I am almost 8 months post Lap Nissen and I am 62 years old. I would do this all again if my doctors ever told me it was necessary. I had issues with GERD for about
12-13 years. I took a variety of PPI's and each time they changed them, the dosage would get stronger. I finally said.. ENOUGH... I am so sorry that you feel, after only six days, that you may have made a mistake.
My surgeon also told me my recovery would take 4-6 weeks.. what do they know?? They are the surgeon, he knew how to do the procedure. He knows nothing of the recovery except that I was going to have to be on full liquids for 2-3 weeks.. I was blessed to have such a skilled surgeon, but for all of his skill, he did not know so much about
recovery... he has never HAD the surgery...
I am still recovering.. as far as recovery goes, I feel blessed that I had this forum and these friends to direct me about
what is normal and to encourage me through this recovery. I am blessed!!!!! Please hang in there and if you wish to gripe, we are here to listen to you and stand by you through it all. We have been where you are or we can at least imagine what you are feeling if we have not yet experienced it. Your recovery is difficult, we know that... it will be especially hard because you were not suffering before you had it.. most of us were.. but, you will be thankful that you had it in the long run. I hope some of what I have said to you makes sense, I wanted to try to help you make some sense of it even though you are doubtful right now... Please surrender to your recovery and just let it flow.. you will be a much happier patient.. and it will be so much easier for you than if you fight it.. just remember that your wrap doesn't stop swelling until about
the 14th day.. after that it is pretty much downhill.. you can coast.. and flow with your recovery..
Please continue to come here to the forum and ask all the questions you would like and gripe as much as you need.. we will be here to listen and support..
Reach for the Sunshine.. Rainbows will follow..