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I came home from hospital yesterday morning less than 24 hours since surgery. The remainder of the day was not good. Pain and gas. Felt like I was kicked in belly by a horse. Gas was mostly in belly and just felt like a tight balloon. I was given Rx for chewable simethecone (GasX). I finally started big rumbling farts. Used a heating pad which helped alot. I got in my Water but very little Protein. Had a great night's sleep.
This morning feeling much better with a lot less gas pain. Having broth with unflavored Protein Powder (tastes like cream of chicken soup) and very soothing. Tried Jello at the hospital and it was sickening sweet. Couldn't eat it. I prepared some Protein Jello day before surgery but haven't given it a try. Goal today is to get in both protein and Water.< br>I've dropped 5 pounds since surgery 2 days ago. I haven't had any problems swallowing and been sipping like baby bird, tiny amounts. Found a baby sippy cup without the sucking valve removed helps with small sips.

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Can't get over how quick they kick you out of hospital in America

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Sounds like you're on the road to recovery. I'm glad your gas and pain have subsided. I keep hearing that walking is the best way to break up the gas to get rid of it faster. Be well!

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4 hours ago, Superman84 said:

Can't get over how quick they kick you out of hospital in America

How long did you stay? My surgeon said They used to do 48 hours but almost all his patients are ready at 24

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I was in so much Pain I didn't even get out of bed for like 2 days.. slept the first 24hrs.. I spent 6 days but had to see a few doctors due to my kidney issues so needed a little extra observation...

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Yay! Sounds like yer doin GREAT! Bypass or Sleeve? And OOOO, tell us more about the sippy cup. I'm a straw drinker, myself, and have been trying to find something that is like it but won't add air to the "sip". And what unflavored Protein power makes broth taste like cream of chicken?

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Heya, I am new here. I just had mine done one 5/21, so I am 9 days out (almost 10). My worst days were the day after I came home from the hospital.... and then the next day, so days 3 & 4. I gets easier after that. But boy is the pain a shocker when you get home and no longer get morphine every 2 hours. I didn't have issues with gas... just bad constipation, which luckily I found help for on this site.. after days of horrible constipation where my waste was RIGHT at the end of my colon but just would not come out (gross, I know.. I am sorry) --- I finally read on this site about people taking Miralax and that worked well for me, i got scared when someone posted they had to go to the hospital because of an impacted colon,

Just take it easy. We will slowly get stronger.. Congrats on your surgery!

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Yay! Sounds like yer doin GREAT! Bypass or Sleeve? And OOOO, tell us more about the sippy cup. I'm a straw drinker, myself, and have been trying to find something that is like it but won't add air to the "sip". And what unflavored Protein power makes broth taste like cream of chicken?

I had VSG May 28. Sippy cup I bought was for age 12 months. Has a valve inside which requires sucking. But remove the valve you have just 3 small holes. See photo with white valve removed. When tipped up, you can barely suck and get no air with small sip. I marked ounces with sharpie on outside. I bought at Walmart but can also get on Amazon.

I am adding Isopure ZERO unflavored. One scoop is 25g Protein. I usually add half scoop to 8 oz warm Water. Don't add to hot or Protein Powder will lump. 20200531_094807.thumb.jpg.bab2849a30ddfebea6f95e758d430902.jpg Screenshot_20200531-094855_Chrome.thumb.jpg.a912235cde6b542bac83253ee3147b33.jpg

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11 hours ago, over65 said:

I had VSG May 28. Sippy cup I bought was for age 12 months. Has a valve inside which requires sucking. But remove the valve you have just 3 small holes. See photo with white valve removed. When tipped up, you can barely suck and get no air with small sip. I marked ounces with sharpie on outside. I bought at Walmart but can also get on Amazon.

I am adding Isopure ZERO unflavored. One scoop is 25g Protein. I usually add half scoop to 8 oz warm Water. Don't add to hot or Protein Powder will lump. 20200531_094807.thumb.jpg.bab2849a30ddfebea6f95e758d430902.jpg Screenshot_20200531-094855_Chrome.thumb.jpg.a912235cde6b542bac83253ee3147b33.jpg

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THANK YOU! I'm ordering a NUK!

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On 5/30/2020 at 9:12 AM, over65 said:

I came home from hospital yesterday morning less than 24 hours since surgery. The remainder of the day was not good. Pain and gas. Felt like I was kicked in belly by a horse. Gas was mostly in belly and just felt like a tight balloon. I was given Rx for chewable simethecone (GasX). I finally started big rumbling farts. Used a heating pad which helped alot. I got in my Water but very little Protein. Had a great night's sleep.
This morning feeling much better with a lot less gas pain. Having broth with unflavored Protein Powder (tastes like cream of chicken soup) and very soothing. Tried Jello at the hospital and it was sickening sweet. Couldn't eat it. I prepared some Protein Jello day before surgery but haven't given it a try. Goal today is to get in both Protein and Water.< br>I've dropped 5 pounds since surgery 2 days ago. I haven't had any problems swallowing and been sipping like baby bird, tiny amounts. Found a baby sippy cup without the sucking valve removed helps with small sips.

Did they send you home with pain medication?

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On 5/31/2020 at 12:58 AM, Lanie992 said:

Heya, I am new here. I just had mine done one 5/21, so I am 9 days out (almost 10). My worst days were the day after I came home from the hospital.... and then the next day, so days 3 & 4. I gets easier after that. But boy is the pain a shocker when you get home and no longer get morphine every 2 hours. I didn't have issues with gas... just bad constipation, which luckily I found help for on this site.. after days of horrible constipation where my waste was RIGHT at the end of my colon but just would not come out (gross, I know.. I am sorry) --- I finally read on this site about people taking Miralax and that worked well for me, i got scared when someone posted they had to go to the hospital because of an impacted colon,

Just take it easy. We will slowly get stronger.. Congrats on your surgery!

No pain meds at home?

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I’m post op day 2 and have pain mostly to my upper abdomen because they also did a hernia repair. I’ve been able to walk around and as of yesterday I was able to tolerate the 3-4 oz an hour. I can’t wait for this discomfort to go away!

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4 hours ago, Takoda said:

I’m post op day 2 and have pain mostly to my upper abdomen because they also did a hernia repair. I’ve been able to walk around and as of yesterday I was able to tolerate the 3-4 oz an hour. I can’t wait for this discomfort to go away!

So glad to hear you're doing all right. HEAL HERNIA REPAIR!!!

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20 hours ago, over65 said:

I was given Rx for Flexeril for pain, Mylicon for gas pain (GasX) and Sofren for nausea.

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Flexeril for pain? I thought that was a muscle relaxer. Have you thought about calling to ask for something different? There are lots of pain med choices.

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