I am 2 weeks post op and wondered how long this bloating/swelling will last. I know weight gain after surggery is normal, but I had a laparoscopy Jan 4th, then LSH February 15th, so my body is not my friend! LOL! I made the mistake of stepping on a scale and not fun! I am also experiencing a lot of pain. I am normally an active person, who likes working out. So this whole experience is making me a bit frazzled. Sorry if I am rambling. I'm just a bit frustrated and no one around to vent to.
The bloating/swelling is difficult to put a time frame on. Some people have none and others have it for many months. The most important thing right now is your recovery - which you are still in the very early stages of. Rest and take care of you, the rest will take care of itself.
And put the scale in the closet for a month or two!
I am 2 weeks post op. I stepped on the scales just before I went into the hospital for surgery and then when I came home. I was up 7 pounds. The first 11 days or so I had no appetite so I started counting calories to make sure I had enough. I was afraid of gaining more after I started eating normal. I am back to my pre surgery weight but still really bloated. Clothes don't fit around my tummy. Sure hope it doesn't take months to go down. I'm continuing to count calories in hope of losing 15 pounds but know I have to have patience while I recover.
Good Luck to everyone and I know we will all be new woman when we are all healed
Had my lsh two weeks ago tomorrow and feel the same about the swelling. Thought I was doing well and then boom I look a few months pregnant now! ugh! At least dh is great and says that I need to rest more. Must have educated him on swelly belly without realizing he was actually taking in what I was saying.
Anyone else have low low back pain? mine goes from hip to hip and makes it very hard to get comfartable.
I told my GYN at a post op visit that it was two steps forward and one step back. He smiled and nodded. Some weeks feels like one step forward and two steps back. Try to be patient. This is your time to heal.