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How do I shower ? I had the lap band tuesday

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i showered the moment i got home

faced away from shower (and kept incisions dry)

bless your heart so new :)

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I showered in the hospital, the day after my surgery. I was told it was ok to get Water on the steri-strips. The only precaution I was told to take was to make sure to pat dry the incision sites, rather than "scrubbing" with a towel to dry. By the way, for me, it took about two weeks for the steri-strips to fall off.

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I was also told I could shower as long as I kept the incisions dry! I was paranoid at first and put the huge waterproof band aids over the incisions. It took me 2 days to realize I could just turn my back to the shower! LOL.....Carolinagirl, you would be the quick learner, I apparently am quite slow! LOL...I wish I could blame it on pain meds, but I wasn't on any!

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I was also told I could shower as long as I kept the incisions dry! I was paranoid at first and put the huge waterproof band aids over the incisions. It took me 2 days to realize I could just turn my back to the shower! LOL.....Carolinagirl, you would be the quick learner, I apparently am quite slow! LOL...I wish I could blame it on pain meds, but I wasn't on any!

my secret... hubby helped

2 days you crazy thing LOL rub a dub dub

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I took a shower that night, same day surgery, but I had glue on my incisions, just was told to pat dry instead of scrubbing dry like above posts. It felt good to shower but boy was I sore, could hardly bend over and just wait till you have shave your legs, oh my goodness, talk about pain in the port area, lol. Like CG said rub a dub dub. Enjoy your shower.

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I had my surgery on a Monday and when the nurse called to check on me (not sure if it was Tuesday or Wednesday, I was on drugs) he told me to remove the bandages and that I could shower - no special instructions. Since I was still pretty sore and swollen, I knew not to scrub my tummy. Like someone else said it took about 2 weeks for the steri-strips to come off. I wasn't long before I decided to soak in the tub and boy did that feel good!

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I couldnt get up my stairs for 2 days without excruciating pain, so I just sponge bathed and bought waterless Shampoo.< /p>

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I had glue and showered the next day. Only got the incisions wet briefly and patted them dry. No problems.

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Same way you always shower, just dry the streristrips and don't scrub the area of your incisions hard.

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How do I shower ? I had the lap band tuesday

I was allowed to shower the next day. Check with your dr to see if he suggests something else

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You turn it on and stand under the Water, lol.

Only joking, but I remember being hauled out of bed and into a shower the morning after my Caesar. If you can shower that, you don't need to worry about a few lap incisions. Just be gentle.

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My shower has a shower wand and you can point it anywhere on your body and control the spray. Not an issue for me. Turn away from the spray. A bit of Water wont hurt the incisions. Just don't touch them with bare fingers. Dont want them to get infected.

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You will be fine to shower as others have said, just make sure your incisions are really dry if you don't have Water proof tape over then. I used to use my dryer to be certain those areas were perfectly dry.

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Your discharge instructions might have this info...we don't know if you had open or lap surgery, glue, staples, stitches, etc...best to ask your doctors office.

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