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I had gastric sleeve Monday 9/28, stay ed the night in the hospital and flew home Saturday night. I'm absolutely miserable. Every sip of Water, 10ml at a time, had me crying out. The pain almost feels like muscle spasms. Is this normal?

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Like childbirth, I only vaguely recall the pain! It was quite bad for the first 2 or 3 days and I took my pain meds religiously! And then, the pain went away...and I started this journey for real! I would advise that you take your meds as prescribed (I had to dissolve the pain pills in a couple of sips of warm Water for the first couple of days) and see if it gets better in a day or two. If you REALLY can't get the pain under control, call your surgeon...but I wanted to let you know that pain on day 2 is normal!

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Welcome to the forums.

So, you just flew home which tells us you didn't have surgery local to where you are. That makes it a little tougher. We'll help where we can.

You just had surgery on your stomach. It is going to be painful to drink initially. The more you do it the better it will be for you.

Yeah, didn't you just say every sip hurts? Take small(er) sips. 10 cm = 2 teaspoons. Do one, but more frequently. Small sips, frequently. Try room temperature or even warmer. Cold fluids could cause your surgery to spasm from the shock.

Keep trying, and it will get better.

Are you able to call your Doc and get advice at least. Did he give you pain meds? You perhaps should hook up with a local surgeon as a local resource, support group, whatever.

Good luck,

Tek

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I also had surgery 9/28/20. I was just released from the hospital today. You shouldn’t be in that much pain. Call your surgeon. Stay on top of your pain meds and walk around the house as often as you can. Maybe your pain is from trapped gas.

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I was the same way for about the first 10 days. Drinking was super painful and as for eating, forget about it. As soon as anything hit the bottom of my esophagus, I had what felt like a painful spasm. I had no appetite, so I wasn't hungry but I did feel weak because I wasn't eating. My surgeon had me drink a lot of clear Protein Drinks (not shakes). Fortunately that stage passed and I was able to drink more easily and I could add heavier liquids, such as shakes and then soft foods. See what your surgeon says about it, he/she may have some suggestions.

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12 hours ago, Nikki T 708 said:

I had gastric sleeve Monday 9/28, stay ed the night in the hospital and flew home Saturday night. I'm absolutely miserable. Every sip of Water, 10ml at a time, had me crying out. The pain almost feels like muscle spasms. Is this normal?

Sounds horrific are you allowed to have tylenol? liquid childrens tylenol is available without a script. I think alot of us seemed to have pain meds during that part

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