vomitting post Nissen???

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   Posted 10/14/2011 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I am not considering surgery at the moment but I am curious as to whether or not you can ever vomit post Nissen? If not, does heaving carry the possibility of damaging the wrap even YEARS after having the procedure? That seems scary to think the whole doggone thing could be messed up in a few minutes. Just curious.


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   Posted 10/14/2011 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I would say the majority of people can't vomit after surgery. I wasn't after my 1st 2 and believe this redo will be the same. That's why it's so important to have anti nausea meds handy all the time. Yes you can damage a wrap by dry heaving, not to mention it hurts very bad. I do know from way too many personal experiences. I fortunately didn't do any permanent damage to mine, but I know Alcie did damage her's from this.

The only real drawback I can tell is I was told by my surgeon that if I suspect food poisoning to get to the ER fast.

Take care,

Ps. I did find a sure fire way to completely destroy a wrap..... have an esophagus stent in place through the LES for a month....That did it for me.
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   Posted 10/14/2011 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   

I wouldn't want to try to test the theory of we can't or shouldn't vomit post Nissen.. I carry my anti-nausea meds wherever I go...

Have wonderful weekend..

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   Posted 10/15/2011 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Liz,
When I had my surgery I assumed I would not be able to vomit.  I always carry anti-nausea drugs, just in case.  about a year ago I wasn't feeling well, but had no nausea.  Suddenly, I vomited.  And yes...I mean vomited.  So, I'm one of those who can vomit after a Nissen.  Still, I wouldn't recommend it.  I took my anti-nausea drugs immediately, and continued taking it every four hours until I was better.  It worked, too...If I went a moment past the four hour mark, I'd be heading to the bathroom.
I'm happy to deal with this issue, since my Nissen has restored the health of my lungs--and they were very sick!
Good luck!
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