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CO Grandma
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 4/16/2011 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone

This forum has been a life saver to me. The first of March I had the flu and after that I could not get my acid under control. I could not eat anything. Just did fluids. Was taking a Nexium in the morning and a Pepcid AC in the evening. My doctor put me on another Nexium. This still did not help. Finally I was sent to a doctor who diagnosed me with hiatal hernial. I am 22 days out from my Nissan operation. I have had all the problems that all of you had. I am still only able to do soften foods. I am in my 60's so maybe being older takes longer HA HA. Sorry for the long email but am very thankful for people who are willing to share. I too am having a terrible problem with constipation.

Thank you again to some awesome people
CO Grandma

kyheart
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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 4/16/2011 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello CO Grandma
I am also in my 60's and I am 16 days post surgery today. I had similar issues only over a longer period of time. I had been on some type of PPI for about 6 years.. they just kept getting stronger until 2 years ago come July, I had an endoscopy/colonoscopy and the gastro guy said I had problems... no duh! Anyway, he put me on 2 Nexium a day 40mg each.. well when my PCP found out that I was still having serious problems with coughing at nite waking me and having to jump and run to throw up (I also had a hiatal hernia with the acid reflux), he sent me to my surgeon.. what a blessing. I haven't had 1 symptom since my surgery. I am also on soft foods until next week, then he said I can introduce baked or broiled fish.. I haven't had any constipation, just the opposite.. if I eat milk products.. will try to introduce them at a later date.
I sincerely hope you do well and I will be talking to you again I am sure.
Sandi

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/17/2011 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I am so glad you found us and that the forum has been a lifesaver for you.  There are so many people with GERD and all of the other issues that go along with GI disorders that it is good to find a group of members so wise and caring with the same issues you have.
 
Congratulations on your successful surgery and for sharing here in the forum with all.  It is always great to read a success story.
 
Stick with us and know we care.
 
Gentle Hugs,
 
Kitt

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CO Grandma
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 4/17/2011 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kyheart and Kitt.

It is so nice to have people to talk to that can relate how we feel. We are not really told before the surgey how long the healing processes is. I guess everyone is different. I have a wonderful husband who takes really good care of me, but it is nice to hear a symtom we might have is not life threating. Be careful when you try potatoes and fish to take small bites. I even have a baby spoon that I use for puddings and whatever so I will not be tempted to do big bites. HA HA.
Thanks again.

CO Grandma.

kyheart
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 515
   Posted 4/17/2011 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean about having someone who can relate to talk to.. I had a cup of pureed vegetable beef soup for dinner tonite. It was wonderful.. so much flavor. I am taking this all slow because, I have to work and if I go too fast and get sick.. well.. no work for me.. I am going to take your lead on the baby spoon.. big bites will be my downfall..
Have a good evening..
Sandi

couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 4/17/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember it took me 20 minutes to finish off a bowl of watery grits. Slow and easy does it best.
Joy

Alcie
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5028
   Posted 4/17/2011 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a senior grandma too, had my surgery a year and a half ago. Yes, it does take us longer to recuperate, but the surgery is worth it! Plan on eating little meals of fairly soft stuff for a couple of months, not just the weeks the kids do. Small meals every couple of hours is my way of life now. It's just more comfortable. I don't want to stretch what's left of my stomach back out and go back to overeating anyway!

Any food intolerances you had before are still there. I'm lactose intolerant, getting intolerant to wheat too. It's not unusual at our ages.
Alcie
 
 
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