HOW MUCH PAIN POST-OP LAP BAND SURGERY???
i HAVE HAD 10 ORTHO SURGERIES , SO NO STRANGE TO PAIN.
HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO SAY ............SHOULDER SURGERY/ROTATOR CUFF???
GOT A 225 MILE CAR RIDE (passenger) 2 DAYS POST OP AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT........
Includes 47.5 lbs. lost during 7 month pre-op period
For Low Carb Recipes:
on 1/2/10 11:28 am
Honestly I don't recall much pain at all post op. The night of surgery I took one dose of the Vicodin prescribed to me, and pretty much toughed it out otherwise. I returned to work 2 days post op and tired out a bit quicker than I normally would have, but thats it. I was working with babies that day and wasn't able to lift them from the cribs, but luckily it wasn't required.
You might want to take a pillow to rest against your abdomen since a seatbelt might cut across your incisions/punture sites.
No pain. I was on a plane from CA to NC within 24 hours of surgery. Took no pain meds. Had no gas pains.
My rotator cuff surgery pain was worse. Although between the morphine pump and the hydrocodone, I didn't really care!
Good luck with your pre and post op diets. You have to hang in there til you get good restriction, too. That is the hardest part, I think.
Remember when you had your rotator cuff tear repair & thinking right afterwards, "What the *#LL was I thinking? I literally woke up out of lapband thinking, "Yes!", and have had no regrets (scared cuz I want to do this right, but no regrets).
So compared to your rotator cuff repair, and my ortho surgeries on my foot? This was absolutely no problem!