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Scars and Clothes

I had a tlif in July for a L5-S1. Now that tthe weather cooled off I am having problems with wearing pants or jeans that fit over my scars. I have a longer on on the left side and a longer one that is broken in 2 on the right. I am having a hard time with the pressure from the waist band. I work in a professional job and can't wear yoga pants. I went shopping for a bigger size but those pants were to big. I feel down trying to dress and accomodate my scars. Any ideas or techniques you can share. I sweat a lot to when i dress to warm.
40 year old mom
Tlif July 18


  • Have you tried the thin cotton(ish) dance leotard. Not the shiny ones but the soft ones? Natural fabric so it breaths better. I found those helped me tremendously the first many months after all of my surgeries. It was a barrier between my skin/scar and pants. Not sure if it will help you, but thought I'd throw that out there. I also found that jeggins were much softer for going out on the weekends and khakis for work were better than the harder jean material.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I will look at khaki type pants. The leotard idea is good to. I could never wear jeggings. I would look like a massive sausage.
    40 year old mom
    Tlif July 18
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