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Hi, I just had my surgery 2 days ago. I didn’t expect the amount of pain I’m in. I can’t get down the amount of fluids they require and I’m afraid I will get sick. I’m scared and crying all the time. Has anybody else experienced this? Did I make a mistake?

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Lots of people in pain have these thoughts but are you taking your pain meds and staying in contact with your team? This soon post surgery, pain management is crucial to how you feel about recovery...

Good Luck 💜

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The first couple of weeks, and in particular the first couple of days, can be ROUGH. It will pass. GreenTealael is right, pain management is helpful. You’ll be able to better get rest, etc. Do take little walks. It really can help with the pain.

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Nope - you didn't make a mistake. You will feel like you did for the next few weeks though. What you did do was embark on an incredible difficult journey, which is going to be both terrible and absolutely amazing. When you come out the other side in 6, 12, 18 months or whenever you'll look back on it and it'll be one of the best decisions you ever made in your life.

Focus on the day to day right now. Follow the plan as closely as you can, keep on top of the pain, call the DR if something isn't right. It took me weeks to get to the liquid goal and my calories were like ~300 per day for the first month, it got much easier after that. Once you start seeing weight loss (a few weeks) it'll be more motivating. For now keep busy, sip constantly (try watering your shakes down) and try to walk a lot gently as that helps with the pain.

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I’m 10 days out from my surgery. And I felt like absolute hell for the first 5 days. I didn’t do much but take my meds, sleep and I’m between sleeping walked a bit and sipped my liquids. I was amazed that day 6 I woke up feeling like a normal person..lol. You didn’t make a mistake..focus on what you are able to do and REST. Your body needs it for recovery. Take your meds and by all means call your team if you think something is not right.

You got this!! Hang in there. What a difference a few days will make .

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For this weeks motivation of the week look no further than the 2018 summer surgery check in. They are killing it!!! Close your eyes and before you know it it will all be in the past.

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