Nitend, New Member with Questions

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   Posted 7/30/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Posted by Nitend today @ 7:52 AM
My reflux was controlled for 5 years with Prilosec, and experienced no problems for that period of time.  However, suddenly I was being awakend in the middle of the night choking on bile, with it sometimes going into my lungs.  I had a endoscopy where my doctor refered me to one of the best  fundoplication surgeons around.  He explained that the problem was that the Priloces neutralized the acid, leaving nothing but bile in my stomach.  Now that that was starting to come up, I had a good likelihood of developing esophagal cancer in my 50's (I'm 47).  He suggested the surgery. I was also told I would not be able to burp or throw up, both of which I can still do after the surgury.
My post-op went normal, and soon I was beginning to eat small amounts of solid foods.  The problem is after 3 weeks my body has become less and less tolerable to solids, until I am on a strictly liquid diet.  I have gone from 210 lbs to 180, and this is entirely unacceptable to me.  I would rather deal with the reflux than the constant discomfort I am now experiencing.
I have a follow-up in a few days, and if he tells me this is normal in some patients and to just give it time, I will follow his advise.  But I am also going to make him commit to a date that if it hasn't corrected itself that he reverse it.

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   Posted 7/30/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell.  I gave you a thread of your own so the members would be able to meet and greet you as well as help you out with your questions.
I know you will be meeting members who have had the surgery and they will have great words of wisdom for you.
Again a warm welcome.


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   Posted 7/30/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
It's my understanding that the diet restriction for the Nissen causes weight loss (I love the thought). I understand that you are suppose to be on a strict liquid diet for a week or more to allow time for the swelling to go down. Then you are supposed to start taking in small bites of soft foods. It sounds like you're rushing the diet. Have you tried the liquid protein drinks? The higher the calories the better to maintain your weight. Hang in there and give it some time.
Try baby food.

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