Scuba Diving after a Nissen or Belsey wrap

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Rob_England
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   Posted 8/18/2011 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a Belsey (270) wrap back in March which caused me a bit of trouble initially with regurgitation, but which is slowly but surely improving.
 
My question is - has anyone had a wrap, and subsequently gone scuba diving (months later)? Were there any issues? I have no issue burping which I think might have been the main prohibitor.
 
Advice appreciated :)

dencha
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   Posted 8/18/2011 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rob,

It's great to hear from our friend across the big pond! You must be doing well if you're contemplating scuba diving! Aren't you the adventurer!

it's such an uncommon sport that I will be very surprised if you find anyone who's had the surgery and scuba dives turn.

I would suggest you run it by your surgeon or GI office before going forward with that hobby.

How is it going?
Glad you stopped by!
Denise

Rob_England
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   Posted 8/19/2011 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Interestingly I have had an email from the surgeon today who has confirmed that, this far out from my operation in March, there would be no issues with diving! :)
 
Hope this is of use to anyone who is considering it post-wrap!
 
Thanks Denise, I'm actually heading off around the world in October. Eating still needs to be done carefully, and I get occasional regurgitation of mainly saliva, but it is getting a lot easier. I hope that with a chilled out trip, I can control what and how I eat a lot easier. I find that if I eat something small before a "main" meal - e.g. a few Pringles or a bit of bread before spaghetti bolognese, it tends to "warm up" the oesophagus and make things much easier.

dencha
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   Posted 8/19/2011 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rob,

I'm glad to hear you're doing well. Have a wonderful time on your vacation around the world! Lucky you! Happy eating. I'm sure you'll do fine. How far out are you from the surgery?

I'll tell you something I have just begun to realize--healing and adjustment continues into the second year post-surgery. It's a great thing!

Take care and be sure to stop by again when you have a chance. If you can share your experiences, it can help others.

Have fun!
Denise

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   Posted 8/19/2011 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Rob,
 
So glad to hear how well you are doing !  Enjoy your  trip and let us hear from you.  I admire your courage in setting off to see the world.  If only I would have done that way back when.............
 
Happy Trails,
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Rob_England
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   Posted 8/19/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Surgery was in March, so I'm only 5 months in. Surgeon said that 18 months is the maximum time the body can heal for - anything after that, and you need to decide if you can live with any remaining issues. I'm hoping at this rate that I'll be fine and dandy by the time I get back!

I'm travelling now for that reason - I don't want to have any regrets when I hit 60 in 30 years time!

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 8/19/2011 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
What an amazing goal. I sent some good thoughts your way in hopes that everything will be all well for your journeys :)

Good luck, happy trails, and enjoy :)

Ash
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