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Pennyoc
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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/20/2012 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. Got home from hospital Wed from nissen fundoplication with hernia repair on Monday. Actually am doing so much better than I had been prepared for. Some pain at incision points and tiring very easily but only a few gas pains now and then and not severe at all. Still on clear liquids till I see Dr onWed which is getting pretty boring. Soup, jello, juice and water. I am really ready to try something a little more substantial like pudding or real soup. Hubby wants me to wait a few more days since I am doing so well so far. My fear now is that I am going to rush things and I really don't want to do that but this sitting around doing nothing is not me unless I feel sick which I don't. I think I might have been better off this firt week at least if my surgeon hadn't done such a good job. Even in hospital the nurses were surprised at progress I made the first day or so! Very glad it's over with no chest pains, heartburn or reflux. I have been able to burp since the first evening which I feared I was not going to be ble to do at all. Guess I should be thankful in the long run. Hope all the other newbies here have the same good luck!!!

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/20/2012 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Penny-

Welcome to the Wrapped club! Great to hear you are doing so well. I agree the diet is boring, but a necessary evil to a good recovery.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
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#3 on 8/24/11

imstarryeyed
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   Posted 1/20/2012 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Penny!

So glad it went well! My experience was similar to yours. I wasn't expecting to feel so well. I felt like I could eat anything. They did give me cream of wheat in the hospital and my surgeon released me with instructions to eat soft food. I was expecting orders for liquids so I was pleasantly surprised and had no problems with food.

I hope your recovery continues this smoothly. It helped me to get out of the house so I didn't feel like an invalid. Even if it's a drive in the car or a walk in the park.

Starry

Eloy
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   Posted 1/20/2012 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I love to hear when some one is positive the first few days. I, of course, was not one of them. Anyway, about chest pains. I am almost 4 weeks post op. and I have been getting chest pains that scare me. I feel like I am having a heart attack. I want to think it is gas so I chew 2 gasx tabs and lay down. It takes a good half hour to feel better and only a little burp expelled. Any comments?

Pennyoc
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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/20/2012 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My Dr does want me to stay on clear liquids until monday and then full liquids for another week after that. I did get out for a little bit this afternoon. Hubby was going to grocery store and I tagged along. Picked out some fresh fruit to start using my juicer that my daughter got me for Christmas. A little bit of sharp pains in my right shoulder which seems odd. Sitting with heating pad now.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/20/2012 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
The shoulder pain is normal. Usually from the vegus nerve being irritated. It will go away with time.

Take care,
Bill
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#3 on 8/24/11

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 1/20/2012 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill,

I keep forgetting...3 nissens...you're a champ! Those going in the first time are nervous like crazy. I think it will better when it is over. I just wish I could forward this all up. I'm most likely going to get it in February. Let's hope it knocks the symptoms out and recovery is ok. I don't really get regurgitation but more like vapor burning feeling

opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/21/2012 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Max-

Yeah, 3 of them. If it wouldn't have been for a torn esophagus I would still be on #2! I remember being very nervous before my first one, very anxious too.

Take care,
Bill
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Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 on 8/24/11

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 1/21/2012 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill I'm not sure if I asked you this already but what were you gerd symptoms like? Thanks

couchtater
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   Posted 1/21/2012 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Penny, I was enjoying very watery cheese grits during my 2nd week. I had pudding after day 5.
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