Day 2 post op...can't sleep or stop peeing

  • prissy1
  • Los Angeles, Ca
  • 3 years ago

So I'm barely day 2 since it hasn't been a full 24 hours! I cannot get comfortable! I have a mound of pillow behind my back and under my knees, I'm not a back sleeper at all. The meds help me to doze a bit but as soon as I finally get comfortable I have to pee! Never ever peed this muche before!

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So I pee very frequently but hardly anything comes out. Is this normal?
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I have been home for 3 hours and have taken a million trips to the bathroom to pee!! I was beginning to worry that it was not normal so thank you all for sharing and letting me know it is sompletely normal!! I just wish it didn't hurt so mcuh to get up and down. I try to hold it as long as I can bewteen trips to minimize the pain.
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I know at first it is so tough...but it will be worth it! Congratulations on your flat tummy!
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If you've been taking MoM, the noise may be a sound of an impending rush to the bathroom! :)

Otherwise, it's probably just gas, but can be quite uncomfortable until you get rid of it.

sinderella - I didn't get on my computer for about a week.
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You guys are a lifesaver my belly is making some crazy noises this is day 2 of my tummy tuck!
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I'm excited that you feel up to getting on your computer to post after just two days. Some of what I've read on here make it sound like you are so miserable the first several days that you can't function.
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You ladies are awesome! I'm so glad we have an honest forum like this!

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I'm glad you're so positive england. There will surely be some down times, but it sounds like you've got a good start.
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Glad i'm not on my own then!. I had my op on saturday, so am only 2 days post op, and feeling fantastic!. But like you, i am having weird bowel noises, and full of trapped wind. Peeing loads, and trying my best to get the fluids down. On the whole though, the best thing i've ever done!!....
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Gas x will help you tons!
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They did tell me at my pre-op this week, that I would be peeing a LOT to start with, due to the fluids put in you, as mentioned above.

Drinking lots of water will, of course, cause you to pee even more, but it is important to do. It will help flush out all the fluids and meds, and keep your body lubricated. So, while it's a nuisance, I think in the long run, it helps to cleanse everything better.

Good tip about cough drops.
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This really helps thanks so much! I'm sending someone to the store for gas x right now!

Yes I had a mini cough attack last night...talk about painful. I now have water by the bed and I've been sipping a lot.
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The gasx will help with the noises. In my case that was gas bubbles moving around. I started with stools softener about 3 -4 days before sx and then added MOM 2-4 Tbs a day the day after sx along with gasx. Day 2 po (evening) I also took a gentle laxative (senokot). The 3rd day was the day for me, I continued with the ss, gas x and MOM for the next 5-6 days just to be safe. Worked great, I never had a problem.
Yes, I think its normal to be afraid to have that first bm, nobody wants to use those tummy muscles! Just take the meds and it will be ok, no pain!
Don't forget to drink and drink! Keep moving, the more you move the easier it gets. PROMISE
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P.S. Keep a glass of water and cough drops with you at all times, you will have a cough try to sneak up on you! Keep you throat wet and it helps you not cough. If you feel a cough coming grab your water!
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Thank you! I'm not in much pain until I have to get in and out of bed.

Is it normal to be afraid to have a bm? My belly was making some insane noises last night so I just took some MOM a few mins ago.
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The peeing is good, you are getting rid of all the crap they pumped into you during sx! Keep drinking and peeing its the only way to get it all out and feel better! Remember to take your stool softeners and MOM so you can have a bm and that will help you feel better too. Gasx is also a lifesaver!
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