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aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/20/2011 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I have read that after a Nissen, vomiting is either very difficult or impossible (except in cases of alcohol poisoning). Can anyone with a wrap please share? I'm very curious as I am thinking of pitching the idea of a Nissen to my doctor. Thank you in advance :)

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/20/2011 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks halloweenbaby! I wish you the best of luck, and hope that you get some relief soon!

couchtater
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   Posted 7/20/2011 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
In 18 months since my surgery I've thrown up 3 times due to stomach bugs. One time was a six hour marathon virus. :P
My wrap is still intact. I had the partial wrap (270 degrees).

It is still advisable to not throw up because there is a chance of tearing stitches, but you can if you have too.
The doctor will give you anti-nausea medicine to prevent it.
Joy

elsiem
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   Posted 7/21/2011 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my Nissen surgery 3 weeks ago & on day 2 post-op was given tramadol pain medication. I reacted badly to this & started vomiting. The nurses were quick to give me anti nausea meds to stop this. It was extremely painful but my stitches remained intact.

So yes, in some circumstances (like an allergic reaction or food poisoning) you can still vomit if you really have to but it is best to avoid it if possible.

Don't let this put you off having the surgery. The benefits certainly outweigh the risks.

Best wishes

Lynda

Jeronimo
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   Posted 7/21/2011 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Halloweenbaby, stay on positive thoughts!

I havent had any type of operation yet, Im waiting for the doc to phone me for some tests but for next year I must be operated, no matter what!

I hope it goes well for you, let us know.

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/22/2011 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Halloweenbaby!! I'm so excited for you, I read on another post that you're getting a wrap. Congrats! I really hope, my friend, that it provides you with some relief from these terrible symptoms.

Please blog about it here! I (and probably everyone else) would love to hear about your experience and road to recovery.

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/22/2011 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
If you go to the upper left hand corner, I think it lets you sort through posts differently, and I think one is 'by poster'. Maybe you could find yours again? I'll look for it now.

I feel you man. I am full after just a few bites, but my mind is still hungry, and anything I eat makes me feel bloated. I've lost 30 pounds and counting. Don't really know what to do. My doc put me on Nexium 40mg/day for 6 months, but if I lose another 10 lbs (putting me in the 'normal' range) I'm going back to demand to see a GI doc. I can't deal with this anymore - I'm only 26.

4hn
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   Posted 7/22/2011 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
@halloweenbaby:

Good luck with the surgery :).
and kindly please tell us your story of success here.
Currently i am struggling also, as my PPI not working from the first time. Actually i considering to have an OPS also, but i'll wait a little more longer with the PPI to get it working. I dont know how long i can handle this anymore, everyday is miserable, everyday is heartburn :(

dencha
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   Posted 7/22/2011 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aeshleyrose,

I was told by my surgeon that I wouldn't be able to burp or vomit as I had a full wrap. That said, I've done both. The burping started in the hospital--small burps that let themselves out.

The vomiting happened when I had bug, and without a bit of notice, I vomited. I didn't know until then if I'd be able to. I was told that it would work it's way out the back door if necessary. Also, I was warned that if I were to get food poisoning I should go to the ER to have my stomach pumped.

I was told (by my fine friends at this forum) to be sure to get anti-nausea scripts right away when I had my surgery, and to bring them with me always. That I do. The only reason I threw up was that I had no warning at all. Once I did, I took anti-nausea meds to stop further episodes.

Hi Halloweenbaby,

I'm glad to hear you're getting wrapped. There's no need to go on living with the kind of pain and discomfort you're experiencing.

Be sure to ask any questions you might have regarding the surgery and recovery. We'll be here to offer support and share our own experiences.
yeah yeah yeah Good luck! yeah yeah yeah
Denise

kyheart
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   Posted 7/22/2011 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Halloweenbaby
So happy to hear you are going to be a member of our wrapped club. I am 16 weeks post op full wrap and I would do it again in a minute. I hope that all goes well for you and you experience the good things I did.. I haven't taken a Nexium since the morning of my surgery and I can sleep on my back and eat spicy food. I have no reflux....
Please come back and share your experience with us and let us welcome you into the wrapped club... Remember that you can ask all sorts of questions here and you will always get an answer.. you will get care, concern and support from everyone here at the forum...
I hope that the knowledge of good things to come helps you get through until your surgery...
try to have a good weekend
Sandi

opnwhl4
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   Posted 7/23/2011 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I can burp just fine, but can not vomit. I have a prescription for phenegren to stop nausea. I usually have a couple in both our family vehicles just in case. I carried a few with me in a small pill holder for the 1st 6 months after surgery.


