I was very blessed and lucky after my surgery. I never used my pain pump when I was in the hospital and I was able to get up and walk for long periods of time without any problems while I was still in the hospital. When I got home, I was stunned at the horrible "gas pains" I had. The worst was in my lower left abdomen. The pain meds wouldn't even take the edge off of the pain! I tried walking, massaging the area, laying down in different positions... everything I could think of to move that "gas". When I talked to my surgeon he said it wasn't a gas pain, it was my remnant colon going into spasms.
Start weight: 306 Surgery weight: 282 Current weight 199.5