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2 hours ago, ForMyOhana said:

So, I'm a little more than two weeks out from surgery. Seems like every evening I deal with some back pain. It's more middle of the back... possibly near my kidneys. It's an annoying ache. I thought it might be from not getting enough Water or from the fact that I have started to add some pureed items to the diet choices, but I can't figure it out. Anyone else?

I’m also having back pain, but it’s my upper back, between my shoulders. I think mine is from sitting around too much since it’s been cold and windy outside. I’m 3 weeks out today. The weather is pretty good today, so I’ve been able to take some walks. Im hoping it will help with this pain.

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7 minutes ago, OutdoorsGirl said:

I’m also having back pain, but it’s my upper back, between my shoulders. I think mine is from sitting around too much since it’s been cold and windy outside. I’m 3 weeks out today. The weather is pretty good today, so I’ve been able to take some walks. Im hoping it will help with this pain.

I’ve been having this exact pain too, sometimes is more on the right side but by my shoulders. That’s a good thought that’s it’s been from sitting more. I’m almost 2 weeks out.

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32 minutes ago, sunflower1984 said:

I’ve been having this exact pain too, sometimes is more on the right side but by my shoulders. That’s a good thought that’s it’s been from sitting more. I’m almost 2 weeks out.

Mine is more towards the right too. I bought a heating pad yesterday and it helps.

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4 minutes ago, ForMyOhana said:

Pain up un your shoulders is likely trapped gas from the surgery. Move around a lot... that will work out. Mine is lower.

Do you know how long the gas stays in your system?

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It's different for everyone. My SIL had it bad after gallbladder surgery. Mine was only bad the day of surgery. So bad I told them I had made a mistake and to put everything back. Then the good drugs kicked in.

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42 minutes ago, ForMyOhana said:

It's different for everyone. My SIL had it bad after gallbladder surgery. Mine was only bad the day of surgery. So bad I told them I had made a mistake and to put everything back. Then the good drugs kicked in.

The first couple of days I walked a lot and felt pretty good. But I’ve been taking it easy since and developed the sharp, stabbing pain. The weather was better today so I got in 6500 steps. Now the pain is a LOT better. You’re probably right about it being the gas. Thank you!

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I need to figure out a way to start moving more. It got cold here in Michigan and on top of that, I've been cold in my house since the surgery. I wrap up in sweats and a blanket when I'm home. So the thought of walking outdoors... well, just not happening right now.

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20 minutes ago, ForMyOhana said:

I need to figure out a way to start moving more. It got cold here in Michigan and on top of that, I've been cold in my house since the surgery. I wrap up in sweats and a blanket when I'm home. So the thought of walking outdoors... well, just not happening right now.

I’m in Maryland, sometimes when it’s really cold, I go walk around in a big store. I might joint a gym soon.

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Michigan is bad covid wise right now... worst in the country and about as bad as it's been the whole time. I sorta want to avoid people in general. I have 2 buddies with covid right now. 1 has been hospitalized since Nov 18.

I've had covid twice and vaccinated. I don't need it again.

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Somehow I’ve avoided covid. Hope my luck holds out. Hopefully you have a ton of antibodies to protect you now.

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I went for a walk in my yard today but otherwise all my walking is just me going from room to room in the house. It’s been 6 days and I’m still super tender, can’t stand up straight without pain and walking jostles things.

I do get up and walk once an hour. I hope that’s enough for now.

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Hello I had my surgery on Nov 19th. I have had a hard time eating anything everything makes me nauseous. All Water has a sweet taste and contributes to my nausea. They most water I get in a day is maybe 30 oz. I was moved into full liquid phase but I have had such a hard time eating that I am afraid to eat anything. I figured out that it was the ant acid pill that made me super nauseous so today I didn’t take one and have done better. Anyone else had this issues? Any suggestions?

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Hi everyone 🙂 I had my surgery on 16NOV21.

kt2021, sorry to hear that you are having issues with nausea and glad that you may have found a contributor. I am taking 1 omeprazole pill each morning though sometimes I forget. Can you switch to Gatorade Zero? That works for me and has been reliable way to get past a taste of Water. Also, what about a chewable antacid as opposed to a pill?

ClareLynn, I've managed to walk 2 to 3 miles each day since surgery BUT I could not have done it without a post surgery compression bandaging. The doctors have since removed that and I feel ultra tender and sore. But when it was wrapped tight like a sausage - not a problem at all.

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