Lap Nissen surgery tomorrow

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mitsie
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   Posted 10/19/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Well tomorrow is my big day for surgery.
 
I check in at 9:45am and surgery around 12.    I am scheduled to stay over one night, provided I am doing well
  
I am kind of nervous but have alot of faith in my Dr. I am sure he is a good surgeon.
 
Thanks for all your help
 

couchtater
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   Posted 10/19/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! I pray everything goes well. Soon you will be a member of the "Wrap Club".
Joy

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   Posted 10/19/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Mitzie! We'll be thinking of you, and sending all kinds of positive vibes and healing thoughts your way.

Looking forward to your first post when you're on the "other side" and ready to begin life as a member of our "Wrapped Club"! Don't waste a moment worrying...you'll do just fine!

Take care and best wishes,
Denise

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   Posted 10/19/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Mitzie good luck to you I am sure you will do just fine just keep a positive attitude.
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mitsie
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   Posted 10/19/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the well wishes and prayers.   I appreciate it.\
 
I'm looking forward to joining the wrapped club.
 
I have a sore throat now and I'm looking forward to getting rid of it.

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   Posted 10/20/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck!!!!! : )

Let us know how you're doing!!!!! (When you can)

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   Posted 10/20/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Mitzie!  I am sure by now you are well underway at the hospital.  Yes you will soon belong to the coveted Wrapped Club. 
 
Waiting to hear from you post-op.  :-)
 
Gentle Hugs,
 
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   Posted 10/20/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope it all goes well Mitzie. Will look forward to updates when you feel better.

Stormienite
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   Posted 10/21/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mitsie! I've been thinking about you all day! How are you feeling??

mitsie
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   Posted 10/21/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi
 
I was released from the hospital around 3pm today (Thurs)  I got home around 5pm
 
Had to drop of my prescriptions, but that store didnt have them so I had to go to another one.
 
Then got my liquids LOL.    That was supper.    Hmmm I am still hungry.   Will be on liquids 3 days and then be on the full liquids for 3 more days and then can add from the soft foods diet until my 2 weeks appt.
 
I am feeling pretty good.  Sore a little bit around all the little 5 holes but of course Im not pushing it to find out how sore they actually are.    I have a sore throat didnt notice that at the hospital, probably because I was pushing the pain med button.    I think its just from the breathing tube.
 
The doctor told hubby it took him an hour to fix and was a very easy one for him.   He said I shouldnt have any more trouble.   Hubby didnt ask him if it was a full wrap.   I will find out.   I need to call the dr tomorrow to make and appt in 2 weeks.
 
He did say that the stitches were just hanging there from my TIF surgery.
 
 
Oh and I can burp.......wonderful   Hubby thinks I am crazy LOL.
 
I will write more.    Drug store got my meds mixed up.  hmmm so back to the store tomorrow.    At least I have some pain meds.
 
Thanks for thinking of me.

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   Posted 10/22/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mitzie,
Welcome to the Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah yeah Glad to hear you're out of the hospital. I remember how I felt the morning after the surgery...all I wanted to do was get home. It's so much easier to take care of yourself that be at the mercy of hospital protocol and overworked nurses! There is nothing like getting back to your own bed or couch (or both) in the comfort of your home and family.

Get lots of rest, and be sure to ask any questions that might come up during your recovery. Remember, your recovery is in charge. Just be patient and follow your body's cues. If you can relax into the process and surrender to the recovery process, you'll be much happier and more relaxed. It is the wanting to control the pace and wishing the process was faster that causes stress and discomfort. Expect some discomfort and difficulty swallowing.

Your upper GI tract has undergone a major revision, so it's totally understandable that there will be swallowing issues and spasms. Don't be surprised if your stomach decides to rebel. It's no fun for it to have been pulled and wrapped around your esophagus, then stitched into place. Keep in mind that it was your stomach that was used to create the wrap. That's going to make your stomach angry for a while!

The swelling of the wrap will continue to swell over the first two weeks, to peak at two weeks, then begin to subside. Therefore, your swallowing will get worse before it gets better.

You'll also feel very full when you eat very little. It's because the stomach is swollen, making it stiff. That swelling is interpreted as fullness.

It's all worth it! So glad you're on the other side and beginning your recovery.
Take care,
Denise turn

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   Posted 10/22/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY!  Sounds like you're doing great!  I know those first few days are horrible when all you can eat is broth.  You're so hungry!  But don't overdo it and eat too much.  It hurts! This too shall pass and you'll be eating more filling soups soon!

mitsie
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   Posted 10/22/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi  Thanks for all the good wishes.
 
