I have just had my robotic assisted LPR surgery on the 8th of may. first 2 days after felt like I was doing so much better besides pain from surgery sites. Staying on the soft diet every hour was not bad, just a tablespoon of something every hour just to keep the linx device operating so as not to allow scar tissue to form and cause more problems later.
After 2 days I realized I had not had a bowel movement. Started feeling bloated from not going. What it really feels like is the food is not moving out of stomach. When I eat my tablespoon full of pudding, or yogurt or what ever, it doesn't feel as if there's any room in my stomach for anything else. It hurts to try and swallow anything. I didn't feel that in the beginning. I've had plenty of stool softeners, Miralax, castor oil, and even a couple enemas. I have only relieved myself slightly in 5 days.
Some moments I have extreme flatulence, with bloating.
I know its only been 5 days postop, but just wandering if anyone else had these problems? I know everyone doesn't heal the same, but there has to be some common symptoms that most people have. And what might be a good timeline of symptoms going away? Doesn't have to be an exact timeline, as I said everyone heals differently, but there must be something like in 3 - 4 months the gas should start subsiding.
Anything would be well appreciated.