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  • #46476
    kathc
    Member

    Well done rose – glad all went well . The wind can be painful just let it out !! Lol .

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    #46491

    I rang the sPIRE hOSPITAL who recmmended that I take Iboprofen melts as well as paracetemol and this has made a real difference!

    I also massasged by tummy with peppermint essential oil (in a carrier oil) as well as swallowing some pepppermint oil drops for the trapped wind.

    A good friend has also recommended arnica cream for the bruising.

    I am feeling much more comfotable now!

    I hope I haven’t put anyone off, but I have a low pain threshold! You should have seen me wail when I had my daughters!!!

    #46481
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    Good to hear you have found some things that work for you Rose and feel more comfortable. x

    #46482
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    Fiesta, you are booked into a great hospital with a great surgeon, and I am sure all will be well, even if your veins are hard to find! xx

    #46471
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @Rambline Rose 20676 wrote:

    I rang the sPIRE hOSPITAL who recmmended that I take Iboprofen melts as well as paracetemol and this has made a real difference!

    I also massasged by tummy with peppermint essential oil (in a carrier oil) as well as swallowing some pepppermint oil drops for the trapped wind.

    A good friend has also recommended arnica cream for the bruising.

    I am feeling much more comfotable now!

    I hope I haven’t put anyone off, but I have a low pain threshold! You should have seen me wail when I had my daughters!!!

    So pleased you are feeling better! I have a massively high pain threshold – two kids with no pain relief at all! But, as you will see, we are ALL different. That’s why this place is so great: there will always be someone similar to you to be able to help and support you. Great hints and tips in your post. Thank you. Onwards and downwards as we say 😉

    Doodah xx

    #46475
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi Fiesta

    My gastric bypass was done by the marvellous Mr Pring, he is excellent, as for the veins, mine are difficult to find too but the nurses at St Richards are used to it and you’ll be surprised what they will find, they know all the tricks to make them come out and play.

    I remember my day before, gosh I was so excited, it felt like christmas and birthday all rolled in to one, hope all goes well for you tomorrow, don’t forget we’re here for you.

    Take care and let us know how you get on.

    Love
    Lesley
    xxx

    #46492

    Wishing you all the best Fiesta!!!

    Can I ask everyone how long they too to recover from their surgery? If you work, how long did you need off? I’m asking because I may need to ask my husband to cook Christmas dinner and do all the prepping. I usually love to do it, but am too sore at the moment.

    Many thanks

    #46483
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    Rose, you should be just fine by Christmas, recovery time varies for people, but give it a few weeks and you should not be feeling discomfort judging by myself and people I have heard from, so don’t worry, but you may be more tired than normal, so on that basis might need help with things – see how you are nearer the time! x

    #46472
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Hi Rose. How about getting your family to do all the prepping and you just cook? Or, why not go mad and go out for Christmas dinner? It could be a double celebration then?! Just a thought….

    Doodah xx

    #46477
    kathc
    Member

    Rose everyone is different but 2-4 weeks is the average . But each day things get easier .

    K x x

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    #46493

    UPDATE!!!!

    Am just back from a stay in QUeen A;exandra Hospital! IT seems I wasn’t coping well because of low haemoglobin levels and excessive brusiing! I had a blood transfusion and strong painkillers and visits from Shaw Sommers himself to see that I was ok. THat man REALLY cares!! I feel so right to have chosen him.

    Anyway, I am much more comfy now!! Thanks for all the support!!

    #46486
    luckyflower
    Member

    Rose glad you are sorted, yes choosing a good team really helps!! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    #46473
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Hi Rose. So glad that you are ok. My goodness what a worry. Shaw Somers is everything you expect isn’t he?

    Take care and I wish you better asap 😉

    Doodah x

    #46484
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    Sorry to hear that Rose, but very glad it was picked up and you were happy with the care given. Wishing you a speedy recovery. x

    #46494

    Less than two weeks since my operation and I no longer need pain killers! I am enjying lots of different soups, diet yoghurts and sugar free jelly! I feel as if my new life has begun!!!

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