I'm back at home now. Left the hospital today 10/20/09 around 1. Doctor was by to see me and said everything went fine. I have no memory of the procedure whatsoever. I remember a small glimpse of what might have been the OR but I don't know if I was going in or coming out. The actual procedure took a little longer than normal according to the doctor. She was with a new team and had to give them a quick rundown on what they were required to do.
OK now for the details I know so far. I had no nausea of any kind and by the time I got to the hospital room post op, I actually felt fairly good. Throat was pretty sore but not horrible. Shoulder pain was present but not unbearable. I'm surprised at how little discomfort I'm in right now. I attribute that to the non invasive nature of the esophyx prodedure. I'm coughing up some mucas and phlegm and the doctor says that normal. and should clear up after a few days. Hurts a little to cough and really hurts if I sneeze. The doctor says the pain will get somewhat worse over this week but right now it's ok.
It feels like a knot at the top of my stomach which is normal after the procedure. My throat is sore but bearable. I have a general feeling of tiredness. The diet is OK so far. I can do the broth, jello with no problems. I'll try the yogurt, cottage cheese, and some strained cream of chicken tomorrow.
No lifting over 10 lbs for at least 2 to 3 weeks.
I'll check in again.
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