I thought I would start this thread to get some thoughts, suggestions, experiences, etc. that might help alleviate some of my concerns.
I had my Nissen performed on July 6, 2012. It will be 4 weeks tomorrow, August 3rd, 2012. I have my ups and downs though here are my primary concerns:
1. I've had a white burning tongue since day 3 post Nissen - I went on a 14 day course of Diflucan because my PCP diagnosed me with Thrush. No change after taking the Diflucan. This is driving me crazy - it's like when you burn your tongue on hot coffee and it never stops. It's whiter towards the back near my throat.
2. I have burning in my throat and chest, and sometimes in my stomach.
3. I have pain when swallowing and burping behind my breast bone.
My diet has been as follows:
1st 2 days post Nissen, liquid diet. Starting the 3rd day, I began soft foods (the "splat" diet - if you drop it on the floor it goes splat). I was eating things like mac n cheese, ravioli, etc.
By week 2 I started mixing in things with a bit more consistency.
Last week (week 3) I actually had a burrito bowl with shredded meat from chipotle. I also had chicken and fish. I feel like I'm almost back to a semi-regular diet.
Perhaps I am being over aggressive with my diet and that's causing my issues. Could food be getting stuck at the wrap site, fermenting, and causing the white burning tongue??
I haven't done much physical activity other than mow the lawn a couple times. No weight lifting or strenuous activity.
Right now I'm drinking Gatorade and it's burning my tongue....I just don't understand it.
I had a barium swallow post surgery and it showed the liquid going down VERY slow and getting stuck right in the middle of the esophagus; I can only imagine what food is doing.
I have an endoscopy next week; the Dr. is going to see what's going on as well as biopsy AND "brush" my tongue for a tissue sample to see if there is any bacteria/fungus/etc. present.
Phew, that was a lot. Thank you all for reading. I would sincerely appreciate any and all feedback, thoughts, experiences, advice.