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I also had a lot of the same issues that you're having. A few days after surgery I started having pain on my right side of my back then it went to left side.I assume its gas. It subsided after a few days. I wasn't given a binder but I had one from a previous surgery. It's a lifesaver. It took me 2 weeks out before I was able to lie down in bed. Good luck on your healing.

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Hi,
I am 7 days post op and my mood fluctuates I cant sleep for more than 4 hours and I have a really annoying gas pain in my chest n back, how do I get rid of this ?

Getting my liquids in and physically am ok except that 1 incision which hurts with every movement.


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Good job. Sounds like you moving forward pretty good. I used Gas-X and that helped me.

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Hi! I’m new! Just had my surgery on 1/20.

Having bad left shoulder blade pain. Today is also the first day I haven’t vomited. (It’s still early..LOL.)

I look forward to meeting and chatting with everyone!! I’m in that “panicky stage” where I’m sure I’m dying and wondering why I would have chosen to inflict this upon myself. (I know in the log run it’s going to be amazing)

Cheers! -Christy

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I’m on day 5 post op. Everything seems to be going pretty well. My Dr has moved me to phase 2 eating, creamy Soups, yogurts ith fruit flavor no pieces of fruit. Also soft boiled egg To go along with my Protein Shakes. I started my bariatric Vitamins B12 dissolveable tablet, calcium citrate 1000mg chewable(not so great) and a multi that looks like a starburst candy!!!! So far I have been walking abouT 1.5-2 miles each morning( not today 12in snow) I find it easier to drink while on my walk rather than sitting down. I have to say that I am not hungry at all. I know I have to eat which I am doing getting in 60-80g Protein and 64 oz liquids. It’s just weird that I’m not looking to graze in the fridge!!!! Also I am keeping a food journal, times and how much and protein taken in and am also using Baritastic app to track weight and goals and food as well. Might be a little over kill the journal but for now I seem to like it. Just wanted to share my first week with everyone because I’m proud of the work I’m doing!!!!

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On 01/14/2022 at 10:23, JennyO526 said:



I had my surgery on the 12th. The incision sites pain is tolerable, but my lungs hurts so bad. Especially when I try to breathe in. Don't know if it's the gas in my body or what but I was wondering if anybody else felt like this?


Hello! This may be due to pleural effusion or Water on your lungs. Make sure you let your doc know. After my surgery the gi test showed I had this whic caused me to be short of breath so I had to use a breathing machine and now it’s much better. This is common after surgery.

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On 01/29/2022 at 13:40, JessStrem said:

I am having my gastric bypass Monday 1/31 and the nerves are really kicking in! I’m going to be ok…right?! 😳

You got this!!!! (If I of all people can do it, you got this! LOL!!)

While I can’t speak for everyone, for me, the worst problem has been the weakness/fatigue.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

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6 hours ago, Christy Comeaux said:

You got this!!!! (If I of all people can do it, you got this! LOL!!)

While I can’t speak for everyone, for me, the worst problem has been the weakness/fatigue.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

6 hours ago, Christy Comeaux said:

You got this!!!! (If I of all people can do it, you got this! LOL!!)

While I can’t speak for everyone, for me, the worst problem has been the weakness/fatigue.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

I went through same feelings 5 days before my surgery. Then came on here and realized there is a whole community rooting for you to do well!!! You got this just like I have this. I’m 6days post and am doing great!!! Best of luck and follow your drs plan!!

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