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When I was discharged at day 12 they gave me soluble paracetemol and tramadol, and tramadol was what i was having in hospital.
The pain will ease each day and it will help if your Mum can do gentle exercise, I found walking a little helped for me. Compared with in hospital your Mum will inevitably be more active at home and thus may incur more pain.
I also found that I couldn't sleep on my side until about 8-10 weeks after surgery, and being able to sleep on my side after that is still magical - small things eh?
If she carries on eating little and often, and ideally high calorie stuff then she will gain weight. Be mindful that she eats very slowly and little, otherwise she may experience "dumping syndrome" which is horrible - extreme tummy pains, sweating, palpitations, runny nose and sometimes retching/sickness. I had it half a dozen times in the early days and it took 1 - 2 hours to pass, I still get it from time to time and not always a logical explanation.
Good luck, love and cwtchs, Hilary
Glad to hear mum is progressing well.
I found that I had a bit of a downward slide following first week after discharge .Think I overdid it plus when wounds less numb and healing I ended up with pain !
My experience ( everyone is different of course ) was that slow release Tramadol wasn't doing it and I had to move back to di hydrocodine . Which made me hideously constipated .
Laxido sorted constipation in end but wish I'd taken sooner .
I find that the fortified drinks are v high in glucose and unless taken with some complex carbohydrates ( granary toast ,porridge ) they gave me awful late dumping ,for which you need to take something sweet quickly.
Sounds like your mum is doing well . I think just eating what you fancy is best approach to begin with . I wouldn't worry too much about a specific nos of calories ,though I think the body uses more calories when it's healing after an op .So get down what you can .
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