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I had my sleeve surgery Thursday, 6/29/17. I am experiencing a sharp pain in my lower right abdomen where my large cut is. When I sit up from lying down I feel like my guts are going to fall out!!!

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Hi Tobittl

The pain is very normal...my goodness according to your surgery date your not even a week out. Did they not give you any pain meds ?. Any way just make your incision is clean and one trick you might try... well two . Try rolling to what ever side your getting up from sit up sideways... don't try sitting straight up. And if you have to cough put a pillow over stomach and press gently to hold your stomach , or just to feel good.

feel better soon;)

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Hi Jeff. When you say normal , is that bad or good? I am very nervous of pain... I expect some,, but nothing excruciating... Help me out.

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I had my sleeve surgery Thursday, 6/29/17. I am experiencing a sharp pain in my lower right abdomen where my large cut is. When I sit up from lying down I feel like my guts are going to fall out!!!

That is probably where the surgeon inserted the largest instrument. It's the most painful, and takes the longest to heal. Roll to your side before you sit up.

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Hi gailkindo

Your having gastric sleeve I don't see a date if you've had or having. I had Gastric bypass (some say it's more painful because they are rearranging my intestines.) Regardless it's surgery and there will be discomfort. I was given Oxycontin to take home with me after 2days in the hospital and I only needed it for a few days after...then extra strength tylenol did the job of keeping the pain away. Make sure you have all the info you need from your doc and Meds that will help you through the pain. I won't lie to you the only time I felt excruciating pain was when I was coming out of anesthesia but they soon took care of that.

you will be fine and I know your a big girl LOL

Good luck and remember this is the beginning of a new you :D

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Laughing hard... [emoji2] Thank you Jeffrey. I love you. You have truly felt My inner fears. Enough said. I trust it. I'm actually due to see a cardiologist first week of Aug. And my last 6month visit per insurance. Then I guess a date will be given . Thank you the encouragement. [emoji95] [emoji95] [emoji95]

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Your welcome gailkindo

You will do just great.. it's all so scary before than poof it's all over with and your saying to yourself what was I so afraid. Look at the number of people on this blog. We all have gone through the same thing and come out better for it. Unfortunately we were all given the short end of the stick... our weight issues. However we all have also made firm decisions to fight the challenges we have been given.

It's a new life and a new you... go forth and be healthy !:D

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I would call your doc I used two days of pain medication and than I wasn't in enough pain or discomfort to take them.


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I had the same pain. I could not stomach my pain killers so I had to boss through it. However, this is very normal and is nothing to stress about. I know it hurts and it's very uncomfortable. I'm sure it makes it difficult to want to walk (I walked like I had a hunchback for the first week).

My suggestion is a hot compress. This does help. I placed a seat in my shower and would sit under the warm running Water to help alleviate some of the discomfort.

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