To whom it may concern,
I have questions on pain and gastric bypass time off work. I’ve been sober 5 years from an opiate addiction and I’ve heard that vicodin and percocet are commonly prescribed for gastric bypass pain. I won’t take an opiate for pain. Worst case scenario – how bad is the pain after gastric bypass?
Will I have to take more time off work after my bypass if I’m not on pain meds? Will I be able to manage my pain by just alternating tylenol and Ibuprofen? I have a BMI of 36 and severe sleep apnea. My PCP said she would refer me to a weight loss surgeon. I’m about ready to make the jump into this, but I’m scared of the pain after my gastric bypass. Any thoughts to ease my anxieties?