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Old 04-09-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Post-surgical pain

Had my gallbladder out yesterday. I've been taking percocet (1 every 3 hours). I'm in more pain today than I was yesterday, probably since all of the heavy drugs wore off. I've been laying around, but the only position that doesn't hurt as much is laying flat on my back, and then my back is getting sore and my stomach still hurts. The pain is mostly from the incisions, I think. I took a valium, too, and I think I'm a bit more loopy but still in pain. I have been icing some, too, which helps a bit. Any other suggestions about pain control? I haven't really been able to sleep much at all. Last night I slept maybe 6 hours or so, and I haven't napped at all. So basically I'm just getting really crabby.

So I guess I'm just complaining, and if anybody has any suggestions that would be great. Thanks.

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