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Hi, I had my sleeve on Jan 15. It’s day 8 and I am still in pain. I really thought I would be up exercising and moving around without any problems at all. Pain wise, I have a sharp stabbing pain on my right side, and a dull throbbing pain in my left lower stomach. I have been taking liquid Tylenol ( took liquid norco for 3 days post op) Is this pain normal. I did go see my doctor and he said the pain on the right is from where the stomach was removed. Does anyone else still have pain 8 days out? Thank you for all inputs.

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Sorry to hear you are still suffering with pain. Was the doctor you saw your surgeon? If not, it may be worthwhile touching base with the surgeon see if its its anything to be worried about or not.

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I was uncomfortable and had pain the first week, but once I bounced back it was full steam ahead. Maybe you are doing too much ? Your body needs time to heal, try an put your feet up this weekend.

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Thank you so much for answering! I’m just worrying that something could be wrong...I’m a worry-wart. Lol.

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14 hours ago, Dianerae said:

Hi, I had my sleeve on Jan 15. It’s day 8 and I am still in pain. I really thought I would be up exercising and moving around without any problems at all. Pain wise, I have a sharp stabbing pain on my right side, and a dull throbbing pain in my left lower stomach. I have been taking liquid Tylenol ( took liquid norco for 3 days post op) Is this pain normal. I did go see my doctor and he said the pain on the right is from where the stomach was removed. Does anyone else still have pain 8 days out? Thank you for all inputs.

Woah up and exercising a week out of major surgery? That's...rare. Pain is normal. A lot of internal work is done with these surgeries but because most are done laproscopically we can sometimes forget. Try to continue with your pain management protocol.

Safe and happy healing 💚

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Thank you for your response. When I say exercising I mean walking around the block and walking up and down basement stairs a few times a day... so nothing vigorous. This pain is worse than any pain I’ve every had. I’ve broken my legs and that was nothing in comparison. I just feel kinda disappointed because a few of the posts I’ve read sounded like people were not in much pain. I just have this constant stabbing pain in my lower abdomen that doesn’t let up. Again, thank you for your answer. Have a great day😊

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17 minutes ago, Dianerae said:

Thank you for your response. When I say exercising I mean walking around the block and walking up and down basement stairs a few times a day... so nothing vigorous. This pain is worse than any pain I’ve every had. I’ve broken my legs and that was nothing in comparison. I just feel kinda disappointed because a few of the posts I’ve read sounded like people were not in much pain. I just have this constant stabbing pain in my lower abdomen that doesn’t let up. Again, thank you for your answer. Have a great day😊

Ahhh ! Now that seems like a more manageable expectation

A lot of people fall on many sides of the spectrum of healing so its really hard to accurately compare your journey to others. (I was in terrible pain for 2 straight weeks post my initial VSG surgery and virtually no pain post RNY conversion)

But only you know your body, so don't hesitate to tell your team if you believe the pain is excessive.

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I had surgery on 1/10 and my wife had surgery on 1/17. I had almost zero pain and was out walking around the block and going up and down the stairs 2 days after surgery. I was really surprised. However my wife is still having pain. Everyone and every surgery goes a little differently. Rest up and don't do too much, just let it heal and you should be fine soon.

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Thank you. I was becoming discouraged because it seemed as though so many people were pain free within a short time. It helps to hear there are others that are taking a bit longer to be pain free. Thank you! Today is the best day I’ve had! Still have a lot of pressure in my lower abdomen when I stand up but the sharp pains are gone!

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Hi, I had my sleeve on Jan 15. It’s day 8 and I am still in pain. I really thought I would be up exercising and moving around without any problems at all. Pain wise, I have a sharp stabbing pain on my right side, and a dull throbbing pain in my left lower stomach. I have been taking liquid Tylenol ( took liquid norco for 3 days post op) Is this pain normal. I did go see my doctor and he said the pain on the right is from where the stomach was removed. Does anyone else still have pain 8 days out? Thank you for all inputs.

I was in pain for 2 wks not to say you will at the 2 wk mark I started to feel great and haven't looked back since now I'm 1 months and 2 wks out now and feeling great.....36 lbs dwn

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I also had a lot of pain still 2 weeks out. My pain was mostly all on the left lower side. But I had gastric bypass. Once I got to week 3, all the pain subsided

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Good morning. Thank you to you both. It’s helped very much to hear there that. I feel better knowing I’m “ not progressing as well as most”. Blessings to you all and I pray everyone has a wonderful day!

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