Thanks everyone -
I appreciate getting to read your posts and I will take one thing away from them this morning: my recovery is going to be slow and I'm going to have to accept that fact.
I cannot take Remeron due to the severe weight gain it causes in me. Gained about
100 lbs in about
6 mos and it took forever to lose it. Doc says the weight gain didn't help my GERD.
It is encouraging to read that someone can and has gotten better after a year has gone by. I've been reassured with two hospital tests that my wrap is just right; only swollen and it will go down eventually. I will accept that fact as well.
I hope as the weather abates from the continued 100+ degree days of July and August that I'll be able to enjoy getting out of the house a lot more. It's been very difficult to be unable to eat much, stuck in the house and unable to do the normal things I enjoy like moving furniture, decorating, painting, hanging curtains etc. I have to tell hubby what it is I want done and then just sit and watch. And I'm not a sitter. It's been kind of like being in a prison of my own creation since the surgery was elective on my part. But this too will change.
Again thanks a lot for what you have shared and I do appreciate it.
PS - Also somewhere I just posted I said "8 weeks" post-op and of course I meant 4 weeks. Goofy me. LOL
GERD doesn't exist in a vacuum. . .
Lap Nissen Fundoplication August 1, 2011
Post Edited (halloweenbaby) : 8/27/2011 10:51:15 AM (GMT-6)