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Hello all, I had my surgery Wednesday and today I’m finally leaving the hospital. I have been walking like crazy but I have the worst gas pain at the top of my belly. I’ve been chewing gas x, please any tips will be appreciated.

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Hey girl all you can do is keep walking, there is nothing you can really do. The gas pain is annoying but know that it won’t last forever. Glad you were able to leave the hospital. I didn’t realize how major this surgery was!

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52 minutes ago, Hopefulin2021 said:

Hey girl all you can do is keep walking, there is nothing you can really do. The gas pain is annoying but know that it won’t last forever. Glad you were able to leave the hospital. I didn’t realize how major this surgery was!

Yes the gas is killing me!! Me either when I went get my EGD the nurses were like oh we’ll just keep you 24hours after the surgery so I went in Wed thinking I’m going home Thursday but nope didn’t happen. Home feels amazing

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@Chantrella I am also recently postop. I had my surgery on March 4. I was having the same issues. The thing that helped most was a heating pad. Secondly the nurse told me too sip warm fluids instead of cold to reduce gas pains. It also worked. I have very small cups of warm chicken broth, warm Decaf tea and decaf coffee. But I think the heating pads help the most.

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7 hours ago, Mkk_NY said:

@Chantrella I am also recently postop. I had my surgery on March 4. I was having the same issues. The thing that helped most was a heating pad. Secondly the nurse told me too sip warm fluids instead of cold to reduce gas pains. It also worked. I have very small cups of warm chicken broth, warm Decaf tea and Decaf coffee. But I think the heating pads help the most.

Hello, thank you I’ve been using my heating pad a lot today isn’t as horrible as the other days. Now I’m just dealing with an over production of saliva. I can’t wait to catch a break!

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I'm doing pretty well. I also had a hiatal hernia and I think that's causing me more recovery issues - my biggest problem is trying to get all the liquids down that I'm supposed to. Otherwise I am walking around fine, and as long as they rest in between, I feel pretty good. I'm hoping I can get my Protein and Water intake up. That's a real challenge because I was never in the habit of drinking water throughout the day.

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1 hour ago, Mkk_NY said:

I'm doing pretty well. I also had a hiatal hernia and I think that's causing me more recovery issues - my biggest problem is trying to get all the liquids down that I'm supposed to. Otherwise I am walking around fine, and as long as they rest in between, I feel pretty good. I'm hoping I can get my Protein and Water intake up. That's a real challenge because I was never in the habit of drinking Water throughout the day.

That’s one of the issues I have I love love love water and I down it! Now I have to sip sip sip. The sipping makes it hard to get all the fluids in.

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I relied on a heating pad for my back and 1000mgs of liquid Tylenol every 8 hours.

Walking will help, especially if you're walking uneven terrain, the little bumps help to move it along. Also, I paid my little siblings to give me massage haha and it works!

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