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I am a week from the pre-surgery diet and surgery is July 30. Getting excited and looking forward to my knees not hurting. Will this hurt more than a hysterectomy does anyone know. I've heard several say that they don't feel better until the 4 th day.

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This is major surgery and the normal post surgery conditions will apply. Gas, sore throat, incision pain and stomach distress. I was very fatigued for several weeks as a result of the surgery and decreased caloric intake. Many people refuse pain medication but not me. I took it as directed and stayed agead of the pain and experienced very little discomfort. Your stomach will be very swollen for several weeks and uncomfortable. Sip very very slowly and wait between sips. You may feel some pain in your chest when you drink. Wait for it to pass. I found warm chicken broth the easiest to tolerate that first week. I did not stress out about meeting the Fluid and Protein requirements and just did the best I could. Three months out I still don't meet the recommended fluids but get close. The first week I was hormonal and doubted my decision but that passed in several days. I'm not going to lie. The 1st month is tough. Three months out I am 52 lbs down and feel great. A stall will happen but stay on course bc it will pass. It is all normal. The weight will not magically fall off 48 hrs after surgery. At this point I lose about half a lb daily and weigh twice a week. I am 67 yrs old and this surgery will extend my life. That was my purpose. Relax and just ride it out. The journey is worth it. Best of luck.

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I really didn't have much post-op pain, thank God. I was a bit tender at the few incision sites, but I only occasionally took the pain meds. I don't think I took any after day two. But...I do have a high pain tolerance.

In any case there will be pain; you're having surgery. But keep your eye on the prize and you'll just deal with it. It won't last forever. There is a new you in the future. That is the goal.

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Sandra Nuelken said:

I am a week from the pre-surgery diet and surgery is July 30. Getting excited and looking forward to my knees not hurting. Will this hurt more than a hysterectomy does anyone know. I've heard several say that they don't feel better until the 4 th day.

This is only my experience. I was in much more pain than my two hysterectomy surgeries. Make sure they give you plenty of pain medication and you will do fine! Congratulations!!

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On 7/7/2019 at 5:11 PM, Dr-Patient said:

I really didn't have much post-op pain, thank God. I was a bit tender at the few incision sites, but I only occasionally took the pain meds. I don't think I took any after day two. But...I do have a high pain tolerance.

I had the same experience...very little pain after the first 2 days. No nausea/vomiting either. I also have a high pain tolerance. This was the best thing I ever did...have lost almost 100# in 11 months.

My worst issue was the first 8 weeks of liquids...couldn't wait to be able to eat real food again, but I did have to go slowly so my stomach would tolerate it. I still have to stay with the plan...small portions of healthy foods and regular exercise, which I am faithful to do. It feels SO good to be thin and able to do so many things I couldn't do for years.

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