Question about Nissen Fundiplication

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arsenal009
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   Posted 7/31/2011 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,

I was just wondering, a couple months after the procedure, am I still going to be relegated to extensively chewing my food or will I be able to eat normally once again w/o having stomach craps?

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couchtater
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   Posted 7/31/2011 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
It's wise to keep chewing food well. One reason is you don't want to stretch the LES more than necessary. Another is for some strange reason after the surgery we have a harder time feeling when we're full. By eating slower it gives us time to get that full feeling.
Joy

arsenal009
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   Posted 7/31/2011 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Joy!

Further, do I have to take very small sips of liquids, or will I be able to drink normally?

couchtater
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   Posted 7/31/2011 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I can drink normal but it makes me belch more.
Joy

arsenal009
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   Posted 7/31/2011 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
When I belch, it causes quite a bit of pain. I'm only 1 wk post op though. Does it stop hurting after a while?

couchtater
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   Posted 7/31/2011 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, the first two weeks are the toughest. I kept getting painful hiccups during my recovery.
Joy

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   Posted 8/1/2011 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Arsenal

If you are only 1 week post op, and you can belch.. you are fortunate.. I was about 3 weeks post op before I could burp and then they were very small.. I got hiccups during the first 2 weeks also.. uncomfortable.. I am 4 months post op and I feel great now.. I don't have any problems with burping.. the only thing I am still not comfortable eating is beef (unless it is ground) and bread.. Most can eat both by now but I have a fussy stomach I guess.. but everywhere else I am good to go...

Welcome to the forum and please let us know how you are doing.. ask questions if you have them everyone will be happy to answer..

Reach for the Sunshine....
Sandi

arsenal009
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   Posted 8/3/2011 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys

@kyheart, u mentioned u can eat ground beef. So does that mean burgers as well?

Also, my favorite food is poutine, ie. fries, gravy, & cheese. How long do u think till I can eat that?

Tduga1
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   Posted 8/3/2011 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I am about five weeks post op and eat pretty much what I want. I still have to be careful with steak and bread but I do eat it in small quantities. Hamburgers have not been a problem at all. I do try to chew really well and if I don't I can feel it. Nothing terrible but it can result in a few seconds of being uncomfortable. Biggest change for me is portion size. My three year old and I have identical looking plates at dinner.

arsenal009
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   Posted 8/4/2011 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks tduga

When u say u "can feel it". What exactly happens? Do u have gas, is it hard to swallow, or something else?

kyheart
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   Posted 8/4/2011 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Arsenal

I can eat hamburgers but no bread.. I have to chew chew chew and I am also on very small portions, If tduga can eat steak and bread at 5 weeks they are better than me. I am 18 weeks and bread and beef (unless if is ground) still do not like me.. it makes me nauseous about 15 minutes after I eat... as far as portion size, yep my 2 year o;d granddaughter eats more than me.. oh well no more reflux

I would wait til after 3 weeks to introduce the fries.. gravy can be introduced now and with well cooked pasta at 2 1/2 to 3 weeks.. just test things out...

Sandi smilewinkgrin

Post Edited (kyheart) : 8/4/2011 7:41:09 PM (GMT-6)


arsenal009
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   Posted 8/8/2011 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks kyheart

I have another question. I'm now 2.5 wks post surgery. Can I eat peanuts?

kyheart
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   Posted 8/8/2011 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I seriously wouldn't advise it... you should start on soft foods, peanut butter... maybe.. but I would say peanuts may be too much...
don't rush your diet recovery.. try some soft foods baked or broiled fish, past, well cooked veggies, more than anything listen to your body.. it will tell you what is and what isn't going to work...

couchtater
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   Posted 8/9/2011 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Only if they're boiled and mashed peanuts.
Joy

kyheart
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   Posted 8/9/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Didn't think of boiled and mashed peanuts..
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