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Was sleeved on 11/10, and got to come home yesterday (11/12). I’m feeling great and working on getting in my liquids and Protein, but I’m hurting in one incision.

The largest incision that my doctor told me he pulled the excess stomach from is giving me a fit. I can’t even bend over to pull on a pair of leggings or socks. It gives me a sharp, shooting, burning pain all through that area. I know he had to cut muscle to get the excess out, but how long will it hurt like that? Like, it’s about to be cold here in TN y’all. 🤪

Also, gas pain. I’ve been walking and walking, but I still feel like I have gas trapped in my upper chest and I can’t burp! Like, I’ve even tried to gulp air to make myself burp and it isn’t working. No problems with the other end, but any advice with upper chest gas pockets?

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My surgery date was 11/11 and I am feeling the same pain in my right side. I can't even lay on my side - either side.

Not sure what is going on in there, but I have my one week follow up and want to know what REALLY is going on to make this hurt so.

Hope you do well in healing and we get some answers that will help.

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It'll only last a couple of weeks, if that. Hang in there.

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I am now close to 3 months post-op from the bypass. I had some complications just after; one being that two of my incisions were opened 2 days post op in the hospital. I also had a lot of bruising and swelling from passing out (apparently) the day after surgery and then vomiting violently due to some sort of reaction to the anesthesia. I had to stay in the hospital 6 days and even then fought to go home.

Because of all this, my stomach was not only black/purple and I looked 6 months pregnant for about 2 weeks after the surgery, gained a lot of weight and had problems with gas pain for the delayed recovery. My husband and I had to add a silver kind of sulfur inside two of the incisions and stop the bleeding, put antiseptic inside of them and stuff gauze all the way inside each open incision. With all this, after about week 3, I was feeling like a new person. Like all of the sudden, I woke up and the swelling went down, the gas pain was gone and the incisions were starting to heal. It did take about 6 weeks for the sharp pains from the incisions to completely stop the sort of knife feeling and for them to really close up pretty good but I had some extreme scenarios with that.

Keep moving! It's so hard just after surgery, no matter which one you get. But do everything your Dr says, even if you are really struggling and just keep moving to get the gas through. It does get better and you'll be past this part of the surgery. Hugs to all of you.

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Thank you everyone!! I’m 2 weeks post op and I’m finally able to move around with little issue.

I still have an ache if I bend down or stretch too far, but it stopped hurting as bad once I started to hit my Water goal (and about 45g protein) each day - about 9 days post op for me.

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