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Sight of food making me sick

Oct 29, 2015 6:09 AM

Good morning all. Day 2 now and still barely have any appetite. Will be calling the triage nurse to see if my gyn would be so kind as to call me something in for nausea without having to go into the office for a visit. Can only tolerate crackers and sprite. Anything else just like I said, makes me sick already. Suggestions?

Oct 29, 2015 6:34 AM

Amanda, I am so sorry you are feeling so sick. They should have no problem calling in a prescription of Zofran for your nausea. Don't focus on eating right now. Crackers, toast and ginger ale should be good for now. Sending you {{{{Hugs}}} and prayers for speedy recovery.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Oct 29, 2015 6:38 AM

Alwayz, this is pretty typical for me after any surgery. Thanks for the help. Trying to go back to bed already.

Oct 29, 2015 6:45 AM

Rest Amanda. It's the best thing for healing. Hang in there. I'm her if you need me. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Oct 29, 2015 6:59 AM

Just waiting for a phone call back. Pretty sure it's not the pain meds doing this, cause pain meds have never caused me to be this sick already. Hoping he will be kind enough at this point. I really don't want to have to leave the house today.

Oct 29, 2015 7:03 AM

I don't think you'll have to worry about that. For him to prescribe some zofran so you can ease your nausea won't be an issue. Chin up my dear, it will all work out.πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Oct 29, 2015 7:19 AM

Alwayz, thank you god! Apparently, my surgeon is off today so she is going to email one of the other gyns in the office to see if she can't call me something in today. Can't have zofran unfortunately as my drug insurance doesn't cover it orally. Only covered IV. She also said she doesn't think it's the pain meds either at this point.

Oct 29, 2015 7:26 AM

Just a quick note on the Zofran. I don't know why the insurance doesn't cover it. It is an inexpensive medication. I had to pay for mine and it was $1.00 a pill. They will probably only give you ten or so. I hope whatever they give you settles your stomach so you can at least relax.πŸ’•

Oct 29, 2015 7:31 AM

Alwayz, I asked myself the same question but they just don't. Had it prescribed twice and they wouldn't cover it either time. Had to go with phenergan the last time and that worked just as well. Now if I can get this damn swelly belly to leave me be, I'd be perfectly happy with that as well. Off to go back to bed. Might take them a while to call back.

Oct 29, 2015 8:32 AM

And phenergan getting sent in as we speak. Hoping I'm able to tolerate food tonight. That would be great!

Oct 29, 2015 8:47 AM

Awesome!!! I hope it helps you quickly. Make sure you rest, you need it to heal. Don't fight sleep and don't fight against taking the pain meds, it's for your own good! (Wow, I sound like my mother!!😳)

Oct 29, 2015 8:53 AM

Alwayz, wow you sound like my mom. She told me, "Dont be stubborn and take the damn pain meds. It's for your own good."

Oct 29, 2015 9:02 AM

LOL!!! See, I knew I sounded like a Mother none the less!! I just want you to take care of yourself and get better. πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

Oct 29, 2015 9:41 AM

Alwayz, my next question is how in the world do I get rid of the swelly belly?

Oct 29, 2015 11:59 AM

Amanda, I'm so happy they are calling in something for your nausea. Phenegran has always worked well for me too. Is the swelly belly from the incision and surgery? You seem like your usual upbeat and positive self. That's a great sign. I hope you're able to eat and that you can get some relief from swelly belly βœŒοΈπŸ’œ

Oct 29, 2015 12:04 PM

Anonymous, yes swelly belly is from surgery at this point. Honestly, I look and feel 3 months pregnant with all that gas. I'm assuming the gas is probably causing the nausea as well, cause she said it's not from the pain meds. I'm just trying to keep that upbeat self, cause if I didn't I would be crying now.
Eating might have to wait until I get some phenergan in me,but so does taking a pain pill cause I must have food in my stomach to have that as well.

