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Pain Post Op

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Started by evvieNY, Dec 11, 2010 12:22 PM
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    evvieNY

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:22 PM

#1
Hi everyone .

I just got banded yesterday.. i was so excited until the numbness and anesthia were off.
The pain is as if i were hit by a bus. They give some serious pain medication at hospital which worked up to3-4hours then pain came back double... I was then released went home only to find the pain increasing. i took the prsecribe hydrocodone but really didnt help.
Today my whole body from neck, shoulders, arms, of course belly and some weakness in legs.

I feel like a gutted fish.

And havent slept been pacing all night.

Is this common....




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    SUCCESSFUL4LIFE

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:27 PM

#2
OH BOY!!! NOW YOU'VE GOT ME NERVOUS ABOUT POST OP-PAIN. MY SURGERY IS 12/22/10.

THEN AGAIN I HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT.

I SURE HOPE TOMORROW YOU WILL BE FEELING BETTER, IN FACT I KNOW YOU WILL..

CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW JOURNEY TO A SUCCESSFUL NEW YOU.



Hi everyone .

I just got banded yesterday.. i was so excited until the numbness and anesthia were off.
The pain is as if i were hit by a bus. They give some serious pain medication at hospital which worked up to3-4hours then pain came back double... I was then released went home only to find the pain increasing. i took the prsecribe hydrocodone but really didnt help.
Today my whole body from neck, shoulders, arms, of course belly and some weakness in legs.

I feel like a gutted fish.

And havent slept been pacing all night.

Is this common....




    Cocoabean

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:40 PM

#3
The first couple of days are the worst! Even though it doesn't help, keep up with the liquid pain meds. Take it on a schedule. Keep the levels of medicine in your system.

Walking does help. A heating pad on the tummy also helps.

You might be able to catch some catnaps in a recliner. I know whenever I have anesthesia my muscles all feel sore afterwards.

If the pain is unbearable, call you surgeon's office and tell them. Perhaps they can prescribe something else.


    FLORIDAYS

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:41 PM

#4
I was banded Thursday. No severe pain. I would classify it more as discomfort. Took Maalox several times yesterday for gas but none so far today. I took a shower last night and that made me feel alot better. Try to walk as much as i can around the house.... just feel like i was kicked in the stomach.


    SUCCESSFUL4LIFE

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:48 PM

#5
CONTGRATS! TO YOU! MY BIG DAY IS COMING UPON ME 12/22/10 & EXCITED, NERVOUS, SCARED, BUT READY!!

PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH & LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING!



I was banded Thursday. No severe pain. I would classify it more as discomfort. Took Maalox several times yesterday for gas but none so far today. I took a shower last night and that made me feel alot better. Try to walk as much as i can around the house.... just feel like i was kicked in the stomach.




    FLORIDAYS

    I love my band!

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  • Surgeon: Wilfred Aguila
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  • Weight Lost: 227
  • Current Weight: 150
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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:53 PM

#6

CONTGRATS! TO YOU! MY BIG DAY IS COMING UPON ME 12/22/10 & EXCITED, NERVOUS, SCARED, BUT READY!!

PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH & LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING!





Thanks! I go to the Dr on Tuesday for post op appointment. I am anxious to see how much more I lose! That is my focus........


    chopperblue

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 12:55 PM

#7
Sorry your in so much pain, just keep taking the pain meds as scheduled, walking really helps a lot I had no gas pains because I walked around alot and the heating pad works good also. You may be able to call your Dr. for some stronger meds if you need them.


    evvieNY

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 1:16 PM

#8

OH BOY!!! NOW YOU'VE GOT ME NERVOUS ABOUT POST OP-PAIN. MY SURGERY IS 12/22/10.

THEN AGAIN I HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT.

I SURE HOPE TOMORROW YOU WILL BE FEELING BETTER, IN FACT I KNOW YOU WILL..

CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW JOURNEY TO A SUCCESSFUL NEW YOU.





Thank you for the support..
I hope you are not in to much pain.,..


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    evvieNY

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Posted December 11, 2010 - 1:16 PM

#9
Thank you for the support..
I hope you are not in to much pain.,..


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    Sha'sJourney

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Posted December 12, 2010 - 2:54 AM

#10
It is very normal to feel what you are feeling. You just had surgery!! I was sore for a few days and wasn't able to sleep. I would actually prop a bunch of pillows on the couch and take cat naps throughout the day. Keep taking the liquid medicine and take the next dose as soon as it allows. Getting up and walking really helps but also remember that you need to allow your body to rest. Try and get as much liquids down as you can because that will make a huge difference in your weakness. Heating pad worked wonders for my achy neck and shoulders so give it a try. The first week is the hardest.... by week two you will start to feel much better.

Good luck to you!


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