I hope you didn't buy vitamin pills. Stick to liquids for at least a few weeks!
My hernia was paraesophageal too. That operation takes a good bit longer than just a fundoplication. Mine took 5 hours. Not to scare you, but your recuperation will be a bit longer too.
Make sure to ask about
pain meds before going in. I was supposed to be hitting a button, couldn't because I couldn't hold it. I'd had a radial artery line in the right wrist - which they didn't tell me about
beforehand and put in while I was unconscious, also took out before I woke up - and they kept putting the thing in my right hand, which didn't work too well and still hurts. Demand pain control loudly if you have to!
Did they tell you about
the pre-op prep? Not supposed to eat and also have to take 1/2 the prep as for colonoscopy. Fun! But I was glad not to have to get up for 2 days.