I had the operation but
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.
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.