Recently had Nissen Fundoplication done.

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Anathema
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   Posted 7/1/2012 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm 22 years old and had my procedure done on Jun 18, 2012. On the day after the procedure when I awoke I didn't feel to bad and felt like I could breath better. Through out the day and up till now I haven't really felt any pain just mostly discomfort, but I'm sure its different for most people. Think my mind mostly tunes out pain because I'm use to not feeling good. When I could eat I didn't really want much and had to take small sips. Also always feel like I need to burp after having something but I haven't tried to and recently read most people can't anymore. I got to go home the next morning spending the next few days in bed just zoning out taking my liquid lortab every 6 hours. Then started to move around doing small activities and found it best just to do a little bit then lay down or take a nap befor doing more. So far the annoying things are only being able to swallow small amounts and not wanting much of anything.

Anathema
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   Posted 7/1/2012 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I have to post in parts becuase I don't have a computer. I'm on a ps3 where I have a certain text limit and no formating. So anyway what else that bothered me is constant gas passing through my body. Either have to be laying down or in certain position for it to pass with out much discomfort. What mostly worried me is it took sometime where I'm just recently haveing BM. I've been sticking to the diet just having juice, liquid soup, pudding, jello, yogurt drinks, and recently cottage cheese. I'm going to try mashed potatoes and gravy in a few more days something that has been giving me something to look forward to lol. Thats about it so far I'll post ore as I go along with the fun lol.

dencha
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   Posted 7/1/2012 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anathema,
Right now your stomach is swollen, which is why you're not able to eat much.  The brain interprets the swelling as fullness.  As the swelling goes down you'll begin to be able to gradually eat larger quantities of food.  Patience! turn
 
If you take tiny bites and chew, chew, chew, you'll be able to handle a wider variety of foods.  At your stage of the game I was probably managing to eat a quarter to a third of a cup of food at a time.  My surgeon gave me the freedom to eat "whatever [could] be chewed to a liquid", which meant thoroughly chewed to a creamy consistency.  It worked for me.
 
Do not drink liquids from a straw because it introduces more air into the stomach and creates more bloating and gas.  Also, stay away from all carbonated drinks right now.  The bubbles will do the same.  No iced drinks, as the cold can cause discomfort and spasms in your healing esophagus/wrap area.
 
Hot (not scalding...very warm) tea can help calm the esophagus and help things go down easier.  I always tried to have it handy when eating.  If you don't like it, then just some room temperature water will do just fine.
 
Happy healing!  Glad you've joined us.
Best wishes,
Denise
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Anathema
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   Posted 7/2/2012 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't use straws or drink soda so guess I'm lucky there lol. I miss ice cold drinks though. Should I be able to drink green tea with ginger and honey yet because I was told not to when a friend brought me some while I was still in the hospital because of the acid in it.

Anathema
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   Posted 7/2/2012 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Going to try mashed potatoes today hope it goes well because I've been looking forward to it for 2 weeks lol isn't that sad.

dencha
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   Posted 7/2/2012 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
 Hi Anathema,
My guess the concern is the ginger.  The honey would be fine.  Get some regular tea or green tea and put some honey in and see if that tastes good to you.  Warm/slightly hot drinks are great to relax the esophagus.
Have a great day!
Denise

kyheart
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   Posted 7/2/2012 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Anathema
Welcome to the wrapped club. I would say you are experiencing the normal events after the Nissen surgery. I had the NF in April 2011 and if necessary I would have it done again. It has given my life and sleep back to me.

In the next several weeks you will be going through several different changes in your body. For one thing as you add a variety of foods to what has been mostly liquid, you may get ... ahem... diarrhea... after eating/drinking.. this too is normal for after the NF. If you haven't experienced it yet, you probably will experience gurgling uncontrolled in the tummy... there are many things you may experience that may not seem quite right to you.. please come to the forum with your questions, frustrations and triumphs.. everyone will be glad to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.
Believe me your recovery will be a breeze if you pay attention to what your body tells you.. listen to it.. don't do the things it doesn't like.. and relax into your recovery, don't push it.. take your time, you will be glad you did..
Good luck.. and stay with us..
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