18 days after surgery, not feeling so well...normal or should I call the doctor?

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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
After eating my stomach hurts in waves and sometimes I feel nauseous almost like before the surgery. I tried eating normally as they were giving me normal food in the hospital but it's not working at home. The doctor did prescribe pain killers maybe it's suppose to hurt. Should I call the doctor/surgeon? I already called the surgeon once about some liquid that came from my incision when the staples came out so I don't want to bug him unnecessarily....any advice? Thanks for reading.
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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I would definately go back to a liquid diet. But I think if you are having pain that you might want to get that evaluated.
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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I know a lot of us don't want to bother our doctors, but when your health is on the line I think that's more important than whether or not somebody is a little bit irritated because they had to take 10-20 minutes to evaluate your situation. They can deal, but I think if this gets worse then you definitely can't. Get the help you deserve if you need it!
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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd get it checked out too. Food shouldn't make your pain worse. My post-surgery pain is just kind of a dull ache, and hurts mainly after I've been laying on my side. It hasn't been bad enough for pain pills since the first week of the surgery.

I did have a scare one night. My insides were awful quiet, and I was having pains every now and then like the start of a blockage. I think my intestines just decided to shut down for awhile (this has happened to me before). Thank goodness it only lasted a few hours, but my parents were getting ready to take me to the ER.
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