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I had my surgery on 11/7 and have lost 16 lbs. since then. I feel pretty good (I still get tired easily), but what bothers me most is the swelling (though no soreness) above the port (I also had a hiatal hernia fixed). My waist was always my smallest part, and though I'm pleased with my weight loss so far, it's uncomfortable when I get dressed that my waistline is bigger than it was pre-surgery.

How long does this last?

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My swelling from the gas lasted about three weeks, but I have read of others that lasted longer. It does go away.

Keep up the good weight loss. Maggies:shades_smile:

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Thanks, Maggies. The swelling seems to be becoming more localized, but it sticks out like half a softball on my right side, as I said, above the port.

How long till you get all of your energy back?

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I was banded on 11/14 and I too am having problems with swelling. It is mostly where the port is but it makes wearing pants very uncomfortable.

When do people start feeling less sore?

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Was your port installed on your right side? I know everyone (Dr) is different but mine is on my left side. Just wondering about it.

jazie

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I still have gas swelling and I am 19 days post op. I am hoping that by week 4, the gas swelling will diminsh.

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