Alcohol Post Fundoplication

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applesteach
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   Posted 3/17/2012 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I am one month post op today! I have made it. Lost some weight, finally stopped losing, but no gains. Maintaining.
Heading to a party tonight. I want to have ONE drink, no more. Is it safe a month after this surgery? I am very scared to try a martini. Don't want to screw anything up or get sick.
Thoughts?
 
Happy St. Patty's Day!
April

Jesper A
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   Posted 3/17/2012 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Go for it, just dont go bananas :) One or two drinks is fine

stkitt
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   Posted 3/17/2012 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
 
I hope you enjoy your night out.  I don't have an answer re the alcohol as I do not drink and I have not had the surgery but my gut tells me  limiting your drink to a sip or two may be wise.
 
Happy St. Patricks Day.
 
Kitt

 
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SummerGAL
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   Posted 3/18/2012 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
April,

I recently asked my Doctor about drinking after the surgery because I entertain Customers as part of my business and I was concerned about it. My Dr. said it's OK to drink, but don't over do it and beer is not a good choice due to the carbonation. I'm having my surgery in April. Let me know how it goes please.

Thank You

Sal

dencha
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   Posted 3/18/2012 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting, though...
When I was about to have my surgery I spoke to a woman who'd been wrapped two years prior.  I was lamenting the fact that I wouldn't be able to drink beer due to the carbonation. 
 
She said, however, that beer's carbonation is far less potent than soda carbonation, and that she'd had no trouble at all drinking beer post-Nissen.
 
That said, at the early stages of recovery when bloating is more prevalent, I didn't do more than take sips.
 
However before the 6 month point I was drinking a beer with no problem, and I continue to do so.  I can't pin down the exact timing though...sorry.
 
Happy St. Patrck's Weekend!
Denise
 
 

applesteach
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   Posted 3/18/2012 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Update: I had about half a martini and could feel the bloat coming on. I stopped and went back to sweet tea and water. I had a great time. My father had planned the menu so it had plenty of mushy foods for me to it. I felt human again!

aeshleyrose
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   Posted 3/18/2012 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Apples, that's great. I'm glad you had a good time and felt "normal"!

dencha
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   Posted 3/18/2012 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you had fun! turn

trevporter
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   Posted 3/18/2012 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my surgery when I was 17. Within a year later I was doing what normal post grad teenagers do. Drink and party. Now, with that said a few drinks no problem. Heavy drinking where at the end of the nite you get sick, not a good idea, part of the surgery is looseing the ability to vimit and some burping. So if you have too much to drink you will go through all the motions except its much more painful because nothing can come out. here i am 10 years later and the doctors say my hernia is pushing back through. moral to the story, keep it moderate.

SummerGAL
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   Posted 3/19/2012 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Denise,
 
Glad to hear about the beer.  I'm from the NW and there are lots of good micro beers here and I would truly miss it if I could not have a beer now and then.
 
April,
 
Glad you had fun and at least you got to try 1/2 of a drink without too many problems.
 
San

bobblues4ever
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   Posted 4/28/2012 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a small glass of dilutrd wine last night , first time sice surgery 4/3/12, got a bad headache and stomach pain for 3-3 hours then ok but the typical bad bowels as well , seems like the surgery has instigated a bad bout of chronic IBS in me.
thankyou,
Bob

post op Nissen Fundiplication, IBS.

bobblues4ever
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   Posted 4/28/2012 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a small glass of diluted wine last night , first time sice surgery 4/3/12, got a bad headache and stomach pain for 2-3 hours then ok but the typical bad bowels as well , seems like the surgery has instigated a bad bout of chronic IBS in me.
thankyou,
Bob

post op Nissen Fundiplication, IBS.

dencha
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   Posted 4/28/2012 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bob,
I think it's more likely dumping...you irritate your stomach and wrap, and boom,your stomach empties into your small intestine and diarrhea ensues. It'll get better as you heal throughout the first year. 
Denise

Jonh71
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   Posted 5/8/2012 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I had no problems drinking after my fundo but did switch to less carbonated ales rather than lager (in uk we call drinks such as budwieser lager) . What I did find after even a small amount of lager is that I had some tremendous bloating but this eased up over time. A word of caution, after my fundo failed my surgeon told me that a large amount of liquid in a short time irrespective of what it is could burst the wrap. In my instance I think my wrap was effectively burst (as no sign of it is remaining following endoscopy) when I lifted a very awkward weight into a car boot (trunk) after eating a meal.

I guess it is everything in moderation and remember the point of the op is to get a normality of life back.

Good luck.
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