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I am a pre-op. I have been watching all the videos, and very few say they are in a lot of pain, however, it is major surgery. Can anyone weigh in on the level of pain post op ?

Honestly it's my belief that it varies so much between people. For me, it was a walk in the park compared to c-section recovery. It just depends on your personal pain tolerance and your past experience with pain. I walked every three hours the afternoon and all night 1st day and didn't feel any pain besides the gas pain. Gas pain was the worst part for me. Everyone is different though. To someone else who has never had surgery it might have been really hard, and that's okay too. That's just IMHO. Edited by Emarie07

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No regrets!!! Pain on the second day was all gas!! I didn't walk enough!!! Walk walk walk... It breaks up the gas!! But I had two c sections and this was a walk in the park comparatively!! But I got better drugs then!! Haha

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I am a pre-op. I have been watching all the videos, and very few say they are in a lot of pain, however, it is major surgery.

Can anyone weigh in on the level of pain post op ?

For me it wasn't so much of pain..it was the nausea and the bloating gas pain! My Dr said those 2 things would be hell! After that it was the weakness...having no energy was a bummer! Everyday will get better...but for me the first 2 weeks were really bad!

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I am a pre-op. I have been watching all the videos, and very few say they are in a lot of pain, however, it is major surgery.

Can anyone weigh in on the level of pain post op ?

I know there are others who have had far different experiences, but I had completely manageable pain post-op. By the second evening after surgery, I had taken my last pain medication. In contrast, with other surgeries I have had I had far worse pain. I will say that someone pointed out to me that it might be because with at least one of those I was very sick for a while leading up to it. But this was a breeze for me. And yes, I know how lucky I am!

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<p>I am a pre-op. I have been watching all the videos, and very few say they are in a lot of pain, however, it is major surgery.</p> <p> </p> <p>Can anyone weigh in on the level of pain post op ?</p>

not to discourage I have 3 children but I feel the pain was more annoying maybe cause I never had a c section but it was horrible the nausea the light headed ness, the chest pain it's a lot of things all at once but just like everything else it's just a matter of days 5 days outs I was like nothing ever happened :)

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