Hello everyone! Today is post-op day 8 for me. I returned to work today. Rough... I am not used to waking up at 5:30 and getting ready for work as my normal routine was before surgery. I sat at my computer and did paperwork all day, but my back was killing me by the end of the day. Not sure if it's just because I haven't been upright for 8 hours straight yet or if it is my change in posture due to pain in the left shoulder and abdomen. I put a hot pack behind it for awhile and that helped a little. Also, I have had this nagging, burning sensation in my right epigastric region today. I guess it is probably where the stomach is sutured but it sure is annoying. I have decided to take my friend, children's liquid Tylenol, to work with me tomorrow to see if it eases my aches. I did make it all day. I was surprised, but as the day went on, I didn't feel so fatigued. Of course, I came home and glued myself to the couch for the rest of the night! I probably need to buy a scale to monitor my weight. My scrubs just kind of hung off me today. Not a totally bad thing, but an evil way to lose weight!
Has anyone else experienced the "burning, nagging" in the right epigastric region? I know Cat recommended I get some aloe vera juice. I've just about decided to try that.