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Did everyone wear their compression socks for the 2 weeks required post op ? I couldn’t stand the pain with them anymore and took them off , but wondering now if I should try them again . I’m 1 week post op

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no - I wasn't given any.

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25 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

no - I wasn't given any.

Wow ! not even when you were in hospital ? Actually- I wish I hadn’t been given any !

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OSU gave me none also, but I felt on " Room Arrest"- spent 3 days in my room- Only time I saw the Hallway was when I was leaving. Nobody gave ME a clear answer on "Why"
Facility Policy?
I am a Fall Risk?
Since I am without my C-Pap I am on 02?
Everbody too busy to walk with me?
Everybody hates ME but it would be unprofessional to tell me so?
These are ALL THINGS I have wondered about as I Remember Back to my Wonder Wednesday when I was Reborn"

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6 minutes ago, PEGGO said:

Wow ! not even when you were in hospital ? Actually- I wish I hadn’t been given any !

when I was in the hospital they had those things on my legs that a machine "massages" continuously to keep blood clots from forming, but once I was out of the hospital - no. I didn't have compression stockings.

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Yeah I had THOSE also, one of the Things it would have. been nice to swipe and take home. Loved those SQOZZERS on my Lower Legs!

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44 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

when I was in the hospital they had those things on my legs that a machine "massages" continuously to keep blood clots from forming, but once I was out of the hospital - no. I didn't have compression stockings.

Same for me.

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no, i didnt have any. I had the blood thinner i had to take for 2 weeks.

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I took mine off when I could walk the halls which was same day as surgery. I had the compression machine also and lovenox shots, but the machine also stopped when I started walking.

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

when I was in the hospital they had those things on my legs that a machine "massages" continuously to keep blood clots from forming, but once I was out of the hospital - no. I didn't have compression stockings.

The machine sounds great! I have to do injections to keep the blood thinner , so figured it wouldn’t be too bad to get rid of the stockings . I also use a circulation booster .

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1 hour ago, Frustr8 said:

OSU gave me none also, but I felt on " Room Arrest"- spent 3 days in my room- Only time I saw the Hallway was when I was leaving. Nobody gave ME a clear answer on "Why"
Facility Policy?
I am a Fall Risk?
Since I am without my C-Pap I am on 02?
Everbody too busy to walk with me?
Everybody hates ME but it would be unprofessional to tell me so?
These are ALL THINGS I have wondered about as I Remember Back to my Wonder Wednesday when I was Reborn"

oh bless you. Thad sounds so sad. Did they tell you to stay in your room?

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I wasn't given any or required to wear them either in the hospital or after discharge.

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I had the leg thingies in the hospital but took them off when I started walking. I also got heparin shots in the hospital but when I came home I didn't have shots or socks.

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I had the intermittent pneumatic compression cuffs on my legs in the hospital. You know, those things that inflate to prevent blood clots.

They sent me home with the anti-embolism stockings. Those very attractive white things with the hole in the toe (NOT)! I don't remember wearing them after getting home, BUT I do have athletic compression stockings that I have worn for years. My work is mostly sedentary and if I sit at my computer for long periods of time, I get ankle swelling. So, I wear them to prevent elephant ankle. I also like wearing them when I fly. Energizes my legs a bit.

The ones I have are more attractive than the white ones from the hospital and have a stronger compression. https://procompression.com/

I could get them in loud colors and patterns for fun, but I ordered my original set (6 pairs) when I worked in an office environment and had to dress business/business casual. So, I have all black. Now that I work from home, I still use them. If/when these wear out, I plan on getting some fun ones. I have no one to impress other than myself these days.

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3 hours ago, ARMoma45 said:

I had the leg thingies in the hospital but took them off when I started walking. I also got heparin shots in the hospital but when I came home I didn't have shots or socks.

Leg thingies 🤣you just brightened my evening up !I was told to keep mine on for 2 weeks after I got home , but they hurt so much I couldn’t stand it .I have Clexane injections . Did you find the leg thingies (😀) uncomfortable ?

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