HIATAL HERNIA REPAIR

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SMITTY84
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   Posted 1/24/2012 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
HI EVERYONE! I JUST HAD THE REPAIR DONE ON 1/20/12. MY ESOPHOGUS IS STILL SORE AND MY DIAPHRAGM IS SLIGHTLY RAISED CAUSING SHORTNESS OF BREATH. I HAD BREATHING ISSUES B4 THE OPERATION BUT I STILL JUST GOTTA BE PATIENT. THERE'S ALSO PAIN IN MY RIGHT SHOULDER BLADE WHEN TRYING TO BREATHE DEEP AND AFTER YAWNING AND HICCUPS WHICH ARE FREQUENT BY THE WAY. IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE THAT HAD A REPAIR AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS PLEASE DO SO, AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME I WOULD LOVE TO TELL YOU ALL about IT

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 1/25/2012 3:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Did you have the nissen fundoplication?

What was your symptoms before surgery?

I heard the pain in the shoulder could be from the gas pumped in to inflate the stomach or vagus nerve irritation...I'm not sure.

I'm due for the nissen soon...

SMITTY84
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   Posted 1/25/2012 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually I just had the hiatal hernia repair. My symptoms before surgery were shortness of breath,ab tightness,chest tightness,burning sensation in throat,chest pain(occasionally),sinus issues,and chronic cough. Not all symptoms at once but the sob and cough were persistent. I think the shoulder pain is from the gas pumped for the operation but it seems like it's getting better even though I'm on day 5. What symptoms have you experienced?

Dan91793
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   Posted 12/17/2013 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everybody,

My name is Daniel and I happened to stumble upon one of your threads. My situation is as follows: I'm 20 years old and I had a hh repair done about a year ago. I have not weightlifted since simply out of fear that it would come back. I used to love lifting and I took pride in my fitness and looks. After the surgery I lost about 20 pounds. I lost ALL my muscle and strength as well. Fast forward, it has now been a year after my surgery and I have not lifted except for everyday things like trash and stuff like that. However I would like to start lifting again. What is your opinion? I know you got the same procedure done and are lifting. How has that gone? Any weird symptoms? Did you have fear of it coming back ? Just how are you doing? Just like your surgeon, mine said that it was ok to lift weights again, but I've just been overly cautious. Your advice would be treasured. (Btw I am moving soon so I gonna need to lift heavy) please help. I'm tired of being weak :(

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gunner4565
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   Posted 12/18/2013 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you asked your Doctor about resuming weightlifting? I resumed exercising three weeks after my Nissen surgery. I am taking it easy but progressing well.

Gunner
Fifty years with GERD

Dan91793
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   Posted 12/19/2013 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes he said it was totally fine, I have just let other stories get in my head. And have me me afraid to lift again. But he did day it was fine. Now when you resumed exercising 3 wells after the surgery. Did that include weightlifting?

gunner4565
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   Posted 12/19/2013 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I use a BowFlex and dumbells.

Gunner
Fifty years with GERD

liang7079
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   Posted 12/23/2013 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Something I might ask the surgeons would be if a biologic mesh was used to reinforce the hiatus, lot of articles have indicate mesh reinforcement help to greatly reduce HHs from reoccuring.

Dan91793
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   Posted 12/24/2013 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks gunner, I just need motivation I think and a more positive mindset.

And great advice liang. Well I bothered him enough and he insisted it wasnt gonna come back so I wouldn't ask him now but thank you. He mentioned staples

opnwhl4
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   Posted 12/24/2013 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Dan91793

I was told to wait 8 weeks before lifting anything over 10lbs, but after that I was allowed to gradually go up.

I would start out easy and gradually work your weight up, but be careful of straight power lifting. That is about the only thing I could see doing any damage, but that could happen to anyone even if they don't have a surgical repair.

Take care,
Bill
opnwhl4
Moderator: GERD/Heartburn, Kidney disease

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Dan91793
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   Posted 12/25/2013 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes that was somewhat similar to what my surgeon told me. Yea I was never into power lifting, but natural bodybuilding instead which, I'm sure you know, is mostly working your way up, and slowly making progress. Thanks bill

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Happy Holidays to you and all above as well
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