Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 1/18/2011 2:42:41 AM (GMT-7)
I had my surgery in 9/2007 and I rate my pain as 8 for the first three days. My pain was so bad around the incision near my belly button that I could not get out of bed for the first three days I got home. Then it slowly faded and by weeks end it was non existant.
The gas pain in my shoulder was annoying but not much more than that.
The real pain came when they removed the catheter. It was an 11, but it only lasted a split second. I think it was because the nurse didn't wait completely till the baloon was deflated before she pulled it out.