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Just had VGS surgery yesterday. I'm in a lot of pain. Did anyone else have back pain? How can I get rid of it? How did you position yourself to sleep or rest and night and during the day?

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I had terrible back pain! That was the worst part. I could never get comfortable. The worse of it was gone by my 3rd day. Nothing helped except getting up to walk.

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Thanks, Amanda. I'm having second thoughts about this, but too late now I guess.

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I slept in an inclined position and had no back pain.

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I had surgery yesterday and I'm regretting it too! I guess it is only because of the pain. I'm just praying for god to help me! I have so much gas pain it is unreal! Nothing helps! Every time I drink I have gurgling sounds in my throat. Anybody else?

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I am getting better with the back pain now. My husband has been a saint and took the week off of work. I don't know how people do this recovery thing on their own. My heart goes out to anyone doing this on their own. You are stringer than I.

We've been surviving on the use of heat pads on my back and I've had to borrow a reclining chair to sleep in. I couldn't bear laying in my bed. Now I'm on to gas pain, but my incision pain has decreased.

Best of luck to those that just had the surgery. Now I'm off to take small sips of Water and Protein shakes! :) every sip is painful. Baby steps!

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I still have the gurgling sounds. Its gas in your stomach. It's gotten slightly better. Or maybe i just got used to it lol! Back pain is minimal now. Incision pain is back cause i keep sneezing.

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I had back pain I'm 1month out has of tomorrow .. my back pain was bad because of my hiatal hernia. i just put hot blankets when in the hospital . then bought a heating pad for my back nd it helps a lot.

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My back/shoulder pain was related to the gas they use to inflate your abdomen. I found that walking until I had to burb was the best cure. I did not have to walk far. As soon as your bowels start working normally it will go away quickly.

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