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Has anyone seen the recent issue of Cosmopolitan magazine? There was an article in there about a girl who had the band. It seemed very informative. The only thing that I read that seemed like it might not be totally correct is she described the pain after surgery as something that feels like mild menstrual cramps? I'm getting my band in 2 months and from what I've read here on the forums, it's NOT like that?

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It could have been for her, but I did'nt have any pain with the incisions, except for ONE gas bubble in the center of my back and a few burps.

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I had horrible gas pains the other night, I can only pray the surgery doesn't feel like that! lol I thought I was dyin'....was weird! I'm curious to read that article now!

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I guess mentrual cramps kind of describes what the gas pains may feel like. Nothing horrible, that's for sure.

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I had surgery on Wednesday and I feel like I got in a bar fight! It feels like someone punched me in the stomach a couple of times... more sore than acute pain. But it's a lot better than Wednesday, better than yesterday and I feel pretty good today. Get your butt out walking and you'll feel better and stronger.

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I would say it feels like a upper c section.

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Im with you Janine, I felt pretty rough for about 7-10 days and was not 100% for a month. Everyone is different. I had the referred shoulder pain, tightness, incision discomfort and port pain. It wasn't intolerable. I didn't take narcotics after I came home but it wasn't a walk in the park either.

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The thing about morphine, for me, is that it does not one darn thing for pain. Just makes me dizzy, cranky, talk about weird crap thats not there and sleep.< /p>

Once I got off of the morphine and on to a pill, for the life of me, right now, not sure which one.. I was ALOT better!

After about 3 days, I stopped taking the prescription pain med during the day and went to the liquid tyeleno. By the end of the week, I wasnt taking anything but the prescription at night. By about 10 days(?) I wasnt taking anything

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Besides the addition they made to my IV in recovery, before I realized, and spoke up---I had nothing for pain, and needed nothing. When I realized that was pain meds, I ask not to have more, they offered it orally, I refused. I took a shot of liquid Tylenol to fly home.

Surgery was not a big deal pain wise to me. Comparing it to mild mestrual cramps would be very accurate in my experience. And they were nothing I would ever take an actual pain med for.

My cosmo hasn't come yet.....I think sometimes my mail lady forgets where it goes!!!!

Kat

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