I had my Nissen just one week ago. I am 42 and for the past two years I had been taking medicines on a daily basis to prevent the acid reflux. Surgery was done with a scope and I stayed in the hospital for 2 days. During the first 4-5 days I had trouble swallowing even liquids. I had no pain from the surgical openings on my belly, but can hardly burb. Occasionally, I have pains in my chest, probably some air trying to get out from the esofagus. Five days after the surgery I caught the flu and needed to vomit during the night. This was a horrible experience. I could not vomit, though I felt I needed to, and therefore made several attempts. Thus, I put a lot of pressure during this few minute "vomit attempt" which highly worried me because I thought it affected my flap. I talked with my doctor the next day and he said that it is not desirable to make vomit attempts at this stage. He could not say for sure whether a damage was actually done, but - maybe it is my idea - since then I feel I can drink my liquids and porridges much easier. I hope no damage was done. Any comments on that or I am really getting psycho?
I am entering 2nd week now and I have just started eating massed food, which goes down relatively easily. I cannot burb though and this really makes me feel bad. It is too early to talk about the success of the surgery. I do not regret that I did it, since I could not accept that I would have to daily take medicines for the rest of my lift. I just wish that I did not have this "vomit incident" so soon after the operation. I have not tried any real solid food yet.