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   Posted 5/5/2012 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, 6 days post op LNF and I am belching/burping like there is no tomorrow. Does that eventually quiet down. I seem to have no control over it. I am actually starting to feel pretty good except the feeling of my throat closing which is annoying more than anything. The gas in my shoulders has just about subsided. I am looking forward to slowing getting up and around more.

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   Posted 5/5/2012 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,i had nissen 9 weeks ago and i was the same belching and burping straight after surgery,surgeon told me it would settle and some cant burp at all so think myself lucky that i can move some of that air.It did settle after a couple of weeks but then at eight weeks started up again,i dont know why,it might be i was pushing it to much with the food as i find it hard to stick to small portions. It should settle down for you soon as you are very early in your recovery,try not to overfill your stomach as i have it causes a lot of problems. Barry

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   Posted 5/5/2012 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Barry, I do feel lucky that I can belch as I know some can't and it does help with the bloated feeling. It just happens so often. I have not been able to eat too much, all purreed food and small portions is about all I can handle right now. But boy would I love to be able to chomp on a big ole cheeseburger right now!!

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   Posted 5/5/2012 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi dp61,
How right your description is..."I seem to have no control over it."  Whenever I burp it's not me doing stomach has complete control over the process.  I can't make myself burp, but my stomach burps itself at its whim.  I'm thankful that my stomach relieves itself in this way, though.  (It's not a big issue, and doesn't happen constantly, but when it does, it's generally welcome relief.)
The fact that you can burp is a big bonus, although I'm sure it's hard to appreciate when it's bothering you.  If you've read much at all around the forum, you'll have notice that quite a few people suffer with very painful bloating. 
Both the bloating and the burping will resolve as you heal.  You are right that what you're eating is the issue.  It's really a trial and error process.  As Baza said, it's very common to get back into bothersome symptoms after adding more challenging foods to your diet.  If that happens it's best to back off to foods you were eating before the problem started up again.
Hang in there...this will all get better as your heal. 
Best wishes,
Words of wisdom by Eckhart Tolle:
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”

Post Edited (dencha) : 5/5/2012 7:26:08 AM (GMT-6)

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