complications from Nissan for my mom

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   Posted 10/23/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all: I would appreciate any feedback.
My mom had this surgery in August 2009. She has not been the same since. Her primary symptom is nausea. Nausea so bad that she cannot eat. She has been in the hospital twice in the last year becuase of malnutrition and dehydration.

But then she can go a month or so with no nausea at all.

She continues to eat in limited quantities and only certain foods. Meat seems to be very hard to keep down without alot belching or "backwash" as she calls it.

Any advice or thoughts are welcome to my email address.

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Post Edited By Moderator (opnwhl4) : 10/25/2010 10:11:15 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/23/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi JDollar,
So sorry to hear about your mom. Nissen fundoplication is a tricky surgery, and requires topnotch surgeons with lots of experience in that particular procedure. There are times when these types of complications occur, and it is very disturbing. In fact, fear of a similar complication kept me from having the surgery for many years, even though I desperately needed it to protect my lungs from acid reflux.

I'm assuming she's visiting the GI doc and surgeon regularly, and has been tested to look for reasons she's having the problems. Has she gotten any second opinions? I don't know where you live, and what kind of medical facilities are near you, but it sounds like she'd benefit from a visit to a center that might have more experience with difficult cases such as this.

Hopefully someone will come by with additional insights. Welcome to Healing Well! If your mom uses the computer, it might be very helpful for her to become a member here, so she can receive advice and support from members first-hand.

Good luck, and hope your mom get things straightened out.
Give her my best.

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   Posted 10/25/2010 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Denise has given some great advice. I am concerned about possible Vegus nerve damage. I would definitely find the best GI doc in your area and get an appointment soon.

Take care,
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