Nervous about post op pain

Jessvsg87
on 11/25/17 7:13 pm
VSG on 11/27/17

Hey everyone so my surgery is Monday i am soooooo excited but not going to lie I'm starting to get nervous about post op pain.im having the sleeve with hiatal hernia repair..i just wanted to get feedback on the post op pain and healing process?

Bakermama
on 11/25/17 7:51 pm, edited 11/25/17 11:53 am

I?m having mine Monday too! I know what you mean. Will we be the ones who breeze through with minimal pain, or struggle with lots of pain? I hope all goes well for you!

Gwen M.
on 11/25/17 8:11 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

My pain was minimal. If you have pain, hit your call button and ask for something to deal with it. You should not be in pain while in the hospital (or at home) as it impedes healing.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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BattlecryForever
on 11/25/17 11:03 pm
On November 26, 2017 at 4:11 AM Pacific Time, Gwen M. wrote:

My pain was minimal. If you have pain, hit your call button and ask for something to deal with it. You should not be in pain while in the hospital (or at home) as it impedes healing.

How does it impede healing?

Gwen M.
on 11/25/17 11:09 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Pain increases tension in your organs which prevents them from being able to heal. It causes tightness which just creates more pain and your body needs comfort to heal most effectively.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Shannon S.
on 11/25/17 8:45 pm
VSG on 11/07/17

I had some pretty significant pain at my left largest incision site, but it was doable. Just make sure you let the nurses and surgeon know if you are in pain so they will send you home something that will cover it.

Willism7
on 11/25/17 8:50 pm - Las Vegas , Nv
VSG on 10/09/17

I was sleeved a month ago and for me there wasn't any pain. I was very sick for the first few days but no pain at all. Good luck and I'm sure you will do great

Kjnelson
on 11/25/17 9:09 pm - AK
VSG on 10/11/17

I was nervous too but it was actually quite tolerable. Pain meds helped. At its worst it was like a real bad stomach ache. The incision sites didn't bother me at all. As you have read though. Everyone is different in how they tolerate pain. I had a hernia fixed also and I could feel an immediate change when I bent down for the first time. Felt good. Best wishes on your up coming procedure.

HW: 285. SW: 269. CW: 225

VSG on 10/11/2017

Not going to quit on myself.

joanne0658
on 11/25/17 9:47 pm

I have an extremely low tolerance for pain (tmi - only had one kid) plus I don't do well with pain meds (they make me too wide awake and want to clean the house) . . . and getting the sleeve was easy peasy . . . .My doc even told me that the first week following surgery I'd probably hate her and wish I hadn't done it . . . and that it would pass. Never happened and it was one of the best decisions/choices I've my in my life.

Jo

Age: 60 | Height: 5'3.5 | Surgery Date: 07/24/15 | Starting Weight: 292 | Surgery Weight: 267 | Goal Weight:150 | Current Weight: 149 | WL so far: 143 lbs

Fredbear
on 11/25/17 10:07 pm
VSG on 11/29/16

I had so little pain that they had to beg me to take the morphine and other narcotics.

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