Okay, not actually back or spine surgery so I understand completely if you need to move this or tell me "sorry this is not the right place for this." But I need some help here.
I just had abdominal surgery yesterday.
During a routine spine x-ray for my spine they found something that had to be taken care of in the abdomen. I have had 4 LAPAROSCOPICALLY done surgeries on my abdomen in the past, this one being my 5th. As far as the horrid CO2 gas pains in the side, shoulder, arms, neck and face? This is, by far, the worst I have ever experienced.
They did not send me home with anything for pain because of the pain meds I was on for the back. Okay, I can understand that. Honestly, I can handle the 3 small incisions in the upper abdomen and cut muscles. But the CO2 they use to blow up your abdomen that has to find it's way out? OMG!
I am walking when I can and taking in fluids but sometimes it is so bad it is literally paralyzing. The pain literally stops me in my tracks and takes my breath away to go from one position to another. Just raising my arm is excruciating. Has anyone experienced this before? Any hints to make it go away quicker?
I'll try just about anything!
Somebody quick refill my cup!