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Is it normal to have trouble standing up straight right away? I feel like everything feels really tight and it takes me a minute or two before I can even really straighten up at all. I don’t know if it’s all the glue on the scars or some thing internal or what. My surgery was only a few days ago so I’m less than a week into this. Did anyone else have a real tightening feel on their stomach when they tried to stand straight up? I’m trying to keep in mind that I was pumped full of Fluid and the organs may be pretty sore and swollen after the surgery. Grateful in advance for any feedback.

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Yes this is what I felt like! Like it would take me a while to straighten up.

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Hi,

I just had my surgery April 26th. I faced the same issue up until a day or two ago. So day 5/6 post surgery walking up right came.. Just walk around and rest when you need. Don’t force yourself by any means it will come back naturally. I was in the hospital for two days and hardly walked because I was not a lucky one who had no pain. The pain was awful for me. I’d try some gentle stretches you can do with your arms. Like rolling your shoulders back while you sit up right. That helped me. I felt like a 70 year old lady walking around with my curved back and I’m 29 😂😅🤣😄. I hope you’ll be able to walk up right soon. Good luck!🍀👍

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Thank you both. That is extremely helpful. 🙂

Edited by dennydenco

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18 minutes ago, StartingMYjourney2021 said:

How are you feeling now? Able to walk a bit straighter ? 🙃

Yes! Thank you for asking. Got better every day. Mostly, it was due to the incisions. For me, I walked every day a little bit, made sure I rose up and sat down in the chair slowly, and I am temporarily using a cane to keep the stress off my stomach when moving around. Will be ditching the cane in a couple of days. Pain from the incisions is the only pain remaining but it is diminishing daily. How about you?

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I’m so happy to hear you’re doing well. Today I’m 10 days post op and I’m fine. I’m walking and climbing on to my extremely tall bed lol. It was horrible in the beginning but I think it helped me relax the incisions/stitch tightness. If I laugh or sneeze then I have a bit of pain but I just place a pillow across my tummy. 😋.
I don’t know many people who had surgery around our time, I was wondering how is your diet going? Are you on full liquids? I don’t think my dietician is very good... I had my surgery done in India so the foods recommended are all Indian cuisine haha. Could ya share a bit about your food diet please ?

thanks so much

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1 hour ago, StartingMYjourney2021 said:

I’m so happy to hear you’re doing well. Today I’m 10 days post op and I’m fine. I’m walking and climbing on to my extremely tall bed lol. It was horrible in the beginning but I think it helped me relax the incisions/stitch tightness. If I laugh or sneeze then I have a bit of pain but I just place a pillow across my tummy. 😋.
I don’t know many people who had surgery around our time, I was wondering how is your diet going? Are you on full liquids? I don’t think my dietician is very good... I had my surgery done in India so the foods recommended are all Indian cuisine haha. Could ya share a bit about your food diet please ?

thanks so much

I’m on stage 2 until May 18th. My stage 2 is yogurt, shakes, Soup broth, and occasional very thin cream of rice. During pre op, my dietician was lousy and didn’t give any useful guidance. 20 minutes before being released from the hospital, the hospital dietician came in and laid out everything perfectly. Yes, coughing or clearing my throat is extremely painful as well. India? Are you recovering in India?

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Thanks for the info. Yes I am currently recovering in India. I am waiting to be cleared to go back to Ohio. I have a apartment out here in Hyderabad. Covid isn’t as bad as in Delhi. My dietician wants me drinking blending fruit smoothies, eating lentils and Beans, but no bananas or mangos, which I find odd. The Protein Shakes were recommended four times a day but In all honesty I can’t stand the Protein shakes every time I drink one I become sick. I’ve tried four different brands and no avail. I hope I don’t shoot myself in the foot by not taking enough protein shakes. They are just soooooo nasty. 🤢

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