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Hi,

I'm kind of worried awake at 4:30 because my upper body (chest and back area) are very achy. It almost feels like I have a fever, but I don't. I get chills and very achy when I have a fever. And no, I'm not coughing or sneezing or sore throat so I'm almost positive it's not coronavirus. Has anyone ever felt like this? I've been reading and I just don't know what the problem is. I can drink, but I hate the Protein Shakes. UGH!! I don't feel good. Yesterday I went back to just Protein shakes and Water because I thought I wasn't ready for cottage cheese and applesauce. Please help

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Yes you body is healing this same post is all over this site, You wracked your body hard and now it is recovering. Let your body tell you when you can go to other foods. shakes do suck, But you need them. Make your own with Protein powders, The only one i like that is store bought is Core Fitness.

Feel free to join my WLS mix masters club! I can make a mean as Protein Shake and martini!

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Have you spoken to your doctor? Your chest might be achy from the intubation during surgery. If it hurts right under your ribs, that is where they were doing the surgery, so that is very normal. However, if the discomfort is in your lungs and you feel so uncomfortable that it is waking you up, you might mention it to your doctor or bariatric team. My doctor sent me home with a spirometer to make sure I was taking lots of deep breaths to ward off pneumonia.

At two weeks, I was also allowed to take some Tylenol to help with any aches and pains.

Good luck and I hope you feel better!!!

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Yes. I had the body aches too. Also in the center of my chest. I had a heart attack many years ago so I was alarmed at first but they did an EKG and my heart was fine. The pain traveled from the center of my chest all around and into my back. They gave me Tylenol and I was told to take it when I got home. After a few days it was gone, gone, gone.

I found the first few days really difficult. I never expected all the pain I had to endure and the nausea.

Grace

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Thank you everyone. Spoke with the nurse and told to take some tylenol. That's been helping and it's good to know that it will go away. Just didn't think I would feel like this.

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I had the worst left shoulder pain for several days. One night I dreamed I was having surgery on my shoulder because it was so hurting so bad and I felt it in my sleep. Crazy. I’m 17 days post op and it’s all gone now. Thank Goodness.
I hope the Tylenol helps and you feel better!

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