This may be wierd, but I think you ladies may be the best resource to ask. My son will be having surgery on the 27th. They will be doing a carotid-subclavian bypass, but they will be using his internal iliac artery (this is what supplies the blood to your reproductive organs and other areas down there). I know what to expect for the bypass portion, but I have never had abdominal surgery nor do I know anyone IRL who has really. My DH and I were discussing what clothes (or more appropriately PJ's) to bring him for the hospital and what to bring for him to wear home. It dawned on us all his underwear will most likely rub on the site where they will be taking the artery out of his tummy. I've seen you ladies discuss clothing bothering you for a bit afterward and I'm wondering what I should do. DH thinks we should buy bigger underwear so it sits higher. Does that seem like a good idea? The other option we discussed was no underwear. But will his sweats (we won't even attempt jeans) bother him too? He is VERY slow at recovering and the pain I am fairly sure will bother him since he's never had tummy surgery before. Anyway, thank you in advance for your help.