You've just had major surgery, and all those strange and painful symptoms are to be expected. Be sure to take your pain meds. While your outsides have just five little slits, your stomach has been stretched and wrapped and stitched. There is pain and swelling, which is to be expected. You're just two days post op!
The next two weeks will be the most challenging. Your wrap will become increasingly more swollen over then next two weeks or so. Swallowing will get worse before it gets better. It's normal.
There is no way that you can expect to feel any better than you do at this point. Your insides have been accosted with sugical tools. Try to surrender to your recovery. Relax, be patient, and listen to your body. You can't rush this...healing takes time.
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