Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication 5-31-11

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   Posted 5/31/2011 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!

Just a quick little post to report that my surgery went well. I was in for about 2 - 2.5 hours and my doc said everything went smoothly. My biggest problem right now is my shoulder pain from the CO2. They had a very hard time getting it under control in the post-op recovery room and it hurts more than my chest/belly or my incision sites. But this is to be expected and I know it will pass, but ... ouchy!!


My case manager told me that tomorrow at lunch they will start to advance my clear liquid diet and if that goes well I should go home tomorrow evening. My doc has a pretty strict diet for his surgeries, but I'm perfectly happy taking it slowly. Whatever I can do to have a good and full recovery I will do.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers from those who sent them! I'll post more updates soon.
Kim the BBShopMom

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   Posted 5/31/2011 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I might have the nissen done further on this year so I would love to hear your early post-op experiences.

I really hope that your recovery goes nice and smoothly so that you can get back to enjoying your life!

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   Posted 5/31/2011 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Kim, you are now offically in the Wrapped Club!
Take it easy and rest. Don't forget the pillow to hold over your belly to help with any coughs or throat clearing. Don't you just hate those pressure boots?!

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   Posted 5/31/2011 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Kim, I hope your recovery goes well!!!!

I was where you are 8 weeks ago last Friday. I too had more pain with the CO2 issue than the incisions at first and they had a problem getting it under control. My dr. was strict too..(thank goodness) 2 weeks full liquids. then maybe some baked/broiled fish at 3 weeks and so on from there... All I can say is... listen to what your body tells you that you can do or that you can eat. Believe it too... I could look at something and somehow know if I could have it or if it would hurt me.. I tried to go against my instinct a couple of times and it wasn't pleasant... I went back to believing in my body...

Please take care and take your time in recovery... Keep us posted..


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   Posted 5/31/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kim,
Welcome to theyeah yeah yeahWrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah I'm glad to hear everything has gone well.

I'd recommend lots of hall walking (at home, too) to help with the shoulder pain. A nurse told me to get up every time I went to the bathroom and walk the halls, which I did. At home I continued the walking. I found the more I walked, the less my shoulder hurt. See if it helps!

Thanks for posting your experience! You're sure to help a lot of other people who are looking for information.

I hope you have a good night. See if they will give you a liquid pain med when they release you. You'll only need it a couple days, and you'll be on liquid Tylenol or Motrin. You might want to take the narcotic pain reliever at night a while longer, though.

Happy Healing!

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   Posted 6/1/2011 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad everything went well. I too have been told I may need the surgery. Thanks for sharing what you are going through,it helps people like me that maybe in the same boat soon.

You are in my thoughts.
Fibromyalgia,Gastroparesis,Heital Hernia,Gastritis,Gerd,IBS,Depression,Dsyautonomia,Raynauds Syndrome

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   Posted 6/6/2011 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, we had our Nissen surgeries done on the same day. How r u feeling?

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   Posted 6/6/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW and the Wrapped Club, Katgriff!
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