90 DAYS SINCE SURGERY

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GREYGHOST
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 12/1/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
mad  well, it has been 90 days since my hitail hernia repair and a 270 degree stomach wrap and i am still having problems from this surgery.  Main problem, is keeping down foods that i use to eat all the time.  Red meats of a certain type are a main problem due to the leanless of the meats. 90% lean or better hamburger, boneless chuck roast, rib eye steak - are problems - and want to come back up on me.  I can eat dark meat chicken, but can not eat the white meat at all.  Pork chops are also a big no-no.  This surgery has me really upset as i now have to see another NEW doctor to examine me to see what is taking place inside of me.  Another egd is to be done on 12/08/10 and i am looking for answers to my problems.  For some unknown reason, i have way to much air inside of me and i do not burp at all, but can expel gas when i go to the bathroom. This causes me to bloat up some, and it can also make one feel full and eat less.   NOTE TO ALL that read this.  Again, before any surgery of any type, make sure you have a good idea as to what to expect before the surgery and the efects you are to have after the surgery.  Just dont let them operate on you without any information.  Doctors do not communicate well between one another as in my case and the extreme need for a new doctor.  Thanks

Lovie L
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   Posted 12/1/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
i am so sorry to hear that yoru recovery hasn't been what you'd hoped. Thinking of you and hoping that you get the answers you need to feel better soon.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/1/2010 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry. It sounds like they made you too tight.
Joy

GazeboGal
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   Posted 12/2/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Grey,

So sorry to hear about your complications! Do you think that it might be that you introduced solid foods too early after your wrap? I don't know, I'm just wondering if that might be part of the problem. How soon after your surgery did you begin eating "normal" foods?

I just had the full wrap this past Tuesday (2 days ago) and I'm being very cautious about my eating. Luckily I haven't really had much of an appetite, so so far I have been quite happy with just a bit of broth and maybe some pudding or an Ensure drink.

From what I've read from others' experiences on here, I'm not expecting to even begin to try to eat meat until month 3 or 4. And I'll probably chew it to a pulp just because I'll be nervous! :)

I hope that you are able to find out some helpful answers next week when you meet with your doctor. Let us know how it goes.

All my best!
LeAnne :)
GazeboGal
Nissen Surgery on 11/30/10

ZhyKitty
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   Posted 12/2/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear you're having such a tough time!
It's been a month to the day since I had the surgery and I can eat a very small amount of just about anything I want - note SMALL amount - all bites the size of a fingertip or smaller, chewed to a liquid. Have you tried that?
(I have not tried anything like bread or heavy meat of course since even rice won't go down but I have had little tiny bites of real food and some lighter meats. Chicken, for instance, white or dark is ok if it has been shredded and the bites are tiny.)
I only ever eat a 1/2 to a full cup of food at once and then stop.
Maybe the problem is that too much solid food is going down at once for your tummy to deal with?
I hope you get your answers!
Good luck!!!
Cat

dencha
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   Posted 12/2/2010 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi GREYGHOST,
Good luck with your endoscopy on Wednesday. I'm going in for one on Tuesday, so we're in for the same fun experience. I'm starting with a manometry, then the endoscopy, followed by the placement of a 24hr PH monitor. I have asthma, and my symptoms seem to have increased a bit, so I'm following up quickly, as prior to surgery my lungs were horrible, and I don't want to go there again.

It does sound like you wrap might be too tight. I believe one of the moderators here, Bill, had difficulty eating after his first surgery because it wasn't done correctly and it was nearly impossible for him to eat. He may have posted on another of your threads. He had a redo, and now he's enjoying food again.

Perhaps they'll try stretching it if it seems too tight when they check it on Wednesday.
Good luck, and let us know how things are going for you!
Take care,
Denise

stkitt
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   Posted 12/3/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning GREYGHOST,
 
Dang, I am sorry to read of your problems.  Hope all goes well with your scope on the 8th and that your Doctor will be able to give you answers to your problems.
 
We are all here to support you so keep us posted.
 
Kindly,
Kitt

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GREYGHOST
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   Posted 12/6/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all that have read this and replyed to my problems. Its nice to know one has friends in this time of need. My egd was NOT of good news. I have some bleeding inside of my stomach and my new doctor took pictures of what was done on me on 9/01/10 and gave them to me. She also took some more tissue samples to be sent to the lab and i hope to find out the results in about a week. Needless to say, i am not happy about this at all and i still need to be on a soft food diet until they find out as to what is still wrong inside of me. 97 days since surgery and still having problems with some foods wanting to come back up on me. Very tired of this, as my other doctors said i could go back and eat just about anything i wanted to eat, without any problems. Needless to say, them are no longer my doctors. Thanks again for your help and comments. Greyghost
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