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My doc said that to me too and I thought it was funny. Of course, she said it AFTER my surgery as explanation why I felt so bad.

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I'm day 2 post op with little incision pain. I hardly need Tylenol. The gas pain is worse than the incisions.

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It's true. Many surgeons have very poor bedside manner. They may be amazing with a scalpel, but terrible at human relationships, which is why they l,ike their patient's asleep. Believe me, as an RN of 33 years, I have seen and delt with a lot of surgeons. NOT ALL are like this, but certainly, many are. Take what he/she said with a grain of salt and chalk up their insensistivity, to their own social awkwardness. The incisions with likely hurt to some degree, but how many of us actually know what being stabbed 5 times feels like?

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THat was a really weird way to phrase it. It felt sore. The pain was about 50% less than what I thought. I never even took any of my liquid lortab once I got home. I did take toradol in the hospital nad had a PCA that I hit a few times. My gall bladder two years prior hurt about 50% more than I thought it would.

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It's been a while since I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically - but I didn't think of it as being "stabbed" 4 times. However, I guess that's pretty accurate description. I can tell you that - at least for the gallbladder removal- I had the surgery on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and was back at work the following Monday - very little pain by then. The first couple days at home were a little painful - especially trying to sit down or get up. But it only lasted a couple of days. I think I even had to drive somewhere the day after surgery and I was fine.

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I had pain after surgery but only because the hospital staff tried to put me in a bed that was way too tall for me. Once my dr found out he was angry and got me a step stool to use. He made the comment of how can she get up there when she's been gutted (a joke he liked to use and warns you about). I had a quirky/funny surgeon and can see him making a joke about being stabbed. When I asked what I'd feel like after he said high on pain meds and laughed.

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