It sounds like a silly question right? But truth is I'm not sure.
I had the surgery just over 6 weeks ago. I am feeling quite alright after the whole ordeal. In fact, my recent posts have been to the effect of when can I start running, golf, yoga, gymming etc...
But last night was real concerning. I kept on burping. It was those burps that you feel the food. Sort of taste what it was you had. Sorry for detail. It kind of felt like I had reflux. But I wasn't sure. My problem before the surgery was that I used to get such bad reflux at night, that I couldn't sleep, or would wake up chocking on the reflux. I never really felt heartburn as such, just that my throat was full. Now it's not like that. Or not that bad. I just feel that my throat is going dry, I keep that burping for a while, and that there COULD be something there. Then I convince my self it's nothing cause I don't have to vomit and that I can fall asleep, and I didn't choke at all.
Is it just my dumb oesophagus? Many people talk a lot about your oesophagus giving you strange symptoms. Ok, but 6 weeks after?
Please, what do you guys think? I need some expert advice here. Have phoned to book an appointment with specialist, but believe it or nit he is away at the moment. Think I can see him after two weeks. A long time to be anxious about something if there might not be a need. I guess I could see someone else, but he ws my surgeon and all so I would really like to see him.
I could also live with the fact that I might be like normal people out there that occasionally get acid and need to take some gaviscon now and then when they have overdone it! Perhaps that's what they feel when getting the old slight indigestion... Do you think it's safe or wise to try some gaviscon if it happens again? I mean, I presumably cant throw up, so what if it feels all funny after taking it. How long is it in the sysytem for?
Sorry for the distressed pleas for help here, I just really don't want to believe that I will be back where I was so soon. I believed that I wouldn't be at all distressed if after ten years or something it starte failing and I would then have to consider a redo. I'd do it in a flash.
But not in the first few years, never mind weeks! BTW, what is the soonest you could have a redo if you had to? And if one had to do it, would it be worse to bear than the first or do you think it would be easier since you know what to expect. I know master Bill could shed some light on that.
Hope you have a stunning weekend.