Re: upper back pain
Hi Rose, I'm not sure, but I suspect the pain is actually "gas pain" from when they (most likely) filled your abdomen with gas to do the surgery. The gas goes UP so it can cause back, shoulder, neck pains and headaches. I'm taking some GasX with me to the hospital and asking if I can take it pretty soon after surgery (note, I'm asking before I take it). I've also hear breathing deeply helps move the gas out and so does walking.
eta: dang it! I thought you said you'd had surgery already. I didn't read very carefully. So I don't know about the pains.
I can't help with your other questions, though. Sorry.
I hope I helped even a little!
Last edited by Pickle Eyes; 05-22-2008 at 05:58 PM.
Reason: I ought to read more carefully before posting!