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kimber9807
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   Posted 3/29/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,Gas is a little better. Im still having sharp pains in upper stomach  and chest and shoulder still hurts a bit.   I am still very sore in my incisions    feels like I got hit by a truck lol. I am still depending on pain pills every 4 hours. Surgeon said i would start  to feel better today. I am not  but I am trying to keep in mind it was still major abdomianl surgery even though  it was laproscopic and outpatient. I still havent had a bowel movement been taking ducolax . Hubby says people are different and heal at different rates. Tommorrow will be a week  since surgery and still depending on pain pills every 4 hours. I see the surgeon for follow up on thursday and if I dont see any improvement going to voice my concerns. The pain is better than gallbladder attacks and vomiting . I didnt have any of that since I woke up. My back has been very sore the last few days. Sorry If im complaining. Just want to know of this is normal 6 days post op   of having a laproscopic cholesctomy. The pain meds make it a little bearable. I hope everyone has a lpd. Im just wondering how much longer I will need pain pills.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Potsie
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   Posted 3/29/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Kimber, are you running any kind of fever?

kimber9807
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   Posted 3/29/2010 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Potsie,no my temp is 98.4 been running normal . I have been keeping an eye on it no sign of infection. Just alot of pain. Pain could be from all the gas and constipation I guess. Im stumped.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 3/29/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kimber! It will get better, but you will have to give it some time. My surgery was 3 weeks ago, and I still have pain from the incision site, as well as lower back pain. I'm now only taking 3 to 4 Percocet's a day now. I took PaLady's advice and bought some Prunes for the constipation. It seems to help, but the other thing is to walk, as this promotes bowel movements. Hang in there, it will get better with time. I'm willing to bet by the end of next week, you will be singing a different tune. :)

SE
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.


kimber9807
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   Posted 3/29/2010 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Screaming eagle. guessed I needed rassurrance this is normal. I am glad you are doing much better.I see my pcp thursday morning as well see my surgeon in the afternoon. If constipation hasnt broke by then will see if my pcp can recommend something for constipation. Will see if hubby will pick me up some prunes on his way home.I hope you have a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis..gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase and  trazodone.


Retired Mom
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   Posted 3/29/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kimber,

I'm glad to see that you feel up to posting. I didn't want to say anything negative before the surgery because I didn't want you to be more nervous than you already were. My healing process was two weeks after the laprascopic gallbladder removal. This was before I felt human again. Then I was post-op sore for a while more. The worst is actually over now for you I'm sure.

Please start on something additional for that stomach. You need those BM's to clear your system. Perhaps the prunes or simply a lot of additional fruit to go with what you are already taking. Once you start going, you should feel better quickly. I'm afraid if you don't go soon they will have to do something about it and it's not exactly a pleasant experience when you add it to everything else.

You'll be surprised how good it feels to be able to eat like a normal person again. I was so scared of another attach that it took me months to try the "trigger" foods.

Best to you!
Formerly PrayingForRealRelief...
 
DDD, CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME, TLIF L5-S1 2009 (failed), FIBRO, MINEYER'S (SP?), VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY, VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, EXTREME IDIOPATHIC HYPOGLYCEMIA FROM AGE 12
 
 
 
 


PAlady
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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber,
I have to agree with the others. Retiredmom gave you some great advice. Since my GB surgery was ages ago I had it when they cut your abdomen right down the middle, and used rib spreaders to get at the gall bladder. That organ is very deep, so even though you had laproscopic surgery (which is great!!) they still have to go deep to get that organ out, and you have a lot of internal sutures.

I would tell your doc on Thursday all you're experiencing, and especially get some help for the constipation if everything else isn't working. You don't want to have to strain (I know, TMI!) your stomach muscles. You can even call their office tomorrow and ask over the phone what else you could or should be doing.

It will get better. Give it time.

PaLady
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