10 weeks(ish) post Nissen

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   Posted 6/4/2011 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Well things are going fairly well. Last weekend was a pretty heavy one as it was my birthday. Went out for a couple of fairly big meals, ate junk food and drank my own weight in cocktails. All in all it went ok. I obviously wasn't able to eat as much as I usually would but everything went down fine and the booze caused no problems apart from the well deserved headache. I even put some of the weight back on (which I aim to remedy quickly).

One thing I have noticed this week is that I'm still getting gas bloating. I think it was most noticeable with all the rich food last weekend so this week I've taken it very easy as I had the tell tale pains under the scars and the lower intestines. For relief I tried charcoal tablets. They did absolutely nothing to relieve symptoms and the only thing they did do was turn my poop black (sorry). I've since tried Windeze which contains simeticone and that seems to have done the trick. Got a BBQ party to go to today, I'm avoiding the steak and going for the softer meats and I'm going to take it easy on the booze.

Another thing I noticed is that I've developed a very small blister on one of my scars. It doesn't cause any discomfort and I've chalked it down to being a trapped hair or something. I'm ridiculously ape like in the hair stakes so I'm guessing that's it. Anyone else experienced these blisters?

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   Posted 6/4/2011 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning and a belated Happy Birthday to you.  I would suspect you may have done a little to much celebrating with eating junk food and the cocktails.
Here is a link to a suggested diet post Nissen. It might be worth looking at, and seeing if perhaps some of your bloating issues could be reduced by eating differently.


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   Posted 6/4/2011 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Cheers Kitt!
Aye, got that one. It's a great list.
I'm a sucker for tomatoes and onions, they're my main culprit. I normally eat quite well though but I guess those few days of combined excess was a little too much. But hey, it's a pretty minor complaint compared to the unbearable acid I had beforehand.

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   Posted 6/4/2011 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I do hope you recoup quickly from your Birthday over-indulgence. I am battling the issue of gas after meals also. I just take gas-x and it helps some. I have not had any issues with blisters at my incision sites but then I am pretty much hairless across my mid-section. I do not drink so I cannot speak to the result of alcohol issues.
I too love to eat tomatoes and onions. I have found that I am ok with them as long as I cook them first. I have not yet been brave enough to eat them uncooked. I am about a week behind you, my surgery was on 4/1. I recently ate some fresh from the garden yellow squash and zucchini simmered with finely chopped onion and it did not bother me in the least. I am going to try the same veggies later this week (have to get past a small setback first) only simmered with tomatoes and onions. That should be a fairly awesome combination.
Have a great weekend and take care..
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