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A lot of people mention being in the most pain when they initially wake up. Is that from the gas? I'm nervous about waking up in pain and going into a panic.

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Had my surgery Friday morning September 14, 2018 at 7:45, was sent home by 5pm that evening, it was laparoscopic mini sleeve with a hiatal hernia repair, needless to say the doctor said I could return to work the next day, didn’t happen, the pain was unbelievable and then trying to swallow liquids every 15 minutes did not happen because the pain of swallowing was intolerable, ended up in the ER the next morning from a severe allergic reaction to the liquid Tylenol with codeine that I have never taken in my 48 years, on day 4 post-op and still having difficulty swallowing but gas pains are slowing down, was very weak yesterday, feeling like I’m a little stronger today, hopefully this gets better, am already down 12lbs, was 63 lbs overweight according to the doctor day of surgery, looking forward to being just healthier inside and out!

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I had sleeve and had no gas pain, no pain walking, etc. The worst pain was the shots I had to do for 10 days to prevent blood clots! As soon as I was home after 2 days in the hospital I stopped all pain meds as I didn't really need them and I found them binding and contributing to my constipation. I still have no pain, nada, nothing, almost like the surgery wasn't done. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.

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You all are great. Sharing can feel risky. Im scheduled for Sept 27. Found out yesterday that they had a OR opening, so they asked if i could br ready. Ready? I was born ready! Sorry, cheezy saying from way back. Anxious and at times terrified. You guys got my back, and I'm feeling a bit more relaxed.

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My story is different than most. I’m 12 days post op. Was hospitalized on day 10/11 due to pain nausea and heartburn. I still can’t keep anything down. They’re saying it’s reflux so I’m praying it passes. I’m pretty miserable and barely drinking anything. Pain meds made it worse bc constipation but they did help me sleep at first.

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I did my recovery with no pain meds. The first few days I could sleep I bed because I would roll on my stomach and it caused pain. But within a week I was pretty mobile. It just felt like I had done an intense ab workout

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