Congratulations...your surgery is over now
Your surgery seemed to be bigger than mine and there, in your op, has been some difficulties.
The heart problem...I don't know how it is linked to this PEH or how normal/rare problem this is in the PEH-surgery.
The day before my surgery, they took the EKG. I never asked, was it normal. I think it was, no-one said anything of my heart before or after the op. 3weeks after the op, my own doc started with me my asthma exams. Then she took sinus & thorax x-rays. Otherwise it went ok, but my thorax x-ray showed large heart shadow. I asked...could this possibly be some kind of "after op shadow", because there has been 10 cm PEH in thorax area. My doc said to me "no". Then she sent me to cardiologist's. He took the heart ultra-sound. It was normal. I asked the same question from him. He answered nothing, just said to me, relax the heart-US was ok and your heart is normal. ( I never thought, I would have some heart problem immediately after my op). Now my asthma exams has continued after Finland's pollen period is over. I am going to visit my doc next week. I'll ask this x-ray question again. (positive points in this thx x-ray was no marks of my 20-year smoking time and no marks of the PEH-surgery).
That's very good your cardiologist wants you recheck when the time is right to stop these heart meds.
I have understood the surgeons will recheck only those patients who have problems after the op...the others can just continue they normal life. In my case, I haven't had recheck in the hospital. Everything is ok with me!
You know it best, when you are ready to take next step to soft diet. Just try it. You can always take one step backwards, if you have too much drive. We just few weeks ago discussed this food-question after PEH-surgery in Alleycat's thread ( There are lots of good advice
). Is Alleycat still hanging on here?...how are you today?
Just live very easy life now and enjoy everyday feeling better and better...
Remember to walk-walk-walk...
Happy recovery time!
Paraesophageal hernia repair & "floppy Nissen"
(assisted by the robot)
on March 10th 2011.