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Laying In bed right now. I now it's late but just woke up again. Writing this in small sections because I keep drifting off. On morphine 4 mgs. Woke in from surgery in so much pain and freezing but doing a bit better. Not much nausea so yaaay! Still hurts my belly to walk but it feels so good for the gas pains. It seesm to feel a bit better if I hold my belly up as I walk. Gas pains in my shoulders and chest. Incentive spirometer hurts to use but I've been doing it every time I wake up. I have those little calf squeezy things on. They actually feel really nice, like a massage, or a blood pressure cuff but on your legs.

I was able to request a private room and got one! Woohoo! So my husband is staying the night. The first thought I remember having after surgery besides "AAAAAAAH OW" (which was taken care of as soon as they could) was "I want to seee my mom" LOL Only allowed ice chips right now and only peed once and the nurse is a bit worried about that. I've been able to lay down at only a small incline which the nurse is very impressed by. That's all I can think of right now, just trying ro be as discriptive as possible to help others who are nervous or want more info.

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@@MrsMurky721 Hi! I'm glad your doing ok! Ask the staff for a abdominal binder! That will hold your belly in while you walk and it will help you move around PLUS it's great help when you get home! ASK!!!

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Ask or I will call up there and ask for you!! : )- ha!

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Just focus on doing what you can and getting home...Life improves greatly when you leave the hospital!

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I asked avid the abdominal binder and we actually have one at home so woohoo. Did the contrast and drinking made the pain worse. Small fever as well. Not sure if I'm ready to go.thanks guys!

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Do you have a drain tube?

Congrats on getting the surgery. I know it scary but try not to think about it and just think happy thoughts... and think of where you want to be six month from now... because its likely your going to be there.

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I had surgery yesterday and was in a lot of pain and very nauseous! I didn't sleep at all last night but have been up walking as much as I can. I am getting discharged in the next 30 minutes, ready to be home!

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No draining tube. Not getting enough Protein sui staying another night. In a lot of pain but can't have more meds for an hour. Still hurts to get laid protein down. This sucks.

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I just hit day 3 and experienced everything you are describing on the first 2 days. The 3rd day is infinitely better I promise!

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I know it hurts in the beginning but each day it is a little better. I am almost 4 weeks out and I felt the same way as you. Believe me it will get better. Good luck and take care.

Laying In bed right now. I now it's late but just woke up again. Writing this in small sections because I keep drifting off. On morphine 4 mgs. Woke in from surgery in so much pain and freezing but doing a bit better. Not much nausea so yaaay! Still hurts my belly to walk but it feels so good for the gas pains. It seesm to feel a bit better if I hold my belly up as I walk. Gas pains in my shoulders and chest. Incentive spirometer hurts to use but I've been doing it every time I wake up. I have those little calf squeezy things on. They actually feel really nice, like a massage, or a blood pressure cuff but on your legs.

I was able to request a private room and got one! Woohoo! So my husband is staying the night. The first thought I remember having after surgery besides "AAAAAAAH OW" (which was taken care of as soon as they could) was "I want to seee my mom" LOL Only allowed ice chips right now and only peed once and the nurse is a bit worried about that. I've been able to lay down at only a small incline which the nurse is very impressed by. That's all I can think of right now, just trying ro be as discriptive as possible to help others who are nervous or want more info.

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Thank you everybody! @@Elode I tried the abdominal binder when I got home but I think it was too small. Still had to hold my belly up as I walked and it was hurting my incisions so I took it off. but it was a great idea! Anybody else have to hold up your belly to avoid that painful stretching feeling?

I got home yesterday. Pain is mostly controled with loratb. Of course having trouble getting enough fluids. I think it maY have to do with my hiatal hernia repair bc it hurts somewhere between my breasts when I swallow. I'm walking often. No nausea.

I knew I would be in a lot of pain. I knew I would have trouble with fluids. I knew it would suck a lot. But knowing it will happen and experiencing it are two different things lol each day does seem better than the last though.

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Thank you everybody!

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If it's too small it won't feel good! Well hopefully you will heal fast and it will stop hurting soon.

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