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How long did everyone wear there compression socks? I have not been consistant at all i dont have the socks i have ace bandages and its difficult to wrap and they come apart all the time

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I only had compression devices at the hospital. But i did buy a calf massager a week ago and the thing is awesome

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Only the 6 days I was in hospital

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They never even turned the compression devices on for me. I had them on my legs and they were falling off when I was walking but I guess because I was up and able to walk so well they just took them off of me. If you are not up and about, though you may want to invest in something easier.

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I wasn’t hooked up to any compression devices at the hospital nor was I prescribed to wear any compression attire after surgery (socks, abdominal, whatever). But I was prescribed to take blood thinners for a week post WLS.

Compare this to when I had plastics about a year later, and I was hooked up to a leg squishing device for 2 days (which i LOVED, btw) and NOT prescribed any blood thinners.

Its worth noting (maybe?) that I weighed 235 at WLS and 110-ish at plastics time. So I suspect that had something to do with it, but I’m not sure (I didn’t ask).

The main goal is to prevent blood clots, I believe, so I suppose however your particular surgeon wants to address it is what you are gonna get.

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I had the intermittent inflatable leg things the whole time I was in hospital post op (they even put them back on after I got up to walk). That was just over 24 hours. Compression stockings to thigh level PLUS injected blood thinners both for 3 weeks after my surgery. My surgeon was absolutely adamant that that was whether I was walking for miles or sitting about all day.

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