My Nissen 10/07/09

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   Posted 10/18/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My Nissen was 10/07/2009.
Hello and thank you for this wonderful forum!
How long to reduce symptoms?
I am following a diet and in 30 days I will see my surgeon. My surgeon talks about 6 months for complete healing. I still feel the sour gas that arrives in my mouth, ears, nose.
My reflux was a nerd, is someone here who has solved nerd by a nissen?
after how many weeks I can feel the reduction of my symptoms?

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   Posted 10/18/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Italia1,
I guess I was a NERD (Non Erosive Reflux) sufferer, since my endoscopies have always been normal, and have never been diagnosed with inflammation or Barretts Esophagus.

You should not worry that the reflux symptoms you may feel now are due to an unsuccessful surgery. I don't know if your surgeon discussed it with you, but the wrap becomes increasingly swollen during the first two weeks after surgery. After that it begins to calm down. After surgery, you could actually get reflux, due to the fact that your wrap is swollen and doesn't fit over the opening properly--thus can allow some acid to escape into the esophagus.

As your wrap heals, you will have relief of symptoms. Don't be surprised, though, if you have a few problems--especially after you've irritated the wrap by eating something especially rough, or getting a pill stuck. These problems will resolve, though, so you don't have to worry if this happens.

Within a couple of months, you'll be able to eat more normally, and your symptoms will resolve. I used to worry all the time about my wrap and surgery being a failure. I'm now 8 months post-op, and I'm able to eat pretty much anything. Certain things will cause my wrap to be irritated, but it only lasts a couple days.

Congratulations on being on the healing side of the surgery. We call it the "Wrapped Club" around here! There are lots of people here who can offer support and information, so be sure to stick around. We'll do our best to help you out!
Take care,

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   Posted 10/18/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell and the GERD/Heartburn forum.
Glad to hear you are on the back side of your surgery.
Great advise from Denise and I know you will hear from other post-op members.
Take care and do stick with us.

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