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joe1619
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   Posted 11/7/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I am 2 months post fundo. I now am eating pizza, burgers, chocolate ice cream and have had a margarita here and there. up to 2 weeks ago if i didnt chew my food well I got real bad pains similar to those people describe when food gets caught. my lpr symptoms remain, but a couple times i have swallowed big pieces of bread and the pain does not come. i can eat normal sized portions with gas and bloating being the only side effect. is the fact i can eat without swallowing problems and no food getting stuck does this mean i stretched my wrap out too much or just that im healing. over the last year i lost 25 lbs I gained 15 back. some say weight gain is bad my surgeon says it is a good thing and eating and gaining weight wont stretch wrap, but if i over eat it may cause some discomfort or bloating, but he said the weight gain was good

dencha
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   Posted 11/7/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Joe! Depending on the original tightness or looseness of your wrap, swallowing without totally chewing can be totally normal. I'd definitely believe your surgeon's comments. The fact that you're still experiencing some bloating and gas is an indication of the tightness of your wrap...otherwise you'd be eliminating the gas as it is formed.
I'm so glad you stopped by to report on your progress!
Happy eating!
Denise

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   Posted 11/7/2010 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe,
 
You report sounds great.  I would agree with your surgeon that being able to eat and gain some weight is a good sign.  Sounds like life is treating you well.
Keep it up.
 
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drgrcr
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   Posted 11/7/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe , I watch this forum like a hawk as eventually I will be getting a partial wrap as soon as get the barrets taken care of. Right now, it sure seems like a lot of people who visit this forum have problems, could be why they are on here.....I know of 3 people who have the surgery and have had no problems, say it is the best thing they have every done......I am hoping.

joe1619
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   Posted 11/7/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck to you. i just wish my throat mucous and clearing would go away. i have been eating lots of formerly banned food though, pizza, alcohol, chocolate so the good thing is im gaining weight eating those banned foods, the bad news is the barium swallow shows reflux to thoracic inlet after surgery. my advice is if you have barrets if u can control it on ppis do so, if not get a surgeon to get it tight but not too tight. i told my surgeon that preop, and i felt from the first popsicle it was too loose. but i had to try something

dencha
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   Posted 11/7/2010 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
drgrcr,
Joe is right...the surgery isn't to be taken lightly. That said, it can be a lifesaver. Above all else, be sure to research your surgeon very carefully.

You are very right...many people have the surgery, and go on with their lives without ever posting a single thing online. The majority of people are happily enjoying their improved quality of life.

There are quirky changes that occur, so a level of acceptance is required. You need to really want the surgery...to really need it...to need it badly enough that you're willing to accept a few inconveniences.

I've had a few issues with my wrap, but that's not why I stay around here. I needed the surgery very badly for many years, but I read so many horrible accounts online while I did my research, that I was too frightened to go forward.

The good people on this forum were positive and realistic, and provided information and first hand advice. They gave me the courage to go forward with a very scary surgery.

I decided then, that I wanted to pay forward their kindness, and help others the way they helped me.
I wish you luck in finding answers and making the right decision for yourself.
Have a great week,
Denise

joe1619
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   Posted 11/8/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
im seeing doc next week. i made the mistake and chose a good surgeon with 40-50 fundos. stupid, stupid, stupid. i wont give up but im living proof u guys id say 300 fundos at minimum. dont do as i do as i say ill see i like eating chocolate and having bacardis though. gaining weight back im moving on to the point im eating whatever. pardon my french, but if im going to reflux im eating whatever the he@@ i please

dencha
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   Posted 11/8/2010 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, I get that attitude! I hope you get answers, and get things straightened out ASAP. We're all here for you, as you know. Don't beat yourself up too much. Things happen. This too will pass...there will be an answer.
Good luck with your doctor appointment!
Denise
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