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Repaired Hernias, GAS, what a pain!



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I had my surgery Aug. 9 and was discharged Wed evening.

I had done my homework, bought the right liquid foods & Vitamins.....but NOBODY told me how painful a repaired hernia would be on top of sleeve recovery. There are times when I try to sip Water (yea, just water) or even take a deep breath and CLINCH, my chest feels like it is in a death grip.:o

Then there have been nights when the gas pain in both stomach and lower intestines was unbearable. It hurt to cry....I think I had good prep on how life will be.....but not for the first week or so after surgery.

Anyone have tips to relieve pain?

I use a heating pad, Gas X chewables, Chamomille tea....

P.S. Stay away from the little laughing cow cheese.....who knew 1 small wedge of soft cheese could create a 24 hr. torture? He got the last laugh on that one.dry.gif

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Sorry to hear that your repaired hernia is painful. I had a hiatal hernia too but not as painful as yours. I did get slight discomfort with gas but what really helped me is children suppository. I had gas and well it hurt to push so I used my baby's suppository and whala...The pain dissipated. I hope this helps and you have a quick recovery.

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walking helps the gas tremendously!

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Every food plan is different, mine allowed me to have soft reduced-fat cheese, refried Beans and cottage cheese at day 4 . . . but I've seen others on clears for 10 days.

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