Bloated, miserable post op

  1. Finally, had my lap chole yesterday. And today, I am miserable, bloated and sore.

    I've been walking, and coughing and deep breathing. And taking my Darvocet N-100 q 4 hours.

    I feel like I've just given birth to a 10 lb. baby (and trust me, I KNOW what that feels like.)
  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    Oh, man, that stinks. I'm glad they got that nasty gallbladder out of you but I'm sorry that you're hurting. Take care and rest up. (((hugs)))
  4. by   MelRN13
    I'm already tired of sitting around the house, and it's only been one day!!!
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    I can understand that, because it's not like you can go on a cleaning frenzy or anything. Let's see - try this game site if you like words games - I love text twist.
  6. by   MelRN13
    Thanks for the link! I've been playing alot of "Bespelled" on MSN.
  7. by   eltrip
    Bless your heart. I had lap surgery last May. No post-op teaching... ...good thing I knew about TCDB & splinting.

    Hope you feel better very soon!:kiss
  8. by   MelRN13
    I don't think that potato chips are included in my prescribed "soft" diet, do you???
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes

    take care and feel better soon.
  10. by   BadBird
    Some tips to help with the bloating, don't drink any carbonated drinks, and take a stool softener twice a day, it does help. Feel better soon.
  11. by   adrienurse
    my gall bladder weeps for yours
  12. by   passing thru
    If you are REAL bloated, firm abdomen and distended,
    as opposed to soft abdomen and just swollen (which is normal),

    you might want to auscultate your bowel sounds and see how they are.

    And consider a glycerine suppository or Fleets enema if things sound sluggish.....

    Seen more than one gas ileus after lap chole 's .
    Stick to fluids until you are real sure things are "gurgling"

    Good luck. And take it easy, you DID have surgery.
  13. by   MelRN13
    Drinking plenty of juice and H2O, eating yogurt and soup. And trust me, things are moving along just fine!!

    Thanks for all of the support!
  14. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by TeleNurse_02
    And trust me, things are moving along just fine!!
    OK - thanks - now I have the song "Rawhide" stuck in my head . (Best sung, of course, by Jake and Elwood Blues.)

    Theme from Rawhide
    - Rowdy Gaines

    Rollin', rollin', rollin'
    Rollin', rollin', rollin'
    Rollin', rollin', rollin'
    Rollin', rollin', rollin'

    Rollin', rollin', rollin'
    Though the streams are swollen
    Keep them dogies rollin'
    Rain and wind and weather
    Hellbent for leather
    Wishin' my gal was by my side
    All the things I'm missin'
    Good victuals, love and kissin'
    Are waiting at the end of my ride

    Move 'em on, head 'em up
    Head 'em up, move 'em on
    Move 'em on, head 'em up
    Count 'em out, ride 'em in
    Ride 'em in, count 'em out
    Count 'em out, ride 'em in

    Keep movin', movin', movin'
    Though they're disapprovin'
    Keep them dogies movin'
    Don't try to understand 'em
    Just rope 'em, pull and brand 'em
    Soon we'll be living high and wide
    My hearts calculatin'
    My true love will be waitin'
    Be waitin' at the end of my ride




    Rollin', rollin', rollin'
    Rollin', rollin', rollin'
    Rollin', rollin', rollin'
    Rollin', rollin', rollin'