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    Gastric Sleeve Member markferm's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default How long were you sore after surgery?

    I am on day 2 post op and am curious how long i am going to feel like I have been doing a huge amount of sit ups? I know everybody is different but maybe i could figure out an average.
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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: How long were you sore after surgery?

    Hi Mark.
    I actually can't remember how long. I wasn't sore as such, more uncomfortable. I had 2 nights in hospital and once home I didn't need any pain relief at all. I felt one incision more than the others. I'm guessing that this is the one the stomach came out of.
    I certainly didn't feel like running a marathon but I was able to get up and walk short distances and those increased every day. Getting in and out of bed was probably the most uncomfortable until I learned to roll onto my side get my legs over the side of the bed and then push myself up into a sitting position. Getting up out of a chair also needed me to push up with my arms.
    Remember you have had a fairly big surgery and your insides have had a big shock. It will take a little time.
    Keep us posted on your progress :-)



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    Default Re: How long were you sore after surgery?

    Enough for regular pain med for a few days then tapered to one at night so I wouldn't wake up hurting or have it hurt trying to fall asleep. At a week post op was fine for a few weeks with no pain then a few days of being back on pain meds then fine.



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    Default Re: How long were you sore after surgery?

    You've definitely got the sensation down. It felt like I had done way too many sit-ups and had sore muscles. It was never really bad pain. For me, it got better every day and by a week out I felt fine.

    It helped that I bought one of the bed rest pillows (like this one from Target: https://www.target.com/p/-/A-53267323) to sleep with, along with about 4 other pillows) because getting up from lying straight on my back was not fun for at least 2 weeks.

    Congrats on taking the plunge!



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    Default Re: How long were you sore after surgery?

    I think it may be your incisions that are bothering you, each is different but that should go away soon. It just takes a few days for them to heal where they don't bother you so much. You should notice improvement each day. My best advice is take a little pain in the beginning for the first few days and then once it all goes away you feel like a new and improved person. Hope you feel better soon, hang in there it will get better!! Best of luck!!
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    Gastric Sleeve Member markferm's Avatar
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    Default Re: How long were you sore after surgery?

    Thank you! By the way I love the profile picture. I’m originally from Duluth.



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    Default Re: How long were you sore after surgery?

    Not long at all. I know I only took my pain meds for two or three days. (I wanted to drive!). When I was back to work after 2 weeks I was feeling very close to normal.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member markferm's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: How long were you sore after surgery?

    Today is so much better than it was the last couple. I’m having a pretty easy time getting in my liquids and protein although it’s already getting old for me which isnt good cause I still have 3 more weeks of liquid diet to go.



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