Nissan fundlipication

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Bungle
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/2/2012 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had been suffering with acid reflux for 20 odd years n same as everybody put on omeprazole then nexium used to drink gaviscon like it was a drink and be sick of cleaning bedding from eating rennie n bringing acid up n rennie through the night . I went 8 years ago to a surgeon who said it was because I was overweight as most doctors blame weight n cigarettes foe everything lol .last year I had had enough and went to my gp in tears who sent me to another specialist I was dreading this after the last monster ,but the surgeon who I seen at fazakerley hospital in Liverpool was amazing ,excuse my ignorance but I forget what the test are I had a tube down my throat and the a 24 hr monitor ,when I went back for the results the consultant said I had the worse case he had ever seen and really high levels and I was an instant candidate for the Nissan fundlipication I looked into it and said yes to the surgery ,then on 25th July had this done alongside a large hiatus repair and my gallbladder out at the same time ,I haven't had heartburn or acid once since my op n I'm hoping this stays like this or is it to soon ?i feel fantastic and my main struggle is opening my bowels n the bad pain in my shoulders from bein blown up during the op ,any tips to get rid of shoulder pain .as I stated earlier I need to lose weight and in a week iv lost a stone & a 1/2 hoping to lose the 5 stone I need to lose n get my life back on track .just thought I would post as my surgery really new and I believe now they put tape over the wrap which makes it even less likely that it would ever need doing again FANTASTIC .if any body any helpfully tips or any ideas how to ease up the pains in my shoulders tips greatly appreciated .
Take care sue

daddypig
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 8/4/2012 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi

The shoulder pain will pass. Dencha (one of this site's guru's!) recommended walking, keep moving about when you can, that helped me. I am almost a year out, it will improve just take things slowly. Great to hear you felt it was a success, good luck to you.

Kevin

Bungle
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/4/2012 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Awe hi there thanks for reply it's started easing up a little today 10 days in n funny enough I went the park for walk yesterday but hadn't seen your reply thanku xxx

mummye
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2011
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 8/4/2012 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
I am also in Liverpool UK and had my op 2 March 2012 but at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. I didn't have any weight to lose but have lost over a stone. Don't get me wrong it is a nice weight loss as I think Nexium prevented me from losing weight, although I was very active and tried to eat extremely well.

The pain in the shoulder will ease and would agree the best thing is walking round even when you are tired.

I think the op has done it's job no more waking up to be sick and all the other related issues. Only problem I seem to have now is that I have recently been diagnosed with overactive thyroid. Some of the symptoms they are putting down to this I kind of think have had for a long time but were disguised by GERD symptoms.

I still hae some issues with eating but on the whole would say that this operation is worth its weight in gold :-) and trust that it remains this way for a long time to come

Wishing you a speedy recovery
Eileen

Bungle
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/4/2012 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eileen
Nice to hear from you shoulder pain seems to have eased now thanks , I still got 4 stone I want to lose but also used to think something wa stopping me lose weight I'm hoping I carry on eating small amounts n lose my weight I'm glad ur well too I also av no more heartburn and had bad pain as had gallstones but they did that too so feel like a new woman lol . Hope you get your thyroid problem sorted out feel free to keep in touch as its nice to talk to people who know what you mean .
Take care sue x

mummye
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2011
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 8/4/2012 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue
Yep know what you mean, I get some real peculiar looks when I say I have had "Nissen Fundoplication"!!! Am fed up now of explaining what was wrong and what I actually had done and saying "you look really well you wouldn't know you had been ill". Before the operation people used to drive me mad saying "oh yeah I have heartburn but it just goes away on it's own". If they had to put up with what we do each and every day then they wouldn't be quite so condescending with their remarks.

I have to say though that my follow up with the Consultant has been non-existent. Not got post op check up until 10 September, yep that's right six months after the operation! If it had not been for this forum then I really don't know whether I would have been where I am at the moment. I didn't post very much but have read loads. Everyone is so supportive and give fantastic advice. Couldn't have asked for anything better except maybe a little more information from the Consultant. But that's the good old NHS for you.

Take care
Eileen

Bungle
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/4/2012 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again
Gosh that is long isn't it I av to go for mine 25 th or 26th sept letter not to hand which is 8 wks after , to be fair don't think they tell u much after it I was sent home with a diet sheet n told to buy dissolvable paracetamol as would wait all day for pharmacy, ended up in docs two days later who gave me morphine for pain n cudnt Beleive they told me paracetamol he said that's for a headache , but hey go least we safe n ours seem ok , you should of been seen tho especially now they saying bout your thyroid. Just push them I have no messing when it's my health lol chat soon xx
Sue x

daddypig
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 8/13/2012 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue

Glad the pain dying down. Your posts, and those from Eileen, rang a bell with me. Those 'its only heartburn take a maniac' comments used to drive me nuts. The nighttime sleep that never came cos your upright, like a vampire, and the burning choking...so so bad for your self esteem and sanity. Really glad the op seems to have gone well.

Try not to rush the food, little and often, and it'll take time. Im a year out and suffer when I forget that my stomach isnt as big as before...not that this is a bad thing but I read that the part of your stomach that reports being full can be affected...so you dont know how.much you have had or how comfy that feels until youve eaten too much.

Hope it's going ok

Kevin

Bungle
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/14/2012 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kevin
Deffo goin to stick to little meals as want to lose weight , ate a little bit of pork yesterday n it got stuck very scary so gone back to slippy stuff lol . Pain in shoulder sadly came back the next day worse than before n im now 2 and 1/2 weeks since op n getting no sleep hence ye pain , somebody told me get somunex sleepin tablet from boots boots , I tried one last nite and had fairly decent nite so gunna av one again tonight . Glad your ok n thanks for reply
Sue x

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 8/14/2012 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bungle,
I remember when I was researching the surgery and saw all the references to shoulder pain and thought it curious.  Why would the shoulder be affected by a surgery involving the stomach!
 
From what I've read, the pain is caused by a combination of gas pumped into the body for the surgery and nerve irritation at the diaphram level.  Since it's referred pain, icing doesn't really do a thing.  I found that walking as much as possible helped a lot.  The more I walked, the less pain I had.
 
You're only 3 weeks out, so it's very likely that a lot of it is still gas pains.  Walking will be key.
Patience.  It WILL get better.  I know how hard it is, though.  I remember that the shoulder pain was worse than pain associated with incisions and even the wrap itself.  It's very annoying, but it will dissipate and gradually get better.  Try the walking...you might find it really helpful.
Good luck!
Denise
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.”

Bungle
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/14/2012 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise ,
Thanks for that , ye been tryin walkin I av treadmill so gunna walk on that too so get bit more walkin done . I'm sure as u said it will go soon n ye ur right had hardly any tummy pain all just shoulder but I am feelin great thanks for your kind advice .
Sue xxx

dencha
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7188
   Posted 8/15/2012 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue,
Here's hoping that your treadmill is the key.  I also had a treadmill and started walking on it nearly a week post op, I believe.  I started slow with no incline and gradually increased my speed as I felt comfortable.   It worked for me, and I hope it works for you!
Happy hiking!
Denise
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.”

Bungle
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/15/2012 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi denise
Yeah went on it n felt fine just gunna try 15 mins twice a day x
Take care sue x
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 12:47 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,987 posts in 329,290 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161816 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, nagawarrior.
239 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Deep_sleep, oregonhay, (Seashell)