Oct 29, 2015 2:17 PM

Don't worry Amanda, the swells belly will go down as you heal. Just go with it and all will be ok. (Just think, if someone were rude enough to ask when you're due, you can embarrass them!!😜😳)

Oct 29, 2015 2:59 PM

Lol Alwayz 😜 I wonder if simethicone would help with the gas?

Oct 29, 2015 3:40 PM

Anonymous, gas x only works with gas in the intestines. The gas that's bloating me is the co2 gas.

Oct 29, 2015 5:02 PM

I've had that before Amanda. It can be painful when it rests up in your shoulders. Just give deep hard breaths out is all I know to do. It's been years since my surgery but I don't remember it taking too long to be gone. I hope the Phenegren helps so you can eat. You're right, those pain meds make me sick as a dog if I take them on an empty stomach!

Oct 29, 2015 5:25 PM

Amanda I was just fixing to ask if it was gas from surgery. The only thing that works in getting it off is movement. Walk as much as you are able too, it will help the gas move off. I know you are probably weak and it hurts to move but that's pretty much what you have to do. In bed put a pillow across your stomach and roll from side to side. Lay the pillow across your tummy and press each end when you turn over. Belive me it really helps with the pain when you turn over. I hope you can get your nausea under control soon. Try popsicles, jello,and 7 up, sprite.

Oct 29, 2015 5:52 PM

Weezie, going to pick up phenergan from pharmacy now. And yes, it is definetly gas from surgery. Weezie, I have also found for my personal sanity that it is easier for me to turn over on my side first, put my elbow and fist into the mattress and then push up. My specialist yesterday tried to pull me up off the table and I just gave him an evil look, and said, "Do you want me to rip stitches out? Then don't try to help me." He got the point after that. I'm going to attempt to put more liquids in tonight, to also see if that helps gets things moving again.

Oct 30, 2015 8:12 AM

Amanda, Weezie is right on the grass. Walking, even if stepping in place movements help the digestive system wake up and move the gas. I had it really bad every time they did anything abdominal, and it was worse than the surgery pain! I hope you are feeling better today. Bananas, rice, applesauce, & toast is good for queasy tummies. And surprisingly Ramen chicken noodles is good too.
Hugs and a prayer you'll be able to move around a little more today, and get that has gone! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Oct 30, 2015 9:10 AM

Flappys, it seems like things are finally beginning to "wake up" now. Thank goodness. And you are right, the gas is definetly worse then the incisional discomfort except when I accidentally ran into the checkout at Walmart directly against the upper incision. Very much felt it then. Feeling very weak still but daily getting better. It does seem like my lower pelvis still wants to give me grief, because it really still feels like everything got flip flopped around.

Oct 30, 2015 9:32 AM

Amanda, that will take a bit of time since your organs have been disrupted and surgical intrusion is never easy on the guts. I remember when I had my gallbladder out, I thought someone was in there pushing stuff around and after watching he the procedure is done, I found that to be true... The gas was no fun either!! But moving around and walking helped to move the gas off. I can't imagine bumping the counter in Walmart!! Ouch😩 I was 5 days post op and fell down the stairs after I had my first neurostimulator implanted. I lay on the ground and 4 men walked passed me and left me laying there. Our UPS guy helped me get up and one of the ladies from the office came down to help me. All I wanted was a cup of coffee!! At any rate, I'm glad you're coming along. Gentle {{{{Hugs}}}}.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Oct 30, 2015 9:52 AM

Alwayz, I must say that whatever he did during surgery worked cause I have not had anymore of that lower pelvic pain on the left side since then. Just general organs moved discomfort, but nothing like it was before. It's awesome sauce!

Oct 31, 2015 12:03 PM

YAY!!! I am so excited for you, Amanda!! I could get up and do cartwheels! (I'm at that age now where I think, yeah, I can do that and my body says try it and die fat girl!! LOL!!!) But, if I could, I would sure do one for youπŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

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