I feel pretty good today.    I was a little groggy this morning....I am thinking its from the pain meds I took last night so I could sleep.   That did hurt a little.    I am still having some trouble with pain around my collar bones, and under my chin.   Must have strapped me down or something.
 
The sore throat I had is pretty much gone.   I think that was from the breathing tube.   I can see scrapes at the back of my throat.    I am running a little bit of a fever, about 2 points above normal.    I took some liquid tylenol and its back down.   I still am a little woozie in the head I dont know if thats from the pain meds I took or if I have a sinus thing going on.   Time will tell.
 
I need to crush my pills what do you put them into when you are doing liquids.   I have been putting them into a little bit of yogurt but not supposed to have that until Sat.   they are the most awful tasting pills.  Yuck.
 
Thanks for all the info.

Stormienite
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   Posted 10/22/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Eh the pill crushing.  I hated it.  Luckily I only needed the narcotics for 2 days then went on Tylenol.  I cushed them into powder, put the powder in my mouth and then drank water.  Tastes like total crap, but ya gotta do it.  I split the powder into 2 drinks.  Just swish the water in your mouth to let the powder get saturated.  It's doable but you'll sure want to get off the pills as soon as possible!  lol
 
Don't be a hero though.  Every 4 hrs take your dose even if you feel ok at that time.  You always want a level amount in your system.

mitsie
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   Posted 10/22/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
The pills that I am crushing are my blood pressure pills.    they are really bitter.   My pain medicine is liquid, but think I am going to try to not take them too.    I felt really rotten this morning.     I did get some liquid tylenol think I will try that tonight and see how I do.   
 
Thanks.

Ritchg
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   Posted 10/22/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Mitsie the pain in your shoulders and collarbone is probably from the gas that they use to blow up your abdomen so they can see what they are doing walking really helps this pain go away.  Glad you are doing so well.

Stormienite
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   Posted 10/22/2010 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Agree with Ritchg. That pain hurts like hell but it only lasts a couple days and moving around really does help.
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couchtater
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   Posted 10/22/2010 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Cool-aid and lot's of sugar! That's how my mom got crushed pills down me when I was little. The doctors kept giving me pills and I couldn't swallow them so mama would crush them and mix them up in a syrupy mixture of cool-aid and sugar. It worked well for me.
Joy

mitsie
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   Posted 10/23/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like something worth trying.     The pills sure are bitter.
 
Thanks for the information.

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   Posted 10/25/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
How is going mitsie? I have been following this post with great interest as a will betting this surgery done some time soon.

mitsie
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   Posted 10/25/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I am doing pretty good.     I am having some burning in my nose and mouth.   I think it has something to do with my pills that I am taking.    This burning stopped last night at bedtime and I didnt have it today until around 1pm.    This was after I took my blood pressure pill and imodium.    I am having trouble with going to the bathroom too much.    So much for the stool softener prescription LOL.   I havent used it once.
 
I only used the pain meds 2 nights.   I dont like how I feel in the morning after taking them.   They give me a headache and make woozie in the head.
 
My surgery was scheduled for 2 hours and the dr was finished in an hour.    I think my surgery went fairly well and seemed like everything worked our really well for the surgeon.     I didnt have a huge hernia that needed repaired.
 
I have an appt. on 11/9 so I will get to aske him some questions that hubby didnt think to ask.
 
I really would like to quit crushing my pills I think that is causing some of my problem.
 
When is your surgery scheduled for?

drgrcr
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   Posted 10/25/2010 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to have another followup endoscopy for the abalation that I had done in August the first week in November, if they don't have to do any more work to my esophogus then I will be scheduled for wrap surgery. I am a little nervous about the surgery, but I had a friend that had it done 8 years ago and ne said it was the best thing he every did

couchtater
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   Posted 10/25/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
If your pill's not very big you can try taking it whole, just drink a lot of water to flush it down. I could swallow a pill about as big as this: ----- the same day after surgery.
Joy

mitsie
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   Posted 10/25/2010 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Joy thanks for the pill size.     Mine are about this big ----- 2 round ones and one oval maybe a little longer.    I have swallowed a couple turn trying it out lol.    Nothing bad has seemed to happen.    So think I am going to try tomorrow and see what happens.   Looks like my pill size is the same as yours lol.
 
 
Drgrcr    I have a neighbor that had surgery done 10 years ago and he said he doesnt have any problems and also a friend of my Hubbys said the same thing.   The lady that works for my cardiologist also had it done.   So this convinced me plus the people that write in this forum to go ahead and have it done.
 
Good luck with your test, hope your ablation is all you needed done before your wrap.

drgrcr
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   Posted 10/26/2010 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
How is going today Mitsie? are you ready to go to your favorite mexican food resturaunt yet?
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