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Hello everyone.
my VSG surgery was 7/29/21 and since then I’ve had nothing but intense pain. I think this is beyond the usual post op pain but I’m not sure, that’s why I’m here.
so, first I want to say I’ve already called my surgeon’s after hours call service. Apparently he didn’t have anyone listed as to who takes his after hours calls so, the gal sent my message to him. That was Monday, 8/2. He still hasn’t called. Frankly, if he doesn’t want to talk to me, I sure don’t want to force him to.
Anyway, I called because I’m not able to keep up with hydration because it hurts too bad. My sips are 1/3 of an ounce. They barely wet my tongue. Am I doing my sips wrong? Is there a better way?
I had a hernia repair at the same time so maybe that is playing a part but should it hurt this bad? Here’s the scenario, I take a sip, wait for the pain, feel it move (sort of), down a bit. There is more than one pain point, though. The first pain, I think, is the liquid stopping at my hernia, but I’m not sure, that’s also the more intense pain point. Then the second pain is a few seconds later. My guess is that pain is when the Fluid moves into my stomach.
This is the 6th full day of this pain, and now I understand why chronic pain sufferers can be cranky.
My question is whether or not this is an expected pain level 6 days posy op.
I’m in tears because I can’t keep doing this with this much constant pain. They also didn’t give any pain meds, just told me to do liquid Tylenol.

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This doesn’t sound typical to me. How many times have you called your surgeon? I’d probably be sitting in his office by this point if he hadn’t called me back.

All else failing, so to the ER.

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This doesn't sound normal to me either. Keep calling your doctor. Also, if you don't have a history of abusing pain meds, why didn't they prescribe something stronger? Especially if you also had a hiatal hernia repair, as that is said to be more painful than VSG. Maybe your call slipped through the cracks. Keep calling. You shouldn't have to be in pain.

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Intense pain and surgeon doesn’t respond? I’d go to the ER.

Hope you get some relief and feel better!

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Go the ER, hun. You obviously can't rely on the surgeon so go to the ER and tell them you had surgery less than a week ago and were only given tylenol and it's just not helping with your pain. Make sure you explain that you can't have NSAIDs though because they'll likely try and give you that first.

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