
    mmHeather34
    Moderator

    Hi Nicole. I am so, so excited for you and just KNOW that you are going to do great and this procedure is going to be life-changing for you in so many ways. I think it is so wonderful that you will be visiting Boston. My husband and I live right outside of the city in Medford, MA and absolutely LOVE Boston. If you have any specific questions about things to do and places to stay, please ask away! And, definitely check out a couple of the Blogs about the city:

    http://www.vaginismusmd.com/patient-info/during-your-stay/visiting-the-area/

    AND

    http://www.vaginismusmd.com/patient-info/during-your-stay/visiting-boston-part-ii/

    Can’t wait to read more of your posts. Sending hugs and, again, I absolutely KNOW your trip will be great!!!!

    #11836
    candi
    Participant

    Lots of luck to you Nicole!!!

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