A Velcro-closure lumbosacral binder can be helpful by providing an inward pressure gradient to the abdomen when healing. It provides a “hug” that gives a true beneficial compression to support the newly implanted pump as well as a proprioceptive sense of security. I would give a lumbosacral binder a try. Wear the binder when you are upright/vertical. You can take it off when lying down.
If a lumbosacral binder feels too constructive to you, a “belly band” would be another option. Belly bands are frequently worn by younger-aged women which they pair with a high-waisted shirt or camisole. Target and Kohl’s carry inexpensive belly bands marketed to teenage girls and younger-aged women. More typically, belly bands are used by women during pregnancy to support their growing abdominal girth.
A pair of high-waisted underpants (full-sized brief) made of stretchy Lycra or spandex can also serve the need that you are looking for. A full-sized brief with a compressive front panel - like Spanx brand - would be another option.
Your abdominal distress post-surgery for placement of your pump is not dissimilar to what people experience with
open incision abdominal surgery. Bloating, fluid retention, internal rib pain, a general sense that internal organs are somewho going to fall out. I have an ileostomy and your symptoms are similar to what I experienced with a new stoma. I used a compresssive belly band for support during the early healing period.
I am a dedicated customer of ostomy undergarments made by a small company in England, called ComFizzz. You can look at their product offerings to get a feel of options for support. You need not have an ostomy to benefit from ComFizz support garments. Google, “ComFizz.” Or. www.comfizz.com
Best wishes for health and well-being with the pain pump,
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)
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