on 12/2/13 9:39 am - Canada
on 12/2/13 11:00 am - Brampton, Canada
Hi Tammy, I am 18 days post op and the painful burping for me lasted about 10 days and it also hurt a lot to sneeze, cough and laugh, all that was so hard/painful. One night I got the hiccups and thought I was going to die from the pain and then it just went away on its own. Walking for me helped so much, I literally paced around my house, it really does help in getting the gas to move.
All the best for surgery,
on 12/3/13 5:19 am - Canada
on 12/2/13 11:03 am
on 12/3/13 5:20 am - Canada
I had no gas pain that I remember, but I did have incision site pain that I was on painkillers for for almost a week. No burping, very little out the other end too :p I did get a tiny bit of feeling of discomfort in my shoulders on the third day after surgery, but a hot shower fixed that. Everyone is different.
on 12/3/13 5:21 am - Canada
on 12/3/13 1:18 pm - Canada
I had some gas pain right after, but as soon as I got up and moved it was much better. I never had major pain of any kind afterwards, so I was lucky. Hiccups and sneezing will hurt like a SOB for the first few weeks, which is normal after stomach/abdomen surgery - try to cushion your tummy with a pillow to help.