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Mr.T
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   Posted 6/30/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering how you know what is going on with your stomach after Nissan Fundo.  I have been having chronic back pain for sometime and don't know if it has anything to do with the surgery.  It has been a year and a half so it is not new, but one of my doctors said that it may be a peptic ulcer that is causing it.  I know I eat alot of citric juices and spicy items, but of course It doesn't give me heart burn anymore.  An occassional upset stomach and I always have alot of gas.  Has anyone experienced this or do you know where to find out  what happens to your stomach after Nissen.  Thanks.

porcelain doll
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   Posted 7/1/2008 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Mr. T:  I haven't been on the gerd board for quite a while.  I had the nissen about 9 months ago and still have a few problems.  I also don't have anymore heartburn but had an endoscopy back in April and I did have gastritis.  I was not being too careful about what I was eating (for me mostly red chile, grapefruit, and chocolate).  I had the burning stomach and the Dr. put me on 20 mg of omperazole for 6 weeks.  It really helped and don't have the burning stomach but I am being a little more careful about what I am eating.  Yes, it was a bummer to have to go back and take the PPI but I am doing a little better.  The problem I have right now is lots of gas and bloating.  I am scheduled on Thursday to have a stomach delay emptying test because the doctor thinks that may be causing the problem.  I still have the chest pain that I have been complaining about forever and don't lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk.  I even wonder if it will eventually go away.  I did mention it to my surgeon even last week but he thinks it may be something else (these doctors really don't want to hear about any problems, they probably think they already did their job and you go figure it out on your own).  I think that perhaps you may have gastritis like I did with you eating citric and spicy food.  Maybe you can ease up on these items and hopefully you will see an improvement on your symptoms.  Unfortunately, I don't know about the back pain...Good luck...Barbara...

Mr.T
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   Posted 7/2/2008 3:54 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks alot Barbara,

 

    It is good to know some one else is or has gone through this.  You just don't hear to much from anyone after a few months past thier surgery, unless it has been a nightmare.  I guess I am the same as you.  I just need to watch what I eat, a bit difficult here, but I will give it a try.  I have the bad gas and bloating as well all of the time.  very annoying for me and especially my loved one, but there is really nothing I can do to stop it. 

Do you know if we are supposed to have an endoscopy every so often due to the fact we cannot feel the heart burn and may be doing damage?  After care.  What is that.  Also what kind of chest pain do you get?  Thanks alot for the information.

Jery


porcelain doll
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   Posted 7/4/2008 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Mr. T:  I think most people usually get an endoscopy if they are having problems.  I had one done back in April because of the chest pain and wanted to make sure everything was ok.  The gastro doctor said everything looked good except I had some gastritis.  The chest pain I think is probably my hernia repair but I am just assuming that.  The surgeon thinks that it is probably a different issue.  It is hard to describe but sometimes I feel like pressure and it feels weird on my chest (in the middle of my chest).  Sometimes, I can feel like a weird pressure that goes up towards my throat area too.  It is just an annoying pain and discomfort.  This lady on the gerd board named HappilyWrapped knew exactly what I meant by the weird pressure feeling and she felt it at one point.  Fortunately, hers went away but mine is still there.  It isn't as bad as it used to be but I still feel it everyday.  I hope it does go away eventually.  I also still don't lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk.  When ever I lift heavy things I can feel a tug and pull on my chest and it scares me to mess up my fundo wrap just because I lifted something heavy. 
 
As far as the gas/bloat I hope that too gets better with time.  My surgeon told me if I were to gain lots of weight in the future the wrap could loosen.  That really makes sense to me since the stomach will stretch but since you mention after care, I think it may be important every 2 or 3 years to get an endoscopy to make sure everything is in place.  Barbara.....
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