Raddy

Surgery done

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So I had my gastric sleeve and umbilical hernia surgeries together on the 18th. Hernia was huge; the sleeve was over in an hour, the hernia took two! Was in terrible pain the first two days, mainly from the gas. Now am home and the only real pain is from the hernia site. Am trying to get all my fluids down, but not reaching target yet. Hoping to feel stronger soon; still pretty weak.

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I am glad to hear that you are through your surgery. Welcome to the losers bench!

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Thank you!

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Congrats! You're on your way!

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I had a hernia repair with my RNY and I know where you're coming from Raddy.

The more you move, the easier it will get.  I found very slow hip rotating really helpful in loosening thing up.

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Oh really? Will try. Have a cough and it's killing me every time I have to!

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Raddy - did they give you an incentive spirometer ?  

Put a call into your surgeon's office about the cough - it's something they need to know about.

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No, didn't get the spirometer, though I suspect it would have helped in releasing the gas as well. Informed my doctor about the cough, and he's instructed me to hold my hernia site when coughing.

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