RECOVERY FROM GASTRIC SLEEVE – WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DAY 1
You know what procedure you’re going to have. You’ve picked your surgeon. Insurance has agreed to cover the procedure. You’ve even been scheduled for surgery! You’ve done your research and the big day is coming soon, but what happens after surgery?
After your gastric sleeve surgery you will wake up in the hospital, a bit groggy and without a lot of pain. You may actually feel happy. This is usually due to the excellent pain medication your doctor has already administered but it’s also due, in part, to the sense of relief that comes from knowing that you’re done and safe.
Pain is typically moderate on the first day. You still have your IV in your arm and it’s easy to administer pain medication as needed. Be sure to communicate to your nurse or your surgeon what you need. Individuals respond to pain differently.
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