I'm a returning poster from this forum like from part 2 or 3. Shout out to BoPeep. I hope your doing well.
I had my Nissen Lap surgery 5-30-08. The surgery it's self went fine (so i was told) but my body didn't want to cooperate with everything that was done so I was in the hospital for a lovely 4 day 3 night stay with bed side accomodations
After coming home with much nausea and pain I was not totally bed ridden but needed rest to recoup.
I stuck with my liquid diet then restricted foods for 30 days and seemed to be doing fine. I had no heartburn or vomiting and it was like a slice of heaven to have relief.
Around August I started having some pain and sluffed it off. It increased and got worse month by month.
To make a long story shortened, through more testing IE. Barium swallow, x rays, endoscopy and that awful mobility test (that I begged the docs not to make me take again) My wrap is undone!!!
But wait, not just that, they found a paraesophageal hernia (new doc thinks the doctor just overlooked it during first surgery)medium plus sized that when it acts up makes me feel like I'm having a severe heart attack.
So now I'm scheduled for hernia repair and a redo on the Nissen with the risks being much greater and boy em I scared
On the bright side I was so pleased for those couple months of no Gerd issues that I'm praying this second will go awesome and I'm placing myself in Gods hands.
I have a few questions, if I may. The doctor I have for the repair is placing mouse intestine tissue in me for the hernia as a net and I was wondering if anyone has had that done ? Has any of you that had a second had a hernia after the first surgery ? Anyone that has had a second Nissen please post with your experiences I would love to hear from you.
You all take care and I think I'm craving some cheese for some reason... j/k