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Good morning all, I've been lurking these forums awhile, but just officially joined today. I'm seeking support, ideas, new information and a way to participate with other members.

I was banded yesterday, January 27 at NYU by Dr. Schwack. I arrived by 7:30 AM, operated on by 9:30, released by 2:30 PM.

I've been experiencing the typical post surgical pain: gas pains yesterday, today they has mostly subsided, but now I feel the stomach and surrounding muscles are sore. I find the liquid Vicodin is effective for 3 of the prescribed 4 hours.

I've been able to drink Water, cool coffee and the Protein Shakes.

How long does the adominal soreness last, typically? I do not want to become dependent on the liquid Vicodin, but that seems to be my only relief from sharp pains in the band area. I have a follow up this coming Friday with the NYU staff.

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Welcome to the other side. I didn't have a lot of pain post-op. Follow your dietitian's advice and be patient.

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Welcome. Please take this as a new way of living. It can be so different from past failures.

There may be some bumps. But follow your drs advice and change your life!

I'm over 10 years banded and am so happy. post-121934-1485632788716_thumb.jpg keep posting!

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WELCOME!!! Mine lasted a week and by the 2nd week I was back to feeling good. My hunger didn't come back until 3 weeks later.

LapBand ~ November 1, 2016

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