2 Days Post Nissen Surgery - Sharing my experience

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BTownGal
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   Posted 12/23/2010 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,

I had a full wrap done on Tuesday, December 21st and I am feeling a million times better than I thought I would. I had a small hiatal hernia, which they repaired as well. I did not need any narcotic pain medication while I was in the hospital and now only use the codeine at night to help while I sleep. The majority of my pain the first few days was due to the air in the chest cavity, which is almost gone now at the end of Day 3.

I am on a full liquid diet until Tuesday, when I will move to a pureed diet. I have been eating cream of wheat with brown sugar and tonight had some liquefied vegetable soup, which was very yummy! I am handling the diet very well. Burping is no problem and I have not had problems with a gassy stomach as of yet. I slept a lot today, but when I am awake, I feel very good all things considered.

If anyone needs surgeon in Indiana, let me know. I was VERY happy with my surgeon and the hospital I stayed at. I was able to order food anytime I wanted from a list of approved liquid items and the unit was really small - only 11 single rooms.

Nothing unexpected at this point - just working on healing.

Sharlene

dencha
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   Posted 12/23/2010 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sharlene,
Welcome to the Wrapped Club!!!! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
It sounds like you're doing just great. I'm very glad to hear that. I imagine you read lots of posts here and have all the ins and outs of early recovery, but if you have any questions, ask away!
Congratulations!
Denise

longislandchick
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   Posted 12/23/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I have some questions. I am in the what kind of surgery stage.  This web site has given me a lot of great information on what to consider.  I have been meeting with a number of different surgeons here in New York. If there is any one out there who lives in New York and has had surgery, please let me know how it turned out. My doctor does every surgery there is for acid reflux.  We are currently discussing this new EsophoX but I don't know too many people who have had it done.  Over all what seems to work as far as surgery as the last option?  Meds don't work at this point.

drgrcr
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   Posted 12/23/2010 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Please keep us posted Sharlene. I am probably have a partial wrap in March.
Thanks Pat

JBW613
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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 12/24/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   

LongIslandchick,

I'm also in long island and seeking out surgeons. I have barretts esophogus but my Acid reflux is horrible and I need to get it addressed. I have been given a name Dr. Bessler at Colombia Presbyterien. Let me know who you have met with or plan on meeting with. I realize we need to go to the best.

-jake


couchtater
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   Posted 12/24/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
JB, make sure you get the barretts taken care of first.

Btowngirl, welcome to the wrapped club! Remember no lifting anything over 5 lbs for the next six weeks. Then slowly increase the amount over the next few weeks. You don't want to tear any stitches.
Joy

Neptunian808
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   Posted 12/24/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
BTownGal said...
Hello Everyone,

I had a full wrap done on Tuesday, December 21st and I am feeling a million times better than I thought I would. I had a small hiatal hernia, which they repaired as well. I did not need any narcotic pain medication while I was in the hospital and now only use the codeine at night to help while I sleep. The majority of my pain the first few days was due to the air in the chest cavity, which is almost gone now at the end of Day 3.

I am on a full liquid diet until Tuesday, when I will move to a pureed diet. I have been eating cream of wheat with brown sugar and tonight had some liquefied vegetable soup, which was very yummy! I am handling the diet very well. Burping is no problem and I have not had problems with a gassy stomach as of yet. I slept a lot today, but when I am awake, I feel very good all things considered.

If anyone needs surgeon in Indiana, let me know. I was VERY happy with my surgeon and the hospital I stayed at. I was able to order food anytime I wanted from a list of approved liquid items and the unit was really small - only 11 single rooms.

Nothing unexpected at this point - just working on healing.

Sharlene


hey btowngal what were your symptoms before surgery?

stkitt
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   Posted 12/25/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sharlene,
 
Good to hear you made it through and are a member of the Wrapped Club.  I hope your Christmas day is going well for you and that you are able to enjoy the holiday.
 
Keep us posted as to how you are doing post-op as we love to support our new "Wrappies"
 
Kindly,
Kitt

 



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BTownGal
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   Posted 12/26/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,
 
I am now 6 days post surgery.  I am still have some back pain when I breath in really deeply, though it has gotten better.  I am also experiencing some spasms in my esophagus after I yawn or sneeze - ouch!
 
Eating has been smooth so far.  Still on full liquids until Tuesday.  A lot of liquified veggie soup, cream of wheat, ice cream, and lots of liquids.  I have just finished my prescription of Toradol - but have not needed any of the narcotic pain meds at all.  Believe it or not, I have even been sleeping on my stomach at times without pain.  Just some soreness.
 
I am looking forward to moving to the pureed diet on Tuesday.  I'm pretty bored with my options at the moment.
 
I really cannot complain with where I am only 6 days out.  I lose my energy quickly and nap often, but when I am up, I generally feel good.
 
Thanks everyone!
 
More soon.
 
Sharlene

BTownGal
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   Posted 12/26/2010 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Neptune808,

My symptoms were SEVERE refleux - i.e. if I hit a pothole in the road everything from my stomach would shoot up my throat and I would choke. I would have severe burning in the back of my throat every 3 months or so, but heartburn almost every day. After all of the tests, the big problem was that my valve was really weak and just did not close properly, if at all.

Sharlene

hondachic
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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 12/26/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi
I'm new to the forum and am having the fundaplication on Tuesday here in NJ. i am very nervous but this forum has really helped. My hiatal hernia is 11 CM wide. I have constant pain in my chest. I thought I was having a heart attack until it was diagosed. I am overwieght and havent had the will power to stop eating. I am sure that this surgery and a liquid diet will help the situation.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/27/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck in your surgery, hondachic. Make sure to start a thread if you have any questions about the surgery.
Soon you'll be a member of the "wrapped club".
Joy

hondachic
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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 12/27/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Joy I'm a nervous wreck but looking forward to no pain and losing weight.
Gerri
Gerri

lilfox
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 4/4/2011 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Well having the full wrap, hernia fixed and gallbladder taken out, all in one fell swoop....Boy am I scared..but reading these post help some..I am a 60 yr old female, and have been living with gerd since i was a teenager, then it was called heartburn, well the heartburn turned into gerd with Barretts..so you all wish me luck and I will let you know how it goes, when I get home..for the first few days will stay at my moms since I live alone...thx for this site!! shocked confused

dencha
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   Posted 4/4/2011 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lilfox,
Welcome to Healing Well! I'm glad you've found the posts here helpful. I know this forum helped me tremendously both when I was making the decision to have the surgery and afterward, when the great advice and support of members here helped me through the recovery.

I have a suggestion to make. Since this is an old thread--last posted in December, why don't you start your own thread to introduce yourself? That way you can ask questions as they come along, and get the post op support you need. When you post on the end of another post, people aren't as likely to see it.

Just go to the top of the page, and click on the ">GERD-Heartburn>" link. It will take you to the main page. (...or you can click this link: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45)

At the top of that page, click on the Start a New Thread button. Then you can copy and paste the post you wrote here, or write a new one. People will be able to see your post easier, so they can provide you with more support and answers.

I'm so glad you've joined us! Before long you'll be a full-fledged member of our "Wrapped Club"!
Take care,
Denise
PS- I had the surgery (minus the gallbladder, but if they're in there, they might as well make it worthwhile!) at age 56, so I wasn't far behind you!)

Post Edited (dencha) : 4/4/2011 7:07:32 AM (GMT-6)

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