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Offline halo2006

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well i got the surgery on june 1st, and im set to wear the compression vest for 3 weeks. i only told a select few about the surgery (one friend, parents, grandparents). no need to tell the whole world you know?

since its summer, i cant wear a baggy sweater over the vest. my question is- how can i conceal the vest? it looks like a bulletproof vest under a t shirt, LOL.

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Offline SC GameCOCKS

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lol I wear a tight black wife beater over mine...its not as noticeable, and if anyone asks i say i tore a muscle in my chest lifting weights and had to get surgery.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2006, 11:26:25 AM by captaincalboy »
8 years of suffering Mild gyne...
2 surgeries & $6,000 later....
         STILL PUFFY   :/

Offline jersey

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how did it go with jacobs?

Offline halo2006

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it went well...i just took off my bandages- i'm definitly happy. u planning on getting it too?

Offline jersey

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yep...june 8th with jacobs...cant wait.  glad it went well.

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ahh thats cool. hope everything goes good with you too!

well after u get it, we can go hang out in our compression vests LOL

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well i got the surgery on june 1st, and im set to wear the compression vest for 3 weeks. i only told a select few about the surgery (one friend, parents, grandparents). no need to tell the whole world you know?

since its summer, i cant wear a baggy sweater over the vest. my question is- how can i conceal the vest? it looks like a bulletproof vest under a t shirt, LOL.



A cynic would say, if you told one person you've told everyone.  

Bulletproof vest? Wow, my vest was paper thin, but very tight.  Where I live, it's summer all year, I just wore a t-shirt over my vest.

Offline docfore4

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 Can i just use an under armour instead of the compression vest after week 1? It's pretty tight on me and actually seems like it provides more compression than the vest and its less obtrusive and obvious than the vest is.


Anyone know of any pros/cons?

Offline halo2006

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i'd stick with the vest, mine is pretty darn tight. ask ur doc

Offline SC GameCOCKS

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Best thing to do is ask ur PS...I trully think a VERY tight under armor would do the trick. I actually bought a kids XL one I wore from week 4-5 after surgery.
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so i'm in day 5 post op, wearing the vest. i was wondering, how often and for how long did you guys take the vest off? ever take it off just for a little rest? or just for showering? thanks

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so i'm in day 5 post op, wearing the vest. i was wondering, how often and for how long did you guys take the vest off? ever take it off just for a little rest? or just for showering? thanks


def take it off for showering...i dont put it back on immediatly. I use vitamin E on the scars after shower so i like to let it dry a lil. In the evenings I use scar treatment so I keep it off for another half hr or so.
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def take it off for showering...i dont put it back on immediatly. I use vitamin E on the scars after shower so i like to let it dry a lil. In the evenings I use scar treatment so I keep it off for another half hr or so.


yeah true. hmm what scar treatment?

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Its called "New Skin Scar Therapy" its a topical gel.

Offline jersey

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hey halo...the vest jacobs gave you, is it a vest that has "straps" on it that go over the shoulders, or is it more of a "wrap" (no straps)?


 

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