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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone well i'm 3 weeks post surg. and well my kids have sore throats and coughing. if i end up getting what they have is the coughing something to worry about??? should i call the doctor to let them know i think i'm starting to get a sore throat i can feel it some in the mornings but not to bad.
I ate roast last night very little but i did it chewed it to mush

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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Melissa -
You might want to call them and ask. I would think if coughing can break ribs that it certainly could damage this. Just to be safe I would call.

Take care,

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   Posted 6/3/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Melissa,
I had my surgery on February 27th. I am an asthmatic, and had the surgery in hopes of improving uncontrolled asthma. I had a lung infection before surgery that wasn't resolved after surgery. I coughed like you wouldn't believe after surgery. In addition, I was on prednosone, which makes tissue more fragile (My surgeon put extra stitches into my hernia repair, because the tissue was so fragile he was afraid it wouldn't hold).

After my lung infection cleared, I had about 4 weeks of perfect lungs (the surgery did help my asthma), and then got the flu. Once again I was coughing constantly.

I coughed so much that my incisions killed--especially the one on my left rib.

After the flu resolved, I was into the tree pollen and allergy season. Coughing again...another round of prednosone and antibiotics.

What this all means is that if I can cough my guts out from the day after surgery, and intermittently until about two weeks ago (my lungs have improved, and I'm not coughing much again), I don't think you really have to worry about having a cough. It won't be fun, and your incisions will hurt. If you can avoid it, great, but don't lose any sleep over it.

While in the long run, I worry about the security of my hernia repair, (as an asthmatic, I'll cough more than the average post-Nissen patient throughout the lifetime of my wrap), my wrap has continued to work just fine, and my healing has continued.
So...don't worry! Your wrap will be just fine.
Take care and stay healthy !

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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the wrapped clubs advice.Call the doctor. My belly buton is healing but will tell you laying on my left side since surgery has been slightly annoying I believe now its that incision.Its more like a stinging sensation. I avoid it as much as possible.
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