That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..
Just had my.
And to start with I would definately say it was a 10, but it didn't last that long...I only took.
(d/t allergies) and came home the day after.
And have not took anything since I have been home...everyone is different though...good luck....
I am almost 5 weeks post op.. and I was scared of the pain.. when you first come out you hurt.. don't be shy about asking for pain meds.. I was and after 4 hours post op, and one of my family members sneaking behind my back and going to the nurse, they finally figured out my pain pump was not working.. instead of every 15 min I was getting one an hour..
(2X) the night of surgury... I was off pain meds, including.
Within 5 days.. and the last two nights of five I only took pain meds before bed time so I could.
Better and turn with less pain.. It was not nearly as bad as I thought it might be.. However, each of us are different so remember you will probably hear all different things.. just don't be shy or beat up on yourself if you have to ask the nurse for more pain meds.....
I would count it as not that bad at first but the next couple of days were bad and home recovery has been plagued with all kinds of problems but I'm probably an exception...
I had Open RNY 9" incision and it was uncomfortable (like oooh I don't want to twist or bend wrong feeling) but other than that my shoulder hurt the worst (.
Out on the OR table I was told) but happy drugs are good :) I could have gone back to a sit down job at 2 weeks (tired and wiped and weepy but do-able, lucky I could take more time).
Waaaaay more painful..
Kidney Stone waaaaaay more painful..
You are right everyone it different. I would say it was a 101/2 for me. I would have rather delivered 12 babies vaginally than go through the pain again. That being said, the pain does go away. It took about 3 1/2 weeks for me to be out of the horrible pain. I am 9 weeks out and have absolutely no pain.
And had very little pain. Just depends on the person. I will tell you I was not prepared for the pain so it caught me off guard. Just have the mantra "this too shall pass"..
On August 30th. I had a few extra 'stab wounds" as the Dr. had to work around a benign tumor on my liver. I really have to say that I had very little real pain. In the hospital, the highest I got was a 4 on the 1-10 scale, and that was more incisional pain. I only took the pain med to help me.
Was driving me crazy. I was out the next day. The only pain I had after a week, was just the tenderness of the bruises from the incisions. As other's have said, the pain varies from patient to patient, and everyone also has different tolerances. I had previous Abdominal surgeries which were 100 times for painful than my WLS. Good luck to you,, and try not to stress about the pain.
See you on the loser's bench!.
I have had some of the same procedures as you. Gall bladder removal,.
, and 2 c-sections. The pain on a scale of 1-10 was probably about an 8 at the beginning and it dropped to a 3 or 4 pretty quickly. The biggest difference for me has been the difference in recovery time. With all of the other ones, 2 -3 weeks recovery maybe. This procedure, I am in week 5 have no pain but I am still exhausted...
As I have said before, my doctor did not follow our pain management plan. I was to have a pump, then.
And somehow I came out on a third level pain medication. The night of.
, he visited the patient across the hall, but did not see me. I was in pain and out of it, and wasn't able to identify the problem until much later..
I have yet to confront him about this, but will at my 3 month. With the right meds, the pain should be minimal in the hospital and tolerable at home..
Reminder: To all future.
Pt. Have your surgeon write down the pain management plan you agree on. Review and verify your plan, the morning of.
, with the Anesth. and the Surgeon...
On a scale of 1-10 I would say a 3 for me the first 12 hours but the pain medicine helped with that, they had me.
After that and due to my joints hurting that was way more painful then the.
I have had a kidney stone removed and that was a +10 pain..also a tubiligation and I was up a few hours later also...and grocery shopping the following day! All pain is different for everyone and it depends on the.
Best of luck to you....