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I am 3 weeks post op. I wore jeans for the 1st time Friday. My stomach started getting sore. It is really sore today especially when I lay on my side. I also had a herina repair on my right side of my stomach during surgery. When I am on my back, I don't have any pain. Any suggestions?

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5 hours ago, Vateacher2016 said:

I am 3 weeks post op. I wore jeans for the 1st time Friday. My stomach started getting sore. It is really sore today especially when I lay on my side. I also had a herina repair on my right side of my stomach during surgery. When I am on my back, I don't have any pain. Any suggestions?

Have you considered using a post surgerical binder? Here's one, but also check the BariatricPal Store to see if they have something similar:

https://www.amazon.com/StrictlyStability-Bariatric-Abdominal-Support-Compression/dp/B07NQ3LF1F/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=plus+size+abdominal+binder+post+surgery+women&qid=1602388759&sprefix=plus+size+ab&sr=8-11

Get well soon and Congratulations

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More time - you are still healing. And wear loose pants.

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I don't think I wore *anything* remotely tight, pants or underwear wise, for about a month and a half post op. Any kind of pressure (even just my cat trying to lay on my belly) hurt my muscles there.

You're healing still. Stick to loose and comfy pants as much as you can until you are 100% sure you can handle something otherwise. It's different for everyone, but it'll cause you less discomfort in the long run while your muscles heal.

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On 10/10/2020 at 12:07 PM, Vateacher2016 said:

I am 3 weeks post op. I wore jeans for the 1st time Friday. My stomach started getting sore. It is really sore today especially when I lay on my side. I also had a herina repair on my right side of my stomach during surgery. When I am on my back, I don't have any pain. Any suggestions?

I did leggings and if something hurt i didnt do it. Touch base with your bariatric team about the soreness but maybe try to avoid the positions that cause it if u just came out of surgery. I was pretty sore for awhile (positioning pulls on incisions and deeper cuts) but it gradually improved. Invested in more pillows to make things comfy while healing

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I have been having the same issue since going back to work. (16 days op) My right side will start to ache from sitting in my office chair. I get up and walk around and/or roll my jeans under my belly flap to ease some of the discomfort. I’m also fighting muscle pain in my upper back daily. Any others have that issue and if so how did you cope?

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On 10/14/2020 at 5:52 PM, Ellen267 said:

I have been having the same issue since going back to work. (16 days op) My right side will start to ache from sitting in my office chair. I get up and walk around and/or roll my jeans under my belly flap to ease some of the discomfort. I’m also fighting muscle pain in my upper back daily. Any others have that issue and if so how did you cope?

I’m having the same pain. It’s burning in my back. If I could do yoga I know it would help but since I can’t I don’t know what to do. It’s like I need muscle relaxers or something.

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