Hi my name is Tonya,
I'm 20 days out from my surgery now. I have been reading posts about
shoulder and back pain after surgery and I have that too! I also cannot pass the gas but have diarrhea really bad! I can burp very little but it hurts. The surgeon told me last week to start trying different foods as long as it was not bread, rice or crunchy. My problem is, anything other than mashed potatoes, yogart, mac n cheese, or pudding I choke and throw up! I feel like I'm starving to death and I'm dehydrated! I really thought the surgery would make me feel better but I feel worse! My surgery took over 6 hours and I was in the hospital for a week. all he would tell me was he had a hard time getting to the hernia so I have 7 holes instead of 5! I would give anything for a Dt Pepsi and a pack of toastchee crackers right now......LOL I took gas x today but my back still hurts between my shoulder blades and I feel like I need to burp but can't! I am so looking forward to being further along with this so I can eat and feel better! Will I always have a problem storing gas? Lord I hope not!