Re: post surgery questions
I had my gb out in April of this year. I did have the compression stocking things put on my legs before surgery, and when I woke up, they were gone. When they put them on in pre-op, I was told it was a precaution against blood clots. I am 20 and have no circulatory or vascular problems...so I'm not really sure why I had them.
About pain meds...I stayed overnight after the surgery (i'd already spent a 6 days in hospital before the surgery...had acute cholecystits) and I received dilaudid IV. But when I went home the next day, my surgeon had me on Combunox...a combo of Oxycodone and Ibuprofen. It helped, and I took it for probably three or four days max, then switched to motrin or advil, which helped just as well.