Update On My Condition

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Paddy82
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   Posted 12/1/2011 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, after a few days it started to feel like it eased up and I could somewhat get some air out. I still couldn't swallow all the way, it was so hard to get solids down. But now I'm freaking out AGAIN, because when I went to bed I woke up with it being hard again to expel air and swallowing solids is still tough. It has been three weeks since my take down surgery, do you think this is still swelling? I did have a few solids get stuck, could I have irritated it?

I am so worried, I don't understand this! Why all this trouble over a nissen take down? I should be able to get MORE air out!

bcfromfl
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   Posted 12/1/2011 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
It would be helpful to you, as well as the rest of us who can't remember your previous posts (or the posts of others to help), if you added to your other thread.

Please don't say that you haven't contacted your doctor yet!

-Bruce

dencha
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   Posted 12/1/2011 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Paddy,
The one thing that comes to mind after reading your posts is...you need to talk to your surgeon about these issues.  There is no way that any of us can possibly know what is going on with you. 
 
I'm not sure anyone else has ever posted on this forum with a complete take-down.  There've been lots of re-dos, but no un-dos.  I feel badly that I can't offer more help to you.  I still stand by the opinion that swelling is a big part of what's going on, but that is only an eduated guess based on my own experience recovering from a Nissen. 
 
I do think you need to discuss these problems in detail with your surgeon, GI doc, PCP or surgeon's nurse practitioner/PA (these medical professionals usually have more time and can spend the time needed to go into detail with you.)
 
Good luck!  Hope you feel relief soon.
Denise

Paddy82
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   Posted 12/2/2011 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Problem is, I can't see him until two months. My main concern is, would swelling last longer than two to three weeks?

dencha
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   Posted 12/2/2011 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Paddy,
Have you called to talk to his nurse?  Honestly, I've never had any experience with a take-down, so I'm afraid I can't answer that.  Newly wrapped patients can definitely continue to have swallowing and bloating issues for longer than the first two or three weeks, so I would guess that anything related to that part of the stomach could cause those problems.  I agree that it seems a mystery, since you were pretty much assured that you would be swallowing and burping freely after the take down.
 
I wish I could give you an answer, but I really have no idea.  I'd be persistent with your surgeon's office.  You're obviously greatly concerned and stressed over this, and they need to know it.  Don't take no for an answer.  Go see the PA or NP instead of the surgeon so you can talk in detail about what you're experiencing.  At least they can communicate what you're saying to the surgeon.
 
Good luck!
Denise
 
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