Age of Lap Nissen

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Alycarr00
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   Posted 1/14/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
HELLO!
 
I'm finally seeing the surgeon tomorrow.(for my 2ed preop appointment, since I canceled the one in November)
Surgery scheduled for the 28th of this month. 2 days after I come home from Disneyworld! 
 
 For all of you that have had the Lap Nissen. How old were you?  confused    I was just wondering if the healing process was shorter for those that are younger? I'm 29 and am just HOPING the recovery won't be too terrible. My 3 year old would appreciate it!  THANKS EVERYONE!!
 
Allison

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 1/14/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Alli...I am sure some people will come along with some answers, but have you read all the posts on this procedure?  The reason I ask is because it is a 3 part post that I am sure holds a lot of information for you.
 
I am going to paste the link to the 3rd one, and in there are the links to the first 2 posts.
 
I wish you all the best...and I hope you get all the answers you need!
 
 
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HappilyWrapped
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   Posted 1/15/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Alycarr00,

I know you've read the earlier posts regarding the lap fundoplication procedure because I remember chatting with you in November. I am confident that the information you read will apply to you at your age the same as it did for the rest of us. I'm 46 and Porcelain Doll is just a few years younger. So although I'm a bit older than her, I healed and recovered faster than she did. Someone else was younger than us and had the procedure recently, too. I think she was in your age bracket and had kids and recovered quickly.

A month from now it will be all over and you'll know how your body is going to handle the surgery. You'll be able to compare how you feel after surgery with our old posts and you should be able to find one of us whose after surgery issues are the same as yours.

I remember you said your husband worked nights. Do whatever sleeping/resting you can while he is home so that you can have strength to attend to your toddler when he's at work. If possible have him tire your child out during the day so she'll sleep all night. Use the time you have now to cook meals and freeze them in advance. Before surgery I made chicken soup, then removed the chicken and froze it in plastic margerine tubs.(used the chicken to make chicken pot pie for a dinner before surgery). After surgery, I heated the soup and used a blender to puree it so that I had the nutrients of my homemade soup without having to swallow solid food.

Get out a calendar or make one up for your toddler. Mark the day of surgery and then mark 3 weeks to give your toddler a visual. Each day, cross off a day so your toddler can see exactly the amount of time before Mommy feels better. Not that you'll be perfect in 3 weeks, but it's a good timeframe to use. If you feel better quicker that's great, but at least you've prepared your child for 3 weeks. Maybe you can plan something special to do each day and mark it on that calendar in pictures - something quiet like a special new book that you will read while you are recovering, or a movie you will watch together, or maybe a new small doll you can give her one day. Obviously you can't give a new toy each day, but that item spaced in the middle of movies and reading will be a treat. Plus you might be able to teach her how to do a simple chore and tell her that's how she will help Mommy while Mommy isn't well - even a 3-year-old can do something to feel helpful.

Make sure to drop a post after you get home so we know how you made out. You've been waiting for this for so long but it will be worth it.

Delz
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   Posted 1/16/2008 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
I was 21 when I had the surgery, am 25 now. I recovered quickly and went back to uni and work within 3 weeks. The first week was definitely the most uncomfy with shoulder pain from the gas, etc. It does take a while to get used to the differences in your eating habits. I have read the posts from Happilywrapped and Porcelain doll and i'm not sure all cases are quite as bad as theirs. I lost a load of weight like Porcelain did and was told I looked unhealthy but 4 years on i've gained it all back and MORE! haha. I don't have pain when I swallow anymore and nothing gets stuck, i belive that symptom only lasted the first month and actually found "softer" foods caused this more as well as liquids. I unfortunately swallow air and as i can't burp this causes a lot of bloating but this is easily fixed by speech therapy which i haven't gotten round too cos im lazy! In all honesty I would reccommend this procedure to anyone who needs it. I defnitely felt almost 100% after 2 months. And was defnitely 80% after 4.

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 1/17/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Delz for sharing your experience.

It is good to hear from people who have actually been there and done that.

Thank you for sharing!
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outtllaw
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   Posted 1/17/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Delz for sharing your experience with us. I like to hear form people like you who had fundo surgery, and have a good out come. It make me better about going for surgery.

doghouse
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   Posted 1/19/2008 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Allison - I'm scheduled for surgery the 29th, so here's to recovering together!!

nocough
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   Posted 1/20/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Allison,
 
I am 32 and had the surgery in NOV. I felt back to my ole self in 4 weeks and I even ad bronchitus through it. I went back to work after 2 weeks but it was a short week due to Thanksgiving and my energy level was way down but the 4th week I felt like my ole self and was back to eating 3 meals a day. Everyone is differnt but the doctor did say age and being at a healthy weight were in my favor. But even those that took longer I am sure wouldnt go back to the way it was pre-surgery.  Hope all goes well.

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 1/21/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there nocough, just wanted to say thanks for sharing your experience. I find that others feel comfort when they hear about peoples experiences first hand. I appriciate all who share stories!
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oldpoopie
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   Posted 1/22/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
well, I had mine done on monday.
I came home today and am a bit uncomfortable. Drinking yogurt smoothies, water, and juice for now.
Pain has actually increased... I didnt have anything post recovery room. Now that I'm home, I'm taking the liquid they gave me every  6 hours and still uncomfortable. So far I've been able to burp a little bit, but.... I know things will change as I heal.
I'm 35, 6' tall, and 195lbs, so hopefully those will help me get back to normal sooner. I know eating slower and chewing more will be my biggest hurdle. I'm a bit of a hoover..... LOL
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