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I saw heating pads on the list of needed items. I am trying to decide if and why I should buy one. What is it used for and where would it be applied to? The shoulders? The back? Legs?

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I forgot to take one to the hospital and wound up sending my sister to a drug store to buy one. I used mine 1) on my shoulder due to gas pain and 2) because I was freezing.

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I purchased a large one and was told it may help with back pain.

Even if it isn't needed at the hospital, I am sure I will use it for other things after surgery.

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Everywhere. A heating pad is worth it's weight in gold! Sore tummy from incisions? Heating pad. Sore back from gas pain? Heating pad. Cramps? Heating pad. Kidney pain from dehydration? Heating pad.

Those things work miracles

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Oh My....I think i would not have survived without my heating pad. I of course did not know that I would need one until the night following surgery. Heat helps immensely with the discomfort on your belly. The nurses brought me I swear about 100 break and heat packs and I used them all 3 days i was in there.

When you are in bed or sitting it helps with that belly pain you get from the gas they pump into you. It is not so much about the incisions.

I know you are not supposed to do this but I even slept with it laying on my tummy. Just make sure you don't lay on it because you can get a burn.

It is absolutely worth the investment as far as I am concerned.....since then i have had back surgeries and shoulder surgeries and have been using it for that as well. Of course after the ice phase....LOL

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Oh My....I think i would not have survived without my heating pad. I of course did not know that I would need one until the night following surgery. Heat helps immensely with the discomfort on your belly. The nurses brought me I swear about 100 break and heat packs and I used them all 3 days i was in there.

When you are in bed or sitting it helps with that belly pain you get from the gas they pump into you. It is not so much about the incisions.

I know you are not supposed to do this but I even slept with it laying on my tummy. Just make sure you don't lay on it because you can get a burn.

It is absolutely worth the investment as far as I am concerned.....since then i have had back surgeries and shoulder surgeries and have been using it for that as well. Of course after the ice phase....LOL

I sleep with one on my tummy, it has auto off so you can't burn yourself. It wasn't expensive or anything. 20 bucks maybe at Target. I need a new one mine is very lovingly over used.

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