Good luck in your recovery.
Best for me when I was dealing with gas from surgery, was walking. Unfortunately the "surgery gas" pain are horrible and beside some pain meds, nothing can be done to help them. Unfortunately it ,at take some time for the body to absorb the gas.
The abdominal gas pain - the gas trapped inside our intestines, we eventually get it out (farting or burping lol) but the gas they used during surgery to be able to see inside us, is trapped in our body, outside of the intestines, and that gas can travel even to our shoulders (mine did) causing horrible pain.
First 24 hours were the worse, but depends how fast your body can deal with that, it may take fro 1-3 days.
Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG
"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"
"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."
Thank you so much for this info H.A.L.A B. I've just begun to fart! I had strange pain in my shoulders, too. I've been stiff getting around today. I have a walker that's been helping me walk up and down the hallways in my building. I really appreciate this info. Take care and be well x0x0x
I'm feeling better than last week. I've been trying to do several laps around my hallways in my building every day. Some days have been better than others. My wounds still hurt, especially on my right side near my breast. I've lost a few pounds! THank you for the good vibes