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I had my RNY surgery on the 8th! Everything went smoothly and while I am in some pain, I am recovering! Slowly introducing more variety into my liquid diet here, but everything seems to be going down just fine. My neck hurts a ton -- any advice on handling that?

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CONGRATULATIONS!! So Happy for YOU! I cannot refer to you as boredfatgirl because I don’t see you that way....may I just call you BFG?🤗 And not sure what you mean by neck pain? Throat pain from the surgery sometimes, but please describe your neck pain.

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4 minutes ago, Lily66 said:

CONGRATULATIONS!! So Happy for YOU! I cannot refer to you as boredfatgirl because I don’t see you that way....may I just call you BFG?🤗 And not sure what you mean by neck pain? Throat pain from the surgery sometimes, but please describe your neck pain.

Call me whatever you'd like! :D One day I might change my name to BoredFitGirl! :D

As for describing my neck pain, it is real stiff feeling and hard to lift. My throat is fine in comparison!

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Congrats!!!! Perhaps the neck pain is from being in a weird position during surgery? If it's just muscle pain, some Icy Hot or Biofreeze will help!

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1 hour ago, ChubRub said:

Congrats!!!! Perhaps the neck pain is from being in a weird position during surgery? If it's just muscle pain, some Icy Hot or Biofreeze will help!

That's a good call. I think it may be from that as well. I am going to give it a try!

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6 hours ago, BoredFatGirl said:

I had my RNY surgery on the 8th! Everything went smoothly and while I am in some pain, I am recovering! Slowly introducing more variety into my liquid diet here, but everything seems to be going down just fine. My neck hurts a ton -- any advice on handling that?

Try a heating pad/hot water bottle for the neck pain

🏆 CONGRATULATIONS 🏆

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I remember waking up from surgery, they asked how I felt. I told them my laparoscopic incisions felt OK but my neck bothered me more than anything. That was probably from laying on a pillow that was too large.

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I was in severe neck pain after my surgery but I’m prone to muscle spasms and tension headaches as well as Migraines. So the only relief for me is a muscle relaxer. Which I didn’t get while in hospital. It took so long to even get slight relief. It’s hard to keep under control. For me it’s chronic. Given my experience the position you were In during surgery pulled some muscles the wrong way. I’ve heard good things about Tiger balm. Definitely heat not ice. You need something to ease the muscles. Probably a lot of tension and soreness still. A neck massage tool would be beneficial.

Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/VOYOR-Massager-Ergonomic-Lightweight-MS110/dp/B07F6ZNHD9/ref=sr_1_9?crid=QMU37WDZY09M&dchild=1&keywords=neck+massager+pressure+points+for+deep+tissue+massage&qid=1591931722&sprefix=neck+massager+pre%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-9

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11 hours ago, Darktowerdream said:

I was in severe neck pain after my surgery but I’m prone to muscle spasms and tension headaches as well as Migraines. So the only relief for me is a muscle relaxer. Which I didn’t get while in hospital. It took so long to even get slight relief. It’s hard to keep under control. For me it’s chronic. Given my experience the position you were In during surgery pulled some muscles the wrong way. I’ve heard good things about Tiger balm. Definitely heat not ice. You need something to ease the muscles. Probably a lot of tension and soreness still. A neck massage tool would be beneficial.

Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/VOYOR-Massager-Ergonomic-Lightweight-MS110/dp/B07F6ZNHD9/ref=sr_1_9?crid=QMU37WDZY09M&dchild=1&keywords=neck+massager+pressure+points+for+deep+tissue+massage&qid=1591931722&sprefix=neck+massager+pre%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-9

Thank you for the suggestion. I will see about getting something like this! My neck is feeling a bit better now, but definitely still sore. I had a friend sending me some heating pads in the mail, so will wait to see how those work.

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