Get some big short type pants. Much better. I did have short type boots disposal ones which last a few washes. They were post op ones and great for holding in the mattresses maternity pads (actually used tena ladies which were so much better than maternity ones).
The other thing to remember is, you'll probably be using whatever you buy for at least a month, so it'll be cheaper in the long run. Disposable pants are awful, you feel like a total leper in them (rustly, tight in all the wrong places, and totally useless if you have an unplanned C section). At least big pants are soft and comfy, catch everything and if you get black ones then what it's catching isn't so visible... you feel more 'back to normal' in real ones.
Thanks everyone! Seems it's not just me who hated the disposable briefs. I thought I simply bought the 'wrong' kind (Mothercare, larger than needed size, per someone's review on the site - they were huge, rustly and very uncomfy). I'll have a look at getting some dark-coloured cheap ones this time.
Well I bought some Boots disposable ones in a large size and I found them VERY comfy! I was surprised because everyone was giving disposables a bad wrap. They didn't give in and the fact that you just bin them after wearing is great.
I have actually bought some more as I am still bleeding and they are so handy.
I wore disposable ones from Boots in hospital (same size as I normally wear) and wore big granny pants from M&S when I got home. I had an EMCS and these were great - high waisted so they didn't rub my scar and tender tummy. I'd definitely recommend getting some in - £4 for a 5 pack I think. Bargain. In fact, I still wear them a few months on sometimes as they're so comfy