I can't remember how long ago you had your surgery. When your surgery was done, there was one port (mine was the rib incision on the left side) from which the surgeon did most of his manipulation of the surgical tools during surgery. That could certainly explain some of the pain.
Also, during the first year or so, if I slept on my left side, I'd be awakened with a very sharp pain after a period of time. I had to train myself to sleep on my back. Still, I'd sleep on my side periodically, and after a couple years I no longer get the pain, and can sleep on my side with no pain or problem.
This surgery takes a full six months for most of the healing and a year for the rest. I had occasional dumping syndrome that continued past one year. I figured I'd always have to deal with that little quirk. However, sometime during the second year, I realized it wasn't happening any more.
It is normal to have various pains post-op. Obviously, you have to make your own judgment about the severity of the pain, and certainly call your surgeon's office if you have worries. That's why they get paid the big bucks! Hang in there...it gets better!
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