Take care,
Bill
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couchtater
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   Posted 7/23/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Halloweenbaby, it sounds like you have a great surgeon. My surgeon was a bariatric surgeon. A bariatric surgeon is experienced in the stomach area and can do a great job. If I was you I'd go with him and forget what others say.
Joy

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/23/2011 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Halloweenbabg, you have to think positively. You're getting a wrap! Some of us are still on the PPI road of hell.

GERD does affect your quality of life, ad it can change you as a person. Just look forward to getting your old self back after next week!

Alcie
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   Posted 7/23/2011 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I could burp just a little. I couldn't throw up, but when given a med I didn't tolerate I heaved until I tore something. Usually I would take Zofran for nausea and get it stopped, but this time I wasn't fast enough. You have to take it at an early stage of nausea, not wait until you realize you might throw up! I'll probably need surgery again, as my stomach is again sitting part way into my chest.
Alcie
 
 

opnwhl4
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   Posted 7/23/2011 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
halloweenbaby-
Glad I was wrong. Sorry to hear what happened during a dilation. I am in the hospital now due to an upper scope gone wrong. I remember the nights of not sleeping and days on end afraid to eat. This is probably a goofy question, but have you tried malox chewable ant acids? They worked for me to soak up some of the acid. Not chalky like tums and such. They almost remind me of big sour tarts, just not sour. Did I read somewhere you have a surgery date?

Hope you find some relief tonight.


Take care,
Bill
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aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/24/2011 2:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so much for your answers. Iv been reading this site so much that I feel like I've been contacted by celebrities :)

This site is really a saving grace for GERD, and all of you regular posters REALLY help those of us who are still suffering keep some peace of mind.

Thank you all!!!!!

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/24/2011 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Halloweenbaby, I'm not a medical professional, but could you perhaps be a little depressed? You haven't seemed much more optimistic since you four out about your wrap, which is (probably) the light at the end of your tunnel.

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/24/2011 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Um, you really don't need to take it so personally. You just made a statement in your previous post that you want to 'just give up'. How else are we supposed to interpret that? I haven't made any intentionally rude comments, and because I'm not a psychopath, of course I'm not happy that you're offended by my concern for you.

I'm sorry if you're offended but maybe you shouldn't be so sensitive. We're all here to answer questions and support each other.
 
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Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/24/2011 6:43:18 PM (GMT-6)


aeshleyrose
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   Posted 7/24/2011 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your great responses, I got my question answered.

somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 7/24/2011 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I think perhaps it's best that I stick mostly with the input of my doctors and the people I've now met in my personal life who have had this surgery. That's the real reason I came here in the first place.

I did get some of the answers here I was not able to get elsewhere and I appreciate it. Maybe public forums are really not an appropriate place for such intimate dialog when we really don't know one another at all. Just my thoughts today.

I will try to keep in touch through the thread I started myself and am going to try to limit my connection to that thread. There's just too much opportunity for misinterpretation of the statements of others and having your own misinterpreted as well.

I hope everyone finds the answers to their own GERD and surgery questions and I wish all of you well.
Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore. - Dorothy

Post Edited (halloweenbaby) : 7/24/2011 8:54:57 AM (GMT-6)


dencha
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   Posted 7/24/2011 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Halloweenbaby,

I'm glad you joined us, and hope that in some small way we have helped you. I am sorry that you have been offended, but we are a group who support and share, and there are many people coming from many different perspectives. I am certain that nobody intended to insult or offend you.

There are many people with which to communicate here, and of course there may be a comment that pushes a button or two. While moderators try to keep everything positive and supportive, unfortunately, we're all human, and in our attempts to support and inform others, we may say something that is offensive. When an apology is offered, it's certainly your prerogative to accept or reject it. I have no doubt that it was offered in good faith.

That said, I think it would be a shame for you to turn your back this very supportive and informative forum at a time when it could be extremely helpful to you. This is a place where your pain is understood, but we do attempt to encourage our friends to look at the bright side of things, rather than dwell in the negative. We've been there, believe me.

I hope you decide to stick around.
Best wishes for a GERD-free, healthy life!
Denise
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