5 days after Gallbladder surgery

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I’m constipated, feel blah.  Today my incision sites hurt more then ever.  

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    Cindy.

    hi yes that’s normal !!

    i never went for over two weeks ,the pain will start to calm down over the coming days at incision sites.

    but ime 4 months out and still having lots of trouble going lol

    wish you speedy recovery.

    drink lots and lots of water and enjoy your chicken soup.

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    Remember it well! I found a hot water bottle on my stomach helped with the pain. You’re probably constipated from the painkillers and post-anaesthesia as well. Did you get any stool softeners like lactulose from the hospital? Make sure you’re drinking plenty to help with this as well! I actually held a pillow over my stomach the first time as was quite sore 👎🏼. Hope you’re feeling better soon xx

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      Scottie

      how are things with you now ?

      last I read you had just returned back to work and was getting very tired fast.

      have things improved ?

      how is your pain now etc ?

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    you must take it easy, no lifting awkward movements,    all best, oh and constipation think a lot of us get that now, ha.
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    My husbands incision hurt up few months until the body got used to it. If you feel concerned see your health care doctor .
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    This sounds normal, I didn't have my first BM til about 6 days out. I lived off apple juice, apple sauce and crackers here and there.

    Everything will get better soon!!

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    tomorrow will make a week had gb removed. my stomach is swollen and cant poop and hurts when i laugh or cough. really worried about my stomach.
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    The pain meds will make you constipated. You want pain relief but then you need to poop too! lol

     Its one week today since my surgery. I still have the same symptoms I had before the surgery. But my surgeon said that's normal and some people take longer to heal than others.

    I don't have an appetite, but I know I need to eat. When I try to eat...I feel like I'm going to throw it all back up. Its a never ending cycle.

    Hang in there.... it HAS to get better.  My mantra for the past month and half.

    It HAS to get better....

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