Day 4 recovery

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 3/26/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
This is Day 4 recovery and I just woke up and feel like I have been run over by a truck. I am so sore   and  my gas pains are still here. I dont know if its normal or not. so far day 4 is the worst. I see the surgeon for a follow up on thursday. I hope everyone has a lpd.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.

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   Posted 3/26/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Kimber,

I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad.  The problem with surgeries of today is that they are done quicker, less invasive and shorter Hospital stays.  So, we go in have the surgery and are sent home.  The fact is that you did have major surgery!  You are 4 days post op, don't question why you feel like a truck ran over you.  REST girlie!  If I were you I would call and ask your surgeon about the gas issue, but pain and the other symptoms go along with a major trauma to your body!  Having an organ removed is MAJOR TRAUMA!

I know when I had the Fusion surgery, my Hospital stay was 23 hours (its longer today).  I'm sent home in a daze wondering why I feel so bad, when the surgery must have been minor if I only stayed 23 hours....go figure the mental anguish was as bad as the post op pain.

Give yourself a break and rest!  I had my GB out in the 70's when they cut you down the middle with a gross drain.....It took 2 weeks before I felt human! 

Hang in are in my prayers!



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   Posted 3/26/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
When my wife had hers removed she was extremely sore for about a week mainly because the surgeon closed one incision extra tight. I know she complained about gas pains a lot to for a while but I can't recall when that went away. All I do remember is that within two weeks she felt like she hadn't had surgery.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Kimber! Hang in there, and give it some time. They may also have you on a high fiber diet, which may contribute to the gas problem. I had gas terrible for almost two weeks, but it is much better now.

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.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 3/26/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone.
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.

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