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3.5 weeks out and still can’t sleep from pain



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I had surgery in July 15. Since the , I haven’t been able to sleep in my stomach or side. When I try, it feels like my insides are all moving and a weird muscle in my left side abdomen cramps up terribly. I need sleep :( I can’t sleep on my back. Pillows aren’t helping.

Is this normal?? When will it stop happening?

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O that’s rough! I only had pain a few days my sleeve was 7/14! I did cuddle a pillow to stand , sneeze and sleep! Did you ask your doctor? I know everyone is different but I feel like you shouldn’t be in so much pain you can’t sleep.. gosh I hope you get well soon

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Contact your medical team ASAP. Pain is never good especially this long after surgery.

Hope they can sort this out for you soon.

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I actually did call my doctor. I was told it was from the ‘anchor stitch’ during surgery. I was also told it should go away in another week or two... and that it’s their number one complaint from bariatric patients post-surgery.

Wish they had told me before now so that I could have expected it :(

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I think it took me about that long before I could sleep on my side or stomach. Same deal after plastic surgery, too...

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Today is my one month anniversary and today my internal stitches just seemed to stop pulling and burning n pain. I just woke up with out it. Last night was the best sleep I had since surgery. So hang in there the pain will just because almost not there one day. Good luck!

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1 minute ago, IWantTheDream said:

Today is my one month anniversary and today my internal stitches just seemed to stop pulling and burning n pain. I just woke up with out it. Last night was the best sleep I had since surgery. So hang in there the pain will just because almost not there one day. Good luck!

I really hope that’s how it is with me!!

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I actually did call my doctor. I was told it was from the ‘anchor stitch’ during surgery. I was also told it should go away in another week or two... and that it’s their number one complaint from bariatric patients post-surgery.
Wish they had told me before now so that I could have expected it [emoji20]
In that case, Anchors Away! Keep us posted on the outcome.

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