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5 days after laparoscopy...would love some input

hi ladies, i'm 5 days post-op, laparoscopic removal of an 8cm functional ovarian cyst. surgery went well, no complications, ovary still in tact, etc. overall i feel ok i guess...just real tired, bloated and sore. BUT i'm making myself crazy constantly running to the mirror to see how my belly is looking :) i know things take a while to settle down, just wondering if anyone could share their experience as far as the swelly belly, etc. please tell me i will eventually be able to fit into my jeans again and lose this pooch. thanks!!
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i had laproscopsy  and 2 uterine ablations in past..was back on feet pretty fast within a week, but gas problem for a while what they told me that really helped ...was to get on all 4's..on hands and knees and slightly arch back gently to what u can stand then relax back down..do that several times evry time u really feel the gas pains it gets the gas movin and directs it to where u can get rid of it..i thought nurse was crazy when she told me but it really worked..too bad we cant fuel our cars with all that gas!  lol!  feel better soon..it gets better
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lol! thanks maxpatsy. great advice and now that gives me a little project to do tonight. and i'm sure my son will be highly amused watching me on all 4's! :)
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Did you try the on all 4's? How did you get on? I'm due to be operated on soon and am worried about the gas pain and bloating afterwards!
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