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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 11/9/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Can anybody offer me some advice.  I had the open fundoplication about 8 weeks ago and am suffering severe pain where the surgeon made the cut especially in the middle.  I am being told it is the nerves of the muscles but nothing seems to be getting any better, am on medication for the nerves to see if they start healing. 

I know I have a lot of scar tissue since i had the keyhole fundoplication about 6 years and everything fell apart which is why I had to have the open version this time.  When I had the keyhole version it last for about 6 months then I had acid back and was on oemperazole for the last 6 years, in May this year the reflux happended again.

Any advise would be appreciated, I cannot sit very long in a chair before my wound starts burning inside so therefor cannot get back to work. I know my abdominal muscles are not working very well coughing is difficult and cannot lift my left leg it all seems to be connected.

Acid Prone
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 11/9/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I can offer no real advice but I can commiserate. You had major surgery and that will take time; be easy on yourself. I hope you have good helpful friends and/or family around you.

Mary Lynn

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 11/9/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your reply. I try and keep cheerful but it is very hard when you are in pain all the time.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 11/9/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   


Anytime you have an open incision it takes longer to heal as the muscles and nerves in the area have been afffected by the surgery.  I am sorry your first surgery did not last and you had to have this repaired.

Keep talking to us and I am sure one of our members will have some advice for you.

We have a members intro forum if you would like to share a bit about yourself.  It is up to you.




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   Posted 11/9/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   

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