Thanks Michelle and Bill,
I have been rubbing around the incisions, and putting hydrocortisone on them, but sometimes the itching is so bad I can hardly stand it. I am taking liquid ibuprofen, but am finally tapering off due to diminishing pain. The ice helped a bit, but I think the itching comes from within, so it only numbs the first several layers. I had my gallbladder out at the same time, so there are lots of incisions. May I ask why you both have had repeat Nissens? Yikes!
Athanmiddleton, I am seeing my surgeon today for the first time since my surgery last week. My problem is that I'm living in Peru and, although I speak Spanish pretty well, body parts and symptoms and surgical terms aren't something I was very familiar with in Spanish before this, so I'm never quite sure he understands me and I understand him! This forum has helped me a lot in this respect, as it is full of useful information....in English!