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  1. Hi all! I had RNY Gastric Bypass on Friday & came home Saturday late afternoon. The pain level is severe! It does not feel like the pain reliever does anything to ebb it at all. I have been walking like a fiend even though it hurts. Every 2 hrs I walk 2 blocks. I even did it in the middle of the night because the pain was so bad I couldn’t sleep. How long does this pain last? Seriously thinking of going back to the hospital.
  2. Soon2BThinKim

    How long does pain last?

    Thank you. I will give the nurse a call. The incisions are a very angry red.
  3. Soon2BThinKim

    Smoking struggle

    I was smoking 3 to 4 packs a day over the last decade, but I actually smoked for 32 years. I was able to quit for the surgery, and it was not painful at all. It is a bigger deal than getting the surgery to most folks who know me. I was a major chain smoker. I decided to buy a vape module (cheap $40 one), and I bought The Pancake House Golden Maple & pancake house Blueberry Flapjacks vape juice with 0% nicotine. When I would get a craving for a smoke, I would puff on my vape. I got the throat hit, warm internal hug of the “smoke” going into my lungs & saw “smoke cloud” coming out of my mouth. It was sweet tasting without carbs or calories, so it also helped with my sweet tooth. I could puff on it through my entire 6 minute craving & not feel like I was deprived. In a week, I was not puffing on it as much unless I got overfill from a meal or stressed. with that said, I had my surgery on Friday, and we stopped and got me a pack of cigarettes for the hour ride home. I am smoking this coming week, then going back to the vape again. Hope this helps!!!
  4. Soon2BThinKim

    How long does pain last?

    Toodlerue: It has been in my abdomen until about 30min ago when it started to move into my back a bit more. I am sure it is mostly gas pain, but the incisions are pretty painful too. The worst being on the left where he put a stitch in. I was just wondering how long it takes to get the gas pain out of the system. I realize he cut through my muscles in 5 decent size spots. Those are going to be tender for a bit. thanks for your reply! Kim
  5. Soon2BThinKim

    How long does pain last?

    Ten - Thank you very much. Yes, I have been walking 1 block down and back every 90 minutes to 2hrs when I get up to go to the restroom. It is to get the gas out of by belly. It gets me to burp and release some of the gas. Have not had the ability to have a BM or pass gas since Thursday. Not too concerned about that part yet. Not like I have been putting much into my system. I’ve only had 13 Oz of protein shake total in 3 days so far. Still have 4 more meals to get in today. I will try to ease up on the walking and see how that helps. Thanks again, Kim
  6. Soon2BThinKim

    Smoking struggle

    It takes 10 days for the nicotine to get out of your system.
  7. I am on day 2, and I have zero interest in meals. All I want is water. Protein shake is heavy to me now. Still have 1oz to get down in the next 20 minutes. My mouth has been extremely dry since my Gastric Bypass, so I just keep sipping.