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Date Joined May 2012
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   Posted 5/9/2012 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I am five weeks after a fixing a "stuck" (for years) hiatle hernia, pulling my esophegus down and repairing flap.
I have digressed and feel like nothing settles in my stomach with nausea and I am bloated up with gas very painfully all the time.
I belch constantly, even after water.
I had a sonogram yesterday and get results Fri.
I am scared I did more harm with the surgery then just leaving it all alone even though I suffered for years.
I have a life long problem with my stomach, intestines and colon.
Do you think something is wrong or is that normal?
All foods: liquids, smooth, soft, whatever, bother me in some way.
I am miserable and it is affecting my life negatively ;(
I hope someone can relate and tell me it gets better ;)
Thank you so much in advance!

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/10/2012 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome ~ New Friend from all the members here... on !

Tomorrow is Friday and you will find out the results of your test.  I understand your fear that the surgery may have done harm but at this point try not to anticipate that your surgery is the whole cause of what is going on.  It sounds like you have a complicated medical history and give your Drs. a chance to work out what is going on.

Try to stay in the moment and take things one at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself when the what if thinking. I hope you keep talking with us here in the forum and know we are here to support you.

I am sure you will be hearing from other members.



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Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 458
   Posted 5/10/2012 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
What is the surgery you had? Did they only repair the hiatal hernia or did they also do the fundoplication wrap?

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2012
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 5/10/2012 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree with Kitt -- You need to give it more time and keep talking to your doctors. If this is a fundo, it takes a while to feel good again.

But, I have to ask...

5 weeks later and eating all kinds of food? That might be a rush. I like 3-4 weeks liquid (clear, then cloudy when you are up for it), 2 weeks smooth, then 2 weeks transitioning to soft. I rushed to soft foods after my first fundo and was constantly dry heaving when foods got stuck. The second time, I did the slow progression and haven't had a problem.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 5/10/2012 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
MF is right. My surgeon put me on a very strict diet during my recovery.
2 weeks clear liquids
2 weeks cloudy liquids
2 weeks pureed foods
2 weeks soft foods
then slowly progress to more solid foods
Avoid bread and steak until last week
No acidic foods until week 6 or later
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