I remember hearing about the shoulder pain when reading posts here prior to my surgery. It always seems so bizarre to have pain in the shoulder after stomach surgery! I did a lot of reading and discovered it's referred pain, and it's very common.
When I was in the hospital, the night nurse gave me the best, best advice. She told me to get up and walk whenever I got out of bed for the bathroom. I took her advice, and walked a lot in the hospital--dragging my IV pole along.
I found that the more I walked, the less my shoulder hurt, and visa-versa. Give it a try. Walk, walk, walk, walk!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”