Positve Lap Nissen Procedures

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Buckeyefan
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   Posted 2/18/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
The internet is full of Lap Nissen horror stories. I wanted to start a blog of people who had positive experiences and are back to living their normal lives.

couchtater
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   Posted 2/18/2011 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hand raised! I'm doing good!
Surgery done over a year ago.
Eating what I want...
Burning only when I eat peanut butter...
Joy

opnwhl4
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   Posted 2/18/2011 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Another hand raised! Redo done May 18th '09, all's well here! Would do it again without hesitation!

Take care,
Bill
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Buckeyefan
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   Posted 2/18/2011 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
That's awesome. I'm going in for the surgery on Monday and just wanted to hear a few positive outcomes.

dencha
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   Posted 2/18/2011 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's another positive outcome...I had the surgery in February 2009. I'm eating and drinking normally and am very happy I had the procedure.
Good luck with your upcoming surgery!
Denise

spike1010
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   Posted 2/19/2011 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Still early days for me (day 17 post op) but, all is going well and I'm pleased too.

Buckeyefan
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   Posted 2/19/2011 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
It's awesome that you guys all made a great recovery. It makes me feel a lot better going into this surgery.

pegster
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   Posted 2/19/2011 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
13 days out of surgery. So far, I am very pleased.
Peggy

dencha
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   Posted 2/19/2011 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi JJWTM,

I had the full Nissen fundoplication surgery. Precautions before? I'm not sure what you mean, but I will say that before the surgery I was on 40mg Protonix twice a day, with 300mg Raniitidine at bedtime. The reason I had the surgery was for uncontrollable asthma that was caused by reflux.

I had a lung infection before the surgery that didn't resolve with antibiotics. Because of that I was on high doses of steroids, making my internal tissue very fragile. My surgeon added a few extra stitches to ensure that things held. Good thing, because I spent the recovery period coughing severely.

Even with the coughing, I recovered well, and with time my lungs responded very positively.

I was fortunate that I had a surgeon who trusted me to make good eating choices. At Day 5 when I saw him, he turned me loose to eat anything that could be chewed to a liquid. It was a great gift. No more pureed or liquid food, which made the recovery period much more enjoyable.

I was well-behaved, and ate very carefully--taking small bites and chewing thoroughly. I never had a problem caused by that eating protocol.

The thing that worked best for me was my surrender to the recovery. I made up my mind to patiently follow whatever path my recovery took, and accept whatever changes occurred. When you're not struggling against what is, it makes it a lot easier to accept the way things progress.

All in all, my recovery was much, much easier that I ever dreamed it would be.
Hope that is helpful!
Denise

stkitt
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   Posted 2/19/2011 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
 
I have never had the surgery but wanted to welcome you to the forum.  Great thread as it is wonderful to read about the positives.
 
Kindly,
Kitt

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amandapanda82
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   Posted 2/21/2011 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
It's so great to see people who have good results with the lap nissen. I've heard a lot of horror stories too, but also some good ones. The idea of having the surgery really scares me, and I'm still on the fence about whether or not this is right for me. But I do have 2 more doctors appointments coming up that will help either make my decision easier or help me decide another alternative. And, it would be wonderful not to be miserable all the time!

Thanks for all the great info and feedback!

Ekirch
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   Posted 2/23/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
heya,
4 weeks post op, have had no issues with the surgery itself. Still having some reflux issue but no where as bad as before. goal was to stop all PPI's but i know its still early since i am still healing. but have had no major side effects from the surgery itself.
Ed - Recent member of the wrapped club :)

couchtater
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   Posted 2/24/2011 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
my surgeon- Dr. Bagnato in Albany, GA
Joy

frogdoc
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   Posted 2/25/2011 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I had mine done 6 years ago. I've since gone through two pregnancies with no heartburn. Can you imagine?!

I had a tough time with recovery, but it was mostly mental. The dietary and activity restrictions were a really big change from my active lifestyle.
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