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:blushing:OK well I read about every ones fears of getting the surgery done....and um well I have a fear too.......but my fear is kind of hygiene related... anyways here goes....my fear is how am I going to be able to wipe my hinny with my tummy hurting? (blushing) but really worried, I like to be clean, but will it hurt your stomach inside to twist to wipe?:cursing:

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Well I haven't had wls surgery yet but I have had 2 c-sections. It's a little tricky but not to painful. Of course I will admit, I was much small then so it was easier to reach. You might want to get a squirt bottle and fill it with warm Water, if you have problems or pain. I know it sounds weird but thats what my dr told me after I had my babies and it helped.

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Dispell your fear! I was NEVER in that amount of pain after VSG as to where I could not perform any of my "daily functions or routines." I was somewhat sore but not merely as much as you'd think. I was sent home with liquid hydrocodone, just in case, I was in a lot of pain, I took it once or twice just for should for my shoulder (gas) pain but that was it, after that I just took liquid tylenol.

Hope this helps!

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You'll be fine - it's not really pain you are in from the incisions, it's more tenderness - like sore muscles - you won't have any trouble with anything hygiene related. I had pain medicine the day of surgery and nothing after that. I was up going to the bathroom on my own the same day and had no trouble with any issues in that area -- I took baby wipes to the hospital with me and still use them.

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I didn't have any problems with that either. I think that is something that people who get the band tend to have more of a problem with because of the port area being so tender. Many of them used tongs to assist with hygiene.

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