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toritone
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   Posted 9/11/2014 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
To all the ladies who have had the surgery I have a concern, which may seem trivial, but I am wondering how long was it after surgery that you could wear a bra comfortably? I only want to be out of work for 2 weeks, and can't go braless lol. I saw someone posted about wearing a tank with built in bra, but those will not work for me as I am too large.
Thanks in advance for imput
Toni-Ann
 

Brianala
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   Posted 9/11/2014 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Toni,

I was back to work on week 3, and while it was a little uncomfortable, wearing a bra was not too bad. The incision that was closest to my bra actually healed the fastest. I think by week three it's feasible. Just be careful putting it on - the clip in front and twist around method doesn't work too well!
Nissen Wrap Aug 12, 2014

Esophageal Dysmotility, Hiatal Hernia, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Duodenitis, Dysautonomia

toritone
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   Posted 9/11/2014 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your response Brianala

SharonZ
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   Posted 9/11/2014 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't have any issues with wearing a bra, I guess it depends on where the incisions are situated.

Alcie
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   Posted 9/11/2014 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I had no issues with a bra, and I need mine too!

The surgery is well below the bra area, in your abdomen. Discomfort in the abdomen can be considerable. It depends somewhat on how extensive the surgery has to be - as in if there is a large hernia that has to be repaired.

In any case, don't plan to go back to work real soon. Talk to your doctor and read a bunch of posts. See the search box at the top of the page.

StephanieJean
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   Posted 9/19/2014 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I wore a looser sports bra to work for the first two weeks back. It was not entirely comfortable, but its manageable. I had one incision just below the band to my bra but it was small and covered.
Stephanie
Nissen Fundoplication 8/2013

dixieb
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   Posted 9/19/2014 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I wore my older bras that were kinda stretched out at first. It was uncomfortable at first to wear my newer ones, it felt like it was too tight. After the fourth week, I was back in my regular bras.

Wendy Workout
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   Posted 9/19/2014 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It was a good 3 weeks for me but it had to come off ASAP when home. The tightness of my bra still bothers me some days and I'm 6 1/2 months post op. Find a comfy bra to get you by.
Nissen Fundoplication with Hiatal Hernia Repair Feb 28, 2014
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