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a1phil
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Has aneone had back pain during eating after surgery. I think it may be related to the vagus nerve. thanks phil -Dianne

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Ginny_B
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Joined: Sep 2011

My mom had back pain while eating and afterwards. She'd ask us to bang on her back with our fist. She often said it helped her to swallow.

She was not a surgery candidate.

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Ucsf_smile
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Joined: Sep 2011

My mom had rib pain on the right side near the incisions. Later she had pain due to other issues unrelated to surgery.

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NikiMo
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Joined: Jul 2011

Hi Phil,

My husband had surgery this past September. He had back pain early on, he attributed to over eatting. He would get bloated and would get pain in his upper back. He found that reclining slightly after eating helped. I would also suggest talking to your primary care physician about getting some PT. Jeff started PT in April and it helped tremendously with back pain and rib pain.

Niki

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TerryV
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Joined: Jul 2011

You know that you and Jeff are always close to my heart. Hope all is well for you!

Hugs & Love!

Terry

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NikiMo
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Jeff is doing really well, getting stronger as the months go on. I think of you often too. Hope you and the littles are doing ok.

Hugs back to you!

Niki

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