what types of foods are good to eat after a nissen fundo. surgery?

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wasteofpaint
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   Posted 6/1/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone, i'm new on the forums and recently added a new post explaining that i'm going in for a nissen fundoplication revision in a few days. i want to start buying a few things in advance and was wondering what types of foods i should be preparing or buying. a to everyone that replied in my first post, thank-you for your advice & there's no need for you to post again. thank-you to anyone that replies.

txgerdgirl
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   Posted 6/4/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have my surgery on the 19th. Thinking about buying some baby food... I figured it would even come in the right portion. IDK, just an idea.

beareilly
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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,
first off you should get soups,puddings,applesauce,mashed potatoes,custards,jello's etc. I had the nissan done on 5/7/09.I did well with the liquids. My surgeon said "I will relase you from the hospital if you can do soft puree" They gave me egg salad, chicken noodle and ice cream. I had no problem swallowing,however, i got full quick. I purchased all thee above and really didnt utilze them except pea soup & mashed potatoes.Mashed potatoes was my best friend until i moved on to potato slad,my bestes friend now lol.

Please make sure you have GAS X or Beano. Ask your doctor for liquid pain meds and pills just in case you have problems swallowing after the surgery (your wrap will be swollen) The pain is minimal .On a scale of 1 to 10 maybe a 5.However, over time the incisions get to about a 7 as they start to heal.

Every1 is different in their recovery.I had the classic nissan wrap. I can burp,I was able to eat.If you look at the other posts.I did have a pre op and post op post on my recovery. Some wraps swell for awhile.
Good luk
Bea

opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/5/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Txgerdgirl -
The baby food is actually a VERY good idea. I didn't think of that before. Yes it would be about the right portion too. I did eat a lot of pudding, apple sauce, and soups the furst time.
Wasteofpaint -
If you can find some that sound appealing to you that might be the way to go for a variety at first any way.

Take care,
Bill

picklepuss
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   Posted 6/5/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
wasteofpaint - first I have to say love your screen name, it makes me giggle cause I love painting and I do waste my fair share...LOL
 
I had my Nissen redo in Jan. of this year and these are a few of the things that were able to go down easily. Carnation instant breakfast drink (strawberry or vanilla cause chocolate can cause more gas ) was the first thing I basically lived off of until I was until to move forward with my diet. Then I did a lot of Quaker fruit oatmeal things. Those little packets are easy to make and fill you up for several hours. I gradually moved onto soft scrambled eggs and put cheese in it when cooked. Man I don't care for eggs much but when I got that first bite of something that was real food like I thought I was in heaven... LOL
 
Mashed taters was then the next huge thing I did but with gravy so it made it go down smoothly and gave me the taste of chicken or beef or what ever. They were very satisfying for along time to me. I never tried baby food just because, well yuck.... LOL
Bread was my nemesis for months and I still have it get stuck from time to time. If later down the road you need to have something bread do yourself a favor and toast it. For some reason it helps, I don't know why and that of course was my experience.
 
Following on Bea's post keep the pain meds handy and the anti nausea. Get yourself some children's liquid Advil if you can do ibuprofen then you don't have to worry about the smashing and gagging on pills if that's an issue for you. Oh yes and by all means the Gas x, Phayzme, Beano what ever for the gas and bloating. Good Lord that is to be in your pocket at all times ... LOL
 
HUMMM , I'm sure I'm forgetting something. Like Lipton chicken noodle soup. I always got that from mom when I was sick and I have passed that along to my kids and everyone else. It is the best darn soup with those teeny tiny little noodles and the best broth to help with what ails ya.
 
Hope that That was of some help and gave you some new ideas. Wishing you the best of luck, Teala
 
P.S. I have a urge to go fix soup and gravy taters now ; )

beareilly
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
picklepuss,
 I 4got about the oatmeal, they are great and do keep u filled. I think I had 2 or 3 spoonfuls and it stuck to my ribs (meaning I was full) LOL.I did have grits too and carnation but I had the chocolate becuz I dont like Vanilla or strawberry. I also had Malted milk by Ovaltine. Great
Good luck waste of paint
Bea

picklepuss
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Bea - oh my goodness Malted milk. I never really cared for that stuff much but Mom had us kids drink Ovaltine every morning so we would get our vitamins. LOL

Also just wanted to add things like Gatorade, vitamin water and the such for electrolytes and vitamins was a great thing for me to help with my energy levels and they are tasty good to.

The Ovaltine sure brings back some memories and a big smile to my face. Thank you.

Teala


beareilly
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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Teala,
 
Do you know I have malted vanilla milk shakes from carvel with extra malt!!. I wish I can find sum1 to make me an old fashioned egg cream.Maybe in a few moths I can attempt that.I was an ovaltine drinker since childhood. I love it.
 
I never drank Gatorade.I think you need an acquired taste ?? My hubby and daughters drink it constantly and say ovaltine is what requires an acquired taste?
 
Hope all is well!!
B

wasteofpaint
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   Posted 6/8/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank-you for all of the wonderful ideas! My surgery is tomorrow. AHHHH. I've been eating BK fries and pizza (well, a few bites) because I'm not going to be seeing fast food for awhile haha. My stomach is retaliating, but I'm okay with it. And my gram is making a home-made macaroni and cheese for me tonight. Seeing as its my last day to eat "normal" food, I'm going for the gold haha =]. I really hope my surgery goes well. I have a few people visiting me Wednesday because they're keeping me over night so hopefully that will keep my spirits up. I will continue to post through my recovery. Thank-you so much for all of the support, all of you have been such a great help.

-Bianca/wasteofpaint

opnwhl4
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   Posted 6/8/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Bianca -
Good luck tomorrow. Everything is gonna be great. I am finally getting to go home today. It's been a rough 3 weeks, but my redo wasn't exactly text book either. Remember to advance your diet slowly to avoid the dreaded "hairball" effect. I just really like that explanation of it. ; ) We will be praying and rooting for you. As I sure you have seen there is a HUGE cheering section here. I am ready to do my part now.

Take care,
Bill

Ps. soon you to will be in the wrapped club!

picklepuss
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   Posted 6/8/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Bianca -  I'm wishing you the very best and we will be here for you when you return. Enjoy spoiling yourself today, I did the same thing, ate a lot more then I usually ever would have ;)
 
God Bless, Teala

beareilly
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   Posted 6/8/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bianca,
Best of luck. I thought I wudnt see all the good stuff for a while 2. Turns out I am eating normally just smaller versions of my regular food. Please go and read post op fundoplication.I posted my recovery there. Basically ,my throat was aching from the tube other then that it has been fine.Maybe a few minor incisions pain but nonetheless,I mad a full recovery as you will too. I am a new woman!! You will be too.
Good luk and start your own recovery post op so other ppl can follow you.
Bea

dencha
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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Best Wishes Bianca!
Relax and don't worry. You'll do just fine. We're all here to help you through after surgery. When you feel up to it, let us know how you are doing. As Bill said, you'll have lots of people cheering you on here. Any questions--just post. and we'll do what we can to answer them.
Good luck tomorrow!!
Denise

beareilly
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   Posted 6/9/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Bianca,
 Im guessing your still in the hospital? I am sure you are ok. Hopefully, you were able to tolerate liquids and are doing well. I prayed for you,so now its the waiting game here.We are all waiting for you to post.Take your time though, we will be here having cardio issues until u post lol just kidding
take care
b
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