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Dave234
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   Posted 3/9/2012 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to stop in to say Good Luck;  We're all counting on you.
 
 

Dave234
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   Posted 3/9/2012 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Chocolate after a nissen: yay or nay?

I'm almost 4 months out. Been feeling quite well. Had a couple pieces of chocolate last night. Now I feel that old feeling once again, that lung-suffocating reflux. But you know what? It's nothing like before. It is way reduced. But could this reflux feeling be from the chocolate? Is that a major culprit? More than most?

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 3/9/2012 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dave,

Did you ever have throat or mouth issues?

How long did it take for you to feel better from your Nissen?

Thanks

Dave234
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   Posted 3/9/2012 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Maximus,
Yes, I did. Throat issues. It took a while to feel better, closer to recently.

I had barium swallow x-rays (upper g.i. series) to see if everything was fine, a couple times. Both times it was totally fine, no reflux. But I could have Sworn it was reflux. Now it is getting better and better, and if I feel it, it is way way reduced to completely tolerable levels.

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 3/9/2012 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave,

how did you feel about the 1 month mark?

Did your tongue and mouth use to hurt as well?

elsiem
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   Posted 3/9/2012 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dave
I am eight months post nissen & dont have any problems with chocolate but do have issues with tomatoes. Whenever I eat them I get pain around the wrap area & a burning feeling in the centre of my chest. Its a feeling of 'heartburn' without reflux. I think that some trigger foods may still cause an overproduction of stomach acid but the wrap is stopping that acid from refluxing into the esophagus. Now I try to avoid anything tomato based & usually chew some gaviscon when it does happen which helps.

Other than that I am doing really well. Can eat most things but always make sure that I chew things slowly & thoroughly before swallowing & always keep a cup of tea or warm water handy just in case something does get a bit stuck or is slow to go down.

I have noticed sometimes if I've eaten rice or bread late in the day that it can sometimes sit above the wrap & cause discomfort until it goes all the way down but I have gotten use to that feeling now & I know that it is just one of those little quirks that will happen from time to time.

Take care & I hope your recovery continues to go smoothly.

Lynda

Dave234
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   Posted 3/10/2012 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Maximus, my tongue and mouth did, but I'm not sure if it was the same as yours. However it took until at LEAST 3.5 months before things noticeably improved, and that was after switching to mostly puddings and stuff, and watching what I eat. I do eat pastas and stuff, and some chicken, but I take it a little at a time.

(Actually last night I ate a plate filled with pasta and alfredo sauce with whole mushrooms. it was delicious and i feel fine now. I've also been drinking coffee constantly throughout the week.)

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 3/10/2012 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave,

Can u describe how your mouth and tongue use to hurt? Was it red also?

kyheart
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   Posted 3/10/2012 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave

I am coming up on 1 year post Nissen on April 1. I was not able to eat any amount of chocolate until I was about 6-7 months post-op. If I ate too much, my stomach felt irritated. I am sure that the caffeine in it bothered me. I also have to be careful what kind of coffee I drink. If it has too much acid the stomach lets me know it isn't happy. But, I have no reflux and all of my asthma symptoms are gone.. This is what I wished for. At almost 1 year, there is very little that I cannot eat, but, I still have to watch my portion size and I have to chew chew chew still. From what I am gathering, we will always have to chew thoroughly. That is ok with me as long as the reflux and pain is gone.

I do hope you will stay with us and let us know how your recovery progresses. Please ask questions as you move through your recovery and don't know if it is "normal" or not. Everyone will be happy to help you through.

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