Dealing with anesthesia

  • denverdev

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    Jul 21, 2008 2:35 PM GMT
    Hi forums,

    I had my spleen out a solid week ago, and I'm at home in recovery. The operation was laparoscopic, so my incisions don't give me much grief at this point, but I'm still in a good amount of pain from the lingering anesthesia. Are there any stretches I can do to help push the gas out of my body, or do I just have to submit to x more days of pain?
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    Jul 21, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    Anesthesia is what is used to make you fall asleep during surgery. I think what you are referring to is the gas used to inflate the area to the surgeon can see what they are doing, which will naturally work it's way out of your system after a while. If you are experiencing pain, you should consult your physycian (not the RJ forum).

  • HereNBoston

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    Jul 22, 2008 3:29 AM GMT
    yeah i agree the guys above on getting in touch with your doc. the pain resolves on its own with walking and getting up and moving around. as the gas shifts, the soreness might even move to your shoulders (sounds weird, i know).

    might want to call your doc though to get your pain meds adjusted because you'll also have some incisional pain at the lap sites and surgical site that'll still be there after all the gas has cleared from your body.

    if theres nothing else going on like fevers, feeling weaker, bruising, or anything then you're probably okay. just need your pain better managed. hope that helps.
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    Jul 22, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    If you use mind control, next time you will not need anesthesia ..

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    Jul 22, 2008 3:40 AM GMT
    Don't be don't need to call your doc. You have rightly come to the RJ forums with your medical questions.

    As to your gas problem, you'll need to stand on your head and have someone spread your butt cheeks as wide as they will go. Have that person insert a straw in your boo-hiney.

    The gas should escape forthwith.