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Pain Is Discouraging

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Started by elibu, Sep 20, 2012 8:51 AM
21 replies to this topic
21 replies to this topic

    elibu

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 8:51 AM

#1
I was sleeved on 8/29. Have done really well with eating,no nausea or vomiting, down 20 lbs.... At my 2 week post op visit my MD said the pain I was experiencing on my left side was normal. so I wasn't worried. Well it went away for a few days and IT'S BACK...

Couldn't get comfortable last night and the pain on my left side takes my breath away when I stand. Now instead of radiating into my hip it is going to my back...No it's not gas. It's as if when I stand there is something pulling at my insides..

I am a nurse and have gone back to work so I don't know if maybe I am doing to much or what is going on..

So discouraged I could cry!!!


    wishing4

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 9:32 AM

#2
Where is the pain? You said it radiates to your back, is it your flank? You should be doing a lot of protein now and if you don't get enough fluids you could get a stone. Stone pain can radiate to the groin or to the back. I would see my doc and have a UA run. Not sure where you work, could you do a urine dip there?


    Angelmom

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 9:58 AM

#3
I think you are doing too much. I'm 14 days out, myself, and last night I took my daughter to dance and I sat in the park in my favorite chair....she took too long...1.5 hours, instead of .5 hours, and I was done for! I was in tears, scared, hurting, and had to take pain meds twice last night. Nursing is a tough job...and to go back so soon is a lot.

Do you have a belly binder? Maybe wearing that while you run like a chicken with the head cut off will help give you some support.


    susanfaye

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  • BMI: 30.2
Posted September 20, 2012 - 10:10 AM

#4
I had that exact pain. It went away then came back with a vengence. it was horrible, then at 5 weeks it just disappeared one day. My surgeon said it was a pulled muscle from sneezing. It radiated right around my back and felt like my rib was pulling it. I had to be very careful how I moved or sat. Hang in there, it does get better!


    susanfaye

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 10:12 AM

#5
Also wearing a girdle REALLY helped a lot!


    elibu

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 12:37 PM

#6
I know there is a light at the end of this "pain tunnell". It just sucks sometimes. I have a abdominal binder..Hot to wear here in FL...Oh well!!!


    elibu

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 64
  • Joined: Sep 2012
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  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Steven Hodgett
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2012
  • Starting Weight: 244 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 45 lbs
  • Current Weight: 199 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 160 lbs
  • BMI: 33.1
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 1:11 PM

#7

Where is the pain? You said it radiates to your back, is it your flank? You should be doing a lot of protein now and if you don't get enough fluids you could get a stone. Stone pain can radiate to the groin or to the back. I would see my doc and have a UA run. Not sure where you work, could you do a urine dip there?


Definately not flank pain...it's more muscular. I work in L&D..will dip my urine anyway....I just think I over did it again ugh.....


    Avillias

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 1:33 PM

#8
I will be 1 month post op on the 23rd and I'm in the Er right now waiting on a Dr. Because I have been having terrible pains on my side and into my back for 4 days now and when I woke up this morning I couldn't take it anymore, I'll let you know what they say, hopefully it's nothing serious I have 5 Lil ones that need me.


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