Lump feeling post op

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emmamia
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   Posted 4/28/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi

I am about 9 weeks post op fundoplication....I still have the lump (swollen throat) feeling that I had before the surgery - Can anyone tell me how long this lasts - I have heard that it is one of the last symptoms to leave? Otherwise everything else is going great post op.

Thanks for your help,
Sarah

opnwhl4
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   Posted 4/28/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Sarah,
Welcome. I am sorry I can't be of help with this. I never did have that feeling, before or after surgery. I have heard a lot of people talk about it though. Hopefully someone who has experienced this will be by shortly.

Take care,
Bill

outtllaw
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   Posted 4/28/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Be patient and give your body time to heal. For some people, it cant take up a 6 months before they start feel a 100%. Remember your digestive system has been a bit rearranged, so give it time yeah

emmamia
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   Posted 4/29/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the comments...I am sure you are right - I am still fairly early in the healing process and i am sure this is probably a normal sensation to still have - but I will be glad when it is gone :)

Sarah

beareilly
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   Posted 4/29/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I am scheduled for the nissan on may 7th.-I'm worried about my recovery.how long did it take u to eat regular food.

picklepuss
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   Posted 4/29/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Sarah - I had the feeling of a lump after my nissen redo that lasted I would guess roughly 3 months. It could still be that you have swelling in there at this point. I had to be dilated because I was told the lump feeling was that the wrap was a tad to tight. I also had issues swallowing. Do you have that as well ? 

Since I was dilated it has decreased the lump feeling some what. Perhaps you should speak with your Doc and discuss your problems, maybe you need the same proceedure which is really common to be done after the Nissen from what I'm to understand. Just my thoughts.

Take Care, Teala


emmamia
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   Posted 4/30/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Beareilly...It took me about a month to be able to get back to eating most things - I still have to be careful with some bread products but overall it wasn't too bad. I lost about 8lbs - I could have lost a lot more but I was really trying not to lose anything, I tried to eat or drink something every 2 hours even when I wasn't hungry. This surgery overall has been fairly easy in the recovery process, the first week was definitely hard but after that each day got better.

Teala - thank you for you comments....its good to have a time frame for when I can expect to have the lump feeling go away...I am not sure if it is related to my wrap being too tight - its the same lump feeling I have had before the surgery - its kind of in my throat area not the lower esophogus where the wrap is? If I don't see any change in the next couple of weeks I will definitely go see my surgeon - I wonder if its possible for your esophogus to narrow a bit from the acid damage?

Sarah

beareilly
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   Posted 4/30/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sarah,
Thanx so much .Did u need painkillers? Was ur shoulder in pain? Did u have a lot of bloating?
Thanx
B

emmamia
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   Posted 5/1/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
hi beareilly

I was given tylenol 3 to take - I took it for the first few days then I felt I could manage. I would say the shoulder pain for me was pretty painful - it is also very hard to get out of bed the first week too. I found a heating pad was very helpful (or hot water bottle), I have a big heating pad that I would spread out on my pillow so that it covered my shoulders - that helped me sleep better. The bloating for me wasn't bad, I was able to do little burps right away so that may have made a difference.

I would say the worst part of the whole surgery was having the nose tube in when I woke up - I had to have it for the first night and it made me gage and dry heave a bit - which really worried me as vomiting is a bad thing! A lot of people don't seem to need that nose tube but for some reason my dr. wanted it?

If you have any more questions feel free to ask - when I was researching this surgery I found a good thread on here that was extremely helpful, I can't remember what it is called.

take care and good luck!
Sarah
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