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I just had my sleeve surgery on 11/12/19, I am still feeling my incision pain, but I am also worried I am not drinking enough?!

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You gotta get the fluids in - sip, sip, sip. No compromise here - you gotta get them in, even if you get nothing else in. At least 64 oz a day. MO people can literally go weeks or months without any calories, but you have to have the Water. That is you #1 goal.

Incisional pain is going to last a while. What you see on the outside is nothing compared to what is on the inside. It is going to take a couple of months to be fully healed. Until then, you will have twinges of pain when you move a certain way, try to get out of bed, or get off the couch. Use a small, very firm pillow (or stuffed animal) to brace against your tummy when you change position or stand up. I even had to use it for walking the first week. You can also use it to brace against your tummy when you are lying down to take tension off the incisions. The pain will gradually get better, but be prepared to be sore for a while. That is normal. In the meantime, your job is simple - drink fluids, and start walking.

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about six weeks for the full heal of the incisions - Water sucks i agree - But you gotta plow thru it

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I remember being sore for a long time, but I was only out of work for 2 weeks so it wasn't horrible pain. As others have said you HAVE to drink Water. It will help with healing also. I loved having a hot water bottle on me at night after a long day. Not only helped with the pain but also forced me to relax and take it easy.

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My main incision hurt at times for 5 weeks. I would move just right and feel like someone just stabbed me. The rest were hardly noticed after a couple days.

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I'm three weeks out and I only have one incision that still hurts and it's only superficial. The glue just doesn't seem to want to come off and that's irritating it.

Aside from that specific incision, I've been pain free for at least a week.

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On 11/17/2019 at 01:23, Superman84 said:



The worst pain was the first 3 days but still some minor pain for the first 2 weeks just be careful if bending or carrying anything over 5lbs


That’s good advice. I had my sleeve on 11/11 and experienced very little pain at the five incisions for the scopes and I also had a hiatal hernia repaired. The worst part for me was gas on the left side for the first 48 hrs. It eventually subsided after I started passing gas and going to the bathroom. The other incision points only ache mildly at this point, but overall it’s WAY Less than what I expected going into this. Best advice is stick with the liquids slowly throughout the day, avoid anything with sugar or even sugar alcohols, try to walk at least once or twice daily and above all, pat yourself on the back for having the strength and courage to get the sleeve done! You’ll do great.

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If you get tired of just Water, Gatorade Zero is a great option. It’s been my Go-To way to keep hydrated. I’ve heard that the ph in drinking water can be tough on the stomach for some people.

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