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Old 02-15-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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Question after surgery question for the ladies

I have a question, after surgery how do you manage to shave your legs, spring is coming and I don't want to have hairy legs.

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Old 02-15-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: after surgery question for the ladies

My husband actually would shave mine for the first month. Then after I was able to stretch a little I can now manage my own in the shower. I have to bend the leg I am not shaving while standing on it to reach the other. I have a feeling I may be doing some bending maybe but I do my best to keep my back straight. Another way is in the tub when taking a bath. I looked into an electric shaver too to use in bed. That is the way I did it. If you don't have a man around to help or that is willing, maybe a friend could help ya? If you are in the shower, you could wear a bathing suit. Wish you well,I understand!!!!

Old 02-15-2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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Re: after surgery question for the ladies

I worried more about my toe nails.

Old 02-15-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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Re: after surgery question for the ladies

I don't know what kind of surgery you are having or had, but after my microdiscectomy I just had to shave. This is how I did it one week post op:
I filled the tub about 1/2 way with warm water. I sat on the edge of the tub with my legs in the water and I leaned forward to lather my legs up with shaving cream and to shave, being very careful not to bend. This technique might not work if you have a fusion.

Old 02-15-2005, 01:39 PM   #5
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Re: after surgery question for the ladies

I am 3.5 weeks post fusion and my husband shaved my legs for the first time this morning, man it was horrible how long that my hair had grown!!! Melinda

Old 02-15-2005, 01:55 PM   #6
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I wasn't letting my husband near me with a razor...but he did help me with the Nair. Ha.. it was so funny. Ya gotta teach them that you don't rub it in like lotion.

I naired it the first few times and then I would attempt the shaving on my own. I didn't do such a hot job, but it got easier each time.

Re: the toe-nails. I was a new woman when I finally got a pedicure 3 weeks after surgery.

Old 02-15-2005, 05:05 PM   #7
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Old 02-15-2005, 05:41 PM   #8
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Re: after surgery question for the ladies

I have a bench built in to my shower that I can sit on if I need to. I put a towel down first so I don't slip off, and then bring my foot up to my other knee (like I do when I'm putting my shoes on). From there I can do a half-decent job. Now that I'm steadier and feeling better, I can also lift my leg up to the bench while I'm standing, and that works a little better than the seated method (that way I tended to miss spots).

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