Back pain since surgery... anyone else????

kayakgirl
on 12/3/13 1:51 am - Canada

Hi all, 

I had surgey one week ago yesterday and have done well in the front! No problems with my pouch so far (knock on wood!) and my incisions are looking good. However, I have had constant back pain since the moment I left recovery, It's my mid-back left side and it's always there!!! I cannot take any of the painkillers we've tried because they give me horrible nightmares and general nastiness. I am using tylenol and Robaxacet and heat pads.... sometimes I get a bit of relief, other times not. Sleeping has also been very difficult because of this. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how long did it last? Can you recommend anything else?

Thanks,

Jennifer

Initial referral: March 21, 2013; Orientation: April 26, 2013 (OWMC); Nurse Practitioner: July 10, 2013; Nut/Beh: July 15, 2013; Pre-op Class: September 18, 2013; Internist: September 18, 2013; Surgeon: October 1, 2013; Surgery: November 25, 2013 (Dr. Yelle)

    

    

    
(deactivated member)
on 12/3/13 1:55 am

it could be tension from the surgery still. I had laporoscopy a few years ago and my whole midsection hurt for a while. Also, if you had a cold before surgery, that could be it too. There is a virus going around right now with a terrible cough and whole body just aches. Hope you feel better soon

Catw
on 12/3/13 2:14 am - Arnprior, Canada

Talk to your clinic, perhaps they can give you a suggestion for relief.  Or at least give you a prescription for a massage therapist which might help.  I remember getting one when I was soon out of surgery.  It did help me.  Some it does, some it doesn't.

Cathy

        

sellarsgal
on 12/3/13 2:57 am - Oshawa, Canada

I have not yet had my gastric bypass surgery but I did have my gallbladder out 6 months ago. And my back killed me! I thought it was because I couldn't sleep on my side for a few weeks after the surgery only on my back. My surgery was laprascopic as well. I'm not sure what can be done but i totally feel for you!

NewMe2.0
on 12/3/13 3:37 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 05/20/14

I just had two operations on my kidneys, and I found that ice actually gave me more relief than heat...if there is any sort of inflammation there, ice will bring it down...heat will bring blood to that area....I know its cold and yucky out there...but give it a try. Wrap the rest of yourself up in a warm blanket.  I also have chronic back issues and again, ice is the better choice for me...

Hope you feel better soon,

Vicky

 

 

  • Referral:  Feb 2013/ Guelph  
  • RNY May 20th 2014 (Dr. Bhojani)                                                                         
  • 2nd RNY (revision due to marginal ulcers) Aug. 10th 2015 ( Dr. Bhojani)  
  • Revision to VSG (marginal ulcers): March 22nd 2016 (Hamilton, Dr. Hong)
  • Total Gastrectomy:  Dec. 15th 2016 (Hamilton, Dr. Hong)

 

    

kayakgirl
on 12/3/13 5:28 am - Canada

I'm going to try this!

Initial referral: March 21, 2013; Orientation: April 26, 2013 (OWMC); Nurse Practitioner: July 10, 2013; Nut/Beh: July 15, 2013; Pre-op Class: September 18, 2013; Internist: September 18, 2013; Surgeon: October 1, 2013; Surgery: November 25, 2013 (Dr. Yelle)

    

    

    
meowtab
on 12/3/13 4:06 am - Eden mills, Canada

I had surgery november 20th. I also have pain in my back mid left. But I find it is directly related to gas in my body. Taking gas x almost immediatley helps. And if that doesn't work, i move around the house doing crazy stretches till the gas comes out, lol. Then I feel soo much better. The sharp pain leaves.

kayakgirl
on 12/3/13 5:27 am - Canada
On December 3, 2013 at 12:06 PM Pacific Time, meowtab wrote:

I had surgery november 20th. I also have pain in my back mid left. But I find it is directly related to gas in my body. Taking gas x almost immediatley helps. And if that doesn't work, i move around the house doing crazy stretches till the gas comes out, lol. Then I feel soo much better. The sharp pain leaves.

Interesting! I'll try Gas-X right now,  I hope it helps!

Initial referral: March 21, 2013; Orientation: April 26, 2013 (OWMC); Nurse Practitioner: July 10, 2013; Nut/Beh: July 15, 2013; Pre-op Class: September 18, 2013; Internist: September 18, 2013; Surgeon: October 1, 2013; Surgery: November 25, 2013 (Dr. Yelle)

    

    

    
kayakgirl
on 12/4/13 3:21 am - Canada

It seems you may have solved te mystery of my back pain. Started with Gas-X yesterday and pain is definitely less severe. Thanks!!!

Initial referral: March 21, 2013; Orientation: April 26, 2013 (OWMC); Nurse Practitioner: July 10, 2013; Nut/Beh: July 15, 2013; Pre-op Class: September 18, 2013; Internist: September 18, 2013; Surgeon: October 1, 2013; Surgery: November 25, 2013 (Dr. Yelle)

    

    

    
Sunny123
on 12/3/13 4:51 am
RNY on 12/05/13

Jennifer, I haven't had surgery yet but wanted to say I hope you feel better soon!

Jo ~  HW:297 SW: 279.6  GW:160 ~ Don't trade what you want most, for what you want at this moment!!  Dr Amy Neville Dec 5, 2013         

        

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