What does it feel like when your wrap comes undone just a couple weeks after surgery?

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   Posted 11/5/2009 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very worried.
I had the Nissen Fundoplication 3 weeks ago and am having pain at the wrap area. I accidentally lifted the vacuum cleaner for a few seconds today and realized what I was doing when it was too late.
I then got to thinking that I was also straining for a bowel movement about 1 week prior because of constipation.
Now I am worried that I have busted my wrap.
I see the surgeon next week but I was wondering if anyone had this happen and what the signs and symptoms were.
I still had difficulty swallowing at lunch today so I guess thats a good sign.

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   Posted 11/5/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Lisa,

I am not wrapped............lol but I am sure one of the members who has had the surgery will be along and help you with your question.

Thinking of you and hope all is OK.




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   Posted 11/5/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for thinking of me Kitt!
I love this message board and think it is a great resource for all of us GERD/Nissen sufferers. Sometimes it is so much better to relate with others and to know you are not alone.
Have a nice night!!

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   Posted 11/6/2009 12:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I had some similar issues when I had my first Nissen. I would say it is probably fine. f you had some swallowing issues it is a good sign it is still intact. Are your reflux symptoms back? I had pain in the wrap area from just straightening up all the way for a while. Remember they have to cut loose a good bit of the stomach from the spleen to create the wrap. That takes quite some time to heal and at about the 2 to 3 week mark is when the most swelling occurs. That can cause pain in the area alone. It's good to have the doctor check it out, but I am thinking it is alright.

Take care,

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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill.
That makes me feel better. I don't have any reflux symptoms. I took some liquid Tylenol last night and that seems to have stopped it for now. I am thinking if it was reflux it would not be relieved by Tylenol. So frustrating... but thanks for your help. Have a nice weekend!!
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