How soon after hiatal hernia repair & fundoplication surgery can you have a glass of wine?

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She 1
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   Posted 7/7/2012 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know how soon after hiatal hernia repair & fundoplication surgery can you have a glass of wine? smilewinkgrin
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dencha
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   Posted 7/7/2012 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi She1,
This is variable.  It depends on how much of a trigger it was to you prior to your surgery.  I would recommend waiting two or three months, because alcohol is very irritating to an area that has been through a lot already. 
 
You're really the only one who can answer that question.  Once you're feeling better and your healing has progressed, try a little and see how you do.  If you feel fine, try a little more the next time.  It's a trial and error thing...
 
Some here can drink coffee and wine with abandon after the initial healing.  I'm not one of those.  My stomach is very sensitive, so I drink both with care.  I still drink them, but save them for special occasions and don't drink a lot.
 
Here's hoping you can get right back to your wine without any untoward side effects!
 
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She 1
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   Posted 7/7/2012 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Dencha!
I don't really know how much of a factor it played in my pre-surgical state because EVERYTHING hurt me then..I do miss my coffee & glass of wine w/dinner :). I'm going to Maui in Sept & I look forward to a mai-tai (they're so much better over there for some reason) & some Kona coffee..I'll wait several more wks til i give it a try :))

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   Posted 7/7/2012 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a plan! Have a wonderful vacation! turn

GerdyGirl
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   Posted 7/9/2012 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I had half a glass about a week and a half after with no problems.

She 1
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   Posted 7/9/2012 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info GerdyGirl!
Maybe another wk & I'll treat myself to a glass of cabernet..thats the only way I'm really gonna know

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   Posted 7/9/2012 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi She,
It was 3 months until I tempted a glass of wine and it took me a long time to drink it. From what I can gather from other readers (and wish I had known about this forum back when I had my op in 09) all sorts of quirky things can go on post op for quite some time after. I'm happy to say that eventually I got back to enjoying my red wine as most of the quirks seemed to iron out.
Have a wonderful holiday as I'm sure by the time Sept rolls around you will be declaring, 'bottoms up!'

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   Posted 7/10/2012 12:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I should have added a disclaimer: I did not ask my doctor, and he might have suggested I wait a few weeks. But I was ok :) I've also done fine with carbonated beverages aside from the bloating. My approach is a trial and error one, I test the waters and see what works and what doesn't (within reason of course).
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