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If you were sent home with one, how long did you keep it on for? I haven't taken mine off yet and it's day 4. I'm getting real itchy under there, too. I also have been avoiding the shower, which I plan on taking today. How did you shower? Normal, just ignore the incisions?

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I didn't have a waist binder with my WLS (I did have an Abdominal binder with my plastic surgery, though). I just showered as normal. The surgical glue (on my incisions) after both surgeries eventually came off (without my help!) after about four weeks.

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I wore mine for 3 days once I was discharged. That was when I took my first shower and after removing it and realizing there was no additional pain from not having it on, I figured I was in good enough shape to go without it. Trying removing it for that shower and see how things feel. You can always put it back on if you feel better with it on.

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Thanks for the input.

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I had my surgery July 14th and my doctor told me that other than showering I was to wear it for two weeks straight 24/7. It is itchy, especially in this very hot weather we are having. But I do feel protected when it's on.

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