I am glad to have found this forum. I had what I considered an extremely successful Nissen Fundoplocation (sp) in 1996. I have been very very happy with the results, after suffering for many years (perhaps since birth, the doctor said). Anyway, I have had 12 years of bliss...until now...
I managed to contract Influenza A and pneumonia about 3 weeks ago, and I have been coughing like there is no tomorrow. I am on cough meds as well as antibiotics. I am feeling better, but I'm afraid that something has happened to my Nissen during one of my coughing bouts. I have this full, uncomfortable feeling right where my surgery was, right below my rib cage near my diaphragm. If I eat more than a tiny little bit, I feel like I'm bloated and very uncomfortable. My esophagus is also spasming, like it did before and right after surgery. My chest feels very full, as well. In short, it feels like I just had the surgery done yesterday.
Could I have coughed something loose? Is my diaphragm just sore from all of the coughing and irritating my surgery? I will definitely be calling my physician, but she's not in until Tuesday, and this is a very uncomfortable feeling. Plus, I'm a bit frightened that something bad has happened, so the anxiety is unpleasant, as well.
Thank you very much for any advice or experiences you can share.