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Just had vsg this morning.

Actually tougher than I thought. Never knew gas pains could be so intense.

Even ice chips cause some pain.

So pain is up and down, but more up.

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7 hours ago, codevsg said:

Just had vsg this morning.

Actually tougher than I thought. Never knew gas pains could be so intense.

Even ice chips cause some pain.

So pain is up and down, but more up.

Same here. I had mine yesterday and the gas feels trapped. I’m up walking. Trying to get enough fluids in but it’s difficult for me. We’ll get through this.

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9 hours ago, codevsg said:

Just had vsg this morning.

Actually tougher than I thought. Never knew gas pains could be so intense.

Even ice chips cause some pain.

So pain is up and down, but more up.

Congratulations!! That gas pain is so unexpected. It was for me too. Walk, Walk and Walk some more. It really helps. They also added some extra meds to help move the gas.by tomorrow it’ll be more bearable. Again, congrats

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What type of pain meds does everyone use and how long does the pain last?

They told me 2nd and 3rd day are the worst. I’m on the third day. Yesterday definitely wasn’t as bad as the first day. It hurts like an hour before my scheduled pain killer, but other than that it is bearable. I do hope that tomorrow is easier. I finally started passing gas.

I’m taking tramadol and gabapentin every 6 hours. Both are pills I have to crush. I head liquid Percocet is more common, but my doctor said that is more likely to cause Constipation than the ones I got.

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I’m going to try to keep up with this “August 2021 Peeps” thread. I find these messages helpful and it’s feels like all of us are going through this together.

Elizabeth: luckily I haven’t had too much trouble with the Protein Shakes. I’m just not sure how I am supposed to handle drinking all of it. I have trouble drinking more than 4oz and hour. For clear and lighter Protein I also have the clear Premier Protein. The peach flavor is okay. I didn’t like the fruit punch one because it taste like grapefruit. I bout the sampler of Premier Protein so I have some options.

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What type of pain meds does everyone use and how long does the pain last?

They told me 2nd and 3rd day are the worst. I’m on the third day. Yesterday definitely wasn’t as bad as the first day. It hurts like an hour before my scheduled pain killer, but other than that it is bearable. I do hope that tomorrow is easier. I finally started passing gas.

I’m taking tramadol and gabapentin every 6 hours. Both are pills I have to crush. I head liquid Percocet is more common, but my doctor said that is more likely to cause Constipation than the ones I got.
I was off pain meds Tues but each person and surgery is different. I hope you get some relief soon. Dr gave me those tiny oxycodone pills take home. Also said ttake tylenol if needed.

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Shelly, so about a week on pain meds?

I was hoping just a few days, but that makes sense. I read somewhere it is 2-3 weeks for incisions to heal and 6-8 weeks for the staple line to heal.

I gave myself two weeks of recovery and plan to go back to work after that. I have a desk job and work from home so I am hoping it won’t be too tough.

I’m really on top of liquids, Proteins, and walks. I think that will help. Taking about 4oz and hour.

Feeling okay after morning pain meds.

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2 minutes ago, codevsg said:

Shelly, so about a week on pain meds?

I was hoping just a few days, but that makes sense. I read somewhere it is 2-3 weeks for incisions to heal and 6-8 weeks for the staple line to heal.

I gave myself two weeks of recovery and plan to go back to work after that. I have a desk job and work from home so I am hoping it won’t be too tough.

I’m really on top of liquids, Proteins, and walks. I think that will help. Taking about 4oz and hour.

Feeling okay after morning pain meds.

My doctor told me that there is a decent chance I could go back to work in a week. Some people have actually gone to work in a couple days based on their pain level. I plan to take just the week and go back to work at my desk job.

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13 minutes ago, FunbytheLb said:

August 26th! Tomorrow! Omg

Good luck

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