I'm 6 wks post op tomorrow for my Nissen surgery (full wrap) I'm able to eat just about anything and have been able to for a few weeks now. Is that normal?? as long as I chew well and have liquids nearby it goes down... sometimes it will kinda stick for a bit but eventually goes down. Haven't had a Nexium, TUM, Rolaid, Pepcid AC or anything like that since the surgery. No nausea.... usually off Nexium I would tend to get nauseous and have terrible pain. One question I have is I still feel like my esophagus is inflamed and sometimes feel a little burning type feeling... I have removed my bed wedge and mountain of pillows... but still lift the bed slightly at the head. have been sleeping 'up' for years and it's hard to try it flat!
I have had tracheal stenosis (narrowing in my breathing tube) since Jan. 2009... the first thoughts were that it was caused by reflux or at least aggravated by it. I sure hope that WAS the cause because the next step is a tracheal resection! I'm totally freaked by that.. Google it and look at images! they can't keep laser dialating my trachea.. it causes more scarring then there is a risk of a permanent trach... I'm crossing fingers and TOES.. hoping it was reflux all along that got the scarring going... I go back to my laryngologist the first week of Aug for a follow up from my last lasering last Feb... my breathing feels a little tight at times so I'm a little nervous.... have had an annoying cough since 2004 and lots of thick mucous... which they 'thought' was reflux but no one ever kept testing.... then the narrowing in my throat started in... ohhhh how I HOPE and PRAY it's from reflux and with the Nissen will be cured.
You all are so helpful and kind in here... was just wondering if the slight burning at times is normal in my esophagus after the Nissen... the surgeon told me to stop the Nexium, i don't need it...and that I may feel burning at times but that is normal.... the inflamed feeling just makes me worry that acid is still coming UP and bothering my trachea... I still cough a lot and have mucous issues... I know 6 wks isn't a long time and I'm still healing... just a bit worried....
Fibro, GERD, Idiopathic Subglottic Tracheal Stenosis