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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 8/21/2012 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi folk

Its one week since my nisssen and hernia repair. Saw surgeon yesterday.. he is very well known and respected for this proceedure.
he told me yesterday that all went well and I was healing fine and not to be afraid to introduce soft foods as tolerated. Had scrambled egg after seeing him and all was well.
I'm scared bc tonite I bake a potato.... mushed it up w lots of fake butter. I could feel it get caught or stop a couple times and sipped water.
guess I will stick to scrambled eggs... but guys
.. could I have caused permanent damage w the stitches or something or should I chill out?
any experiences w advancing a lil too quickly?

Your support means so much.
bless u all

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 8/21/2012 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healing Well and the wrapped club!

Potatoes, soft bread, solid meats are best to be held back until you are a few weeks into recovery. The wrap site will continue to swell for 2 or three weeks or so. Early on if something gets really stuck you may be able to bring it back up, kinda like a cat with a hair ball.
Really go slow with the foods and take plenty of time between bites to be sure it went through. This is a normal issue with new wraps. If you do over do it, back of for a few days. The wrap most likely will get a bit more sore after something gets stuck also.
I hope this helps. If you get a chance look at the sticky threads at the top of the list and read Denise's(dencha) recovery journal. It is very helpful

Take care,
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   Posted 8/21/2012 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank u Bill
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