I had the operation but

Akmenia
on 7/11/20 7:26 pm
VSG on 07/09/20

I had the operation this Thursday 7/9/2020 I spent the night in the hospital and then was discharged 24hours later. I know about the pain in the stomach and such but I have had REALLY bad sharp pains in my left shoulder when I breath deeply ever since. Has anyone else had this problem? It hurts so bad that I have been trying to only take short shallow breaths and even those sometimes hurt.

rocky513
on 7/12/20 4:11 am - WI

It's caused by trapped gas. They pump your abdominal cavity full of air so they have more room to maneuver the instruments and can see to do the surgery. Walking helps move the gas around so your body can get rid of it. Walk around as much as you can.

Taking short breaths is not a good idea. You could end up with pneumonia. Taking deep breaths, even if you have pain, helps move the gas around too.

You could try a heating pad. That helped me a lot.

HW 270 SW 236 GW 160 CW 145 (15 pounds below goal!)

VBG Aug. 7, 1986, Revised to RNY Nov. 18, 2010

Akmenia
on 7/12/20 10:39 am
VSG on 07/09/20

Thank you so much!!! I was so worried! I'm definitely gonna try the heat mat.

Jen425
on 7/12/20 7:17 pm
VSG on 07/08/20

I had the surgery on the 8th and today the gas or almost gone. I even went #2. So beware of that when it happens b close to that area for a bit lol

Akmenia
on 7/13/20 6:39 am
VSG on 07/09/20

Lol I finally had a bowel movement as well this morning. It definitely seemed to hel the gas pain

Jen425
on 7/13/20 8:15 am
VSG on 07/08/20

It's the little things in life you appreciate. Haha ?

novascotiadawn
on 7/30/20 9:41 pm - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hey,

Has your left shoulder pain gotten better?

Leaky sleeve survivor!!! 2008/2009 ~ 5'7"~ 42F Bougie

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