7-week post Nissen report

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Date Joined Nov 2010
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   Posted 12/30/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
All of a sudden I realize I am doing better, food-wise at least. I am still very careful, but I can eat somewhat larger portions of soft foods. Not having any raw fruits became unbearable so I tried seedless grapes and they went down fine! Also can eat a few raw almonds as I used to before. I had a few sips of wine on my birthday, but still avoiding alcohol as well as gassy vegetables like broccoli and cabbage. Angel-hair pasta is great, very easy to eat. I get a tight feeling in my esophagus from time to time but it's nothing like the horrible attacks I got before from eating too fast or things that weren't soft enough.
I had to start taking one Nexium before bed as the reflux at night was awful; when I see the doctor in January he will tell me what to do going forward. I think it takes quite a while to feel the benefits of the surgery. I might be having fewer episodes during the day.
It's nice that the laparascopy incisions have healed, and I went back to my workout after many weeks. Still taking it somewhat easy until I get my strength back.
To everyone in the wrap club I say Happy New Year and chew, chew, chew!

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 12/30/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Nice to read your update.  A belated Happy Birthday to you - a few sips of wine - cheers to you.
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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 12/30/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I am also 7 weeks out of surgery. Some days are good, and some like yesterday, not so good. I thought I would try one half an orange. I think it stuck above the wrap, as I had indigestion and discomfort all day. I have a rotten cold too now, so not a happy camper. I suppose I can't eat oranges for a long time. One other time it was two caramels that made lots of burps and a feeling of sticking. I am also trying to wean myself off of Prilosec. Maybe it is too soon...??????

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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5028
   Posted 12/30/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep on chewing and chewing!

It takes months to fully recover, but it's worth it!
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