Hi all,

So, I'm scheduled for abdominal surgery in December to remove a pesky grapefruit-sized uterine fibroid. The surgeon tells me it's not unlike a cesarean section, both in terms of the actual surgery and recovery time. I'm a bit nervous as I've never had surgery before, but I must know fifty women who've had cesareans, and they're all fine -- so hopefully I will be too.

Here's my question for anyone who has had abdominal surgery that didn't involve a baby but did involve a bikini incision: how long before you could wear normal pants again? I don't know anyone who has had this type of surgery (myomectomy).

I would appreciate any insights. I think I'm dreading the months of stretchy pants as much as I'm dreading the actual surgery!