I remember reading that a stomach bug had gone through your family...I'm sure Michelle was pleased to catch it from you in time for New Year's Eve! Oh well...the stomach part did only last about
12 hours for me. Actually I threw up about
4 hours after taking the Zofran. I don't know how long that's supposed to last. At that point I took the Compozine suppositories, and they either worked, or I was don throwing up anyway. Jack went out to buy me some Tylenol suppositories, and they've been really helpful. Actually, I prefer them to liquid Tylenol, which tastes yukky. Maybe I'll keep those on hand and take them instead, when I have the need. I'd recommend them to the newly wrapped as well. I don't know why I didn't think of them sooner!
Unfortunately, before I was wrapped, I didn't have any acid taste in my mouth--the only symptom was the heartburn and horrible asthma. So, of course, I'm worried that I've got nothing holding things in now that they've wrapped me. Question: Do you keep your original LES when they wrap you, or does that get taken out first? I guess my question is...is the wrap a second line of defense, or first line of defense?)
I'm still getting some gas that doesn't release automatically...I may have some little burps, and don't have any food refluxing, like some people describe. Doesn't that sound more like a loose wrap that just can't handle a super-reactive, acid bubbling, terrible, horrible, no-good stomach??? Hopefully that's the case. Then I know if I keep my stomach under control all will be well. It has been so good to have my lungs healthy--even when I had a cold before Christmas, it was NOTHING like pre-surgery. Nothing at all. It was more like a normal cold that others have (of course, except for the residual infection, which really, anyone can get).
Doesn't it always happen? You just got your rib shot and you have the dry heaves. Never fails. I was just getting better with my acidy stomach, and get a stomach bug. Oh well, this too will pass. You, though, my friend, have had to deal with far too many things. You're far too young to be faced with all those physical issues. Me, at 57, can expect some things to fall apart!
Hey, I don't care if I have to take some PPI's to keep my stomach in control if the wrap does the job on my lungs. They were the reason I had the surgery in the first place. Actually they're holding their own even through this bump in the road.
Take care, Bill. Best wishes with your physical challenges. We're all here for you!
How is the job hunt going? Best wishes there, too. I hope you find something you'll really enjoy!