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Was banded yesterday morning. During the procedure it was discovered that I had a small hiatal hernia, so the surgeon fixed that up. Was very sore (still am) and wound up staying the night just for better pain control.

On the way home now and things are looking up. I felt like a prego holding my gut as I walked out to the car, Lol. I can't believe it's finally done. Excited to be alive, excited for the future!

Cheers,

Jason " The Nightshift Nurse"

St. Louis, MO

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Glad to hear that all is well. I was banded on 12/27/11, and I too had the hiatal hernia repair done. I wasn't prepared for just how bad that was going to hurt in my back....thankfully I had two meds to take that knocked me out cold for a few hours at a time.

Let us know how you progress. And, Good Luck!!!

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Hey Jason, congrats on the surgery and doing so well. I too had the herina repair...that was worse than the band. Heating pad to the left shoulder helped me..It became my best friend. On day 5 post op - I was back to work full time, driving and feeling fantastic. Hang in there a day or two and you will be great too. I was done 7/7/11 and have lost 89 pounds so far. Get ready for the compliments as I am sure you will be looking good in no time and feeling that way too.

Melinda in Florida

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Good job Jason!! Keep that positive awesome attitude and you'll keep doing wonderfully!! I had the hernia repair too, didn't have a clue I had one. And if it wasn't for the doctor telling me that I had one repaired I still wouldn't know it. I don't feel any pain from that at all. I kept expecting the worse from reading about everyone on here who had one, and still nothing?? Weird.

Good luck to you on your recovery and journey!! Hope it continues to go well! Deb

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Got banded yesterday also, had the hernia repaired and some adhesions removed. Stayed the night at the hospital and now home, still in pain but manageable without pain killers just cvs brand tylenol. Gas is ok not bad. Hoping for a speedy recovery. Good luck to all.

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Glad you're back home Alex. Keep up on the pain meds and have the gasX strips ready, My gas pains didn't start until 3 days later. Walk often, even if its just around the house. Take things easy, hope you have a smooth recovery! Deb

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Congrats!! I had the hernia repair too. I ended up staying overnight in the hospital too. I think that helped me not only with the pain medications, but I felt more comfortable using the hospital bed to get up the first few times. Walk, walk, and walk some more to help with the gas pains and soreness. Good luck and congrats on your new journey!

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I'm still feeling uncomfortable. And I'm not taking in nearly what they want me to because of how full I feel just after 2 ounces. I'm getting in maybe 3 ounces an hour when I'm not sleeping. But, I have to say that chicken broth never tasted so good in my life!

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