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Almost 3wks post-op and still in pain



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I had a VSG to RNY on 8/11. I was in a ton of pain in the hospital for most of the visit. When I left I was prescribed pain medication and ended up taking the whole thing over the course of the last couple weeks which is something I’ve never done before.

Ive resorted to taking Tylenol several times a day along with icyhot on areas that feel like pulled muscles. I’m even using a heating pad most of the day as well. I’ve even resorted to using one of those motorized carts when doing the shopping because if I don’t, I can’t stand for long periods of time.

I can also tell if I go long times between eating. I accidentally skipped Breakfast the other day because I wasn’t hungry and my shoulder and stomach were in so much pain. I’m also in pain around 20 minutes after I get done eating right where my stomach would be.

Im starting to feel like I’m old and frail instead of in my mid 30’s! Is this pretty much par for the course or do I need to call my doctor? My next appointment isn’t until Thursday.

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pain with these surgeries is pretty much all across the board, so yes, having it is normal (and so is not having it). Sorry you were one of the unlucky ones!!

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Pain may be normal, but PLEASE call your surgeon and let him know what is going on. Good luck!!

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I was in pain the first 4 weeks, by 6 weeks I was pain free and at 3 month I feel pretty normal.

As far as pain 20 min after eating it could be too much food maybe ? Hang in there it gets better

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