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Did anyone else have bad chest pains after surgery? I’m 3 days post op and it hasn’t went away. It comes and goes. They did an EKG before I left the hospital and said I was ok .

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Hi i had my bypass last Thursday so I'm 4 days post op. I still have chest pain but apparently its just trapped wind left from when they inflate out stomach... the pain is horrendous but does get easier. I find it helps to lay on my left hand side. This also helps to pass the gas too

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1 hour ago, Darcell76 said:

Did anyone else have bad chest pains after surgery? I’m 3 days post op and it hasn’t went away. It comes and goes. They did an EKG before I left the hospital and said I was ok .

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So i had my gastric bypass done last Thursday 26th May. I had it done under the nhs (i live in the UK) but the actual op was done by my nhs surgeon at a private hospital to help get through the waiting lists left from covid. The surgery i have been told but the whole ordeal was horrific. I was treated like a piece of meat. No one spoke to me to explain what they were doing etc. It took 7 attempts to do a simple eeg before theatre in which they ripped the pads off many times causing my skin to break open and bleed.. ouch. They then all be run me to theatre when i was manhandled onto the operating bed (I'm disabled) where the private theatre staff just grabbed my arms and legs pulling in all directions strapping them in things. No one once spoke to me to explain what they were doing. I was terrified. The next thing i knew the man said I'm putting you to sleep now. I wanted to scream STOP YOU'RE NOT OPERATING ON ME but i was so scared no voice came out. Once awake i was taken to a private room and basically left. They didnt even give me a buzzer to call the nurse. I was discharged less than 24 hours after surgery in absolute agony and scared out of my mind. I have never felt so alone and afraid before in my life. It has left me feeling extremely anxious and frightened have have made the wrong decision. My dietitian just rang me for 4 mins basically saying she had email me my diet plans... no nurse from the team has phone me yet but i was told this would happen on my 1st day home... completely unexceptable

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Oh my goodness Lou, I'm so sorry you've had such an experience.

I'm hopeful your recovery is uneventful from this point on.

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2 hours ago, Darcell76 said:

Did anyone else have bad chest pains after surgery? I’m 3 days post op and it hasn’t went away. It comes and goes. They did an EKG before I left the hospital and said I was ok .

I understand most chest pains are trapped gas from the surgery.

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11 minutes ago, Raw188 said:

Oh my goodness Lou, I'm so sorry you've had such an experience.

I'm hopeful your recovery is uneventful from this point on.

Thankyou... baby steps but hopefully in the right direction

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2 hours ago, Briahoga0 said:

Had mine may 25th :) also my birthday!

My birthday is today. My surgery would have been today if it wasn’t the holiday. So I went with Friday the 27th. How are you feeling?

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Lou I’m so sorry that you had a bad experience. I hope you’re feeling better today

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I texted my doc/team yesterday about my extreme aversion to everything I can eat during the liquids phase. I’m several days out from puréed/soft. I was hoping that they’d say oh ok have a nice scrambled egg. They didn’t.
I found a recipe in my bariatric cookbook for a shake with spinach and avocado and Granny Smith apple. I’m going to try that.

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May 16th surgery. Sadly things have not been going smoothly. Been back in the hospital since Monday May 30th. There is a blockage where my small intestines were reconnected to each other. They cant tell me how the blockage occured. Might be scar tissue or something else. Currently sitting in my hospital room with a tube down my nose to drain the stomach to prep for surgery #2. Anyone else been going through something similar?

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25 minutes ago, FarfelDiego said:

I texted my doc/team yesterday about my extreme aversion to everything I can eat during the liquids phase. I’m several days out from puréed/soft. I was hoping that they’d say oh ok have a nice scrambled egg. They didn’t.
I found a recipe in my bariatric cookbook for a shake with spinach and avocado and Granny Smith apple. I’m going to try that.

Might not be your issues but I have found I need to be hydrated before I can take heavy liquids. I sip on Water with a flavor powder I like. After getting 8 oz down in the morning then I can start sipping on something with Protein in it. Right now I like hot coco from WonderSlim that has 12g of protein. I add unflavored protein to get the content higher. I add more water or almond milk so it's not very rich . To take fluids at the liquid point I had to add water with every thing. That's what my doctor said was common and it worked. I could not have any pureed for 20 days. I could have cream of wheat at 10days out. Popsicles were a life savor as well.

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@hende I’m sorry surgery twin. I hope you’re out of the hospital soon!

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@leeann I had cream of wheat last night very runny. It was nice. I asked directly just now to my doc/team can I have a nice scrambled egg and they answered back NO. I’m 4 days out from soft/puréed clearance. Insert best Lucy Ricardo WAH! Ok. So no. I will listen to them. I had an oikos yogurt this morning with 20g Protein. I’ll have some Gatorade zero with unflavored Protein Powder later. 4 more days. 4 more days. Can I just hibernate through them?

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