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Two questions - 4days post op



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I am four days post op. I was told to walk 15 min every 2 hours while in hospital. How much am I supposed to be walking now? Should I be getting up in the middle of the night to walk still?

Second question - why is my stomach so bloated? It is constantly making noises.

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I would say not to get up in the middle of the night but that is me. I think they got you up like that to help prevent blood clots and to help with gas. I would call your surgeon's office if you are not sure what you should do.

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If you're walking enough during the day, you shouldn't need to get up in the middle of the night. The first few nights after surgery, I woke up a couple times in the middle of the night and did some leg raises in bed since I was awake. My tummy is also still making noises—I figure that should dissipate with time.

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Your stomach will never stop making noises, when they do WLS they insert an alien! I think mine likes to try to communicate with its friends , especially at night or when it’s quiet in a room full of people

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My stomach moans and makes wierd noises after I drink or eat. I try not to talk on the phone directly after eating or drinking because it’s embarrassing.

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But many people say that's just the nature of the sleeve, maybe it's so happy it wants to SING?

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I did not get up in the middle of the night but my dr had me on blood thinners to avoid blood clots for 2 weeks once i was home. I did walk as much as i could tho while awake, and actually would go for a walk outside for 15 min or so walking up the block. I gradually increased it as i could handle it..

As far as your stomach, its up to your stomach LOL... mine has kinda quieted now that i am between 2 and 3 month post op but sometimes it decides to whistle while i work LOL.

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It took me a week to get back to a regular sleep schedule after not being able to sleep in the hospital, so I was up in the middle of the night walking around, but I would think that as long as you walked when you're up during the day and didn't sit around too much, you're fine.

My stomach bloating went down in about a week but it still gurgles all the time, especially when I eat or drink there seems to be a lot of air getting in there.

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