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Gastric Sleeve Surgery is it painful?



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I was sleeved on 8/19. Immediately after surgery, I was up doing laps around the hospital floor. I was sore, tired, and stiff, but I made myself do it. I went home the next day and could hardly move - even with Rx pain meds. Between gas, being full of fluids & air from the surgery itself, and pain from the incisions (esp. the big one) I was pretty miserable for about a week - then everything literally changed overnight. I woke up one day and felt GREAT. The big incision still hurts, but all of the gas is gone, all of the fluids & air they fill you up with are gone, etc. That said, I'm pretty sure I busted a stitch on the large incision, as of today I'm in agony, but just in that one spot. I'm back on Rx pain meds + an antibiotic and hope they do the trick. I felt like I was doing really, really well until then. Good luck!

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I am on day 5 post op. The first day when i came out of surgery the pain was barely tolerable. I spent the first two days in bed. By day 3 i have had a little discomfort from gas. Day 4 a pain under my right armpit started to sting and burn. This only happens when I reach down and out walking and lifting myself no problem. Day 5 i have been press to meet intake goals for liquid and have been more gassy. After taking gas x the pain has relieved.

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Not really after the first 2-3 days. because my surgeon gave me a tap block at the surgical site to reduce the post-op pain and need for medication. I had my gall bladder removed before the port site was incredibly painful. This experience was much different.

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