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RPLND post surgery

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Hi guys, 

I am currently 9 days post surgery, and the recovery seems to be going ok so far. My biggest issues are nausea and stomach pains/cramps, especially after a meal.I am not eating large amounts and the time I wake up I'm feeling nauseaus, which actually kept me up a few hours tonight. 

I understand that this is major surgery and the stomach does get moved around quite a bit. For those who experienced anything similar, how long did this last for you, and any thing that helped combat it. 

Any other recovery tips would be great aswell. 



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I'm sorry to hear how you're feeling after having had recent surgery. I can't help with your questions but I noticed that your post had gone unanswered. By replying to you it will bump it back to the top of the page where it may be seen by someone with the right experience.

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Wishing you all the best with your recovery


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Thank you, very much appreciated!

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Hi Tal, I had the RPLD surgery last November and like you I suffered from pains and stomach cramps for quite a while after surgery, like you said it’s quite a big op and it takes some time for everything to settle down. It was a good three months before I was completely back to normal, it just gets a little bit better each day. As far as recovery tips go, I would just take it easy and don’t lift anything! Walking was a great way to get back into shape and I started to do that after a couple of weeks, just going a bit further each day, although I did suffer from a painful back as I couldn’t straighten up properly at first, but that improves over time.

Good luck with your recovery, it sounds like you're doing really well  

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Hi darcy,

Yours is an experience behind my knowledge.  And a tougher route to being in the 95% than most, I hope the recovery progresses well, and you are soon back to full fitness.

Best wishes 


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Thank you very much for the advice. 

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