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   Posted 11/1/2011 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!!
Hope all of you are doing well.  I am almost 4 1/2 months out from having a Nissen Fundoplication.  I'm doing alright, but still have flare-ups of "reflux" whether it is acid reflux or reflux from food that hasn't gone through the wrap yet, I'm not always quite sure.  But I have noticed something new in the past few days.  I am feeling discomfort in my upper back, kind of like indigestion.  I'm not sure if it is or not, but it does feel like if I could just really burp, it would help.  I can burp, but nothing like before my surgery.  Has anyone felt this way after surgery? I'm trying to eat small amounts, but I'm finding that I'm trying to eat too much because my appetite is getting back to normal. 
Thanks everyone for your advice and answers!!  Take care!  :-)
Choosing Joy

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   Posted 11/1/2011 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi joy -

Back pain can be referred pain from the stomach, sometimes heart (but don't worry about that just yet because the stomach is right next to the heart). Do ask your doc about it.

I just ate after surgery, still do 2 years later, a very small portion at least 4 times a day, sometimes 5 or 6. Your stomach isn't nearly as large as it used to be. It's great if you need to lose weight. My burping still isn't as good as it was, so I just take more care what I eat and how I eat it. I follow all the recommendations to avoid gas, chewing food well, not drinking sodas, not using straws.

Some people have too tight a wrap and food gets stuck. I wouldn't ask for a stretch just yet! You might get worse reflux back. Just keep the food soft or very well chewed.
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