Wednesday, June 16, 2010


So today marks one week post-op.  I'm feeling pretty good.  My energy is returning (slowly but surely), my incisions look great (photos to come), and I've lost 18 pounds!  Things are moving along splendidly!

But these darn hiccups!!! 

I swear on all things holy that these hiccups are going to be the death of me!  I've always been a pretty "hiccup-y" person.  Even before surgery, my hiccups would be so strong and loud.  But post op?  Fuggetaboutit.  I wanna die!  They hurt so bad because of the muscle contractions in my diaphram!  Oy!!  I only usually hiccup once or twice and usually after I get up from sitting or laying down.  But geezohpeet!

Am I the only one that is having this issue?  Is is a post-op thing that will go away with time or is this something that us bandsters just deal with forever?


  1. I'm one week and one day post-op. I don't have hiccups but I can't stop belching. Probably a related issue.

    Hope it gets better for you.


  2. I get hiccups still and I'm 2 1/2 months post-op. They don't hurt as bad now, though!

  3. I have the hiccups too. I was banded the same day as you. They are a nightmare! I am glad to hear that I am not the only one!

  4. I get the hiccups when I've eaten that one bite too many and I'm 4 months post op. I consider it punishment for taking that extra bite even if I'm full, but sometimes the taste is just too good! It is a horrible feeling!!!

  5. I had the hiccups after surgery too but they went away for the most part and became normal. (I have weird hiccups though...I only hiccup once...NEVER more than once!) What's really strange is that when food gets stuck in my band, I start sneezing really badly...over and over. I can't understand the connection between the stomach and the sneezes! Strange!

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  7. New follower here. :-) Congrats on your banding! I still hiccup and I am exactly 11 months post op. Normally it happens for me when I drink something really cold and I drink too much at one time. I'm a gulper! But they are the deep, kinda hurt type of hiccup.

    Christine: I also sneeze, but it's only once, and that let's me know it's time to stop eating.