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I'm 2.5 weeks out from band to sleeve revision. Let me just say...yay! Totally totally different. Very happy. I had a band for 5 years and the port discomfort never truly disappeared during those years. I didn't always feel it but sometimes it bothered me mostly getting comfortable at nighttime in bed. I just feel like I always knew it was there.

I think the pain I'm having now is where the port used to be?? It could just be bc that's the biggest incision?? Did any of you have this?know it's still early but I'm hoping this will heal and eventually feel normal.

Also this far out which position should I be sleeping in? Sleeping on my back hurts my back sleeping on my side hurts that previous port area. Sigh.

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I had the same pain when I had my band. I could always feel the discomfort where the port was exspcially at night. I feel a 100 times better since my revision. I am 10.5 weeks post op. I felt the same pain discomfort till about week 5ish. Then one day I just noticed it was gone. Completely pain free in all surgical areas now. Good luck it should feel better soon

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I also slept on my opposite side of the port till the pains stopped. I couldn't sleep on my port side or my back. Now I sleep on both sides and my stomach even.just give it time.

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I am 12 days out from band to sleeve and the only pain I have ever felt has been the port. My dr told me that would be the case because it was in muscle. Thankfully I'm sleeping better now. Still can't sleep on stomach and it hurts sleeping on my back yet I find I wake up like that a lot. I can sleep on my side but if it's the port side, I hold the incision and that helps. Good luck.

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Hi, I'm about 7 weeks out. I had my band removed 2 months prior and don't recall any particular port area pain from that time. sleeping on either side after sleeve surgery was very hard for me in the first three weeks. Right side better than the left if I supported it with a bolster or small pillow. After it had all gotten better I was telling my massage therapist about how hard it had been to sleep on my back. She said the best thing to help with that is to put a pillow under your knees bc it gives your back the support it needs. Hope that helps!

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Stitches out

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The port was horrible for me too. Always painful. Then when I had the band removed, I developed scar tissue at the port area as that incision had been cut in to 3 times. Now I get similar pain & like 'catching' cramping there but now it's all scar tissue. Greeeeattt.


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