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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 11/21/2011 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All-
Saturday night I experienced some intense shoulder pain.
I haven't had it since the few days following my Nissen.
Is it from the op two and a half months ago do you think,
or does that pain go away and never come back again?
Thanks hey...

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Date Joined Nov 2011
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   Posted 11/21/2011 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Only time will tell, give it a week.

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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 11/21/2011 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Darryl,

I'm sorry I don't have any advice about the shoulder pain as I've not had the Nissen. It does seem though that it is a normal part of the recovery process from the posts I've read by other post-op Nisseners :) On another note, how have you been overall since the surgery? Are you eating fairly normally now? Able to eat trigger foods without heartburn? You had posted about exercising at one point. How is that going? Are you able to exercise? Intensely? Are you back to work and feeling pretty good?
Hope all is well. Keep us posted on your recovery.

Take care :)

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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 11/21/2011 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Darryl,

Nice to hear you are doing well.

I still get occasional left shoulder pain when I eat, especially anything too fatty (Im almost 5 months post NF). My GP said it is from the nerves in the stomach getting irritated & when it happens I just back off solid foods & stick to liquids for a while until things settle.

Two & a half months is still early in the recovery process so I would imagine that the pain you experienced is from the surgery but if it continues or is worrying then it would pay to get checked out by your doc.

Take care


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   Posted 11/22/2011 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hiya all,

Thanks for the feedback. Yup - I think it only happens when I push it on the eating front! I guess it's a nerve that's still sensitive. It's less scary when you associate it like that. First I was worried about how they say you get pains on the left when you're about to have a heart attack... But I am pretty sure it's just the surgery pain.

Efit - yeah, I am on very very light exercises at the moment. I walk / jog. Do yoga / streching exercises. Am not ready to hit any kinda intensity button as yet. I can still feel my body is sensitive. But all good. I do however have slight reflux from time to time. Very light compared to before, and it hasn't made me vomit or choke awake at night. Again, only when I overdo it on the eating - and I have been pushing it at times, purely because I can. Eating and drinking things I previously would not dared to try.

Otherwise, hope you're all doing better in your own ways,
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