I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically 5 days ago and have had severe gas pain. I was advised against any medications to help alleviate the gas. The only thing that helps is walking and also putting a pillow against my belly and slowing rocking. I also find that a pillow under my belly comforts for me to lie on my side.
I still have discomfort and pulling around my incision areas when I sigh, sneeze or cough. Some family members have bragged how they had the surgery on Friday and went back to work on Monday. Sorry...I think the majority of us are not that miracuously healed. I anticipate at least 2 weeks.
I also coughed up some fresh blood this morning...has that happened to anybody else?
1988 - Delivered twins vaginally, complicated with hemotoma, surgery with 2 transfusions
1996 - Ectopic pregnancy with IUD, laparascopy to remove
2004 - Emergency C-Section birth
2007 - Planned C- Section birth
2007 - Tubaligation
2009 - TVT Bladder repair
2011 - Laparascopy: gallbladder removal