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I had my surgery on June 7th and I just feel great. Everything is been cool for me, a little bit of discomfort, on my stomach (which is normal) butt the only thing that’s been killing me since Saturday night is that I’ve been having coughing episodes, and I feel terrible and been trying to not cough because of the pain that I feel on my lower stomach

Any advise would be great for me 🙏🏻😢

PS sorry for my English 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Do you hold a pillow to your stomach or wrap your arms around it when you cough? If not, I recommend it as it will help with the pain and also to not pop stitches.

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Thank u so much! I’m definitely going to try that😱

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14 minutes ago, SleeveinIL said:

Do you hold a pillow to your stomach or wrap your arms around it when you cough? If not, I recommend it as it will help with the pain and also to not pop stitches.

This works so well! For the first few days I used a pillow, as the healing progressed I could just press the palm of my hand on my large incision site to hold everything still for a cough. Coughing is a good thing, so let them out!

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@patriciaguirre22 I also put a few short bandaids across the incisions perpendicular to the incision line to help "hold everything together" for the few 2 or 3 weeks. Not enough to completely cover the incisions, but enough to reduce the downward (pulling apart) forces.

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On 06/11/2018 at 15:12, Matt Z said:





This works so well! For the first few days I used a pillow, as the healing progressed I could just press the palm of my hand on my large incision site to hold everything still for a cough. Coughing is a good thing, so let them out!


Thanks as for the help!! 💃🏻💃🏻

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I had a similar issue with coughing. I am so glad that I bought the elastic belly support band which I have used when I flew on the plane, when I am driving and when I go out. It helps stabilize and support your belly and minimizes pain with movement, coughing, any little jerks or bumps. You should look into buying one. I got mine off of Amazon prime. If you are interested I could private message you the link from amazon.

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