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mam1298
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   Posted 4/16/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought that I could handle fried scallops!! Well they went down easy but about 10 minutes after I found myself throwing up or shall I say dry heaving for about 10 minutes. I took some Tums and calmed myself down and it stopped. So I answered the question about fried foods.

I had my NF and HH done on March 1st.

Lesson learned. nono

couchtater
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   Posted 4/16/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hard lesson...

I found out with chicken fingers. >:(

Joy

dencha
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   Posted 4/16/2010 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a problem with Pad Thai. The rice noodles weren't that easy to swallow and got stuck.
We've all been there!
Glad you're better now. You'll be eating fried scallops again before you know it.
Just take it easy until then!
Denise

mam1298
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   Posted 4/17/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I have another question.

If I couldn't "throw up" the scallops and only dry heaved what happens if I get hit with the flu, will my body not be able to throw up or will the flu virus force me to throw up.

I am very sore today in my chest and stomach area but I'm not surprised.

couchtater
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   Posted 4/17/2010 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure, that's why I carry anti-nausea meds with me everywhere.

Joy

Alcie
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   Posted 4/17/2010 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I can only burp a little and can't really throw up, just heave. So I carry Zofran everywhere. I have to be careful with that though, as in combination with tramadol (and any narcotics) I need for fibromyalgia pain, it causes serotonin syndrome - which can be lethal if it goes on very long!
Alcie
 
 


dencha
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   Posted 4/17/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
In all the posts and communications I've had here over the past year, I understand that if you can't throw up (be sure to have anti nausea drugs handy at all times) you can have dry heaves (until the meds kick in) and eventually everything comes out the other end instead. (Nice.) The problem I had was that I had no nausea or indication that I was going to throw up. I was very faint and thought I was going to pass out. Then I suddenly threw up and the faintness went away. Weird.

mam1298
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   Posted 4/18/2010 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
It happened again last night during dinner. Talk about a set back feeling but I actually did throw up so God answered that question for me.

I just don't know what is happening, I don't have the flu as I was able to finish dinner slowly after the episode and I felt fine. I think I might be taking to big of bites and not chewing as I got the "stuck" feeling and then all heck broke out.

I just pray I didn't mess up my wrap because I will NOT go back in to get it fixed at this rate.

Thanks again for all your support!!

couchtater
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   Posted 4/18/2010 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I remember when I was at your stage. I felt hungry all of the time and wanted to eat normal again.

Just be careful and take small bites.

Joy

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   Posted 4/18/2010 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Mam1298-
Did you actually throw up from your stomach or was it something stuck in your esophagus? I have done the latter many many times, but I can;t vomit from my stomach. I also carry anti nausea meds with me at all times. Sometimes I forget to get a refill and have paid for it with a dry heave session. LOL! Worst was 12 hours of them. Even the meds wouldn't stop them. I was about to go to the hospital and they stopped.

Take care,
Bill

mam1298
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   Posted 4/19/2010 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it was from the esophagus because I had the choking feeling but when it happened it made some weird noises!!
How long do we have to live on anti nausea meds?

dencha
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   Posted 4/19/2010 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
When I first had my Nissen, many here warned me about getting things stuck. They assured me that if I did, I shouldn't worry too much. It's scary but would be okay. It was described by one member as a "hairball", which I think is an apt description. Most everyone has seen a cat cough up a hairball. It's very similar to vomiting, but only involves what's in the esophagus.
Good thinking, Bill!
Denise

mam1298
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   Posted 4/19/2010 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Not sounding gross here but it was mostly phlegm and the last part had a tiny bit of a food taste so Bill was correct. I just assumed that it was from my stomach but it wasn't. I ate slowly yesterday, small bites and I chewed, chewed, chewed and had a better day.

I am just really tired of it, I'm in an emotional slump because I'm not feeling like myself and I don't like it. I have dreams that I have the HH repaired and nothing else done but I have to realize that it was done and I have to get through this.

The tiredness could be from my emotional slump I'm in and I have to find a way to get out of it.

dencha
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   Posted 4/19/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mam,
Try to hang in there and let your recovery lead you. The more you struggle and fight against the process, the harder it will be to get through it. You will get better as time progresses, and will be eating more normally very soon. Personally, I don't mind the chewing issue. Chewing and tasting the food is the most satisfying part of eating, so even though I could swallow foods that are more whole atthis point, I'm still staying with the habit of chewing things very thoroughly. I find it more enjoyable, and it also keeps me from eating as much.

Many, many people have this surgery and never go online to post a single thing. There are many very happy "customers" post-Nissen. Just hang in there and trust the process! You will get better and will eat normally one day soon.
Take care, and happy chew chew chewing!
Denise
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