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Hi all!

I had my revision from lapband to sleeve with duodenal switch On Monday 12/26.

I feel the need to cough, but it hurts like hell to do so.

Any tips on how to make it easier?

Katy W- Louisburg, NC

DS scheduled for 12/26

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press a pillow firmly against your abdomen while coughing. the pressure helps hold things in place and hopefully it won't hurt as bad.

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The only option is to hold a pillow firmly in place.

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I agree with the pillow. Be very careful not to cause yourself a hernia (like I did by deciding to clean my hard wood floors on my hands and knees the day I got back from the hospital).

Was your surgery open or lap? Mine was open. I have since had the hernia repaired (what a relief)!!!

I really hope you don't have to go through that so be careful with yourself.

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Mine was lap! The pillow really helped! Thanks you guys!!

Katy W- Louisburg, NC

Lapband revision to VSG with DS

HW- 297

Weight at Surgery-279

CW- will update at two week appt

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