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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

6 days post op

I am miserable. The gas in my abdomen has not dissipated. It travels in huge bubbles about the size of a melon and reshapes my abdomen.  Gas-X did nothing. Mylanta gas did nothing.  Last night is the first night I actually cried. How can I have gotten worse?  I haven't had a bowel movement either. I emailed the Bariatric Nurse today and she thinks I may be constipated and to try a suppository.  I'm going to try to tough this out. 
I have second guessed my decision especially after last night.  Ron stopped what he was doing last night at 9pm to run to the store to get me Mylanta Gas.  I was laying in bed when he showed up and I couldn't even scoot over to give him some room on the bed.  Have I told you lately he is amazing?  
Ron needs some lovins sent his way too. His dog Lucky might need his other ACL fixed we will find out Friday. Ron's older dog didn't have a good day on Monday and he is actually considering if the time has come to put her down. My heart hurts for him. 
All of the support you have shown is such a blessing. I know I am not alone. "This too shall pass". I just can't wait for it to literally pass. 
Good night my friends!


  1. Awe I am sorry to hear you are having trouble. I had surgery on the 18th, and it has been a breeze, my doctor kept me overnight just to make sure everything was okay, but the minute the sun came up I jumped out of the hospital bed called my husband to pick me up. I was so tired of being pricked and getting my blood pressure and temperature taken. LOL! If you are drinking anything, maybe try to drink slower make sure to sip. I notice I burp a lot and the gas is going away little by little, yet I know that there is still gas in me. Try to rest as much as possible too. Sleep if you can I know that I was tossing and turning the first couple nights home but it helped with the gas. Have a great night!

  2. The nurse at my pre-op workshop told us yesterday that the gas is from where they distended your stomach to see inside and that the only thing that gets rid of it is to walk and to do a lot of walking. Hope you feel better soon. keep us posted.

  3. Awwww Angela I am so sorry you are having such a rough time. The first week was the very worst for me too. I really doubted my decision just like you. A lot of us did. It will get better, I promise!! The best thing is to walk walk walk and walk some more. Also, don't drink through a straw, it can put more air in your stomach and hurt. I can drink with a straw now with no problem but for a month or so after surgery I couldn't without lots of gas pain. Do you have a recliner you can sleep in? I can't imagine trying to lay (lie? I never get those right) flat in a bed already. I slept in the recliner for a little over 2 weeks before I could stand to lay/lie flat in bed.

    It sounds like you've got a great support system to help with your girls. That's good! And what about this Ron guy?? He sounds like a keeper :) Speaking of which...since he's been blogging for you and all...I'm voting for a pic. Yup, we need a face to go with the ghost writer. Who's with me?!?

    Take care of yourself....get lots of rest...and if you need to vent I'm here.


  4. oh honey i sooooooo feel for you!!! i'm say 9 and while it was getting better today was my worst day for gas ever. are you walking? thats the only thing that helps get the gas out. i couldn't pass gas for the first 5 days. even now i hardly can. its so painful to have that gas in there. just walk walk walk. i'm so sorry the gas x and the mylanta aren't working for you. someone told me to try a heating pad. also the pain killers they gave me helps not to feel the pain from gas. also warm drinks help. they go down a lot easier than cold or room temp. i hope you feel better. i so feel your pain!! it will get better. i promise.

  5. You poor thing, this too shall pass and it won't take long, honestly.
    The first few days after surgery are hard going but you'll be amazed how quickly you'll bounce back. Hugs for you.

  6. I do know how you feel. I cried a couple of days after surgery too. I would suggest taking at least a stool softener. It really did help me with the gas pains. Hang in there, it does get better. I promise you, you will not regret you decision!

  7. Awe, I'm sorry Angela! I hope that the gas pain subsides soon! What does your doctor say about it? (And my love to Ron)

  8. So sorry you're still struggling. I still have some residual gas as well. Gas X and Mylanta did nothing for me either. The heating pad worked wonders for the gas in my abdomen - not so much for the pain in the shoulders. As others have said, just keep walking. I'm not sure how much the walking actually helps (as I still have shoulder pain today) but it can't hurt anything. About day 4, I was thinking "What the hell did I do to myself?" but I got over it. Hope you feel better soon.

  9. Just found you...looking forward to following you in the lapbandworld! Hoping the gas subsides...

  10. Hey Angela. I just found you as well. I hope the gas gets better for you. My advice is to walk as much as you can even if it is just marching in place. I just got banded on Aug. 10th and believe me it makes a world of difference. Like LadyShante I didn't have any problems with gas at all. My other piece of advice is to turn from side to side often. The walking will help to pop those gas bubbles and the alternating from your left side to your right side when laying down will ease the gas down into your intestines. Feel better hun. I know it's hard for you. This to shall pass.

    To Ron, I hope and pray that Lucky gets better. Stay encouraged.

  11. Hi, Angela. Found you through Amey's blog. Hope you are feeling better.